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  • Although hitting the slots in Reno's notorious casinos is undoubtedly a favorite pastime, the second wind that the city boasts as night falls is evident in the numerous neighborhood bars, clubs and live entertainment venues. A long-time favorite for Reno locals and visitors alike is Q's Billiard Room, which serves as a comfortable meeting place for friends. Choose from an extensive menu of draught beers while taking advantage of the 15 billiard tables and late-night dinner menu. For a similar laid-back atmosphere with homey activities such as weekly Wii competitions and giveaways, round up the crew and head to the Little Waldorf Saloon. Large-screen TVs and a great drink menu make this an ideal option for early evening gatherings.

    If you happen to be in Reno in late September, an absolute must-see is the Street Vibrations Festival, which includes four main stages and your fair share of music, metal and motorcycles. Nonstop entertainment during the day is typically complemented by a fireworks display at night. Check the annual calendar for a complete listing of shows and activities. Another can't-miss event is Hot August Nights, when classic automobiles from the 1950s and 1960s attract more than 800,000 visitors every year. Controlled cruises, rock 'n' roll themed concerts, an abundance of shopping and daytime activities make this a suitable event for the whole family.

    For a younger and more outgoing side of Reno, hitting the club and live entertainment scene reveals an eclectic energy like no other. Places that start as casual bars such as El Cortez Lounge quickly evolve into karaoke and dance venues as DJs spin live tunes, the abundant drink specials flow, and people start going wild on the dance floor. Another fresh-faced option on the block is Bahia Nightclub Reno, where the Latin flavor of this Southwestern city takes over. At Bahia, salsa, meringue, cumbia and samba get feverish night goers into the swing of things fast, with little to hold back.

    More variety in live music is also within close reach if swinging your hips to Latin beats doesn't suit your fancy. At the Underground, live DJs and bands ranging from world beat to hardcore compose this thoroughly unclassifiable venue. Some evenings even allow minors entry, so be sure to check listings beforehand. Once you've reached that final lap in the evening, an ideal place to wear your dancing shoes or just relax with friends is Coco Boom, where nearly 500 people pack the dance floor on weekends, while others take advantage of more secluded areas to enjoy drinks. Whatever the occasion or the energy level, Reno's little big-town vibe keeps visitors happy year after year.

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    255 N Virginia St

    The CommRow is located in downtown Reno, but it is not a casino. It's an urban club, hangout and rock climbing wall extravaganza. Tough to describe... read more

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    22 Martin St

    A plethora of unique wines and beers... read more

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    Aces Ballpark

    250 Evans Avenue

    Reno's Minor League team's stadium is located in the brand new Freight House District right downtown by the Truckee River. This is the place to be on Thursday spring and summer nights!... read more

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    Red Dog Saloon

    76 North C Street

    The best music on the hill... read more

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    Knitting Factory Concert House

    211 N Virginia St

    Excellent music acts right downtown... read more

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    Bruka Theater

    99 North Virginia Street

    Front Row Center... read more

    The Chocolate Bar

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    475 S Arlington Ave

    Go for the extensive dessert menu, stay for late-night cocktails... read more

    Eldorado Hotel Casino

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    345 N Virginia St

    Proclaimed as one of the "luckiest places to gamble in Reno"... read more

    Reno Little Theater

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    597 Kumle Rd

    Intimate, community theater by local actors and directors... read more

    The Brew Brothers

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    345 N Virginia St
    El Dorado Hotel

    Drink custom-made microbrews in a unique nightclub setting... read more

    Peppermill Hotel Casino

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    2707 S Virginia St

    Try your luck inside their trippy neon gaming room... read more

    Pioneer Center for Performing Arts

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    100 S Virginia St

    Catch stage performances at Reno's premier center for arts and music... read more

    Siena Hotel Spa and Casino

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    One South Lake Street

    Where the in-the-know go... read more

    Bistro Roxy

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    345 N. Virginia St

    Martini heaven... read more

    The Chocolate Bar

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    95 North Sierra St # 101

    Feel like a kid again... read more

    Foxy Olive

    220 Mill Street

    This small and modern bar near downtown is known for its funky jukebox and female servers. Known mostly as a local bar, but very acceptable of visitors... read more

    Amendment 21 Grill & SportsBar

    425 South Virginia Street

    Support your have fun... read more

    Ole Bridge Pub

    Unit 5, 50 Sierra st

    Tavern on the river... read more


    300 East 2nd Street

    Summer arts festival... read more

    Sapphire Lounge (The)

    219 North Center Street
    Harrah's Reno

    Dance The Night Away... read more
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