It’s all about good food made with integrity at Campo. This neighborhood restaurant focuses on wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas, handmade pastas, and salumi made with farm-fresh, local produce. Casual and cozy, it’s a great place to relax with friends over a glass of wine or two. They operate two locations—one in Reno proper and one in nearby Sparks.
When you’re in a gambling town, sometimes you crave an old school steakhouse experience. Hit up the cleverly named The Steak House and Western Village Sparks Casino. It’s as classic as it gets, with table side Caesar salad, garlicky escargot, sides like creamed spinach and asparagus with béarnaise and whatever slab of meat you crave. Throw in a dirty martini and a big ol’ slice of cheesecake, and all will feel right in the world.
Indulge in that speakeasy vibe at Death and Taxes. This cocktail bar specializes in classic cocktails (I’ll take an old fashioned, please!), inventive creations that include ingredients you’ve never heard of (The Black Gates pairs gunpowder bourbon, Islay mist scotch, lemon and cardamom with Drambuie 15… don’t know what it is, so I better try one!) and a lengthy list of craft gin and tonics. If you’re hungry, head next door to Midtown Eats for a burger, brussels sprouts and fries.
Looking for a side of history with your libation? Take a road trip to Genoa. This settlement houses the oldest bar in the entire state of Nevada, the Genoa Bar and Saloon. Built in 1853, the bar has changed many hands but has operated continuously. It feels straight out of an old western, and in fact, a few have filmed here—including the John Wayne flick, “The Shootist.” Other patrons have included Teddy Roosevelt, Clark Gable, Carole Lombard and Raquel Welch.