Reno Brewery District
What was once the main thoroughfare through Reno, the historic Lincoln Highway ushered in visitors to bustling restaurants and hotels along this legendary stretch. A lot has changed along over the decades while so much has remained the same, thanks to the up-and-coming Reno Brewery District. Settling into these historic businesses original to the Biggest Little City’s story, Reno’s East Fourth Street gets a new lease on life with flourishing boutique hotels, award-winning places to eat, and Reno’s largest pocket of locally owned—and more often than not Nevada inspired—breweries and distilleries.
A handful of businesses make up the growing Reno Brewery District—if you’ve only got an hour to check out one or two, or can carve out a whole afternoon to hop around a handful of Reno Breweries within, you’ll be glad you got a taste. A natural first stop is the Record Street Brewing Company, whose friendly staff can help give you a lay of the land and recommendations for other places to check out within the Reno Brewery District—over a freshly poured beer, of course. Discover more local, hand crafted beers at Lead Dog Brewery, Pigeon Head Brewery, The Depot Craft Brewery & Distillery and The Reno Homebrewer, who’ve earned their ranking at the Great American Beer Festival with award winning beers. Get your hands on a growler fill to bring a piece of the Silver State home with you, too.
Travel Nevada Pro Tip
If you’re after uniquely distilled spirits grown, harvested, and bottled right here in the heart of Nevada’s high desert, cruise down the street to Basin & Range Cellars, Black Rabbit Mead Co., Davidson’s Distillery and Ferino Distillery. More locally owned, only-in-Reno bars and restaurants round out the Reno Brewery District, where you can order up even more Battle Born-inspired beers, spirits and beyond. The Morris Burner Hostel and Jesse Reno both have great bars and cocktail menus, and The Bluebird and The Alpine are great places to catch a show while sippin’ on some BLC-made beers. While you’re here, sample the unofficial state drink at Louis’ Basque Corner, and be sure to check out Abby’s Highway 50, Dead Ringer Analog Bar, Estella Tacos y Mezcal, and The Daily Bagel, too.
The Brewery District Reno is made up of a handful of independent businesses, each with their own hours and special events lineups. For the most current info on hours, be sure to check with each business individually by calling ahead.