The downtown Silver Legacy Resort Casino quarters boarders with posh lodging and a night of activities and entertainment. Each of Silver Legacy's 1,700-plus rooms comes furnished with flat-screen LCD TVs, pillow-top mattresses, and wireless Internet. Ease into the evening with a well drink, domestic beer or house wine from any of Silver Legacy's four on-site bars or casino bars before snagging a pair of seats at Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club. Having helped launch the careers of celebrated side-splitters such as Robin Williams, Orville and Wilbur Wright, and Jerry Seinfeld, the comedy-club chain boasts shows Tuesday–Sunday nights. After the show, shuffle across Silver Legacy's 85,000-square-foot casino floor complete with 1,600 slot machines and 85 table games.
Known for helping launch the careers of Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Ray Romano, and others, Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club offers chuckle enthusiasts a plethora of emerging mirth-masters six nights a week in its spacious showroom. Snag a seat at an intimate table with two of your closest friends and let laughter experts tickle your funny bone or droll circulatory system. There is no drink minimum, and seating begins 45 minutes before the show. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $15.95–$17.95, depending on the day of attendance. While those under age 21 have the ability to produce audible expressions of amusement, only those 21 or older are permitted to enter and laugh within the premises.
Despite its name, The Waterfall is no ordinary watering hole. Couches dot the interior of the laid-back bar, inviting patrons to lounge while downing pints chosen from 24 draft beers or admiring pieces by local artists. In the back, hookahs puff out fragrant smoke, adding an air of mystery to good-natured games of beer pong. The bar stays traditional where it counts, though—its liquor shelves only house top-brand vodkas, whiskeys, and bourbons, and its selection of beers draws brews from both big-name producers and innovative craft breweries. Flat-screen televisions situated above the bar also err on the side of familiarity, broadcasting television favorites such as South Park and games from around the sporting world. The Waterfall also plays host to the Reno Beer Crawl on the fourth Saturday of every month, bringing out drink specials and maps for the tour’s raucous groups of wanderers.
Reno lives up to its billing as “The Biggest Little City in the World” with museums, public art displays, cultural centers, and restaurants worthy of a much larger metropolis, all packed together on Virginia Street. Explore the Truckee River Arts District, home to the Nevada Museum of Art and the National Automobile Museum. Because of its location just east of Tahoe National Forest, the city also puts visitors within reach of rushing rivers and high mountain ranges for hiking, rafting, and gold-rush reenacting.Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
Underneath Sierra Tap House's metal-banded glass lamps, between its yellow walls and exposed brick, patrons gather around polished wood tables. In warm weather, they also spill outside onto a patio overlooking the Truckee River, which grants views of the river walk. The small pub first opened its doors in the midst of the 2006 Reno River Festival. Since then, its staff has poured imported and American beers, as well as rotating draft beers from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company—such as Torpedo Extra IPA, Knightro stout, and Celebration ale. Servers pair these pints with simple bar food such as pizzas, calzones, sandwiches, and chicken wings.
One Stop Guitar instructors believe that learning the instrument should be fun and stress-free, so they cultivate a relaxed environment for their students as they begin or continue their musical journey. During lessons tailored toward helping each student reach their personal musical goals, six-string masters cover topics vital to blues, jazz, rock, metal, and pop. In addition to covering playing mechanics, the instructors can also offer their advice in songwriting, the music industry, and preparing for live shows, as well as discreetly swapping one’s guitar for a paper-mache replica before emphatically smashing it.