10Best Bars, Saloons & Drink Parlors in Reno

Reno's bar scene is hopping and in one night you can take your pick of stylish martini bars to outdoor beer gardens–all within a few steps of Downtoen. Dress up and head to Roxy's at the Eldorado where they offer over 100 different types of martinis. Or dress down and visit the Lincoln Lounge near the baseball stadium. Around the Truckee River is your choice of pubs like the Ole Bridge Pub, Sierra Tap House or The Eddy, an outdoor beer garden made from shipping containers.

Just a few steps outside of Downtown is the CalAve and Midtown Districts. Here you can visit the Nevada themed 1864 Tavern where you can enjoy their hand-crafted cocktail or fresh juice. For some lively Celtic music or trivia nights, head to Ceol Irish Pub in Midtown. Just down the street, Death & Taxes serves stylish and unique cocktails you won't soon forget – savor them like a dessert.

This "old Reno" bar is located in a quaint brick building in east downtown. The cool interior has an Abe Lincoln theme and exterior also features a summer beer garden. Antique sofas and furniture decorate the bar and the crowd here is laid back...  Read More

Roxy's Bar and Lounge
Photo courtesy of Eldorado

Roxy's at the Eldorado is a popular stop for before or after dinner drinks amongst locals and visitors to the Biggest Little City. Roxy's also serves dinner, so you don't even have to leave your comfortable seat in the bar that is modeled after...  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

Ceol Irish Pub
Photo courtesy of Ceol

This popular pub is located just south of downtown and is a cool place to relax and hang out with friends. They have fun Irish live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Its a traditional pub setting with comfortable seating and the drinks are...  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 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

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

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


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