Genoa Bar and Saloon

The Genoa Bar and Saloon is Nevada's oldest "thirst parlor," which makes sense since Genoa is Nevada's oldest town. The saloon was built in 1853 and opened as "Livingston's Exchange," and many elements of the bar are original. The diamond-dust mirror behind the bar came from Glasglow, Scotland in the 1840s.

Many famous names have indulged a drink -- or three -- at the Genoa Bar, including Mark Twain, President Ulysses S. Grant, President Teddy Roosevelt, Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, Lauren Bacall, Red Skelton, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, John Denver, and Raquel Welch. In fact, Raquel Welch was convinced to leave her bra behind, which she did, as long as all the other bras were taken down. Her black leopard-print bra still hangs from the rafters, and the removed lingerie spills from a safe on the saloon floor.

Several movies have been filmed at the saloon, including "The Shootist" with John Wayne, Charley Varrick with Walter Mathau, "Honky Tonk Man" with Clint Eastwood, "Misery" with James Caan and Kathy Bates, and "Till the River Runs Dry" with Ann-Margaret.

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Latitude: 39.003229 Longitude: -119.846469 Elevation: 4797 ft
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Hours Open

10 a.m. until everyone goes home, seven days a week

Seasons Open

Year-round

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

Bob and Betty Carver and family ran the bar from 1963 to 2000. Now local couple Willy and Cindy Webb own and run the drinking establishment.

Comments

Unique and one hell of a bar to get probably the coldest beer in Nevada

Paul Balaich - Aurora, IL, 7/24/2010

What a historic gem in the West! You could feel the history in the place!

John Tuma - Pittsburgh PA, 3/28/2011

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