This is the original location, right across from the In-n-Out Burger, and across the street form a rateable 7-11. Inside is large, a bit dark, but there is a small but nice patio. Food reportedly a bit better than the Reno location, but we didn’t eat.
Been going here for a long time, just like the Wonder St Silver Peak. Good food at good prices, and always good but not great beer. Selection is usually pretty varied, which is nice. Always something to catch your eye. Service can be slow, but is usually ok, and always friendly. indoor/outdoor seating.
I stopped here on July 4th. Victorian Avenue was shut down, so it was quite tricky for me to get here. There is a nice patio out front. As you walk in, there is a large seating area to the right and to the front. The bar is to the left, and it has more annoying slot machines on the bartop. The bathroom is clean. They were out of a few of their beers, but they had a couple beers that looked interesting on tap. The bartenders were really friendly and nice. Probably helped that it wasn’t too crazy busy there. Lots of people were coming in for growler fills...$8 growler fills. Unfuckingbelievable. The glassware was only $5, too. How come these guys can get away with charging reasonable growler prices while other breweries *cough* FiftyFifty*cough charge close to $20 for a fill? I had the tri-tip sandwich, which was mostly very tasty. It was HUGE, and only $9.95. They also have a Belgian bottle list with some trappist beers and whatnot. These bottles are priced at store prices. All in all, the value here is incredibly good.
The best time to go to Great Basin is on tightwad Tuesday’s for the beer and the Wisconsin Cheese soup. The brewmaster has many good standards and anyone who knows the area should know the Icky if they know beer. The one downside to Great Basin is that it is a little loud all the time. The good news is that a new location is being opened in Reno!
Stopped by on Saturday afternoon. It is located a few miles east of Reno just off I-80. It has a large bar, about half of it has games in the bar. Large glass windows that you can see into the brewery. They had about 10 beers on tap. I ate the Brueben w/garlic fries, very good.
I’ll definitely stop by again on my way through town.
Disappointing. Visit only if there’s nothing else to do in Reno.
Location is right off I-80, with limited parking, and plenty of outdoor seating. Atmosphere is more like a run down old house than a normal building structure, with a warehouse feel to it on parts within.
Seems to have a local alcoholic following. My visit was on a weekday afternoon, with nearly every patron on a first name basis with the bartender (who was otherwise rather rude to be honest).
Most beers are average, with perhaps just the Icky IPA and Saison worth trying. Chili beers and raspberry beers doused with orange wedges just isn’t for me.
Prices are high for a place of this quality. They’re pretending to be a more upscale place I suppose, especially with some of the menu items, but you feel like you’re paying premium for dive bar food, beer, and atmosphere.
Dropped in on a Saturday night (9/20/08), and it was about 9:05, which is when they started charging cover for some random bandrockabilly white trashy stuff (I think that is actually how the band explains their musicthey’re very popular around the area), so the gf was already annoyed. This place was a clusterfuck, but it was a Saturday and again, the band has a local following. I think they had a 13 beers on tap. Beer wasn’t too bad, but nothing to write home about. Most of the crowd was friendly enough, and ranged from drunk college kids to goth to bikers to middle-aged folks for a night on the town. We never had any trouble getting a beer. They tried to give my gf and me a pitcher of their blonde (it was named after the band that was playing that night), and it tasted like soda water. They couldn’t give it away to me or anybody. I dunno what was up with that. I echo Ken’s statement that I would like to come here when it wasn’t so damn loud and busy.