Our roots run deep and we know a thing or two about the Wild West here in Northern Nevada. After all, we are home to the Widest, Richest Rodeo in the West, Nevada’s oldest thirst parlor and home of millions of dollars worth of silver that made up the Comstock Lode. If you like your Old Fashioned a little more old-fashioned then we invite you to enjoy some Western hospitality with your favorite cold beverage at these saloons where the Old West experience comes to life!
Originally opened in 1865, the historic Delta Saloon is in the heart of Virginia City and is home to the infamous “Suicide Table” and the Old Globe. Whether they are hosting a paranormal ghost tour or participating in a city-wide event, The Delta Saloon is self-proclaimed to be at the center of Virginia City entertainment and nightlife throughout the year. Surround yourself with Victorian elegance and grandeur at the Delta with their wedding and banquet facility in town.
Come on into the Washoe Club, Virginia City’s oldest saloon, and try one of their signature drinks, such as the Millionaires Punch or the Ghost Iced Tea, or create one of your own! This saloon was a great social institution produced by mining magnates, artists and men of letters who sought after luxury. Looking for daily ghost tours, overnight investigations or just want to stop in? The Washoe Club has been featured on Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures” due to their haunted museum on their historic site.
Step back into the era of the Wild West as The Bucket of Blood Saloon is a site rich with artifacts and national importance. The saloon is marked as a National Landmark as it sits on top of the old Boston Saloon, destroyed in the great fire of 1875. Almost every weekend, belly up to the bar and enjoy live music by David John and the Comstock Cowboys, the official house band of the saloon!
Genoa Bar & Saloon is legendarily known as Nevada’s oldest thirst parlor since 1853. Genoa Bar has welcomed presidents, actors and famous musicians over the years and it continues to be a drinking establishment by keeping on with their tradition of “high old times.” Stop on by one of Nevada’s favorite watering holes for great bar drinks, intriguing history and a collection of eccentric artifacts!
The Little Waldorf stands as Reno’s most historic restaurant with their rustic Western memorabilia and comfort food eats such as burgers and wings. Backing the Pack (the University of Nevada Wolf Pack, that is!) since 1922, this saloon has proved to be a Reno icon, especially with the college crowd, with their daily specials and their forty-five varieties of hand-crafted beers and premium only spirits! Come and be part of the infamous tradition at the Wal.
Proclaimed as “The Real Old West,” Middlegate Station welcomes you to a step back in time. Located in Fallon, this bar is on Nevada State Highway 50, a scenic and historic passage stretching the width of Nevada, aptly called “The Loneliest Road in America.” Grab a drink or take part in their meal specials and be rewarded by the wild western landscape. Fun fact – Middlegate Station has been family owned and operated by five generations!
The art of quenching people’s thirst goes way back at these Northern Nevada watering holes. Come thirsty and ready to have a great time!
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