Your Guide to Reno-Tahoe’s Imbibing Culture
The Reno-Tahoe region has become saturated with amazing local breweries, distilleries, and tasting rooms over the past few years. We have many local experts and drink artisans experimenting with flavor and production. We created this brewery, distillery, and tasting room guide so you could support local next time you’re imbibing. Whether the business is new or old, it’s on this list. Enjoy!
The Brewing Lair 67007 State Hwy. 70; 530-394-0940; www.Thebrewinglair.com ; Find The Brewing Lair on Facebook.
Bella Fiore Wines 224 S. Carson St.; 775-888-WINE (9463); www.Bellafiorewinesbar.com ; Find Bella Fiore Wines on Facebook.
Just Brew It 1214 N. Carson St.; 775-461-0641; www.Justbrewitcarsoncity.com ; Find Just Brew It on Facebook.
Shoe Tree Brewing Co. 1500 Old Hot Springs Road; www.Shoetreebrewing.com ; Find Shoe Tree Brewing Company on Facebook. Opening soon! (Broke ground in early April 2016)!
Tahoe Ridge Winery & Bistro 1105 S. Carson St.; 775-473-1790; www.Tahoeridgewinery.com.
Churchill Vineyards Located on the historic Frey Ranch with roots dating back to the 1850s, Churchill Vineyards is Nevada’s only estate winery and produces the most wine from Nevada-grown grapes. At 4,000 feet above sea level, the high desert region provides cool nights and warm days, helping produce intricate flavors and delicate aromas for flavorful, well-balanced wines. Red and white wine varieties are available for tasting and to purchase. Tasting room open noon – 4 p.m. Sat. and by appointment. 1045 Dodge Lane; 775-423-4000; www.Churchillvineyards.com ; Find Churchill Vineyards on Facebook.
Frey Ranch Estate Distillery As Nevada’s first estate distillery (and one of just a handful in the nation), Frey Ranch Estate Distillery produces gin, vodka, bourbon whiskey, absinthe, and other spirits using grains grown, distilled, malted, and bottled on the historic 1,200-acre Frey Ranch. The Frey family has been farming grains — including wheat, corn, barley, rye, and alfalfa — in Nevada for more than a century. Tasting room open noon – 4 p.m. Sat. and by appointment. 1045 Dodge Lane; 775-423-4000; www.Freyranch.com ; Find Frey Ranch Estate Distillery on Facebook.
Alibi Ale Works Just a half mile from Lake Tahoe, Alibi Ale Works is a brewery, taproom, and beer garden with 18 taps, including Alibi’s own local brews. The shop also carries a selection of wines, ciders, kombucha, and house-made soda. Check the online event calendar for food truck, live music, and other events. Open 3 – 10 p.m. Mon. – Wed., 3 – 11 p.m. Thurs., noon – 11 p.m. Fri. – Sat., noon – 8 p.m. Sun. 204 E. Enterprise St.; 775-298-7001; www.Alibialeworks.com ; Find Alibi Ale Works on Facebook.
Bently Heritage 1609 Hwy. 395; 775-783-4600; www.Bentlyheritage.com ; Find Bently Heritage on Facebook. Opening soon!
Beer NV Dedicated to craft beer and spirits, Beer NV offers 60 draft beers, specialty cocktails, and wine on tap in South Reno. Beers are available in 4-ounce, 8-ounce, and 16-ounce pours in house, as well as 32-ounce crowlers and 2-liter growlers if you’re on the move. Whiskey, tequila, and rum tasting flights also are available, as are the sparkling cocktail flight, bloody mary flight, and the soon-to-be-released tiki cocktail flight. Add in a back patio and frequent special events and there are plenty of reasons to stop in. Open noon – 11 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., noon – midnight Fri., 11 a.m. – midnight Sat., 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sun. Happy hour 4 – 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri., 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sat. – Sun. 15 Foothill Road, Ste. 1; 775-448-6199; www.Beernv.com; Find Beer NV on Facebook.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse 13999 S. Virginia St.; 775-853-7575; www.Bjsrestaurants.com/locations/nv/reno ; Find BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse (Reno, NV) on Facebook.
