10 of the Best Bars in Omaha


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Hit The Town on Friday Night At These Awesome Dranking Establishments

Are you tired from work and wanted to cap off the work-week stress-free? Don’t worry. WE GOT YOU! We listed down the finest bars in Omaha that you can hang-out for your Friday night. You can eat and have drinks with your friends in these 10 hip bars to go for your Friday night out.

1. Wicked Rabbit

“Omaha’s hidden gem”; This is how the customers describe the Wicked Rabbit. It is the first speakeasy craft cocktail lounge in Omaha. This bar is concealed by a small liquor shop called “Looking glass cigars & spirit.”

The store itself sells a lot of unique spirits and bottles of alcohol. Once you enter the store, greet the clerk behind the counter and tell them that you are looking for the ‘Wicked Rabbit’. After checking your ID, the staff will let you in. you will pull the wine bottle forward from the shelf; the wine bottle has a rabbit on its label. The door would swing open that would lead you to the place that is different from what you saw in the store; you are now in the Wicked Rabbit.

The bar itself is long and narrow, dimly lit, and the seating is luxurious and stylish, with gilded low tables. The mood is very cozy and quiet. It is such a perfect place to unwind and relax.

Wicked Rabbit
1508 Harney St
Omaha, NE 68102

2. Proof Whiskey Bar

Proof Whiskey Bar & Craft Cocktails offer whiskies from around the world. They combined, “the craftsmanship of the past centuries and modern technology to make the prohibition era meet the urban upscale.” They have a classy and relaxing feel because of the dim lights and relaxing kinds of music.

The management is commended for having superb customer service. They also have different kinds of hard to find bourbon. So, if you like the feel of “old-times” while sipping superbly made whiskey, this could be the perfect place for you.

Proof Whiskey Bar & Craft Cocktails
120 S 31st Ave.
Midtown Crossing
(402) 933-5969
https://proofwhiskeybar.com/

3. The Berry and Rye

You can find the Berry and Rye bar in almost a hidden spot of Howard street. It gives off the vibe of NYC bars. They offer craft cocktails that taste fruity and sweet. They are also proud of their reverse osmosis water system that ensures that they use the purest water in their ice craft program.

Customers were amazed by their talented mixologist that offers a shot you have never thought of. There’s a lot of variety of liquors which they import, some of them are self-invented. You can also watch as the bartender makes your drink.

If you are looking for a fancy bar and wanted to try a different type of drink then you should go and try this place.

The Berry and Rye
1105 Howard St
Old Market
(402) 613-1331

4. Laka Lono Rum Club

Laka Lono Rum club offers an island feeling with its tropical beach vibe. The drinks they offer are also Island themed cocktails. You can choose your table and enjoy their swinging chair.

The majority of their drinks are rum-based. However, you could request your desired drink. The most recommended drinks here are Volcano and Baby Yoda. You could try it yourself once you get there! It is great for a group getaway.

Laka Lono Rum Club
1204 Howard St
Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 786-8640
http://lakalono.com/

 5. Inkwell

This bar is small compared to other bars on this list. It would be a great go-to for those who want to unwind or simply wanted to be alone. They offer a lot of types of whiskey on their menu in case you are not in the mood to have a handcrafted cocktail. The ambiance of the bar is cozy with relaxing 90s music. Bartenders are knowledgeable in all the liquor they serve and have a great selection of whiskies and cocktails.

Inkwell
8716 Pacific St
Omaha, NE 68114
(402) 885-9305
https://inkwellbar.com/

6. Tiny House

This bar gives off the retro vibe with its interior design. The walls adorn mural arts, thoughtful light fixtures, and a fantastic variety of stellar cocktails that are served in retro glassware. They also offer a wide variety of wine, craft beer, and macro-brews. The little bohemia theme that is a bit uncommon in Omaha justified the vibe of drinks that the tiny house offers. If you like this kind of place, you may want to go and check it out.

Tiny House
1411 S 13th St
Omaha, NE 68105
402-715-5115

7. Thunderhead brewing

If you are a fan of beer, this would be the best place for you. They offer a lot of variety of beers; imported or local that you can also get in a can. They also have a 5oz. beer for light-drinker individuals.

You can have your beer inside their cozy place but if you want to enjoy the outside view, you can also do that. Thunderbird brewing does not offer food. However, you are allowed to bring your own. They also have games that you can play while waiting for your order so you won’t get bored.

All-in-all, this place is a great stop for beer lovers out there.

Thunderhead Brewing
1037 Jones St #68102
(402) 802-1600
https://www.thunderheadbrewing.com/

8. Osteria Segreto

Osteria Segreto (secret bar) lived off its meaning. This bar is the newest hidden lounge in Omaha. It is hidden in the basement of Blackstone Social, and the only way to identify its entrance is the candle placed in its window.

The bar is complete with prohibition-era décor with antique items to compliment the vibe. It serves the best old classic cocktail in town. They said that this bar is hard to find, but once you do, you will be rewarded.

Challenging, right? Feed your curiosity and try to find this bar in Blackstone social.

Osteria Segreto
3910 Farnam St B
Omaha, NE 68131
https://www.osteriasegreto.com/

9. Brother’s Lounge

Brother’s Lounge is one of Omaha’s original DIY neighborhood bars and also one of Omaha’s best bars. It is a laid back bar where you can enjoy your drinks while playing pool and darts or jukebox. You can also watch shows by local artists from time to time.

They offer a variety of drinks where you can have cheap domestic drinks or fancier beer. The place is also wide-space and cozy. There’s a lot to enjoy about this place aside from drinking.

Brother’s Lounge
Top of Form
3812 Farnam St
Omaha NE 68131
(402) 558-4096
https://lallayat.wixsite.com/brotherslounge

10. The Down under

The Down Under is a small bar located at Leavenworth St., Omaha. It is a great place to relax with old friends or meet new ones. It is also a perfect spot for those in love with the arts. In this place, you can freely express your artistic ideas without judgment from others.

There is a small stage with a musical instrument you can play. If you are lucky enough, you can catch their live band play. The vibe of this bar is sort of punk rock. There is also a mini-dance floor you can enjoy when your favorite hype music takes on.

The Down Under
3530 Leavenworth St
Omaha, NE 68105
(402) 933-3927
https://www.facebook.com/thedownunder3530/

Have you decided on the place you would want to spend this coming Friday? All the bars listed here are equally good. You have to decide what you would like to have when you get there and choose one in the list. Let us know your experience in these Omaha bars! We would be elated to hear from you.

Josh

Josh is the Editorial Director here at BARPX. His favorite drank is Baileys (Yassss, he's a light weight!) and counts the days when coronavirus is over so we can all get back to our favorite bars.

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