The Basement is the underground marketplace at 50 South Virginia Street and it’s the must-see spot in downtown Reno. Seriously, you have to see the space to believe how a dark basement of a historic 1933 U.S. Post Office building quickly became the gorgeously designed space filled with local retailers offering everything from home decor and clothing to chocolate and cocktails.
This is your go-to for anything from kitchen accessories to special gifts and even the cutest tchotchkes for around the home. Whether you are looking for a unique souvenir to bring back to a loved one or accents for your own home, Nordik Designs has a great selection of sustainably- crafted home goods.
Micah Blank Jewelry offers high-end jewelry of the utmost quality. The jewelry is designed and crafted here in Reno and made of recycled metals, ethically sourced stones, and post-consumer diamonds. This is your one-stop shop for beautiful locally-made jewelry.
Deemed a “gentlemen’s barbershop,” Beautiful Bearded Man specializes in traditional techniques for quality cuts and shaves. In addition to providing in-house service, owner Josh Arias also has a mobile barbershop. Book him for a special occasion and treat yourself to an exceptional shave.
Chocolate lovers unite! This local chocolate shop is the perfect spot to feed your sweet tooth and indulge in sugary heaven. Not only is each piece of chocolate beautifully designed and made with real ingredients, but they also offer a variety of flavors including Himalayan Pink Salted Caramel, Roasted Pecan Gianduja and Mojito.
It might sound cheesy, but one step into their cozy space and it’s impossible not to fall in love with Tahoe Nevada Love. This is not your average tourist gear! From clever wooden koozies (woodzies!) to your new favorite graphic tee, these are quality products that inspire adventure and a “local state of mind.”
Find delicious options of food and drink along with free Wi-Fi at Global Coffee. With a variety of Italian sodas, snacks, and of course a wide selection of coffee, there is something for everyone. Come on down for a fun, urban atmosphere and maybe even a free hot chocolate if you find the hidden Batman figure! If you can’t make it here, be sure to swing by other Reno coffee shops.
It doesn’t get any purer than Pantry Products! Here you can find an endless medley of environmentally-friendly and all-natural skin care products and grooming essentials. At Pantry Products, you don’t have to worry about any chemicals going into your body, instead, you can focus on leading a healthy lifestyle with their handmade items.
At Seven Troughs Distilling, locally sourced ingredients meet mid-19th-century fermentation and distillation processes to concoct high-quality spirits. You can enjoy a wide variety of craft moonshine, rum, vodka, gin and whiskey alongside upscale American bar food. This speakeasy also provides tasting tours so you can try out all of their amazing creations. Also, be sure to check out the other local distilleries here in Reno!
Make your way over to this fitness hub for an eccentric way to stay active with empowering and strengthening boxing and cycling classes set in a dimly lit studio. After being wowed by the sleek décor and mesmerizing lighting, you’ll sweat to heart-pounding music and leave all your problems behind.
Located right above the Basement, West Elm is in the historic 1933 U.S. Post Office space. Expect to see modern furniture and home décor in addition to a great product selection from eight local artisans. Reno Tahoe’s theme of contrast between the largest alpine lake and Biggest Little City in the World is reflected in this space, with West Elm’s contemporary pieces complementing the preserved vintage elements of the building including the large skylight, mailboxes and original post office vaults.