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The Ponderosa Saloon

106 S C St, Virginia City, NV 89440-9800
+1 775-847-7210
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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“bank vault” (5 reviews)
“tour” (14 reviews)
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Bar, Pub
106 S C St, Virginia City, NV 89440-9800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to The Ponderosa to hang out with some friends after the 29th Annual Outhouse Races. Due to the amount of smoke in the establishment, I could only stay in there approximately 1 hour. I realize that in Nevada you are allowed to smoke...More

Thank Storyteller737311
Reviewed 2 August 2018

There were over a hundred drinking parlors/saloons in town during its peak, but this one offers a 25-minute underground mine tour (Best & Belcher Mine) in the back. Cost is $8 for adults. There's the original bank vault here, along with amazing photos of the...More

Thank CleopatraBunny
Reviewed 30 June 2018

The Virginia City Locals come out to the Pondo on Friday nights! We start with Trivia and stay for Karaoke!

Thank Caroline N
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

My husband stopped in and had a beer waiting for the mine tour. The bar had Alaskan Amber ale on tap and several others. The bartender was super friendly and told us the history of the building that was actually a bank in the early...More

Thank Jgray0615
Reviewed 18 June 2018

A must stop while walking the main street of Virginia City! Memories of the Ponderosa tv series! The Cartwright family actually did events in town during the years of filming.

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Fairly typical 'old time' saloon. Stopped in for a beer while wandering the touristy sidewalks. We'd probably go back but there wasn't as much character as there could have been. The waitress was attentive enough when she wasn't on her phone but she was eating...More

Thank C W
Reviewed 13 June 2017

For $8 you walk about 100 yards down a fake (?) mine shaft, the guide is very hard to hear if you are at the back of the group. Then, 25 minutes later you walk back out the way you came. There is a bank...More

Thank Lori F
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Walked in here to have a beer and see what life in Virginia City was like many years ago.The bartender's clothing seemed to have matched who would have served you then along with his accent. The bank vault,mine tour(fee),and other museum type stuff was throughout...More

Thank Yosemitesteve
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We did the mine tour on 2/15/2017 that was in the same building and it was very interesting. The tour guide was friendly and informative. After it was over we wanted lunch but decided to go down the street to the Palace where we had...More

Thank lorifly
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Did the mine tour and hung out at the bar until it was our time. Poor a decent drink cool bartender chatted with us and made some recommendations of where to visit and how to get to Carson and what to see when there. Came...More

Thank Rick L
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Doug O
17 October 2016|
Response from Shanen2093 |
Lots of food.
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Restaurant Details

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Bar, Pub
Lunch, Drinks
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Seating, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 S C St, Virginia City, NV 89440-9800
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Virginia City
  • Phone Number: +1 775-847-7210
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