Downtown Carson City
With the revitalization of new roads and pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, the heart of Nevada’s capital is thriving with shops, bars, restaurants, and events – all managed and spawned by local entrepreneurs of Carson City.
With the Carson Nugget casino just blocks away, this area has a bright future ahead as more expansion projects to interest locals and visitors are in the works.
By living downtown, you’ll be contributing to the city’s quality of life in two ways: you’ll help circulate local dollars and you’ll indulge in downtown ambiance like a real local – advocating the spirit Carson City exhibits.
Places to eat
Café at Adele’s – With a five star rating from OpenTable – including the 2017 Diners’ Choice Award – Café at Adele’s offers specially created organic cuisine choices, in a luxurious yet comfortable space. The restaurant also received a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor and has won 77 awards from Nevada Appeal’s Best of Carson City contest over the years.
The Basil – An authentic Thai restaurant with locally produced menu and tropical atmosphere; one of downtown’s newest restaurants.
LA Bakery – Pastries baked fresh daily with options for vegans and others with specific diets.
The Fox – English-style brewpub with traditional and standard English pub selections.
Garibaldi’s – Classic Italian food including garlic bread, pasta and meat recipes with wine selections.
Red’s Old 395 Grill – Hand-cut steaks, ribs and buffalo ribs with massive beer menu.
Mom & Pop’s Diner – American diner with tropical theme, favorite comfort food selections.
Kim Lee’s Sushi & Oyster Bar – Another Carson City “Best of” restaurant offering all-you-can-eat.
Places to drink
Old Globe Saloon – Carson City’s oldest bar
Westside Pour House – This bar often hosts karaoke night and supports local crawls. There’s also a conference room reserved for parties and events.
Blue Bull – Classic setup with seasonal cocktail menu, pool, darts, and jukebox.
Jimmy G’s Cigar Bar – Lounge with specialty martinis, scotches, and selection of cigar pairings.
Places to explore
Learn about Carson City at:
Tours at the Capital
Nevada State Museum
Nevada State Railroad Museum
Best places for kids:
Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada
Arlington Square ice rink (seasonal)
Annual events and happenings:
Nevada Day Parade
The Wine Walk
Taste of Downtown
Concerts at McFadden Plaza