Welcome to the drunkest county in America’s annual bars and clubs guide!

We’re No. 1!

Finally! We’re No. 1! After languishing on the bottom of national lists for things like education, healthcare and voter turnout, Washoe County is finally excelling. In what, you ask? Drinking!

In January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranked Washoe County as having the highest rate of heavy drinkers in the nation, with a score of 9.4 percent. “Heavy” being more than two drinks a day for men and more than one drink a day for women.

We are so, so proud. We’d like to thank all of you who’ve diligently worked at this task, mercilessly bellying up to bars all over Reno and Sparks, throwing down shots way past your bedtime, sometimes even missing work because of it, all so that we can finally stand up as a community and say, “We’re No. 1!”

In recognition of our combined efforts, we ask you all to celebrate by—what else?—drinking! Whether you’re into chic lounges, sketchy dive bars, cozy pubs or wine bars, this guide hopes to lead you in the right direction. Now say it with us: “We’re number 1! We’re number 1! We’re number …. [conk].”

The pub of the Irish
Be it sorrow or celebration, Irish pubs know how to do it right.

Seeing red
Which local restaurants do the most service to one of the most treacherously named drinks around?

The lap of luxury
Lounges for posh preferences.

Our 12 favorite bars in Reno
The fabulously dirty dozen.

Tannic impressive
Tannic impressions: There are bars that serve wine, and wine shops that offer wine tastings. Now, Reno has a healthy presence of straight up wine bars. Here’s a flight of them.

Head first
Head first: 5 dive bars, 1 night.

Sake to ya
The fine-grained details of Japanese rice wine.

DIY drinks
Make them like the pros.