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MidTown Reno

MidTown in Reno is one of the most exciting locations in Reno, Nevada. It has over 150 businesses in the area and is filled with Reno culture. In MidTown, you can find some of the best food, art and bars Reno has to offer. MidTown is right next to downtown, making it perfect for travelers looking for something quick and easy to do.

Things to Do in MidTown Reno

MidTown is filled with some fantastic things to do. One of the things that make MidTown, well, MidTown, is its dynamic art scene. The district is covered in beautiful colored murals and detailed sculptures. There are even walking art tours you can take to explore these beautiful pieces.

The Discovery Museum is also located near MidTown and is an excellent location for children. The Discovery Museum is an interactive museum inspired by the culture of Northern Nevada, and it is home to informal science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) learning.

If shopping is more your cup of tea, MidTown is the best place to shop local. Find some killer deals at Reno Public Market. Find some exotics at The Isles and Micano Home & Garden. You can even buy pieces of Burning Man at the Melting Pot World Emporium.

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Hotels in MidTown Reno

Since MidTown is so close to downtown, there is no shortage of locations to stay. You have casino hotels such as the Circus Circus, Eldorado or Silver Legacy at THE ROW. If you prefer a non-casino hotel, you have beautiful accommodation options like Whitney Peak Hotel or the Renaissance Hotel next to the National Automobile Museum.

If you’re looking to stay in the heart of MidTown you have some pretty cool options. Kramer’s Midtown Motel is a boutique motel that is next to all the amazing MidTown activities. Also available near the entrance of MidTown is the Virginian Motor Lodge. Explore all lodging near MidTown.


MidTown restaurants in Reno, NV offer something for any palate. For breakfast, enjoy the infamous Two Chicks, or if you are feeling something sweeter, Perenn Bakery makes incredible pastries. At lunch, you can head over to Great Full Gardens (vegan, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly). The place to be at dinner time is Homegrown Gastropub which locally sources its food.

Check out more restaurants in Reno, including MidTown and all around the area.

chocolate croissant at perenn a midtown restaurant in reno nv

MidTown Reno Bar Scene

Ready for a happy hour? MidTown is a great spot to grab a nice crafted cocktail or a craft beer that is more your style. Some of the most fantastic bars in Reno Tahoe are located in MidTown, like Amari, Death & Taxes, and The Emerson. If you are feeling something a little more casual with an outdoor vibe, check out Z Bar, which has a colorful outdoor patio with fire pits.

MidTown is one of a kind, and you will not find another like it in the United States. If you are planning to come to town, MidTown is definitely a must. Plan your trip to Reno today!

More About MidTown Reno


Thanks to some savvy business owners in the late 2000s, MidTown had a significant overhaul. MidTown District experienced a revitalization that transformed this area into a homegrown, eclectic neighborhood. It’s now considered one of the hottest neighborhoods in Reno.

The MidTown District needed change, and a few businesses got together and created the MidTown Merchant’s Association in 2008. The transformation took over ten years to get where it is today. These days, MidTown is filled with locally-owned businesses, historic buildings, and art walks to explore.

What Is Considered MidTown Reno?

MidTown is a short distance south of downtown Reno. The exact zoning for MidTown is a highly debated topic as there are no signs that say “MidTown starts here and ends here.” Even locals have a difficult time drawing an exact location of MidTown. There is an official Reno district map of guidelines of what area is considered MidTown. Many people, though, have their own opinion of what MidTown is. Some say you can just feel it.

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