Branded Hearts Distillery Reno has a new artisan distillery. The owners are busy creating distinctive spirits. The lineup includes an amazing Dark Panela Rum and several whiskeys. The single malt whiskey is ready, and the Oat, Hard Red Wheat, and Soft White Wheat are on the way. Tasting room open 1 – 8 p.m. Thur. – Fri., 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sat., and by appointment. 121 Woodland Ave., Ste. 160; 775-336-8195; 775-386-8993; www.Brandedheartsdistillery.com ; Find Branded Hearts Distillery on Facebook.
Brasserie Saint James brewing 901 S. Center St.; 775-348-8888; www.Brasseriesaintjames.com ; Find Brasserie Saint James on Facebook.
Craft Wine & Beer 22 Martin St.; 775-622-4333; www.Craftreno.net ; Find Craft Wine and Beer on Facebook.
Fine Vines 6300 Mae Anne Ave., Ste. 3; 775-787-6300; www.Finevines.net ; Find Fine Vines Cheese & Wines on Facebook.
Forsaken River Spirits 255 Bell St.; www.Forsakenriver.com ; Find Forsaken River Spirits on Facebook. Opening soon!
Great Basin Brewing Co. 5525 S. Virginia St.; 775-281-7711; www.Greatbasinbrewingco.com ; Find Great Basin Brewing Company on Facebook.
IMBIB Custom Brews Imbibe in the new taproom where you can enjoy custom craft and barrel-aged brews. Learn about the Collaborator Club and custom beer options, or brew your own beer. Taproom open 1 – 10 p.m. Mon. – Tues. and Thurs. – Sat., 1 – 7 p.m. Sun. 785 E. Second St.; 775-303-3385; www.Imbibreno.com ; Find Imbib Custom Brews on Facebook.
K&M Stillwater Distillery 9475 Fremont Way; Find K&M Stillwater Distillery on Facebook; Opening soon!
Mellow Fellow Gastropub The restaurant features 40 rotating craft beers at each location. The owner tries to find the best and brightest beers at all times. Food is served until closing time, with a different menu at each location. You also can visit the Kings Beach or Truckee locations. Open noon – 10 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., noon – midnight Fri. – Sat., noon – 8 p.m. Sun. 775-657-8946; 300 E. Second St.; www.Mellowfellowpub.com ; Find Mellow Fellow of Reno on Facebook.
Pigeon Head Brewery Why not enjoy a beer or two with a friend or two at Pigeon Head Brewery? Grab a specialty lager and make wonderful memories with friends and loved ones. Taproom open 2 – 8 p.m. Wed. – Thurs., noon – 8 p.m. Fri. – Sat. 840 E. Fifth St., 775-276-6766; www.Pigeonheadbrewery.com ; Find Pigeon Head Brewery on Instagram and Facebook.
Piñon Bottle Co. The premier authority on beer in Reno, Piñon Bottle Co. is a place you’ve got to check out. Newly opened in Midtown, Piñon Bottle Co.’s offerings include a beer bar with 36 taps and hundreds of bottles/cans. So what’re you waiting for? Bring your growler to fill up and stay for community gatherings such as beer classes, brewing discussions, and more. Open noon – 10 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., noon – midnight Fri. – Sat. 777 S. Center St.; 775-376-1211; Find Piñon Bottle on Facebook.
Record Street Brewing Co. 324 E. Fourth St.; Find Record Street Brewing Co. on Facebook. Opening soon!
Reno Brew Bike 10 Ralston St.; 775-771-0164; www.Renobrewbike.com ; Find Reno Brew Bike on Facebook.
Silver Peak Restaurant & Brewery 124 Wonder St. and 135 N. Sierra St.; 775-324-1864 (Wonder St.), 775-284-3300 (N. Sierra St.); www.Silverpeakbrewery.com ; Find Silver Peak Restaurant and Brewery on Facebook.
SixFour Growlers In the heart of Midtown Reno, SixFour Growlers is fill station for a wide variety of local beer, craft beer, cider, and kombucha. 32-ounce and 64-ounce growlers fills are available, as well as 32-ounce crowler fills. You can also just stop in to order a pint or flight. Ask about the Growler of the Month Club when you stop into the shop. Open noon – 8 p.m. Mon. – Weds., noon – 9 p.m. Thurs. – Fri., 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday. 555 S. Virginia St., Ste. 105; 775-337-9578; http://www.Sixfourgrowlers.com ; Find SixFour Growlers on Facebook.
