Enjoying adults-only activities in Reno/Tahoe.

Zeppelin Bar Reno (Jeramie Lu)
Zeppelin Bar Reno (Jeramie Lu)

By Holly Zynda

Zeppelin Bar Reno (Jeramie Lu)
Zeppelin Bar Reno (Jeramie Lu)

Whether on a hot date, celebrating an anniversary, or planning a girls/guys night out be sure to experience our 21+ nightlife for an unforgettable evening out on the town.

Sure Reno/Tahoe is one of the best family friendly vacation destinations, but did you know there are many hot spots here that offer exclusively 21-and-up entertainment? Here’s a quick look at some places to checkout sans kiddos.

To start, I highly recommend a stop at Zeppelin in south Reno. Here you’ll find an array of upscale food, as well as a full bar. The bartenders make artfully crafted beverages, including seasonal drinks; their bloody Mary is adorned with a full meal, complete with muscles and pickles. Zeppelin also has a charcuterie board with custom sushi-style ordering, so you can order only the meats and cheeses you want. This bar/restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday. zeppelinreno.com

When I’m dressed to the nines, I head to one of the area’s high-end clubs where they offer private booths and bottle service. Lex in the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno offers a large venue with a pool seated right in the middle of the club sandwiched by a pair of go-go dancing platforms and three bars to choose from. It also has a large dance floor, and both sides of the venue are lined with private booths, where patrons can get flaming bottle service. The crème de la crème of clubs, Lex also brings in the hottest DJs, like DJ P-Jay and Mike Fusion. lexnightclub.com

In South Lake, there are two high-end clubs to choose from. At Peek, located in Harrah’s Casino, I enjoy the five-star experience and find DJs from around the world. On Fridays, ladies and locals get in free before 11 p.m. Be aware, Peek also serves as a show and concert venue, so be sure to check out the calendar before you go. peeknightclub.uvtix.com

Opal Ultra Lounge
Opal Ultra Lounge

Just down the street in the Montbleu Resort, Casino and Spa, Opal is perfect for groups, especially bachelor/ette parties, and offers private booths tiered down from $1500. I go there for a more Vegas-style experience and to enjoy the beats of DJs from around northern California and Nevada. montbleuresort.com

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Zeppelin Bar Reno (Jeramie Lu)
Zeppelin Bar Reno (Jeramie Lu)

When looking for a more underground club scene, I head to 1Up in Reno, which sports an industrial vibe. The club owners work hard to keep the club constantly evolving, including adding a stimulating laser array. At 1Up, there is a generally younger crowd bouncing to house and EDM on Thursday through Saturday nights, sometimes until sunrise. 1upreno.com

In between Peek and Opal in South Lake sits Xhale, an underground club and hooka lounge. This venue, lined with black light murals, hosts local DJs as well as special guest DJs from around the nation and caters to women, providing a safe and inviting environment where I head for a puff, a sip, or a space to dance out my day, since they are open 360 nights a year. hookahbarlaketahoe.com

Whether on a hot date, celebrating an anniversary, or planning a girls/guys night out be sure to experience our 21+ nightlife for an unforgettable evening out on the town.

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