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Reno - Reno-Tahoe Int'l Airport and Plumb Lane

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US-395 Exit #65: Reno-Tahoe International Airport and Plumb Lane

Travel Guidance – Further Down is Resources Info

If you’re flying into Reno, scroll down further for information on the Reno Airport and on resources and travel options in the area westwards awaiting you upon landing. To leave the Airport, you’ll exit on Plumb Lane. Interstate-580/US-395 is right in front of you. Further west is shopping…

If you’re driving into Reno, you get to the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and most of the shopping areas along Plumb Lane via US-395 exit #65. Once at the exit, the airport will be on the eastern side of US-395. Nearly everything else in terms of shopping is on the other, western side of the freeway. Here are directions to and from this hub and, further down, are the resources that await you…

Plumb Lane to Virginia Street

One of the four Water stations in Reno, Simply Water is nearby here. If you are leaving the airport, turn left on Terminal Way. Traveling past the rental car agencies, and then an airstrip (with the freeway on your right), you will run right into it at Gentry Way. If you are traveling southbound on US-395, turn left onto Plumb Lane, and then right onto Terminal Way, following the above directions.

For most of your other shopping needs, you will need to travel west of the airport on Plumb Lane.

Beyond US-395 there is a large shopping area on your left beginning at Harvard Way. This is where to find Costco and REI.

Other businesses of interest will be found by staying west down Plumb Lane.  Past Kietzke you will find RESCO Restaurant Equipment, and then further along, past the very busy intersection of Virginia Street, Save Mart with lots of goods for life in BRC and post-event recycling and trash disposal will soon be on your right.

North of Plumb Lane, Wells Avenue

From the intersection of Plumb and Virginia, right on Virginia, and then right on the turnoff to Wells Avenue, up about 1/4 mile is a local favorite restaurant, the Dandelion Deli. Further down Wells about 3/4 mile you will find the infamous Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor!

North of Plumb Lane, Virginia Street

Staying on Virginia, past the Wells turnoff, you’ll find Paper Moon, Wig World and the Midtowne and Downtown districts, with VERY MANY shopping, lodging and food options.

South of Plumb Lane, Virginia Street

South of Plumb Lane along Virginia Street, most notably you will find Menagerie Costumes with the largest selection of costumes in Reno.  Further south, the Peppermill Hotel-Casino, a local favorite Naan & Kabab Mediterranean Cuisine, and El Monte RV and Truck Rentals.

Further south on Virginia, check out the Moana hub.


Reno-Tahoe International Airport
2001 East Plumb Lane – 775-328-6468 – map

Upon landing and leaving the airplane, there a few things to check out regarding the airport, resources and various means (air, bus, rideshare, rental car) of to getting from here to the playa — please read about them here.  You can also check on flights to and from the Reno airport here.

Groceries & Water

Save Mart Supermarket
195 West Plumb Lane – 775-786-0138 / 775-786-2970 – map
Open 24/7 during Burning Man. This Save Mart has really supported our community for years. They carry many of the items needed for life on the playa, and help us tremendously after the burn by taking our trash and recycling. Notable in supplies, they will be stocked with bulk water, Black Rock Bicycles and accessories, Cool Neon el-wire ready-kits, various glow toys, fun hats, masks, goggles and fun glasses, tiki torches, medium and small  propane tanks and propane stoves, bicycle tubes and lighting, dry ice,vegetarian and vegan sandwich fillers, various energy bars and powders, freeze-dried backpacking foods, sushi, reusable cups and other kitchenware and storage containers, lots of canned beer and other booze, and coolers.

