This is a pretty large place: 2 levels and a large outdoor seating area. It has a good sized bar, but only 2 TVís. The original is in an old industrial building in downtown Omaha, and they did a good job of recreating some of that feel. It has a good sized menu: lots of appetizers, somewhat gourmet pizzas and salads. Varied entrees. The steaks are Omaha steaks, which looks as it it bumped the price up a little, but my Filet was excellent, served with some excellent mashed potatoes and shaved Brussels sprouts. The pot roast was also very good. Pretty varied beer selection. All the ones I had were solid, but not spectacular. Worth the trip.
Didnít realize this place had been around so long but after seeing the review dates I guess so. Looks brand new and the vibe is very nice. A little upscale and definitely more of a restaurant feel. The food was really good although maybe a little high priced for what you get. The smoked gouda beer soup and pork tenderloins are as good of food as youíll find at any brewpub in the area. The beer was pretty blah but a flight of 12 samplers for $12 was okay. Service was fine. Iíd come back for the food but not for the beer.
There is really nothing bad I can say about this bar or the Old Market Location downtown. The beers are almost always great. There are enough beer styles to choose from to suit your mood. The staff is fairly well educated and very helpful. If you are lucky and can catch the brewers after work they are also very helpful and engaging. Every time I have eaten there it has been great. Every time I drank there I enjoyed myself immensely. Definitely a great brewery on its own right, and the only Brewery out west right now. Make sure to check out the downtown location as sometimes they have different seasonal offerings. And be sure to check out Lazloís (Empyrean brewing co) out Way West Omaha, and Nebraska Brewing Company in Papillion. And The Lauter Tun craft beer bar just down the road by Oakview Mall.
3/19/12 Nice Omaha Brewpub. Staff was friendly and informative. came for lunch and beerís, they had a nice selection of 11 beers to choose from very tasty Imperial Stout. Met the head brewer Mike he told me to try a couple of local beer bars while I was in town for the week and explained the great beer culture in Omaha, so I guess I have My work cut out for me beer bars/brewerys are The Lauter Tun, Krug Park, Jakes, Crescent Moon, & Nebraska Brewing Company Wow most brewers just tell you how great they are. Thanks Mike you planned out my week.
This is a great brewpub; my favorite from my cross-country road trip. Located in a strip mall in more suburban Omaha (I guess the location is less desirable than Old Market, but it didnít detract from my experience at all. Iím not sure why people are so against brewpubs in strip malls...if they brew good beer, who cares? The inside of the place was very nice). Very spacious place with tons of seating, a huge square bar, and even a fair amount of outdoor seating on the patio. Well-lit during the daytime at least. They had on 4 seasonals plus their usual 5 regulars, nearly all excellent beers. The reason I came to this location was because they had on the Nebraska Coffee Imperial Rye Coffee Milk Stout which was just as good as the name, perhaps better. Unique beers of top quality, canít say more. The food was great too; I got a chicken sandwich which was very tasty. Great service; the bartender was excited in hearing about our cross-country stops, offered us samples of their beers, very friendly and attentive. The brewer was very friendly as well and even came over to chat with us upon hearing we were out-of-town. Again, my favorite stop of the trip, wish I could go back more often.
Stopped in for dinner and a beer. I was a little disappointed as I was expecting a lot based on my experience of the Old Market location. It was slow on a Tuesday and night and service was slow. I had the Jambalaya was sub par which is was surprising as the food at the Old Market location is great. I had the milk stout which was good. I was able to get a 750 of the Gueze-Lambic which only 300 bottles were made which is cool but at $20 it was a little steep. Nice place overall and they have decent beers. Would stop at the Old Market location before this one,
Went out here finally for a homebrew club event. Nice facilities. Same good food and great beer as the real location. If you are the type of person who feels better about parking your SUV in an urban sprawl strip plaza development, this is a better place for you to be than the original location. Likely, everyone here will be exactly like you.
Too dark. Showing signs of maturity. The food doesnít live up to expectations. The Capital and Scotch Ale are consistently good as are the speciality beers. Service can improve dramatically. The bar staff seems well educated about the beer selections, but the wait staff needs improvement. Not enough consistency between the two locations.
Nice location out in west Omaha. Very nice inside. Merely huge for a bar with above average beers. The normal tap beers are very mediocre at best, but some of their special releases are above average. They have maybe 2 what I would consider decent beers in their normal lineup. Not a place to go for beer, but better than most BMC serving bars around here with better than avg food.
Just realized I hadnít rated this place. If given the choice, go to the Old Market Upstream. This one is more of a yuppie neighborhood restaurant and I think they might brew one beer at a time on premises. The rest come from downtown (and is the same lineup, with the exception of the seasonal). The service is super friendly, Iíve found mostly more so in the afternoon at the bar when itís not packed with clueless yuppies ordering Bud Light. Anyway, worth visiting if you find yourself squandering time in the suburban sprawls of West O. Otherwise, go downtown.