10Best Breweries and Taphouses in Reno and Virginia City, Nevada

Whether you are looking for local brews for summer drinking or a full-on dinner, these 10Best breweries and taphouses in Reno will cover the gamut. The Reno brewery scene has exploded in the past few years and includes intimate breweries with nods to European style brews to restaurants that specialize in brews that complement their delicious food.

If you are looking for a fun place to hang out on a summer afternoon, visit Under the Rose Brewing Company near Downtown Reno. Their tasting room offers flights, growlers and tastings as well as adult sized games like giant Jenga. Another fun place to hang out is IMBîB, an intimate brewery near the Reno Aces baseball stadium that specializes in old world barrel aged beers.

For a little food with your brews, the Great Basin Brewing Company has been serving their famous Icthyosaur Pale Ale for decades along with their brew pub grub. The Depot specializes in farm to table meals and the Brasserie St. James serves their beers along with European inspired dishes.

Brew Brothers
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The Brew Brothers has been named the Best Brewpub in America by Nightclub & Bar magazine and has been voted "Best Microbrew, "Best Beer Selection" and "Best Live Music" in several Best of Reno polls and was named the highest selling brewpub...  Read More

StoneyHead Brewery is located in the central part of Reno and offers a wide range of beers that are shipped around the country. The brewery offers free tastings at their main location as well as special events. StoneyHead Brewery beers are...  Read More

IMBĪB Custom Brews, located near Downtown Reno, is a brewery featuring old-world barrel aged beers plus malty, hoppy, and easy drinking brews. Designed as a community beer hall, IMBĪB offers memberships, classes, and custom orders as...  Read More

The Brewer's Cabinet, located just steps from the Truckee River in Downtown Reno, creates their own small batches of of craft beers as well as delicious food made from fresh, local ingredients. For both lunch and dinner, you can pick up one...  Read More

This rustic, but classic brew pub in Midtown Reno was actually built over an artesian lake right in the middle of the city. The icy cold water from the lake is used to make this brew pub's selection of tasty drafts. The Brasserie's drafts...  Read More

The Silver Peak Grill and Tap Room (the downtown river location) is as popular for its ales and lagers as it is for its pub fare. With items such as salmon fish and chips dipped in Red Ale batter, grilled-lamb burger with kalamata olives and...  Read More

The Depot is Reno's first brewery and distillery that serves some excellent pub food with a local twist. The brewery portion serves up a selection of Nevada-inspired beers and the distillery creates spirits for purchase or for use in the bar's...  Read More

Great Basin Brewing Company
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One of the most popular places in Reno/Sparks for pub grub and microbrews. Great Basin is home to the hoppy Icthyosaur Pale Ale. "Gimme an Icky" is the calling card of this place located on Victorian Square. The Great Basin serves up food for...  Read More

Located in the historic Wild West town of Virginia City, the Virginia City Brewery and Taphouse is run by experience brewmasters and chefs. Built in a former bakery, the building now serves various handcrafted beers made from alpine water from...  Read More

Located in an industrial/artistic area near Downtown Reno, the Under the Rose Brewing Company not only brews their own selection of beers, but they also have special events as well as tons of games. With a nod to European brews, choose from...  Read More


Meet Christina Nellemann

Christina has lived in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area since she was a baby. A first-generation Nevadan, her Danish parents instilled in her an intense love of travel and the wild, rugged outdoors...  More About Christina