10Best Reno Clubs to Dance and Flirt the Night Away

The Biggest Little City has a wide range of dance clubs where you can play late into the night. From concert halls with eclectic acts like Cargo and the Studio on 4th to DJ inspired dance clubs like LEX at the Grand Sierra Resort or the more relaxed Sapphire Lounge at Harrah's, you will be able to find a place to dance –and they are only a few miles or steps from each other.

If you want to see live music, Cargo Concert Hall at the Whitney Peak Hotel has some great acts and you can start out with dinner at Heritage, right next to the concert hall. More live music can be enjoyed with food at Brew Brothers at the Eldorado. For a gay friendly location, check out the wild and fun 5 Star Saloon near the Truckee River. Most special events and bar crawls can begin or end here. Of course, in the land of cowboys, don't forget Gilley's at the Nugget for some line dancing.



Of course in the land of cowboys, you have to do a little line dancing at Gilley's at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks. Gilley's features a lively, neon and rustic wood decorated restaurant, nightclub and all the boot stompin' fun to go with...  Read More



Shelter features an interesting mix of food, full bar, dancing and bowling. Located right in Downtown Reno. This over 21 bar and dance club has six lanes of bowling, a large dance floor with a good mix of music and a neon light bar with brews,...  Read More

Knitting Factory
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The Knitting Factory is located in downtown Reno and features great music and performance shows for a low price. The venue is clean and spacious and there are various seating options including reserved and second floor. Seating is also available...  Read More

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

Sapphire Lounge
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This stylish, little lounge at Harrah's in downtown Reno is a fun place to grab a drink and do some dancing. The full bar has a huge selection of cocktails, bottle beers and draft beers, wine and non-alcoholic choices. Free entertainment is...  Read More



The Studio on 4th is an eclectic live music venue located on one of the funkiest streets in Downtown Reno. With a full bar, a large dance floor and featured bands from all over the nation, this bar is the place to have some late night...  Read More



Located in the Whitney Peak Hotel in Downtown Reno, Cargo features a wide range of local, regional and international acts, bands, musicians and album release parties. The industrial style concert hall is intimate, but large enough for dancing...  Read More



5 Star Saloon is the longest running gay bar in Nevada and has been open since 1971. This funky bar in Downtown, right across from the Truckee River, has also made a name for itself for being a bit raunchy and for its crazy theme nights. The...  Read More

Airport Area


LEX Nightclub is the premier nightclub in Northern Nevada. Located in the Grand Sierra Resort near Downtown Reno, the club offers upscale concerts, dancing, networking and themed parties. The club has several bar locations, private VIP booths...  Read More



Located in the stylish Peppermill Hotel, the EDGE nightclub embraces a 1920's style along with futuristic technical music, light shows and beautiful gogo dancers. This loungy club offers VIP seating, hot DJs on the weekends, choreographed...  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