Happy Hour at Louis’ Basque Corner
I visited Louis’ Basque Corner on a Sunday afternoon just to get in on the awesome happy hour I heard they had. Louis’ Basque Corner is located at 301 E 4th St. in Reno. It is a hop and a skip from the Freight House/Aces Ballpark and is only a couple block from the big casinos in Downtown Reno. They are open from 4pm-9:30pm on Sunday and Monday and from 11am-9:30pm Tuesday-Saturday.
I walked in to Louis’ Basque corner and had a seat at the bar. The atmosphere here is fairly old fashioned any homey; I felt like I was transported to a bar living somewhere between the years of 1920-1940. They serve family style meals so most of the tables are set up to serve a group of people.
My only intention while I was there was to try the famous Basque drink they serve called Picon Punch. Normally they serve this drink for $4 but during happy hour it is only a measly $2. Picon Punch is made of Amer Picon soda water, Grenadine, brandy, and lemon peel. I can say it’s not the best drink I’ve had it’s certainly not the worst either. I had a few Picons and decided it was time to try an appetizer as they were on happy hour special too. I settled on the garlic fries for $2.50 and was not disappointed; literally the best garlic fries I have EVER had!
The bartender gave me really good service and I even made some friends at the bar who were more than happy to teach me how to play a dice game called one four twenty-four. Overall this restaurant scored high on ambiance, service, and food (the Picons weren’t bad either!) I will most certainly be back there to try dinner!
Sometimes I get a bug to try some interesting cuisine (and drinks); where do you like to do to get something other than normal fair?