Where to Eat & Drink in Reno’s Brewery District
Over the past decade, the 4th Street Corridor from the bus station stretching towards Sparks has transformed into Reno’s Brewery District. What was once the main thoroughfare through Reno is now a destination for great food and local brews. As it grows, Reno’s Brewery District only gets more vibrant with businesses coming together to support each other. Look out for collaborations between the businesses! Here’s a list of our favorite places to eat and drink in the Brewery District.
Businesses are listed from West to East.
301 E. 4th St. Reno, Nevada
While the face of 4th Street has changed a few times over the years, Louie’s Basque has stood the test of time. Initially opened in 1967, the restaurant serves family-style Basque fare, such as oxtails, lamb chops, and sweetbreads, served with soup of the day, bread, Basque Beans, french fries, French bread, and wine. The food is abundant, so come hungry and make sure to save room for a glass of their signature cocktail, Picon Punch.
306 E. 4th St. Reno, Nevada
You don’t have to be a guest to settle in at The Jesse. Reno’s only boutique hotel offers nourishment from morning to night. In the neighborhood in the A.M., pop in for a piping cup of Forged Coffee and a slice of pie. In the afternoon, enjoy a craft cocktail at the bar, and in the evening (or weekend brunch), cross the brick-paved courtyard for dinner and drinks at Estella, The Jesse’s in-house restaurant, which serves farm-to-table Mexican Fare.
325 E. 4th St. Reno, Nevada
This converted century-old train station houses a gastropub, craft brewery, and distillery. Their beer and spirits pair traditional methods with experimentation, creating brews like “The Viking,” a blonde barleywine, and Renovation Rye made with Nevada grown rye. The food is classic gastropub with plenty of shareable snacks, burgers, and sandwiches.
324 E. 4th St. Reno, Nevada
One of the newest additions to the Brewery District, Record Street Brewing combines a love of pizza, pints, and music. The brewery/restaurant is also a music venue, with live performances throughout the week. The menu features Neapolitan pizzas which get served fresh out of a gold-tiled wood oven. On draft, you’ll find lagers and pale ales.
401 E. 4th St. Reno, Nevada
Black Rabbit Meads has brought brew from the days of yore into the present with their cider-style meads. The taproom has seasonally rotating selections as well as some staples that you can always find on draft, including their original recipe “The Church of Roger” made with just water, honey and yeast. Church of Roger is the base for the rest of their creative meads, such as the popular B.L. Bliss, a blueberry lemon mead.
415 E. 4th St. Reno, Nevada
Opened in 2017, Lead Dog was started by Reno native Ryan Gaumer when he was just 21 years old. The brewery quickly gathered acclaim winning awards in international and domestic competitions. The company has since been acquired but the beers remain the same and can be enjoyed at their original 4th Street location.
541 E. 4th St. Reno, Nevada
Ferino Distillery crafts Italian-style amaro’s in their industrial space on 4th Street. The space features a whole bar program, but the highlight is the spirits made in house. Try the Amaro Cannella a bitter liqueur made with over 20 botanicals, the Cannella cinnamon Cordial, a cinnamon infused amaro, Fernet Ferinno, an anise-y digestive, and the Caffé Notte a single origin coffee liquor.
840 E. 5th St., Reno, Nevada
A block off of 4th Street Pigeon Head is another local favorite with seasonal drafts. The craft beers change regularly but there is something for everyone. Traditionalist can sip on a crisp, clean pilsner, while the adventurous might try an IPA with jalapeno and habanero peppers. Enjoy a pint on the outdoor patio or inside overlooking the brewery.