And like some other Save Marts in the region, they also will again be part of the Exodus Trash and Recycling Network following Burning Man, having a convenient center to dispose of all of your recyclables and trash. Recycling is free and trash disposal is available at $5 per 35-gallon trash bag.  Recyclables should be clean, sorted, and debagged before depositing in the appropriate containers. Bicycles, plastics (SPI 1,2,3,4&5), plastic bags, glass, all metals, paper, cardboard, household batteries, and non-perishable food and water are all welcome. Human and other hazardous waste is absolutely prohibited!  And PLEASE be polite and respectful, as they are providing a TREMENDOUS service to our community, one we should not take for granted. All proceeds raised from recyclables will be donated to support new local Black Rock Solar installations, and food and water will be donated to local food banks. The center will be open 24/7 from August 30 to September 3. NOTE – THE RECYCLING AND TRASH CENTER WILL BE IN BACK OF THE STORE.

Simply Water
1070 Gentry Way – 775-337-8111 – map
Open Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-3pm, but will have special (8am-8pm) hours for Burning Man – call ahead for possible after-hours appointments. Located near Reno-Tahoe International Airport off US-395. Simply Water's purified water is 40 cents per gallon, and they are able to fill any-sized container – including RV’s. They also stock a wide variety of bottles and jugs in sizes ranging from 1/2 liter to 5-gallon.

Costco Wholesale
2200 Harvard Way – 775-689-2200 – map
Open Mon-Fri 11am-8:30pm, Sat 9:30am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm. A big warehouse store for Costco members with bulk water and a wide variety of food, booze, and merchandize at great prices.

Random Curiosities

Menagerie Costumes
1999 South Virginia Street, Suite B – 775-322-5427 - map
Right on Hillcrest off of Virginia Street, Menagerie is located then immediately on your right in the strip mall.  Open Wed-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 2pm-6pm. Hours during Burning Man 11am-8pm. Call ahead for possible after-hours appointment. The Menagerie is burners-owned and operated, providing THE LARGEST selection and variety of costumes for purchase and rental in Northern Nevada. Focusing primarily on very good quality, custom-made costumes, hats, masks, wigs, and many other accessories formerly used in movie or stage sets, there’s just about everything for everyone. If you want to be an alien, cowboy, renaissance princess, prom queen, roman legionary, clown, movie diva, monster, star trekkie, gangster, rabbit, alligator, loonie tunes cartoon character, … you just about name it, they probably have it!  Note: some items not rentable for going to Burning Man — they have to be cleanable. They also carry el-wire and el-wired clothing, morph suits, playa-ideal makeups and body paints, wigs, masks, tutus, corsets, faux fur vests, booties, leggings, and hats, and various accessories. Anything not fitting? Alterations possible. Call for custom orders and questions.

Paper Moon
1413 South Virginia Street – 775-827-9933 – map
Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Owned by burners Laura and Philip, having El-wire and all things blinky, locally made faux fur clothing, utilikilts, hats, sarongs, gifts and all sorts of gift mementos on-hand.

Wig World
1503 South Virginia Street – 775-329-2711  – map
Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm. Large selection of women’s regular and fun wigs.


Carter Bros. Ace Hardware
1215 South Virginia Street – 775-337-1200 – map
Open Mon-Sat 8am-6:30pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Call ahead for later hours during Burning Man. Owned and operated by burners, one of the few hardware stores in town that is independently seeking to meet the shade and camping needs of the burning man participant.  Stocking up on a wide variety of playa-specific hardware, camping, and lighting needs. Tents, sleeping bags, tarps, conduit, pvc, wood, tools, solar showers, solar pathway lights, headlamps, water jugs, coolers, and crank flashlights are just some of the items to be found here.

REI (Recreational Equipment Incorporated)
2225 Harvard Way – 775-828-9090 -  map
Open Mon-Fri 10am-8:30pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 11am-6pm.

RESCO Restaurant Equipment
401 East Plumb Lane – 775-786-6565  – map
Open Mon-Sat 8am-5pm. For your camp kitchen needs.

Liquor Stores

Ben’s Fine Wine and Spirits
3480 Lakeside Drive – 775-825-0244 – 775-829-2367 - map
Open daily 7am-10pm, Fri-Sat 7am-11pm. Good wine, spirits and beer selection with some of the best sales in town. Lots of canned beers as well. Ben’s can special order anything you want for you to pick up on your way to the playa — call to find out more.


