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Taps: 24 / Bottles: 120
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
5162 Meadowood Mall Cir
phone: (775) 828-0775
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75 | $$
775 Gastropub is an interesting landmark at Meadowood Mall. It has it's own entrance and, by far, the best draft and bottle list in all of Reno.
I've been going here for a little over a year pretty regularly, and the draft list changes out often enough that I am usually able to try 3-4 different beers a week without repeats. The bottle list gets rotated a little less, but that is offset by how huge it is - last I checked it was around 3 pages long.
On to the food - it's hit or miss. Some of the menu items are decent, but I've only been 'wowed' when ordering off of the 'Chef's Special' menu or at the beer dinners (more on those in a moment). But you aren't going here for the food. You go here because, quite frankly, nobody else in Reno, save a couple places downtown, have anything worth drinking. And the bartenders here? They're actually - gasp - nice people who know how to make a good cocktail. Even without the beer list, that alone is worth my money.
About those beer dinners - $50 for 6 courses, all paired with a different beer. They're usually themed to a specific brewery, but every once and awhile they will do a theme around a country or a distributor. The best part about these is, somehow, they get stuff that rarely makes it to northern Nevada.
On the whole, this place has good food and an excellent beer list. I'd have to drive to California or Vegas to find a place with more selection.
04-04-2013 23:32:13 |
More by Cinderbike
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$$
Gastropub has likely the largest selection of beer of any pub in the city. Their food is great and their bar tenders are very friendly. The location is smack dab in the middle of the city so you can't beat that in general.
Now allow me to provide some negative feedback. This place is a restaurant. As with any place who stocks a huge selection of this and that, their prices are ridiculous for many of their beers. I am big fan of Belgian style brews and if I were to frequent this place, I would have to take a loan out just to buy a good beer. They literally charge $10 more than Ben's does for many of their high quality beers like Chimay and the Trappist ilk (I understand that Ben's isn't a restaurant). For example, Anchorage Brewing co. (obviously not Trappist) The tide and its takersv, great Belgian style golden ale... $13 at Bens for a 22oz, $25 at Gastro Pub. If you want to waste your money on great beer, these guys probably have it in stock for you in a great restaurant atmosphere plus they have free wifi like a good modern business. The dude who owns this joint must drive an aircraft carrier because their margins are crazy. Either that or they pay their bar tenders like hedge fund managers which would be nice to hear.
I recommend this place for the food, atmosphere, selection and bar tenders, beyond that, I hope you are looking to blow your christmas bonus or are Mitt Romney.
01-19-2013 09:14:24 |
More by Dear_Abbey
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
LOVE this place. Best mid-priced restaurant in Reno by far. The chef is like a Van Gogh reincarnate. Her food is widly creative, but it remains accessible to most by offering some American classics as well. Beer prices can run a little high and $1 off beers at happy hour isn't as enticing as some other places in the area, but 775 always has a fantastic rotating tap and pays close attention to the glassware they serve the beers in. An imperial stout or IPA in a snifter will give you a totally different and ultimately more rewarding experience than in a pint glass, as many of us know.
They also do beer dinners where a brewer provides six different beers and the chef creates 6 courses designed to pair with each beer. The food doesn't often end up on the menu after, but the beer stays on tap until it's gone. So even if you can't afford the $50 ticket or don't particularly want the dinner, you'll often have the opportunity to try some rare beers by great breweries. They've done Lagunitas, Stone, Anderson Valley, Firestone Walker, Mammoth and more.
The only real setback is the unfortunate location at the Meadowwood Mall.
08-21-2012 00:54:20 |
More by TheRealBigC
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
I'm curious why the first 2 reviews were more about the location of this exceptional pub versus what this place actually has to offer? One of the biggest list of beers you will find in one place in Reno that not only offers food as well, but great service and a cheery/personable staff.
Want music on Saturday nights? They have it. Want to sit out on the patio and enjoy a beer as the sun goes down on a nice warm night? They have it. Want to get away from the hysteria of downtown and the rowdy crowds? This place offers that. Want to go to a place and not worry about where to park and how much it will cost? This place has that.
