Beau Paulson

Real estate agent

Shim’s. It’s a speakeasy hidden in plain sight right by the Silver Legacy. It’s disguised as a trading post, but it’s a speakeasy-style bar. Enter by the back alley, and you’ll be greeted by bartenders dressed in 1920s garb. Even the checks come hidden in books.

Heather Lee

Administrative secretary

I’ll say Final Draught. It’s a Cheers-type of bar and taproom. It has a kind of warehouse vibe and is kid-friendly. It’s in Sparks hidden off Los Altos Parkway. It has rotating taps of different beers, mainly local, from IPAs to heffies to stouts. It’s like a neighborhood secret.

Sarah Swanson

Director of medical sales

I’m picking Brickies. It’s a tavern on Second Street. It’s rustic and cozy in appearance. They serve amazing breakfasts. It’s been around forever. It’s a hidden old-school gem, and it looks like nothing in that area, especially the Neon District.

Kim Page

Logistic sales

There are hidden natural hot springs near the state line and (Tahoe’s) north shore border. You can only get to it by paddleboard. I heard about it from a local Incline Village person. I can’t exactly tell how to get there. I just know how to find it from memory.

Bob Paterick


There is a spot by Mayberry Park that gets you down to the river near the Patagonia warehouse. You can park a couple hundred yards away in a parking lot. You can bring your boats or tubes to go down the Truckee. I grew up here, and it was a hidden spot that only the “in” crowd knew about.

David Robert is the photo editor of the Reno News & Review. In his first stint as the RN&R’s photo editor, he won multiple Nevada Press Association and Association of Alternative Newsmedia awards...

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