If you truly love beer, you have to make sure you visit Krug Park when in Omaha. Inside the bar (which was built in 1908) an old-time decor of wood and brink enhances the atmosphere. But it is the craft beer menu that keeps their customers coming back again and again so they can try a rare brew that just got put on tap. The bar also offers bloody marys and other spirits apart from beer.
How can a night at the bar get any better? By adding arcade games and pinball machines, that's how. And Beercade promises just that, with about two dozen arcade games and a dozen pinball machines spread out over two levels. These include crowd favorites like Mario Bros., NBA Jam, and Galaga. In addition to the games, the bar here serves up a great selection of microbrews and IPAs. The bar can also be rented out for parties and other events.
This bar overflows with charm, as it is filled with bar and restaurant memorabilia including old menus, matchbooks, napkins and the like, covering the wood plank walls while a collection of glass liquor decanters (including several Elvises) holds court on shelves overhead. Dartboards and arcade games add to the festive atmosphere. The full bar offers cocktails and more than 20 different beers, as well as the unique option of champagne on tap. If you are hungry, try a doggie bowl filled with hot peanuts in the shell or use the house phone to order a pizza from Sgt Peffer's Cafe Italian, located right across the street.
Located in Omaha's Historic Old Market, The Berry & Rye serves craft cocktails using fresh syrups, bitters and sodas that are all made in-house. Their inventive cocktails and specialty drinks are inspired from Pre-Prohibition era drinks. Some signature specials include the Bell of Bombay with gin and strawberry red bell pepper syrup, the Dill Collins with vodka and green chartreuse, and the Antoinette with rye whiskey and maple syrup.
If your idea of a fun evening includes cocktails, cigars, and live music, then the Havana Garage is certain to delight you. The bar exudes an upscale vibe that is enhanced by live music during the weekends. Visit the cigar bar downstairs that sells a variety of cigars which you can sample in the bar or on the outdoor patio. The cocktail menu is decked with an array of specialty drinks that are ingeniously concocted. You can also choose from a tasteful selection of wines, spirits, and craft beers.
Die-hard clubbers and late night party-goers come to this place for its great sound and lighting. The Max may cater primarily to an LGBT clientele, but it is equally popular with all crowds. The Happy Hour, between 4:00p and 8:00p everyday, ensures a crowd before night falls. Visitors can shake a leg at the dance floor, grab a couple of drinks at the bar or enjoy a game at the pool table. Events such as Mr. Max Contest, trivia nights, drag shows and Cowboys vs Cowgirls make sure the regulars are always entertained.
The Down Under has all the makings for an enjoyable night out. The bar offers up a varied, seasonal selection of beers, ales and ciders, alongside some stellar micro-brews, cocktails, infused spirits, and more. The entertainment program is just as eclectic with open mic nights, concerts and karaoke to look forward to. The ambiance is reminiscent of a dive bar, without the usual trappings, and the prices are fair. All things said and done, what really makes the Down Under a worthy contender is the friendly service that pairs with its varied offer. For those who enjoy a good game, the back room has a few dartboards and pinball machines for your entertainment.
If you are eating at Stella's Bar & Grill, you just have to try their burger. After all, it is considered by many to be the best burger in the entire city, if not the state. Their burger has been named Nebraska's Best Burger by the Nebraska Beef Council, and if anybody knows beef it is them. A wide array of extra items can be added to your burger, including a fried egg and jalapeno bacon. Specialty cocktails are also offered, including the Stella Tsunami which includes rum, orange and pineapple juice and grenadine.
Jerry's Bar is a neighborhood dive that has both old school and contemporary charm. The decor is mainly kitsch vintage beer paraphernalia, and the bar offers an impressive beer selection to match. Jerry's Bar is respectful of its patrons' preferences and serves gluten-free and non-alcoholic beers alongside craft, international, and seasonal favorites. Those more in the mood for a cocktail will enjoy the notoriously tasty Bloody Mary. Advertising happy hour prices round the clock, Jerry's Bar draws a mixed crowd of loyal regulars and excited newcomers, and it welcomes everyone to come support the Cornhuskers on game nights.
This restaurant is best known for its gyros and Athenian Salads. The menu also includes other Greek and American salads, sandwiches and entrees. Start with Saganaki, a flamed cheese appetizer and finish with a piece of homemade Baklava. A fully-stocked bar offers usual beverages in addition to imported Greek wines and beers. The restaurant has a casual, family-style atmosphere, welcoming for the kids too. The party room available at this restaurant serves as a great venue for hosting private events. Check out their website for more information.