We didn’t have high expectations for this place, but were very pleasantly surprised. First of all, the casino itself is bright and more welcoming than most, and the ventilation system meant it wasn’t smoky, despite lots of smokers scattered around. The brewpub itself is upstairs passed a large horse fountain. There’s a long curvy bar, restaurant tables and a music stage. Although there are gaming machines on the bar, there was plenty of room for a flight of ten beers or so. The brewer was also present and gave us some samples from the back. The beers were pretty tasty, both the special beers brewed for Reno beer week, and some of the regular line-up. They had food, of course, but we did not partake. An easy and worthwhile stop.
A large area with a long bar and plenty of seating. A fake beer tube running overhead that was the butt of several off color jokes from our table and several others. Waitress was attentive but they could have used an extra bar tender. We were there for the beer and unfortunately were disappointed. Had the IPA and the APA and neither were very good. Nice place, lousy beer.
Nice spot as a night club with decent acts and decent food. you do have to park in the casino garage and hoof it in. As a beer place, though? not worth the trouble. calling them a craft brewer is a stretch. the best is mediocre and the bad ones are BAD.
Nice stop in a casino. Looks like a dance club more than a beer place. The IPA was decent. If in town check it out.
Cybercat (335) Atlanta, Georgia | July 2, 2012| Updated December 4, 2014
This brewpub located in the El Dorado casino/hotel in Reno is definitely worth a visit. All they have are their own brews, but these are darned good, if not outstanding. The low lighting contributes to a dark, intimate atmosphere - even with the high ceiling it still seems cozy. The casino games intrude a little at the bar, but hey, this is Nevada. The bartender was friendly but not overly so and quite helpful and efficient. They had quite a few big TVs, but none had the sound on, and that helped. If you are in Reno, this is worth a visit.
Nothing exceptional, but it hits the spot on occasion. Tacky in a charming, renoesque way...fake beer running through ducts in the rafters. Crpwd is mixed, and can be a drag. Happy hour is good, music often is not. Silver Peak is a better choice, with better food, beer and service. In fairness, I should disclose that I worked in the Eldo. for a year and even BB on occasion.
This is a great oasis in the middle of the Casino. Walking in you get the impression of a sports bar with a number of large screens. They have about 8-9 beers on tap, a bit of something for everyone. The beers are good but nothing outstanding. The bartenders seem to know the beers quite well. The food menu has a good variety without being too large. Can’t beat the 3-6 happy hour prices with a large beer only $3. Service can be a bit spotty at times. It is fairly quiet in the afternoon but activity and volume ramps up as the evening progresses.