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“History with a View”

Bucket of Blood Saloon
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

No visit to Virginia City is complete without stopping at the Bucket of Blood. Tons of history hanging on the wall, a few slot machines (very tight), bar and a great view. As to be expected, T shirts and souvenirs appear to be the cash cow for this place now. They are still a saloon and have some great beer, no food. When the three of visited (me, my son and grandson) we were it. Relaxed with a brew and soaked in a little history. And no we didn't buy a T shirt. Love this town.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I called into this old time saloon whilst visiting Virginia City. A real old gem of a place. Nice and clean and presented just as it would have been in the days of old. Seats at the back look out over the nearby countryside. Friendly staff only too happy to chat and provide you with the history of the saloon and the town itself whilst you enjoy their liquid or food refreshments

Thank Janice L
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting Virginia city for years. We were looking forward to our visit there this weekend to celebrate my wife's birthday. We wetter sorry to see the slot machines gone from the delta and the bonanza. We won't be back until we hear the machines are back.

Thank Charlie L
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Fun people and friendly staff. We had a blast! The place has an excellent atmosphere and makes you feel like regular at "Cheers"!

Thank animalkind
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

There are a number of bars/saloons on the main street of Virginia City. The name of this one makes it a must see. The trolley tour guide said the bar got it's name from the mop water's color after a bar-fight one night (and the clean up afterwards). I just stepped in to see it. It has the typical room long bar and mirror of the old west period. It claims to be "the original" and "since 1876". You can get a mug, a shot glass or other souvenirs to put in your collection if you are so inclined. When you learn about life in the town back in the day, it is not surprising how tough the saloons were, as well.

Thank Larry G
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