Silver Peak Restaurant & Brewery

Silver Peak Restaurant & BrewerySilver Peak Restaurant & Brewery
Silver Peak Restaurant & BrewerySilver Peak Restaurant & Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

124 Wonder St
Reno, Nevada, 89502-2424
United States

(775) 324-1864 | map

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Reviews by Beerandraiderfan:
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Beerandraiderfan from Nevada

3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Sometimes being located right across the street from the adult spankbooths can be a blessing and a curse. That very much is the case for Silver Peak.

Beer is decent, nothing to travel for, but if you're already here, you probably won't find anything else local that is decidedly better.

Service, nothing pretentious, just decent. Selection could use a little more variety. From time to time they come up with some unique seasonals. Their IPA is my fave. Do they still make Peavine Porter? Some good wood fire pizzas. Pretty much always been happy with their grub. Nice upper deck patio overlooking the porno shack across the street. Don't drink too much, there's too many ugly chicks/prostitutes, tattoo shops, spankbooths, cops to where you might get into a little trouble. Not me, but you.

Aug 21, 2010
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eppie82 from Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Jul 29, 2019
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artdob from California

3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Had the clam chowder, much better than most, nice herbs and lotsa clams, no sand. Salmon Caesar salad worked well too. Sinister stout today - rich in coffee and chocolate but not over powering, creamy, strong cacao flavor - and not over the top in ABV

May 06, 2017
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gr8fulbeerhead from California

3.64/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Sep 15, 2016
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LXIXME from New Mexico

3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

May 03, 2016
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KCCO_JSV from Nevada

4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

This review is on the one on Sierra st, downtown reno. I love going to this place when I'm down by the river. Never to packed to get in and grab a quick brew or four. I have yet to eat a bad meal there. But their beer and the basket of wings is my favorite combo.
A good place to bring the family

Apr 20, 2015
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T_type231 from California

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Oct 24, 2014
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atpca from California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Jul 16, 2014
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dertyd from California

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Jun 23, 2014
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Schwegler from Nevada

4/5  rDev -0.7%

Feb 09, 2014
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Cory-WC from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Nov 13, 2013
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dickroop from Maryland

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Thoroughly off the beaten path, this establishment impressed me as a place that people come to because they love the good beer, and they also appreciate the good food... and they keep coming back.

By myself and in Reno for business, I skipped the rooftop deck and sat at the bar, where I was well cared for. The bartender was knowledgeable about the brews, and immediately steered me to the latest in their single hop series, the Simcoe Pale Ale. Very tasty, and apparently the brewmaster enjoys experimenting and s/he's good enough at it to make it support the business.

The barroom is unassuming, but has nice views out the window: trees waving in the breeze and mountains in the distance. Not exactly elegant, but it's not "rustic" (or careworn or sleazy) either, just rather authentic. I could complain about the gambling machines embedded in the bar (which NOBODY was using), but ya can't escape that in Reno.

The menu had some rather unique items. I got the asparagus and shitake mushroom tempura appetizer, which was yummy with its ginger-soy sauce dipping sauce. There were happy-hour specials on pizza and nachos, but apparently happy hours end all too soon at 6 pm, so my second Simcoe PA was $4 instead of $2.75. Still pretty good pricing.

Overall, highly recommended for the decent beer and food and good atmosphere.

Jul 21, 2010
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marct from Nevada

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I freakin' love this place and here's why:

Quality beer with the standard lineup always acceptable and rotating offerings always worth a taste. Barrel aged stout, raspberry wheatwine, and the special Belgian for an employee's wedding are some highlights from recent memory. The brewer, Brandon, trained at Siebel and in Munich, and is not afraid to get creative.

Good creative menu and very fair prices (love the pizzas, salads, and jambalaya especially).

Service is always good (OK, there almost certainly must be off nights, off servers, and the occasional mistake, expecting 100% perfection is unrealistic, but it's as good as I can ask for).

Summertime, on the rooftop deck with a view of the Sierras, pizza in front of me and a delicious Silver Peak beer in hand, is perhaps one rendition of heaven on earth for me.

Dec 19, 2009
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JTahoe from Oregon

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A great place, and perhaps somewhat unexpected if if you don't know much about Reno. The original location is in a I haven't been to their new river location in downtown.

I give the original high vibe marks because of the roof deck; such a great spot to hang out for an afternoon and evening when the weather is nice with a great view of Mt. Rose and the surrounding mountains. The inside looks nice, but frankly it has always been empty when I have been here because everyone is up top... this was our go-to spot in the summers when we lived at Tahoe and wanted to escape the weekend crowds (and do our Trader Joes/CostCo/etc. shopping run).

They offer a nice range of proprietary brews including year round and seasonal offerings. Most of the beers are quite good. The food is dependable, and some items are really great.

