Reno - Bars
Just like restaurants, bars are all over the place. The ones listed here are special to may a burner’s heart in some way, and the ones listed in the Downtown shopping hub are particularly burner-friendly. Check into the corresponding shopping hub for more of the unique flavor of each of these watering holes. But you may just have to bring your own playa dust if you want the full Black Rock City flavor in your drink! Also best to call for hours as they always vary.
Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor
71 South Wells Avenue – 775-384-1652 – (Downtown)
Open daily 2pm-whenever! Look for the giant monkey and “FYD” on the side of the building — Jub Jub’s is located in the back.
Well, seeing how there may be some people who are eager for some local burner scenery mixed with firewater and grit, we just had to include Jub Jub’s here among the areas Hot Stops. Owned and operated by Burners, and known as “The Fucking Classiest Dive Bar in Reno,” if you are wondering if there is any kind of affiliation between this place and the Jub Jub’s Theme Camp in Black Rock City, well, ehhhh…… , you’ll just have to come find out for yourself. Regularly featuring great drink specials, live music, free bad advice, and cheesy jokes, this is the best place in town to stir with other bizarre and fun personalities, events, and games. Oh, and Fuck Your Day.
248 West 1st Street – 775-329-4484 – (Downtown)
Open Mon-Thurs 3pm-midnight, Fri 3pm-2am, Sat 12pm-3am, Sun 12pm-midnight. Fine wine and food in an intimate, sophisticated setting. Features a full-service bar, weekly wine tastings, and special events supporting local artists and music.
Red Rock Studio
241 South Sierra Street – 775-324-2468 – (Downtown)
One of the more unique lounges in town – clean and cozy, wonderful service, and some class ! Open most all day with espressos.
Silver Peak Grill and Taproom
135 North Sierra Street – 775-284-3300 – (Downtown)
124 Wonder Street – 775-324-1864 – (Downtown)
Open weekdays 11am-midnight, Fri-Sat 11am-1am. Very popular local brewery/restaurant with two locations to serve you: One in the heart of the arts district, and the other is south of downtown, just a few blocks away across from the very popular Zephyr Lounge. Features indoor and outdoor dining, serving imaginative dishes and brews.
310 South Arlington Avenue – 775-348-9911 – (Downtown)
A relatively new establishment that is very popular already among local burners with its cozy style and bands- and house-music scenes.
St. James Infirmary
445 California Avenue – 775-657-8484 – (Downtown)
Open 3pm-3am daily. A very popular, slightly upscale watering hole most notable for the OUTSTANDING craft beer selection, but also with some nice wines and great cocktails.
The 5-Star Saloon
32 West Street – 775-329-2878 – (Downtown)
Open 24/7. A downtown-Reno gay bar that offers a friendly, sassy place, with pool tables, live shows, live DJs, Internet jukebox, and free WiFi. No cover charge; free parking at the 1st Street Parking Gallery.
600 W. 5th Street – 775-323-6565 – (Downtown)
A very classy, friendly gay bar with mixed crowd, and deluxe pool tables. Mostly women on Friday nights.
Great Basin Brewery & Restaurant
846 Victorian Avenue – 775-355-7711 - (Pyramid Highway)
Open 10am-10pm daily. Popular spot among local burners and a big supporter of the community, with real good beer and food.
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