Reno Police Department Apologizes for Press Release Error

Santa Crawl 2013. Image: Victoria Janicke.
Santa Crawl 2013. Image: Victoria Janicke.

Last weekend’s Santa Crawl drew a handful of alcohol violations, but one pub was inaccurately noted by police as a violator. The Washoe Public House was incorrectly added to the Reno Police Department’s (RPD) “Alcohol Compliance Check” media release on Sunday. It was listed under a list of “businesses that failed and served alcohol to underage volunteers.”

Washoe Public House
Facebook/Washoe Public House.

The pub posted a correction on its Facebook page, and it tagged the news media that reported the error. Media representatives commented that they were reporting information that came from RPD.

Police then apologized and sent today a corrected press statement:

“The news release dated 12-9-17, listed the Washoe Public House has having failed the alcohol compliance check during the Santa Crawl. That information was listed in error as the Washoe Public House did receive a passing certificate during the compliance check. We apologize for any inconvenience or issues this may have created.

Most businesses passed the compliance check — 41 in total — while four did not:

  1. Wild River Grille – 17 S. Virginia Street
  2. Wild Garlic Pizza – 170 S. Virginia Street
  3. Silver Peak Restaurant and Brewery – 135  N. Sierra Street
  4. Blind Dog Tavern – 100 N. Arlington Ave.
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    • Looks like most of them. Here’s the list from RPD.

      Businesses that passed and did not serve alcohol to underage volunteers:
      1. Five Star Saloon-132 West Street
      2. Imperial Bar and Lounge-150 N. Arlington Avenue
      3. MYNT Cannabis Dispensary-132 E. 2nd Street
      4. Ole Bridge Pub-50 N. Sierra Street
      5. Pizza Reno-26 W. 2nd Street
      6. Sierra Tap House-253 W. 1St Street
      7. The Jungle-246 W. 1st Street
      8. The Library l-134 W. 2nd Street
      9. Silver Legacy Casino (Run Bullions, Aura Ultra Lounge, Silver Baron Lounge) – 407 N. Virginia Street
      10. Shooter Saloon – 434 N. Virginia Street
      11. 3rd Street Bar – 125 W. 3rd Street
      12. The Rack-111 N. Virginia Street
      13. Harrah’s Casino (Sapphire Lounge, Stage at the Zone) – 219 N. Center Street
      14. Doc Hollidays 120 E. 2nd Street
      15. Eldorado Casino (Bar Centro, Novi, Brew Brothers) – 345 N. Arlington Avenue.
      16. Circus Circus Casino (El Jefe) – 500 N. Sierra Street
      17. Little Nugget Casino – 233 N. Virginia Street
      ​ 18. Davidson’s Distillery – 275 E. 4th Street
      ​ 19. Headquarters Bar – 219 W. 2nd Street Bar
      ​​20. Abby’s Highway 40 – 424 E. 4th Street
      ​​21. Lincoln Lounge – 306 E. 4th Street
      ​​22. The Mens Club – 270 N. Lake Street
      ​​23. Cal Neva Casino (Karaoke Bar) – 38 E. 2nd Street
      ​​24. Roundabout Grill – 255 N. Virginia Street
      ​​25. Siri Casino – 241 N. Virginia Street
      ​​26. The Little Nugget – 233 N. Virginia Street
      ​​27. 1Up Bar – 214 W. Commercial Row
      ​​28. Faces NV – 239 W. 2nd Street
      ​​29. Thai Corner Café – 100 W. 2nd Street
      ​​30. Pizano’s Pizza – 95 N. Sierra Street
      ​​31. The Stick – 95 N. Sierra Street
      ​​32. The Reef Sushi – 50 N. Sierra Street
      ​​33. The Eddy – 16 S. Sierra Street
      ​​34. Louis Basque Corner – 301 E. 4th Street
      ​​35. The Depot – 325 E. 4th Street
      ​​36. Lead Dog – 415 E. 4th Street
      ​​37. Studio on on 4th – 432 E. 4th Street
      ​​38. Our Bar – 211 W. 1st Street
      ​​39. Tonic Lounge – 231 W. 2nd Street
      ​​40. TJ Liquor – 229 W. 2nd Street
      ​​41. Silver Spur Liquor – 221 N. Virginia Street

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