Is it in a mall? Yes. Does that matter? No. How many restaurants are in strip malls yet people got to them? Exactly. The 775 is one of my favorite places. I go a lot. Why? Because it offers everything I want. Fine craft beer with friendly service and exceptional food that isn't the frozen then reheated hash you can get at other places like Bully's.
There are 2 happy hours a day, 3-6 pm and 9-12 pm. Every couple of months they also have Beer Dinner's that not only give you the best dining experience you can imagine, but pair well to the chosen beer of that dinner. Chef goes out of her way to prepare a new weekly menu that is a list of specials just for that week.
So, if a mall scares you so much, then maybe this place isn't for you. However, if you are like me and you want the best beer selection in Reno and maybe some great food while you sip on some spectacular beers, this is the place. Beer geeks aren't scared by a mall. In fact, they take their wife/girlfriend/significant other and let them roam the mall as you kick back with a couple fine pints of Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura on tap.
04-30-2011 16:28:37 |
More by WESanborn
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Don't listen to these other reviews. I concede that the place doesn't belong in a mall. I even concede that the menu is a little pricey, but as far as beer lists go, this rivals NYC's Blind Tiger. Amazing tap list, featuring jolly pumpkin, dfhcb, rogue xs imperial, and many more. If you like really good beer, and by that I mean double ipa's, imperial style beers, brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediococcus, get to 775. You won't regret it. Superb beer selection despite mall location. Well over 150 bottles, and a menu that is clearly hand-picked by a beer geek like me.
03-29-2011 19:37:18 |
More by OudeJohn
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$$$
This pub used to be a Bully's sports bar. Bully's is a 5 or 6 bar chain in northern NV. I totally agree with Beerandraiderfan, this pub does not fit in the mall. The beer selection is expensive and the food, while great quality, is also expensive.When it was Bully's they always had a beer special and an app. special so it was a good fit for the mall goers. Also last year the locally famous Great Basin Brewing opened a location across from the mall.
On the bright side when I was there thay had HopStar IPA on tap. Only a few local bars carry it and it the next few years it will become famous, it is locally brewed.
01-30-2011 19:53:27 |
More by VegasBill
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
Not the decor you would be expecting inside the old mall in Reno. Too nice, artisanal woodwork all over the place, very clean. Really, a weird location. In fact, maybe I'm getting ahead of myself, but that's really the reason I don't see this place working in the long term, i.e., its location doesn't fit. Its out of the way for tourist dollars, and generally, the local population is kinda cheap and not as likely to go to the mall to drink craft beer, aside from the fact its away from the usual drinking destination area of downtown.
Service is good, haven't been busy the two times I've been there. Selection, they have a mix of good stuff and local stuff (yes there is definitely a difference). Like every other place these days, there's their list of beers, and then there's the beers they actually have in stock, which are very different.
A decent option in Reno, I'm just afraid its location will hurt it in the long run. You can't depend on mall traffic and broke locals in Reno, you need the true business professional and tourist scene that is downtown.
Good choice of beer, their flights are a real deal, definitely have to recommend checking those out.
EDIT: The vibe is even worse when there are people there. Basically the type of people who are opinionated instead of informed, don't get out much, say things like 'support local beer' instead of being able to 'support best' because they haven't been anywhere. Lots of buttkissing Reno brew scene lackeys. It ain't my fault you haven't experienced the good stuff fom Stone, Bruery, Lost Abbey, Bootlegger's, Craftsman, Toronado, O'Brien's, Drake's, Lagunitas, Jupiter, Ballast Point etc. . .
I mean really. Who are you going to trust? Questionable and possible fake reviews from people with only 1 review and no posts here?
This place is fine when nobody is there. Its the poser aspect of the clientele that is the most destructive thing to the place. Hopefully those reviews aren not from the owners/employees, because, you know, for shame.
01-18-2011 17:28:16 |
More by Beerandraiderfan
775 Gastropub in Reno, NV