Stoneyhead Brewing 5301 Longley Lane; 775-829-2337; www.Stoneyheadbrewing.com ; Find StoneyHead Brewery on Facebook.
The Brew Brothers 345 N. Virginia St. (Inside the Eldorado Resort Casino); 775-786-5700; www.Eldoradoreno.com ; Find The Brew Brothers on Facebook.
The Brewer’s Cabinet 475 S. Arlington Ave.; 775-348-7481; www.Brewerscabinet.com ; Find Brewers Cabinet on Facebook.
The Depot Craft Brewery Distillery Nestled inside a beautifully restored historical property (the former Nevada-California-Oregon railroad depot built in 1910 by Frederic DeLongchamps), the state’s first brewery-distillery also offers a great restaurant and bar. The owners have paid special attention to local sourcing, quality, and the creation of traditional and innovative products in all four entities (the brewery, distillery, restaurant, and bar). Menu items range from rotisserie chicken, scallops with cauliflower purée, and flat iron steak to burgers, fish and chips, and hearty appetizers. Come in to taste the beers, grab some snacks, or dinner, and take in Reno’s history, which surrounds you. Open 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. Fri. – Sat. (kitchen closes at 10 p.m.), 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun. 325 E. Fourth St.; 775-737-4330; www.Thedepotreno.com ; Find The Depot Craft Brewery Distillery on Facebook.
The Reno Homebrewer 2335 Dickerson Road; 775-329-2537; www.Renohomebrewer.com ; Find The Reno Homebrewer on Facebook.
The Tap Wagon 775-453-6080; www.Thetapwagon.com ; Find The Tap Wagon on Facebook.
Total Wine & More 6671 S. Virginia St.; 775-853-3669; www.Totalwine.com/store-info/nevada-reno/1203 ; Find Total Wine & More (Reno, NV) on Facebook.
Under the Rose Brewing Co. 559 E. Fourth St.; 775-657-6619; www.Undertherosebrewing.com ; Find Under the Rose Brewing Company on Facebook.
Verdi Local Distillery 1155 Hwy. 40; 775-247-4628; www.Verdilocaldistillery.com ; Find Verdi Local Distillery on Facebook.
Vino 100 1131 Steamboat Pkwy., Ste. 830; 775-851-8466; www.vino100reno.com ; Find Vino 100 Reno on Facebook.
West Street Wine Bar 148 West St.; 775-336-3560; www.Weststreetwinebar.com.
Whipple Brewery and Distillery 490 Mill St.; www.Haberae.com/urbanito . Find Whipple Brewing and Distilling Co. on Facebook. Opening soon!
Whispering Vine 4201 West Fourth St. (775-786-1323), 3886 Mayberry Drive (775-787-WINE), 85 Foothill Road (775-622-8080); www.Whisperingvinewine.com ; Find Whispering Vine Wine Co. on Facebook.
Whole Foods Market Tasting Room 6139 S. Virginia St.; 775-852-8023; www.Wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/reno ; Find Whole Foods Market (Reno, NV) on Facebook.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE
Cold Water Brewery & Grill 2544 Lake Tahoe Blvd.; 530-544-4677; www.Tahoecoldwaterbrewery.com ; Find Cold Water Brewery and Grill on Facebook.
Moonhouse Brewhouse 2040 Dunlap Drive; 530-539-4819; www.Moonhousebrew.com ; Find Moonhouse Brewhouse on Facebook.
Sidellis Lake Tahoe Brewery & Restaurant 3350 Sandy Way; 530-600-3999; www.Sidellis.com ; Find Sidellis Lake Tahoe Brewery and Restaurant on Facebook.
Stateline Brewery & Restaurant 4118 Lake Tahoe Blvd.; 530-542-9000; www.Statelinebrewery.com.
Tahoe Brew Tours Offering both a North Lake Tahoe and South Lake Tahoe pickup location; 775-386-BREW (2739); www.Tahoebrewtours.com ; Find Tahoe Brew Tours on Facebook.
