In 1965, some San Francisco refugees bought an old building, fixed it up, moved in upstairs, and went to San Francisco to look for a house band. There they found the Charlatans, who were looking for their first gig. From the stage of the Red Dog they introduced the world to psychedelic guitar band rock and roll.
In 1966 the house band was Big Brother and the Holding Company. Janis Joplin joined the band here and went on with it when it returned to San Francisco.
Red Dog Saloon
76 North C St.
Virginia City NV 89440