Beck's Brew House saturates empty glasses and sates parched palates with a comprehensive selection of crafted beers, quality wines, and a full-service bar. Take off on a flight of hop-fueled fancy featuring five 10-ounce brews from Beck's premium-draft assembly. A lineup of the brew house's unusual suspects helps patrons decide which beer has the best body, which has the most flavor, and which stole their shoes on the subway. Seasonal drafts are presented from breweries such as Rogue Ales, Lost Coast Brewery, and Lagunitas Brewing, driving back beer boredom with a suds-soaked barley torch.
The Grape and The Grain fills flagons with a comprehensive selection of quality beers, wines, and cocktails in conjunction with a menu of refined tavern dishes. Combine cocktails with a crunch with the bruschetta, used as a pita bread elevator for mouth-bound garlic-roasted herb hummus ($9), or the mediterranean cracker bread topped with cheese and a choice of toppings, including pepperoni and the Michael Angelo, a smattering of leek, pancetta, and basil named for the less-famous painter of the Sixteen Chapel ($9–$11). Two Danish-style hot dogs satisfy tubular tastes, doused in rémoulade and spicy red sauce and sprinkled with pickled cucumbers and fried onions ($9).
Using local produce, dairy, bread, and meat, 775 Gastropub's chefs craft gourmet bistro burgers, tapas, and entrees cataloged on seasonally changing menus. More than 170 craft beers cascade from bottles and taps, alongside specialty signature cocktails mixed with in-house liquors. Amid ample drink and comestibles, revelers can lose themselves in deep games of pool and darts, the game geographers recommend over bocce when throwing at a map to indicate past vacations. Red paint covers the walls, and green plants prevent patrons from thinking that perhaps they’re dining on Mars.
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 downtown parades and destructive rampages by radioactive parade floats. 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 11 rotating draft beers from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company—such as Torpedo Extra IPA, Knightro irish stout, and Celebration ale. Servers pair these pints with simple bar food such as pizzas, calzones, sandwiches, and chicken wings.
The Celtic Knot brings together Irish beers, American cocktails, and local music under one roof, brewing a vibe that’s as merry as it is inviting. Bartenders mix signature shots and cocktails, such as the Celtic Kiss shot or the pumpkin-pie martini, and fill pints—or 27-ounce super pints—with Guinness, Harp, or Wexford Irish Cream Ale. Meanwhile, musicians march up and down the bar, turning whatever stretch of carpet they please into a stage. On nights without performances, a free foosball table and coin-operated dartboard keep patrons entertained and help settle contests of accuracy without seeing who can juggle the most pint glasses at once—blindfolded.