Hidden Treasures in Reno

Hidden Treasures in RenoWith so many things to do at every turn in Reno, sometimes, the best finds are the unexpected ones. A quaint little shop or an establishment off the beaten track always seem to give the finder of such a gem a deeper connection to the area. Let these lesser-known attractions add a more personalized dimension to your time here, you'll feel like you've found a hidden treasure all your own!

Cactus Creek Southwestern Steakhouse
The Cactus Creek Southwestern Steakhouse is worth the effort it takes to find it, although you might have passed it or may be close to it without even realizing it! The restaurant is in the Bonanza Casino just north of downtown, and both the casino and eatery are local favorites that tourists may not find right away. The steaks are plentiful slabs of beef, and the side dishes are just as delectable. Add in great service, no-hassle parking and a usually short wait for a table and you've found a real jewel of a restaurant.

Address: 4720 North Virginia St., Reno, NV 89506 - MAP
Phone: (775) 323-2724
Web: www.bonanzacasino.com

Skyline Cafe
An incredible view of the lights of Reno, impeccable service, and amazingly delicious Italian cuisine all make the Skyline Cafe one of the city's best-kept secrets. The entrees are served with complimentary bread and the wine list is perfectly eclectic, but the real surprise is how satisfying the meal is and each dish is moderately priced between $15 and $20. The Skyline Cafe is like a little slice of Italy in Nevada.

Address: 3005 Skyline Blvd., Ste 160, Reno, NV 89509 - MAP
Phone: (775) 825-5611
Web: www.renodining.com

Davidson's Distillery
Ready for something completely different? If you're comfortable in a rough and tumble atmosphere and want some great loud music and cold beer, then Davidson's Distillery is the perfect hangout for you. There's always music, whether on stage or from the jukebox, and bikers and other tough characters frequent what may be Reno's loudest best-kept secret.

Address: 275 East 4th Street, Reno, NV 89501 - MAP
Phone: (775) 324-1917

Lucke's Saloon
Lucke's Saloon lives up to its name, as the venue has been around since the 1940s. Back in the 70s, the bar drew a fairly rough crowd, but over time it has attracted business professionals and people who just want a break from the usual bar scene and want to be comfortable in familiar surroundings. That is truly the case as some of the patrons have called Lucke's their favorite place for nearly twenty years. Three pool tables, great drinks, a seasoned bar staff and awesome music make Lucke's Saloon a great little escape.

Address: 1455 South Wells Ave., Reno, NV 89502 - MAP
Phone: (775) 324-9432

775 Gastropub
775 Gastropub will challenge your tastebuds with some culinary combinations that may make you raise your eyebrows at first, but once you bite into them, you'll become an instant fan of this eclectic, highly unconventional menu. Mouth watering turkey burgers, seared duck breast salad and an eye-popping bloody Mary bar are just a few of the surprises that await you in this eatery. This restaurant is one of Reno's hidden treasures, but it won't be for long!

Address: 5162 Meadowood Mall Circle, Reno, NV 89502 - MAP
Phone: (775) 828-0775
Web: www.775gastropub.com