Editors’ choices

Best place to cure a hangover

Gold ’n Silver Inn

790 W. Fourth St., 323-2696

If a hospital had a dedicated “Hangover Ward,” it might look like the inside of the Gold ’n Silver Inn—slot machines and ashtrays included. The greasy spoon has been open 24-hours-a-day for over 60 years, and is just a few blocks from the downtown casinos. That math alone suggests maybe even millions of patrons have sought treatment here over the years, and as the food-based hangover cure is a fickle and highly personal science, consider the expansive menu your own personal laboratory. Maybe it’s a greasy, calorie-laden carb-bomb, or just some early morning coffee and toast—or a big-ass piece of cherry pie and a PBR—consider the wait staff your friendly nurses in your quest to cure what ails you.

Best place for a first date

Taste of Chicago

180 E. First St., 971-4462

When it comes to a first date, you’ve got choices to make—important choices. Too many people jump immediately to expensive fine dining experiences for first dates. And it’s a mistake. Many smart people—RN&R’s advice columnist, Amy Alkon, included—think that a first date should be a few simple things: local, cheap and short. You want to go on a great first date? Ask him/her/them if they want to go to Taste of Chicago for a hot dog. The dogs are good. The—basically domestic only—beers are served ice cold. You can play the crane machine and pinball games while you wait for your food—and, best of all, you’ll walk out the door with bellies full of franks and beer for a whole lot less than if you make your first date an awkward, $30-plates affair.

Readers’ choices

Best all-ages spot

1. The Eddy

16 S. Sierra St., 276-6622

2. Coconut Bowl at Wild Island

250 Wild Island Court, Sparks, 359-2927

3. Holland Project

140 Vesta St., 742-1858

Best bar

1. Pignic Pub & Patio

235 Flint St., 376-1948

2. Rum Sugar Lime

1039 S. Virginia St., 384-1024

3. Shea’s Tavern

715 S. Virginia St., 786-4774

Best beer selection

1. Beer NV

15 Foothill Road, 448-6199

2. Piñon Bottle Co.

777 S. Center St., 367-1211

3. Craft Wine and Beer

22 Martin St., 742-1858

Best bowling alley

1. Grand Sierra Resort

2500 E. Second St., 789-2000

2. Coconut Bowl at Wild Island

250 Wild Island Court, Sparks, 359-2927

3. High Sierra Lanes

3390 S. Virginia St., 825-1048

Best comedy club

1. Reno-Tahoe Comedy

100 S. Virginia St., 322-5233

Best concert venue

1. Grand Theatre

Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. Second St., 789-2000

2. Cargo Concert Hall

Whitney Peak Hotel, 255 N. Virginia St., 398-5400

3. Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor

71 S. Wells Ave., 384-1652

Best dance club

1. LEX Nightclub

Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. Second St., 789-2000

2. Edge Nightclub

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St., 689-7444

3. The Bluebird Reno

555 E. Fourth St., 499-5549

Best distillery

1. The Depot

325 E. Fourth St., 737-4330

2. 10 Torr Distillery & Brewery

490 Mill St., 499-5276

3. Verdi Local Distillery

1155 Old Highway 40, Verdi, 971-4331

Best dive bar

1. Shea’s Tavern

715 S. Virginia St., 971-4774

2. Rum Bullions Island Bar

Silver Legacy, 407 N. Virginia St., 325-7401

3. Foxy Olive

220 Mill St., 997-3733

Best gay hangout

1. 5 Star Saloon

132 West St., 499-5655

2. Faces NV

239 W. Second St., 470-8590

3. Splash Reno

340 Kietzke Lane, 686-6681

Best karaoke

1. West Second Street Bar

118 W. Second St., 348-7976

2. The Point

1601 S. Virginia St., 322-3001

3. The Library Taphouse & Hookah Lounge

134 W. Second St., 683-3308

Best microbrewery

1. Great Basin Brewing Co.

846 Victorian Ave., Sparks, 355-7711

2. Revision Brewing Company

380 S. Rock Blvd., Sparks, 331-2739

3. Imbib Custom Brews

785 E. Second St., 470-5996

Best nerd hangout

1. The Glass Die

675 Holcomb Ave., 384-1456

2. Press Start Arcade & Bar

1413 S. Virginia St., 786-2550

3. Games Galore

Meadowood Mall, 5460 Meadowood Mall Circle, 826-7788

Best place for a first date

1. Zeppelin Reno

1445 S. Meadows Pkwy., 387-4937

2. The Glass Die

675 Holcomb Ave., 384-1456

3. Drink-182 (Reno’s Original Emo Night)

Held at various locations: www.facebook.com/drink18two

Best place to buy sexy underwear

1. Chocolate Walrus

1278 S. Virginia St., 825-2267

2. Victoria’s Secret

5000 Meadowood Mall Circle, 828-2785

3. Adam & Eve

7520 Longley Lane, 852-1162

Best place to cure your hangover

1. Two Chicks

752 S. Virginia St., 323-0600

2. Little Nugget Diner

233 N. Virginia St., 420-5203

3. Shea’s Tavern

715 S. Virginia St., 971-4774

Best sports bar

1. The Stick

95 N. Sierra St., 360-5799

2. Coach’s Grill & Sports Bar

1573 S. Virginia St., 329-2202

3. Legends Grill, Sports & Spirits

6015 S. Virginia St., 853-5550

Best strip club

1. Reno Men’s Club

270 N. Lake St., 786-7800

Best trivia night

1. Sierra Tap House

95 N. Sierra St., 360-5799

2. Ceol Irish Pub

538 S. Virginia St., 329-5558

3. Shea’s Tavern

715 S. Virginia St., 971-4774

Most romantic bar

1. Death & Taxes

26 Cheney St., 324-2630

2. Fireside Lounge

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

3. Roxy

Eldorado Resort Casino, 345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

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