Happy Hour in Reno: 10Best Bars, Taverns & Beer Gardens

Reno's bar scene is hot and in one night you can take your pick of contemporary tiki bars to outdoor beer gardens–all within a few steps of Downtown. Dress up and head to the Terrace Lounge at the Peppermill resort their specialty whiskeys or to Midtown's Death & Taxes for well-crafted and creative cocktails. Or dress down and visit the The Eddy beer garden on the Truckee River or the nearby Ole Bridge Pub to enjoy summer events.

If you are primarily a beer drinker, Reno has an amazing amount of places to enjoy both local and regional brews. Piñon Bottle Company has a huge number of bottled and canned beers to choose from (and to take home), and the Sierra Tap House features many of the area's brewery offerings.

For a taste of Nevada's history, head over to 1864 (Nevada's founding year) and try some old-style cocktails like mules and absinthe-based drinks.



This classic and stylish bar in the Reno Arts District is popular for both drinks and pub grub. The space is large and has a central bar and seating along the edge in booths or along the large window which is usually open in the...  Read More



No Reno bar list would be complete without one located inside a casino. The Terrace Lounge inside the Peppermill Resort Hotel is an upscale, but still approachable bar near the hotel's beautiful pools and gardens. Topped by a sculptural...  Read More



This popular bar is located right on the Truckee River and offers sidewalk seating, great beers on tap and a lively atmosphere. This place is buzzing during Reno summer events like Artown and the River Festival. It's located right behind Java...  Read More



The Ole Bridge Pub is located right on the Truckee River and offers patio seating, hardwood floors, specialty draft beers like Scrimshaw Pilsner, Deschutes Hop in the Dark IPA and Rogue John John Dead Guy Ale, organic wines and shuffleboard....  Read More



The Chapel is a small and quiet neighborhood bar in Midtown Reno where the bartender is also the owners and really knows his stuff. This place mixes their own syrups and juices that they use in their cocktails and the beer on draft is unique and...  Read More



Named after a local pine tree, Pi�on Bottle Company caters to those who really love their beer. Featuring a staggering number of bottled and on-tap beers, Pi�on is the place to go if you want to try one (or a few) beers you may...  Read More



Death & Taxes is the harbinger of what's new in Reno. This cool and stylish bar features black walls, black leather sofas, chandeliers and a wall of beautiful spirits. The signature cocktails are updated regularly and feature sensuous...  Read More



The Eddy is a unique addition to the Reno bar scene. Located in the heart of Downtown by the Truckee River, the Eddy is an open-air bar and social scene surrounded and protected by shipping containers. Several of the containers hold three bars...  Read More



The 1864 Tavern in the CalAve District is an homage to the state of Nevada. The decor is reminiscent of a Victorian home with a slight Steampunk vibe. The bar features Silver State themed cocktails like the Gold Rush with Whiskey, Honey Clover,...  Read More



Contrary to the name of this bar, Rum Sugar Lime doesn't only offer mojitos and other tropical cocktails. Tucked into a brick building in Midtown Reno, this beautiful bar serves a streamlined menu of classic drinks where you can really enjoy the...  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