New Genoa bar opens this weekend |

New Genoa bar opens this weekend

Staff Reports

A new bar and restaurant is opening in Genoa on Friday and hopes to bring something new and exciting to the Carson Valley.

“Just quality food, quality drinks, quality service,” said co-owner Brent Knittel, who is opening this bar with his business partner April Haymond.

Cottonwood Cottage will serve barbecue cuisine as well as pizza and a full bar and will offer a place to play games and socialize.

It is located at the old site of Tombstone Tap & Grill at 202 Genoa Lane, and it gets its name from the cottonwood trees that adorn the property.

The nearly acre 125-year-old property features one of the only bocce ball courts in Northern Nevada.

The hours will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday, with the grand opening on August 5.

The property features reclaimed barn wood that exemplifies the rustic barn look and they will offer catering or private event services as well.

They will have cornhole tournaments, oversized jenga and a variety of backyard games to play.

“We just thought the Carson Valley was missing something new and exciting,” said Knittel.

Knittel hopes that his new venture turns out to be something people want to visit when coming to Nevada’s oldest settlement.

Before the restaurant industry, Knittel served as a special education teacher at Douglas High School and a real estate investor.

“Genoa is a neat little town,” said Knittel. “We want people to be outside to enjoy it.”

They will be opening just in time for special events such as Hot August Nights, Street Vibrations and Candy Dance.

They will have food and drink specials during the Candy Dance weekend as well as hosting Oktoberfest on Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. complete with German foods and German beer.

For more information call 250-1791.