Hot August Nights Reno 2018

Get More Out of Your 2019 Hot August Nights Experience

During Hot August Nights 2019, cruise on over to one of these hot spots for a fun-filled night or to experience Reno’s diverse dining scene. From authentic diners that take you back to the time of jukeboxes to restaurants in the heart of the cruising action, these hot spots ensure that you don’t miss a single second of Hot August Nights!


Diners are your one-stop-shop for quick service and delicious menu items, and nothing takes you back like an old-fashioned drive-in! Take a break from celebrating classic cars and rock ‘n’ roll music while digging in at one of these diners.


Beefy’s is an iconic burger shack serving hamburgers made with beef that comes straight from a local butcher shop! Pair that classic or unique burger with a handcrafted milkshake or one of their 30 beers on tap. This quaint hole-in-the-wall diner is a must while visiting Reno Tahoe. Come at the right time during Hot August Nights and you must just see a few hot rods cruising through Midtown.

Gold ‘N Silver Inn

The Gold ‘N Silver Inn is a timeless eatery in Reno that has been serving customers for over 60 years and its employees ensure that you feel welcome, 24 hours a day. The diner’s Lemonade Pork Chops was featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. And be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth with one of their giant milkshakes!

Scoopers Drive-In

From juicy burgers and unique milkshakes to tacos and burritos, Scoopers Drive-In offers everything you need to satisfy your fast food craving. Located in Sparks, Scoopers Drive-In is a great place to drop by for a quick bite while at Hot August Nights.

Black Bear Diner

You’ll love Black Bear Diner’s cozy cabin environment and their generous portions are sure to satisfy your hunger. Make sure to leave room for their dessert selection, which includes cobblers, pies, bread pudding and more!


If you can’t get enough of the classic cars and nostalgic music, grab a seat on the patio so you don’t miss out.  Be on the lookout for hot rods cruising through downtown Reno when you eat at one of these restaurants.

Wild River Grille

You won’t miss out on all things Hot August Nights when dining on the patio at Wild River Grille. Their outdoor seating area ensures a glance at every classic car that drives by. Compliment their delectable cuisine with their extensive selection of cocktails, wines and craft beer.


Located between Sierra Street and Virginia Street, Campo is a great place to eat during Hot August Nights for classic car views. From Napoletana-style pizza to handmade pasta, Campo’s ingredients are sourced from local farms and ranches across the region. Grab a seat on their patio for great views of the Truckee River and scope out hot rods.

Sierra Street Kitchen

Head over to Sierra Street Kitchen for an upscale bistro experience while on the lookout for vintage vehicles Their selection of cocktails and dishes is filled with exquisite flavors, spices and sauces will leave you satisfied.

Great Basin Brewery

Great Basin Brewery is Nevada’s oldest brewery and pub. You will be sure to not miss out on Hot August Nights at their location in Victorian Square. Take a quick break from the action and grab a bite at Great Basin Brewery. Pair your meal with one of their many locally-brewed beers on tap… we recommend a local favorite, the Icky.

Concerts & Attractions

Headlining Concerts

Don’t miss any of the great concerts taking place in Reno and Sparks.

  • Pablo Cruise, August 7 at Grand Sierra Resort
  • The Righteous Brothers, August 8 at Silver Legacy Resort at THE ROW
  • Little River Band, August 8 at Grand Sierra Resort
  • Mumbo Gumbo, August 8 at Nugget Event Center Stage
  • The Legendary Temptations, August 9 at Grand Sierra Resort
  • KC and the Sunshine Band, August 10 at Grand Sierra Resort
  • Chubby Checker, August 10 at Nugget Event Center Stage

National Automobile Museum

Don’t have your own classic, or maybe you’re dreaming of adding to your garage? The National Automobile Museum displays classic and historic vehicles from the 19th and 20th century. Vehicles include celebrity-owned cars and movie-featured cars such as President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 Lincoln Continental, Frank Sinatra’s 1961 Ghia, James Dean’s 1949 Mercury and John Wayne’s 1953 Chevrolet.

Events such as the Virginia City Official Hot August Night Kickoff, Hot August Nights Auction and the Vintage Trailer Revival occur throughout the Reno-Sparks area during Hot August Nights.

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