Tahoe Moonshine Distillery & Speakeasy 1611 Shop St., Ste. 4B; 530-542-1122; www.Tahoemoonshine.com ; Find Tahoe Moonshine Distillery & Speakeasy on Facebook.
The Brewery at Lake Tahoe 3542 Lake Tahoe Blvd.; 530-544-BREW (2739); www.Brewerylaketahoe.com ; Find The Brewery at Lake Tahoe on Facebook.
The Cork and More 1032 Al Tahoe Blvd.; 530-544-5253; www.Thecorkandmore.com ; Find The Cork and More on Facebook.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse 425 Sparks Blvd.; 775-398-3550; www.Bjsrestaurants.com/locations/nv/sparks ; Find BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse (Sparks, NV) on Facebook.
Great Basin Brewing Co. 846 Victorian Ave.; 775-355-7711; www.Greatbasinbrewingco.com ; Find Great Basin Brewing Company on Facebook.
High Sierra Brewing Co. 865 S. Rock Blvd.; 775-398-4200; www.Highsierrabrewco.com ; Find High Sierra Brewing Company, LLC on Facebook.
Revision Brewing Co. 380 S. Rock Blvd.; 775-331-2739; www.Revisionbrewing.com ; Find Revision Brewing Company on Facebook. Opening November 2016.
Seven Troughs Distilling Co. Visit one of Nevada’s first distilleries for a tour or tasting of small-batch artisanal spirits crafted in the early American tradition. Open 3 – 6 p.m. Thurs. – Fri., 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat., or by appointment. 1155 Watson Way, Ste. 5; 775-219-9403; www.7troughsdistilling.com; Find Seven Troughs Distilling Co. on Facebook.
Uncorked (Wine Bar) 1750 Village East Road; 530-584-6090; www.squawalpine.com/events-things-do/uncorked-wine-bar-shop ; Find Uncorked Squaw Valley on Facebook.
Lassen Ale Works 724 Main St.; 530-257-7666; www.lassenaleworks.com ; Find Lassen Ale Works at the Pioneer Station on Facebook.
Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co. 475 N. Lake Blvd.; 530-581-4677; www.Tahoebrewing.com ; Find Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company on Facebook.
Uncorked (Wine Bar) 475 N. Lake Blvd.; 530-581-1106; Find Uncorked Tahoe City on Facebook.
FiftyFifty Brewing Co. Great beer and food by people who love beer and food. FiftyFifty has won numerous international awards for its beers, which all are brewed on site at the pub. It proudly serves these up alongside all-natural meats, organic produce, and fresh pub-style innovations. FiftyFifty serves lunch and dinner and also features a full bar, seasonal outdoor seating on the patio (weather permitting), and live music and entertainment. Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fri. – Sat. 11197 Brockway Road; 530-587-BEER; www.Fiftyfiftybrewing.com ; Find FiftyFifty Brewing Co. on Facebook.
Mellow Fellow Gastropub The restaurant features 40 rotating craft beers at each location. The owner tries to find the best and brightest beers at all times. Food is serviced until closed, with a different menu at each location. You can also visit the Reno or Kings Beach locations. Open 3 – 10 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., noon – midnight Fri. – Sat., noon – 10 p.m. Sun.; 10192 Donner Pass Road; 530-214-8927; www.Mellowfellowpub.com ; Find Mellow Fellow of Truckee on Facebook.
Uncorked (Wine Bar) 10118 Donner Pass Road; 530-550-5200; Find Uncorked Truckee on Facebook.
Mellow Fellow Gastropub The restaurant features 24 rotating craft beers at each location. The owner tries to find the best and brightest beers at all times. This location serves gourmet local sausages and snacks until closing. You can also visit the Reno, Kings Beach, or Truckee locations. Open 3 – 10 p.m. Mon. – Thurs., 3 p.m. – midnight Sat., noon – 10 p.m. Sun. 171 S. C St.; http://www.Mellowfellowpub.com ; Find Mellow Fellow of Virginia City on Facebook.
Virginia City Brewery & Taphouse 62 N. C St.; 775-847-7064; www.Virginiacitybreweryandtaphouse.com ; Find Virginia City Brewery & Taphouse on Facebook.