Nevada Food & Dining October 26, 2019
Travel Back In Time When You Visit Shim’s Surplus Supplies, A 1920s Themed Speakeasy In Nevada
Reno was Nevada’s largest city at the time of Prohibition, so of course, it had quite a reputation for all kinds of sinful activities. Back then, alleyways acted as secret passageways to gambling, drinking, and endless debauchery. The days of Prohibition are long gone, but the Biggest Little City in the World still likes to embrace its rebellious reputation. The city is still home to a handful of speakeasies, and the one featured here opened just earlier this year. Party like it’s 1920 and be sure to stop by this modern speakeasy for a grand ol’ time!
Shhhh. Don't be fooled by Shim's Surplus Supplies unassuming exterior. It may look like a typical army surplus store on the outside, but there's a hidden speakeasy within these walls that's well worth checking out.
If you'd like to enter this modern speakeasy, don't go to the front door. The
actual entrance can be found in the alleyway out back, at the door that reads "Shim's Deliveries Only." If the green light above the door is illuminated, then that means the speakeasy is open and ready for visitors.
Once you've officially found the hidden bar, you'll instantly be taken back in time to a bygone era. The speakeasy boasts a quaint old-timey atmosphere, complete with a bartender in a 1920s-era outfit and vintage decor everywhere you look.
The ambiance is definitely unique, and it's fitting for a building with so much history. In fact, the building that Shim's occupies is nearly a century old. It's housed a variety of businesses during its lifetime ranging from shops to bars. However, this is the building's first speakeasy...or is it?
At Shim's, you can enjoy a delicious craft cocktail prepared expertly in front of your eyes. Alternatively, you can choose from their wide selection of draft and canned beer. They don't serve food, so be sure to eat something beforehand.
Of course, it wouldn't be a true speakeasy without some sort of live entertainment. Shim's offers live music on select nights from local musicians, with a focus on jazz, swing, and bluegrass acts. This place is definitely the real deal!
Enjoy a tasty cocktail in one of the most unique environments Nevada has to offer. Shim's Surplus Supplies is the place to go when you'd like to add a bit of secrecy into your life.
What do you think? Are you intrigued by this modern speakeasy that recently opened? It definitely looks like a unique place to enjoy a delicious craft cocktail. Check out another wacky drinking destination when you read about
The Death-Themed Tavern In Nevada That’s Perfectly Macabre In All The Right Ways. Address: 125 W 3rd St, Reno, NV 89501, USA
OnlyInYourState may earn compensation through affiliate links in this article.