Sleep Inn & Suites Airport
2525 Abbott Drive
Omaha, NE 68110
Phone: (402) 342-2525
Fax: (402) 342-9214
Bars & Cafes
Slowdown is owned and operated by locals Jason Kulbel and Robb Nansel. The drinks here are reasonably priced, and for all you Boulevard Wheat lovers, this is haven—they have it on tap here. They have superb quality sound system and an excellent jukebox. Also the layout is well thought out. Be sure to check this one out that next time you are in Omaha.
Located at Dodge Street, Nosh Wine Lounge is a great hang out spot. Wine lovers are treated with more than 100 wines to choose from. The bar includes, premium liquors and a unique mix of cocktails as well. The food served is delicious and much appreciated. The ambiance is relaxed and comfortable, and the service of the staff is friendly and attentive. They offer their space for private parties, dinners, events and functions. For more information and reservations, call ahead or visit their website.
This Old Market favorite features a lively atmosphere and fun décor. The menu offers a variety of pizzas, sandwiches, pastas and salads, and the full bar stocks 110 different beers. The loud, spirited ambiance is perfect for adults and kids. The restaurant even gives children their own new pack of four crayons for entertainment. A separate room filled with pool tables often hosts billiards tournaments.
Located in Omaha's historic Old Market, this ultra-popular downtown spot is where the action is. The sleek, black-and-white interior is dominated by an island-style bar stocked with an extensive selection of wines, a slew of domestic and imported beers, and a seemingly endless array of exotic cocktails. The regular menu is far from ho-hum, with big salads, tasty sandwiches and light entrees. The specialty menu changes nightly. Reservations are highly recommended.
If your idea of a fun evening includes cocktails, cigars, and live music, then the Havana Garage is a must visit. The bar has an upscale vibe that is enhanced by live jazz several nights a week. Downstairs there is a cigar bar that sells a variety of cigars that you can smoke in the bar or on their outdoor patio. The cocktail menu is filled with specialty drinks like Mojitos and Cuba Libras.
Mr. Toad's Pub is a favorite of locals and tourists alike. Upon entering, you feel like you are in an old English pub. There are two rooms: one with a big wooden bar and several tables and chairs, the other with a grand piano in one corner and shelves filled with leather-bound books lining the walls. Large windows look out onto Howard Street, the Old Market main drag. The outdoor patio is the place to be on a hot summer evening. Omaha's Luigi Waites plays live jazz every Sunday night.
This hamburger and beer joint in the Old Market offers more than just good bar food and a large selection of brews. It also provides a casual, fun atmosphere, outdoor dining and some of the tastiest chicken tenders around. It is the perfect place to bring the whole gang; just shove some tables together and you have a party. Food is served from a walk-up kitchen at the back of the establishment. When your order is ready, the chef yells your name over a loud intercom.
From the street, this spot looks like no big deal, but like Alice falling through the looking glass, Bar 415 patrons find themselves transported to a super-hip jazz club more likely to be found in New York than in a small Midwest cubbyhole. The long, dark room with exposed brick walls is dominated by a big, wooden bar lit by colorful Pottery Barn-like hanging lamps. The drink menu is very uptown with Cosmopolitans, Martinis and such. On the weekends, local jazz bands play from a stage suspended from the ceiling. A cover charge is collected when live music is offered.
Located in Omaha's Historic Old Market, The Berry & Rye serves craft cocktails with a level of care unseen in other bars in the city. This bar specializes in pre-Prohibition era drinks with an eye on coming up with some of the most inventive cocktails around. These specialty drinks 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.
This wine and cheese bar in the Old Market is like a quaint European cafe. Wines from around the world are arranged according to country of origin; choose a bottle and a nice hunk of cheese and relax in the comfortable, marketplace setting. Seating is available inside and out, and, if you do not finish your wine this time, the staff will be happy to label it and save it for you to enjoy on a future visit. A full bar is also available.
Whisky Tango is Omaha's most popular country music nightclub. This place is always packed with locals who are taking advantage of the bar's awesome drink specials. In addition to country music, the DJs here play top 40 hits which help keep the dance floor packed nightly. There are also pool tables available for a friendly game with a friend or even a stranger.
This fun restaurant/bar in the Old Market, formerly an old firehouse, has two levels: the first floor houses a bar and restaurant, the second story has multiple pool tables and a full bar. It brews its own beer and root beer, and you can see the vats from the restaurant. A full list of hard-to-find micro brews is available. The food is excellent; start with the artichoke dip, then try the grilled steak fajitas for a great meal any night of the week.