Nightlife in Truckee

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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.

252 W 1st St
Reno,
NV
US

True to its name, Legends Grill, Sports & Spirits entertains its guests with a lineup of juicy, charbroiled steaks and burgers, frosty beers and potent cocktails, and almost any variety of sports imaginable. Football, UFC, hockey, basketball, and baseball play on over 25 TVs throughout the bar, while guests share laughs between bites of hot wings, chicken fingers, and breakfast that's served all day, avoiding the need to create perpetual morning by getting Superman to alter the earth's rotation.

6015 S Virginia St
Reno,
NV
US

Within the Siena Hotel Spa Casino, chefs roll fresh ingredients into delectable sushi creations as bar-side patrons sit and watch. Rolls sit elegantly atop curved plates, whorls of sauces outlining colorful cuts of tuna or salmon wrapped in pillowy rice.

1 Lake Street
Reno,
NV
US

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.

407 N Virginia St
Reno,
NV
US

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.

134 West 2nd Street
Reno,
NV
US

When they graduated from the University of Nevada, the owners of Archie’s Giant Hamburgers & Breakfast didn’t move far. They planted their restaurant near their college campus, a short walk from Mackay Stadium, to suppress the hungry howls of students and locals with mammoth burgers and breakfast served around the clock.

Archie’s is split between two stories—a diner on the bottom and a memorabilia-packed sports bar on top. Exposed steel rafters and brushed metal walls absorb the game-day cheers that ricochet through the upper level equipped with plasma TVs, a pool table, and a jukebox. Below, forks dig through flapjacks amid ‘50s-style decor befitting of Grease, a film titled for the bacon fat teens once used to slick back their hair.

2195 N Virginia St
Reno,
NV
US