Cybercat (173) Georgia | July 3, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
This small, intimate pub has a shiny yet well-worn interior that says "Good place to drink." Music is up but not too lound to interfere with conversation. Waitstaff is alert and helpful. Beer selection is not extensive, but consists of only craft brews - not a drop of industrial horse p--- here! This unpretentious bar is worth a visit if you are ever in Reno and love great beer.
DYCSoccer17 (297) Woodland, California | July 5, 2010| Updated July 6, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
I was informed of this place by Jovi from Silver Peak. This has a prime location right on the river with a good deal of patio seating. As I was walking into this place, I saw a couple sitting outside...one of the bottles was a Mikeller Black Albert, and the other bottle I had never seen before (ended up being a De Molen, I think). This bar has lots of wood and is very spacious and straight forward. The bar is on the left, and there is a shuffleboard on the right. There are several plasma TVs and the barstools are the coolest barstools there are. The bathroom is disappointing on a couple of levels...the entire menís room consists of a single toilet, and it is not too clean. In addition to that, there were several random people who came in to use the bathroom...most had been tubing down the river. Anyway, the beer selection here is killer, and that is saying something with St. James Infirmary in town. Somehow, these two places both have mega awesome beers that neither place has. This place had a lot of Bruery, Fantome, De Molenís (SSS London Stout and Hel & Verdoemeins to name a couple). They use proper glassware and they rinse before pouring. About a dozen taps present and about 150 bottles visible in the cooler doors. A couple of the publicans are very knowledgeable, while the other one was doing her best to try samples from new bottles she hadnít had yet. Prices are a bit steep and are marked up about 50% across the board. A must visit!~~~~~~~~Re-Rate~~~~~~~~Previously I had called this place a must-visit, but it no longer is, and that is a testament to how craft beer is exploding in the Reno area. The tap selection is relatively small, and the bottle list is still a bit limited, although there is a selection of nice beers. Still a nice place for a beer on the river in the summer.