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Cheers to Sunshine! Outdoor and Patio Bars in Reno Tahoe

One of the best ways to celebrate all of the sunshine in Reno Tahoe (more than 300 days per year!) is by enjoying a delicious, cold drink on a sunny patio. Hit up one (or a few) of these bars with outdoor seating and patios to catch a buzz… and some rays.

Find the best bars in Reno and Sparks with patios and outdoor seating

Pignic Pub and Patio

This cozy neighborhood bar is a must-visit during the warmer months. The patio area at Pignic Pub & Patio is perfect for spring and summer nights spent with friends and family, complete with a community grill yard, edible garden, and sundeck. Try a beer from Revision Brewery located on their second floor, or treat yourself to one of their craft seasonal cocktails.

The Z Bar

Grab a drink at Z Bar in MidTown, a local favorite since 1952. Gather around one of their large fire pits and take in the colorful murals with one of Z Bar’s signature seasonal drinks, or choose from their beer and wine selections. Sing your heart out at karaoke on Thursdays or enjoy live music on Fridays.


Amari is an Italian-inspired cocktail bar located in Reno’s MidTown District. Their drink menu features many traditional Italian spirits, as well as beer and wine. Enjoy one of their insanely Instagrammable cocktails like the White Linen or Royale on their greenery-lined patio for a piece of European charm right here in the Biggest Little City.

Chapel Tavern

Chapel is a local favorite, and for good reason. Their menu is full of cocktails, beer and wine, or if you’re in the mood for something special, one of their skilled bartenders can make you something you’ll love based on your alcohol preference. Their covered patio is a great place to get some fresh air while enjoying one of their delicious drinks.

Engine 8 Urban Winery

Wine and sunshine? Who could ask for more? Engine 8 Urban Winery in Sparks serves up local vinos with Nevada-grown grapes, a food menu and a stunning outdoor patio full of comfortable seating. With live musical artists performing on the patio every weekend, you can relax with great wine and great music this summer.

Blackrock Wine Co.

With over 275 wine selections to choose from, Blackrock Wine Co. always has something new to try from around the globe. It’s the only wine bar led by a certified sommelier, French wine scholar and sake professional, serving wines from a custom cellar to store their whites and rosés. Order one of their crafted small plates or charcuterie selections and enjoy their bar patio experience – pets are welcome too!

Sierra Tap House

This homey bar located in the Reno Riverwalk District has an expansive beer menu and awesome happy hour deals. Sip on one of their refreshing fruit flavored beers like their Peach Ale or Cherry Sour while you look out on the river from their patio. FYI: their patio is dog friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friend along for a day of fun in the sun.

The Eddy

Located in the heart of the Riverwalk District, the Eddy encapsulates everything an outdoor bar should be. Their extensive drink menu includes many different drafts and wines on tap and specialties like their signature Long Drink cocktails. This large outdoor area features games like giant Jenga and cornhole for all-day fun, or grab a bite to eat from one of the food stands in the square. The Eddy also functions as a community space. Try out weekend fitness classes offered by local groups and follow up with mimosas – you earned it.


Reno Tahoe also has several local breweries with outdoor seating so you can soak in the sunshine. Enjoy a craft beer under the sun at 10 Torr Distilling and Brewing, Lead Dog Brewery or The Depot Craft Brewery and Distillery. If you want to sample a few of Reno’s breweries while getting some fresh air, check out the Reno Brew Bike or a brewery tour with Pineapple Pedicabs, just a couple of the unique ways to experience Reno Tahoe’s brewery scene.

Wine Walks and Bar Crawls

You can also catch some rays exploring Reno’s brewery and bar scene during the monthly Reno Wine Walk or an upcoming bar crawl. Hungry? Grab a bite to eat at one of Reno Tahoe’s restaurants offering outdoor dining options. Now get out there and get some fresh air and refreshing drinks, and don’t forget your SPF too!

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