Reno Breweries, Microbreweries, and Brewpubs

Where to Get a Great Glass of Beer around Reno and Sparks

Looking for a unique and flavorful beer? You'll find a satisfying brewed beverage to quench your thirst at any of these brewing establishments, along with a choice of tasty food to accompany your glass of beer.

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    Great Basin Brewing Company in Reno and Sparks, Nevada, NV
    ••• Great Basin Brewing Company in Reno and Sparks, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

    Great Basin Brewing Company was established in 1993 and is Nevada's oldest brewery. The original location in Victorian Square in Sparks is still going strong. A second location was added in Reno in 2010. Both have lots going on like live music and open mics. There are facilities for meetings and private parties. The signature brew at Great Basin is locally famous Ichthyosaur India Pale Ale - just say "Gimme an Ichy." A third, smaller location opened in 2012, as a result of Great Basin buying the equipment and storefront of Buckbean Brewing Company when it went out of business.

    846 Victorian Ave., Sparks, NV 89431
    (775) 355-7711

    5525 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89502
    (775) 284-7711

    Taps & Tanks On E. McCarran Boulevard between Rock Boulevard and Mira Loma Drive, Reno, NV 89502
    (775) 856-1177

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    Silver Peak Restaurant & Brewery, Reno, Nevada, NV
    ••• Silver Peak Restaurant & Brewery, Reno, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

    Silver Peak is a family of three establishments, each with its own atmosphere. The beer is brewed at this original location on Wonder Street and distributed to Silver Peak's other two Reno restaurants for your beer drinking pleasure.

    124 Wonder St., Reno, NV 89502
    (775) 324-1864

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    Silver Peak Grill & Taproom, Reno, Nevada
    ••• Silver Peak Grill & Taproom, Reno, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

    In the heart of downtown Reno and only a block from the Truckee River, Silver Peak Grill & Taproom is a popular lunch spot and place to gather with friends after the sun goes down..

    135 N. Sierra St., Reno, NV 89501
    (775) 284-3300

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    The Brew Brothers in Reno, Nevada, NV
    ••• The Brew Brothers in Reno, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

    The Brew Brothers is located inside the Eldorado Hotel Casino in downtown Reno. This brewpub features custom microbrews and a complete food menu. Live music and DJs provide entertainment every night. According to the Eldorado website, Nightclub & Bar magazine has named The Brew Brothers the best brewpub in America.

    345 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89501 (775) 786-5700

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    Slice of the Peak in Reno, Nevada, NV
    ••• Slice of the Peak in Reno, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

    Slice of the Peak features pizza and beer, pool tables, and an arcade. Slice is located across from Aces Ballpark and has a sporting ambience to go along with the neighborhood.

    300 E. Second St., Reno, NV 89501
    (775) 284-0600

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    Brasserie Saint James, Reno, Nevada, NV
    ••• Brasserie Saint James, Reno, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

    Craft brewery and restaurant, located in Reno's historic Crystal Springs building. Brasserie Saint James makes a large variety of ales, IPAs, pilsners, porters, and many more. Brewery water comes from a spring beneath the old building.

    901 S. Center Street, Reno, NV 89501
    Phone: (775) 348-8888

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    Brewer's Cabinet, Reno, Nevada, NV
    ••• Brewer's Cabinet, Reno, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

    The Brewer's Cabinet is a brewpub that creates fresh, exciting and unique beers. It is a small batch brewery with a kitchen producing local dishes to compliment the beers.

    475 S. Arlington Avenue, Reno, NV 89501
    (775) 348-7481

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    BJ' Restaurant and Brewhouse is a chain with locations in Reno and Sparks. BJ's promotes a family atmosphere and has facilities for large parties and special events.

    425 Sparks Blvd., Sparks, NV 89434
    (775) 398-3550

    13999 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89511
    (775) 853-7575

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    If you want to try brewing up a batch of beer yourself, Reno Homebrewer has everything you need - recipe kits, packaged brew kits, bottles, malts, grains, yeast, and hops. They supply free advice and have wine making kits as well. Don't want to do-it-yourself? Check out the selection of import and specialty beers.

    2335 Dickerson Rd., Reno, NV 89503
    (775) 329-2537

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    High Sierra Brewing Company in Carson City features it's own beers on tap and a full restaurant serving all the great food to accompany the brews.

    302 N. Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701
    (775) 884-2739

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    The CANFEST Annual, Original, Canned Beer Festival in Reno is where you can enjoy a weekend with the world's largest gathering of strictly canned beer. CANFEST has been held on different dates and at various locations around Reno. To keep up on what's happening and when, check the CANFEST website and these other sources...