In the New Year we wanted to hear where people are sparking romance around Reno. With so many new restaurants, event spaces, and cocktail lounges, we narrowed down the best of the best to plan your next love outing.
“Best place to go on a date in Reno is downtown of course. Here's my top 5. Tapas and pinball. Tapas at Sierra St Kitchen are great because you can have as much or as little as you want and try different things. Then head over to Playfield 76 for some pinball and other games. Looking for a nightcap? Check out a downtown speakeasy like Shim's or Thirsty's. Antipasto and axes. Try the chef's selections at Liberty and go next door to throw some axes. Or keep it a little more relaxed with a movie. Pet friendly. Get some food on the pet friendly patio at Wild River Grill before going to the Eddy for yard games and drinks. For the intellectual. Browse for literature at Sundance Books, visit the exhibits at the Nevada Museum of Art, then go for a nice dinner at Washoe Public House!"
Nathan Digangi, Economic Development Manager, Downtown Reno Partnership
"We love the food, the fun, and casual atmosphere [at Miguel's Mexican Restaurant], the booths for the kids, the margaritas for the adults, and the fact that we're supporting a local business. We can take the whole family, get great and easy takeaway options or do a couple’s cocktail happy hour. It’s great having an option for any occasion, every day of the week."
Meagan & Brandon Crowell, Vice President, Sierra Gold Seafood, Inc.
"My favorite date night restaurant is Arario in Midtown! Not only is the food absolutely amazing and creative and the staff is the absolute best. They make sure you feel comfortable and have fun! It's my go-to date night at least once a month."
Amy Burkett, Owner, Breathe Bar, Midtown
“It has the best drink prices for a little bit nicer of a place so if you are buying then you don’t have to break the bank and if you’re not buying you don’t have to feel bad! There are games you can play if the conversation dies out. If the date is going well, don’t worry the music isn’t super loud so you can talk without screaming. You can also take items to go if you find a drink you love.”
Donny Welsh, Student, University of Nevada