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Hidden Reno Hotspots

February 28th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Activities, Get Aways

What comes to your mind when you think Reno? Casinos, nightlife, skiing – but step off the slopes and out of the neon glow and you’ll find Reno is filled with an exciting combination of historic architecture, trendy businesses, and exciting culture – you’re going to wish you stayed a little longer…So, finish up your last hand of blackjack and go check out these fun and unique spots around Reno:

The Basement


Beneath Reno’s historic 1933 U.S. Post Office sits an unexpected haven of trendy, tasty, and creative businesses in a shared underground space. Original terracotta walls can be seen on some floors of the building, with terrazzo flooring throughout and marble walls together with ornate cast aluminum. Architect Frederic Delongchamps created this masterpiece of art deco to serve Reno’s postal customers during the depression era.

These underground shops include trendy kitchen supply stores and hip coffee shops with plenty of Instagram-worthy aesthetic; an ultra-trendy denim jean bar, an old-fashioned barbershop, and a handful of other unique shops. By bringing together local merchants who evoke an alternative lifestyle, The Basement is creating a culture of collaboration in downtown Reno. Definitely worth checking out next time you’re in Reno! Visit The Basement for hours, specials, and updates.

The Depot Brewery


The Depot is an incredible, newly-renovated spot that combines the fascinating railroad history of the area with top quality and original beers and craft cocktails. The three-story brick building was originally built in 1910 to serve as a railroad headquarters. The building is rooted in the history and identity of Reno and is Nevada’s very first combined brewery and distillery. The building houses the entire craft brewery and distillery operations, and was renovated in the style of the Old West and Nevada’s heritage – respecting the past combined with innovation for a true craft brewing and distillery experience.

A full restaurant menu includes pub and tavern classics with starters, salads, sandwiches, burgers, steak, and more – all crafted with flair. In addition to the beers and whiskeys passionately crafted on-site, the full bar menu includes a selection of cocktails and wine.

The Depot is passionate about using local, quality ingredients and creating – through knowledgeable process and innovative production – a noteworthy craft experience. Visit The Depot Reno for more information, or just stop by and see for yourself!

Beer NV Taproom

Beer NV Taproom is home of over 60 different types craft and import beers on tap – the largest selection in Northern Nevada in fact. Killer happy hour deals, as well as its prime location across from the university, make it the perfect spot to catch game day deals and cheer on your favorite teams.

The people love Beer NV, and Beer NV loves them right back. They are deeply involved in local charities and giving back to the community.

“This community has given us so much support since the beginning and we feel it’s important to give back.” -Beer NV

And don’t be alarmed that you’re not seeing any food on the menu – Beer NV encourages their patrons to bring food with them when they come in for a drink, recommending some neighboring eateries on their website – some will even deliver to the bar! Check out Beer NV for hours and directions, then stop by for a pint or two – with 60+ choices, how could you possibly be disappointed?


There’s more to Reno than meets the eye, you just have to dig a little. Enjoy!


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