Dandelion Deli
1170 South Wells, #2 – 775-322-6100  – map
Open Mon-Fri 7am-4pm, Sat 10am-4pm. A favorite deli among burners serving vegetarians as well as carnivores with a wide variety of very, VERY GOOD food at reasonable prices. We LOVE this place!

Naan and Kabab Mediterranean Cuisine
2740 South Virginia Street – 775-825-3113 – map
Open 11:30am-9:30pm daily. A local favorite for yummy eastern Mediterranean faire for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians at very good value.

PJ & Co.
1590 South Wells Avenue – 775-323-6366  – map
Open Mon-Sat 6:30am-9:30pm. Large plates of a variety of standard american faire.


Peppermill Hotel Casino
2707 South Virginia Street – 775-826-2121 / 800-648-6992 – map
One of Reno’s most luxurious hotel-casinos, and a favorite among many burners, the Peppermill offers many creature comforts, including top-notch rooms, restaurants, clubs, bars and pools. Free wifi and parking also available. Finally, they’re offering room rates during Aug. 17-Sept. 6 — rates will fluctuate from $69.99 or up depending on the dates and availability. You can simply reserve online and the discount will be applied. Or if you would like to call for reservations, call 866-821-9996 and give them the code:  HBURN14.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
2375 Market Street – 775-229-7070 - map
Offering discount rate for rooms with single king or two queen beds at $119.00 from Aug. 20-Sept. 8 (subject to availability). Comes with complementary hot breakfast and coffee.

Hyatt Place Reno Tahoe Airport
1790 East Plumb Lane – 775-826-2500 – map
Directly across from the Reno Airport with airport shuttle service. Offers rate of $134 plus room tax is valid for single, double, triple and quad occupancy. Has free breakfast, wifi, and pool and 24-hour fitness center onsite. Reserve online or call 888-492-8847 using code: G-BURN.

Best Western Airport Plaza
1981 Terminal Way – 775- 348-6370 - map
Next to the Reno Airport with competitive rates, wifi and airport shuttle service.


Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor
71 South Wells Avenue – 775-384-1652 – map
Open daily 2pm-whenever!  Look for the giant monkey and “FYD” on the side of the building. Seeing how some people 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,” Jub Jub’s regularly features 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. Fuck Your Day!

Recycling and Garbage Disposal

Save Mart Supermarket
195 West Plumb Lane – 775-786-0138 / 775-786-2970 – map
See above listing for details.

RV/Truck Rentals

El Monte/Budget RV and Truck Rentals
85 Gentry Way – 775-825-8833 – map
One of the very few places in the region to rent an RV or truck for the playa. Burners are asked specifically to contact the owner Steve at 775-846-2725 or at renotruckrental(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Classic Adventures RV
2802 Kietzke Lane – 775-825-1200 – map
Advised to call well ahead for availability.


Linden Mini Storage
220 Linden Street – 775-400-1269 – map
Open Tues-Sat 9am-5pm, but call ahead for definite after-hours possibilities.  Some of the best rates in town, looking to take good care of Burners.

Wrondel Self-Storage
2790 Wrondel Way – 775-636-9717 – map
Open 6am-9pm daily.

Car Parts and Repair

Reno Vulcanizing Works Inc
450 East Plumb Lane – 775-826-0464  – map
Open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-5pm. Highly recommended and reputable general auto repairs service beyond tires.

HiTech Auto
100 Gentry Way – 775-828-1953 – map
Open Mon-Fri 7:30am-5:30pm. Fixes most all makes and models, comes recommended.

1550 South Virginia Street – 775-323-4007  – map
Open Mon-Sat 8am-10pm, Sun 8am-9pm. Auto parts.

Please send your feedback and suggestions to renopages(at)burningman(dot)com.
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