When in Reno, be sure to stop by Silver Peak.

Nov 07, 2009
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wspscott from Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stopped in here with the family for lunch on the way to Lake Tahoe. Not very busy for a Sat. around 1pm. I did not get the check, so I am not sure how expensive everything was.

Our server was seemed competent, we did not have to wait long for our beers or food. He also seemed to read the table right and realized that the grandparents were not beer people.

The food was pretty good, I really liked my steak sandwich with avocado and peppers. The salads looked good as well.

I started off with the IPA, which was a very good, but not spectacular, west coast IPA. I next tried the "Collaborative Evil" which was a belgian style pale ale. This was an interesting beer, but I am not sure I would order it again. The rest of the family had the amber ale, all seemed to like it.

All in all, I would drop in if I was in town, but I would not make a special trip.

Oct 29, 2009
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ThreeWiseMen from California

3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

I stopped in here for the first time this past weekend. Hopefully, I'll get to stop by again sometime in the future. I thought it was a pretty cool brewpub, but the people I was with wanted to go elsewhere. Anywhere, here goes...

As I remember it - I was a bit tipsy at the time - Silver Peak had a pretty trendy feel to it. All of the decor looked modern and shiny, and most of the patrons looked young and well-to-do. I actually saw a lot of people wearing fancy suits and dresses. Young high-rollers, I guess? Everything was very clean and... nice. I liked it.

All of the beers were listed on a board hanging above the bar. Most of them were simple American styles like blondes, reds, and IPAs, though they also had a Belgian strong pale ale, which I ordered. It was decent to say the least. I also tried their Red Roadster, an American red ale. It was pretty good. I'm sure that most people would find something they liked up there. Silver Peak had a total of thirteen house beers to choose from. Still, I would have been nice to see a couple more adventurous options.

The service was okay: the bartender was quick to get our order the first time, but essentially ignored one of our friends when he went up to pay. She was terse and vague when I began asking questions about my beer, but it was kinda busy so I can let that slide.

Hopefully I'll be back here again in the future. The initial impression was nice.

Sep 10, 2009
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JediKnight from Maryland

4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Enjoyed the roof top sitting with wonderful of the mountains.

The guitar player was pleasant addition to the scene with nice background music and thankfully, not to loud.

The waiter was wonderful and quickly got us a very nice and varied sampler of their beers. We enjoyed the Red ale the best. He told us he continues to work there a few nights of the week just because he enjoys the crowd so much.

The brewpub has a very nice atmosphere where you felt welcome. Would come back again and bring friends.

Jun 17, 2009
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veech from Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This place is an out of the way gem that although a little tough to get to, is definitely worth the effort. The physical location is in a residential neighborhood across a more main street with somewhat sketchy businesses, but don't let that dissuade you. The multilevel layout is interesting, and the rooftop seating absolutely rocks. Nice views of the surrounding Sierra Nevadas and beautiful weather greeted my wife and I when we climbed the stairs. The food was outstanding, and a few dishes were eclectic for brewpub fare, which was nice to see. Asparagus tempura appetizer was delicious. I sampled a Peak Blue Ribbon to start and really enjoyed their take on an American Lager. They have two locations in the Reno area, but the original has a lot of charm to compliment the excellent beer and food. Well worth the effort for using a GPS/asking a local for directions. Judy, the bartender at Buckbean Brewing's taproom helped us out, and between that and my pretrip mapquest sheet it wasn't too bad to get there, despite moments of doubt as we were driving around some random neighborhood.

May 20, 2009
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Dibujob from Illinois

5/5  rDev +24.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Amazing place! I was in Reno for 2 days and Silver Peak made such a good impression I ended up going there to eat on both of them.

The atmosphere was relaxed and laid back, the weather was nice and I took advantage of the wonderful roof deck. Very classy for a place across the street from a nudie bar!

Service was great. Our waiter spent a lot of time chatting with us and offered to give us a tour of the brewery. Very attentive and friendly.

The food was delicious. A little pricey, but the quality and creativity in the dishes was worth paying a bit more.

The beer was amazing. They had a great sampler, and were pouring a bourbon stout that blew me away, easily my favorite.

A++ brewpub. I wish I lived closer to Reno...I would go back for this place alone.

I wish I lived closer to this place

Apr 02, 2009
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hellomcfly from South Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I went to a company event held at Silver Peak. It was catered by them so I can't really judge their food too much since it wasn't their normal menu fare. I did however get to try their IPA and Porter which were both rock solid. I was really impressed by the selection of beer they had. They keep quite a bit of their own beer on tap (usually 12 or more I believe). As well as a few guest taps. Unfortunately I was there in the summer and they didn't have quite as interesting of a selection as they have had in the past but the IPA and porter I had were both quite good.

