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Great Basin Brewing Co.

846 Victorian Ave., Sparks, NV 89432
775-355-7711
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Ranked #5 of 232 restaurants in Sparks
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $20
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Drove into Reno late Wednesday evening after 10hrs on the road HUNGRY & THIRSTY...so based on the proximity of Great Basin Brewery to my hotel & reviews here on TripAdvisors I gave it a try. It was easy to find with nice outdoor seating as well as plenty indoors. *Now Please NOTE* I am Thoroughly Irish and next door is... More

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Tracy, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

So, my wife and I came in for a quick beer on a Friday night. We were warming up for the Reno beer crawl the next day. I found a great beer real quick (it's a gift I have). My wife went through a million or so samples but the bar keep (John) would not stop until she found a... More

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Wingfield springs
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I've been here several times, I'm not gonna lie. I have nothing bad to say about this place. It's all good. Buy the $100 pack gift cards at Costco for $75.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

This is a typical brewpub......they do have a bunch of handcrafted beers that cover the spectrum of tastes. I had a grilled chicken salad and my husband had the salmon and chips. Both were pretty good, not great, however. The chicken was a little dry, but the dressing was real good. The deep fried salmon filets were pretty good. They... More

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Sparks, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Paito dinning is always very nice! Salmon special was really moist and topping were very fresh. our waitress seemed lost at times but pulled it off to get a better than average tip.

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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323 reviews 323 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

In my opinion the Sparks location is truer to the classical ideal of how a brewpub should look and feel. Makes sense since Great Basin Brewing started in Sparks in 1993. However, their expansion into Reno in 2010 looks as if they are going mainstream after the Applebee's crowd. I'm glad I visited both sites to see the difference in... More

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Mountain View, CA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Can't say enough good things about this place! You gotta try the home brew Icky beer and some beer battered fish and chips. Won't do good things for your cholesterol, but it'll make you smile for a while. Never had a bad meal here. Plus, on weekends, they often have live entertainment... either music or comedy. The beer list alone... More

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Lacey, Washington
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95 reviews 95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We found like-minded people to talk with here...we visited on a quiet evening in the winter...the food and entertainment were great as well.

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SPARKS
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

went in to have a lunch it was on a weekend that Reno had the balloon races so they got busier than they expected and had short handed the crew for the day and then got swamped. the service took over an hour and a half for service and the service at that rate was hurried and quite rude. I... More

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Sparks, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We've been going to "Great Basin" in Sparks ever since they opened (20 years) and are still impressed. The food is way above average, but diners have got to remember this is a brew pub. The location in Reno has the same menu but offers some of the best pizza around. The jalapeno stuffed crust is GREAT. The Servers Tom... More

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