This Former Mining Boom Town Still Has Old-Fashioned Charm
The Old Corner bar in Virginia City, Nevada is a place to wet your whistle inside or “Out front of the Old Corner Bar,” as the folks in these parts likes to say. Sometimes, there’s even live music from a rock cover band. Although the bartender may not actually slide your shot glass down the length of the bar – but hey, maybe if you ask!
Having a drink this saloon is hardly the only activity in Virginia City. Here’s a rundown of other places to see in this former 1800s mining boom town 30 minutes from the Reno-Tahoe airport.
Everyone is a Local at Night when participating businesses stay open late and share the best of their authentic old-west hospitality.
The Cider Factory
The Cider Factory a quaint and rustic eatery situated in the historic Edith Palmer’s Country Inn, boasting 19th century charm with a cozy outdoor patio. The Cider Factory is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Piper’s Opera House
Piper’s Opera House was once one of the most significant theaters on the West Coast. Today, the restored historical opera house maintains its roots of a performing arts center, offering a variety of events for all ages. From bingo night to murder mystery productions; country dancing to cocktail mixology classes, there’s an event for everyone.
Gallery of the West
Located at the corner of Silver Street and B Street, Gallery of the West is dedicated to celebrating the spirit of the American West through traditional and contemporary fine, original art. Featuring local and regional artists in painting, sculpture and graphics.
Cobb Mansion Bed & Breakfast
When it’s time to wind down and stay a spell, visitors are invited to enjoy the quiet and elegant Cobb Mansion Bed and Breakfast. The restored 1876 Victorian Italianate mansion is furnished with period antiques, has six rooms with private baths and a gourmet breakfast.
Virginia City adventures are best kicked off at the Visitors Center where guests can learn about up-to-date attraction hours and operation, ask questions and get their Comstock Adventure Pass, offering museum and attraction passes at a discount and catered to each visitor’s interest. For more information on Virginia City, go to the official visitor’s website, VirginiaCityNV.com.