The restaurant had a nice atmosphere and the service was top notch. I would definitely go back.

Sep 06, 2008
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tmitch75 from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Visited straight from the airport on Sunday 4/13/08. A bit out of the way, but GPS made it easy to find.

Bar was a bit quiet for a Sunday lunch visit. They apparently just changed their menu, hopefully that will help.

I couldn't decide on a beer (I think they had 14 or so on tap). I opted for a sampler expecting to try about 6 different styles. They brought a whole dozen, the biggest sampler I have ever seen. Variety was awesome -- Wheat, Red, Blonde, Amber, IPA, Porter (year round) with Nut Brown, Doppelbock, Schwarzbier, Bourbon Stout, Wit, and Oatmeal Stout (seasonal), most with pretty cool names to boot. None were bad, and most were good or excellent. I especially liked the Red, Big Daddy Hooch (Dopplebock), and Bourbon Barrel Stout which was exceptionally smooth.

The food was more than good enough. The fried pickle slices were awesome, and the pizza was decent enough but a bit too soggy. Only complaint was that my friend's burger had mayo on it and I think that kind of thing should at least be listed on the menu.

Staff was friendly and knowledgable with great timing. They were on top of everything but not in the way.

Overall I had a great experience here and it was a great starting point for my business/pleasure trip to the Reno-Tahoe area. I would definitely recommend this place.

Apr 20, 2008
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Inflames from California

4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Location is a bit odd, not on a main street which makes this pub enjoyable. The downtown location is quite packed usually so this is a good alternative.
It is definately the best in the area of the three. Their pub is a great place because you have so many seating options and some interesting art on the walls.
The service was almost over helpful they never let your water get below half and were clearing dishes as soon as you finished with them.
Food was better than we expected, I was hoping to get a pizza but that isn't something they serve. I bumily asked for a pulled pork sandwich and after finishing was glad with my decision.
Decent brew, their main 6 were alright but the seasonal selection was better.
The only negative is location, but with a dd it won't be an issue.

Apr 11, 2007
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flexabull from California

3.95/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Silver Peak is a good place to visit in Reno for a quality craft beer, and some pretty good food.

About the only drawbacks to Silver Peak are the crowds, it's always packed, and it is a bit too loud for my tastes. This is probably because of the crowds, and the poor acoustics of the old building.

Selection is good, usually about 8-10 beers on draft. I was a bit bummed to miss out on the DIPA, but the IPA was good, as was the Porter I tried.

I have never had a bad beer or a meal here. While neither the food or beer is spectacular, it is certainly good stuff and worth the reasonable prices they charge.

Nov 07, 2006
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Tbone from Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

The best place in the Reno area in my opinion.
It's right near some strip clubs south of downtown, but the place itself is not at all seedy and they have a nice big parking lot.
We went here, because after going to the other location near the casinos we were told that they had a strong Scotch ale at this location.
Read my review for their other location for notes on most of the beers.
The Scotch Ale was wonderful, with a deep dark Mahogany color, nice body, and malty, malty, malty flavor. No peatiness or smoke flavors came through.
There were about dozen beers on tap (compared to 8 at the other location).
Several of the beers seemed like various versions of an Amber or Red, but all the other beers we tried were well made.

The food was very tasty and a far more interesting selection than most brewpubs. We got the 5 onion soup and the hefeweizen and garlic clams that were plump and juicy. The Butternut Squash Raviolis were great. The pizzas are high quality made with brewery grain bread (pizza dough purists may turn their nose up, but the crust was full of flavor). The toppings were high grade and included very nicely spiced sausage. The wild mushroom, carmelized onion, gargonzola sauce pizza was a great combo.

Other menu notable we didn't try were lamb sirloin with baby eggplant, Pesto Salmon, Steaks, and many other non-pub items.

The service was excellent and when we went back the second night our waitress recognized us and went to retreive our Scotch Ales before we even sat down. The patrons seemed like locals, especially ski bums fresh off the slopes We didn't get the trendy feel or smokiness the other reviewer spoke of, but we went on weeknights.

Finally, they have a rooftop deck that seems quite nice during warmer weather.

Apr 18, 2006
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schoolcb from Texas

3.08/5  rDev -23.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

Happened to be in town on business, and only stopped by to try a couple of pints, and they were out of 3 of their beers (it turns out this was ok, as all 3 were their bland, light, average beer drinker variety). I tried the Porter and it was alright. Service wasn't all that great. Not bad, just not great. They did have a band playing on the upper deck, but I wasn't there to eat so didn't stick around to check it out. They were doing a steady business, and this was a weeknight. All in all I'd recommend if you are in the area that you stop by and give them a try.

Aug 30, 2004
Silver Peak Restaurant & Brewery in Reno, NV
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