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Lincoln, NE

“Probably the biggest “inspiration” if that’s what you would call it, I get from Lincoln, is that I don’t feel like I have to be tied to any certain genre to be able to be heard. I love all kinds of music and my writing reflects that I think. We are in the heartland, but there is 300+ thousand people in this city. Not big, but not too small either. I enjoy experimenting with sounds and styles, but I have roots in the blues. We actually get a ton of great regional and national touring bands of all styles coming through Lincoln and Omaha all the time. Watching and learning from those bands have been a huge influence of me.”  —  Stonebelly

 

Curated By: Histrionic, John Freidel, Stonebelly

city guide:
Lincoln, NE
shopping
Ruby Begonias
"I like vintage clothes so I would recommend Ruby Begonia's - great selection of men's and women's vintage threads." — Stonebelly
1321 P St, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States
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Zoo Bar
"The Zoo Bar in particular is an amazing place with so much history. Stop in, grab a cold beer and walk around the bar - Blues musicians from the past 40+ years have graced the stage and old yellowed posters adorn the walls. Catch a show and you can stand next to and behind the stage. You're just a few feet from the drummer and you can fill your ears with the amps and snare hits and vocal monitors like you've never heard before."  —  Stonebelly
136 North 14th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States
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outdoors
Mopac Trail
"I've  spent a lot of time walking Professors Row by East Campus. It's the neighborhood where all of the professors lived when East Campus was first built. Also the Mopac Trail runs through this neighborhood. Get on that and you can walk/bike for miles and miles." —  Stonebelly
Mopac Trail, Lincoln, NE, United States
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coffee
The Coffee House
"There is a lot of great coffee shops in town, but I find myself going to The Coffee House the most. Always great coffees and pastries. Lately my drink order has been a London Fog. I find I get the most reading and writing done here."  —  Stonebelly
1324 P St, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States
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Jake’s Cigars and Spirits
"They have constantly rotating beer taps, best mixed drinks in town, killer scotch/bourbon and wines, and great bartenders. I don't really have a favorite drink here, but get "The Hutch" to get things started - Shot of Jameson and a High Life bottle for just a few bucks. Jake's is the best place for striking up conversations - You have an awesome mix of people from all walks of life - University students, Professors, Artists, Photographers, Musicians, Working folks, Retirees etc, etc. There is a cigar smoking side and a clean air side. It's just a great place!" — Stonebelly
101 North 14th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States
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Yia Yia’s Pizza and Beer
"The best and most unique pizza in town, almost 400 beers from around the world, cool vibes, locally owned, and great bartenders. The atmosphere is fun, it's a local business, there's an outdoor patio right on O Street so you can people watch. Always a great place to go to hang out in the afternoon or to start your evening. To me, it's a Lincoln landmark." — Stonebelly
1423 E O St, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States
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food
Vung Tau Pho Grill
Low-key option whipping up an array of Vietnamese classics such as spring rolls, banh mi, pho.
2708 Y St, Lincoln, NE 68503, United States
landmark
Sunken Gardens
Floral garden recognized as one of the most beautiful public gardens in North America.
S 27th St & Capitol Pkwy, Lincoln, NE 68502
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shopping
Tugboat Gallery
Art space dedicated providing showing opportunities to upcoming local artists as well as established names in the industry.
116 North 14th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States
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bar
Bodega’s Alley
Smokey dive bar which regularly hosts live music performances by local bands.
1418 O St, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States
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Bourbon Theatre
Large concert hall that hosts touring bands and speaking events.
1415 O St, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States
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1867 Bar
Locally-flavored dive bar, named for the year Nebraska officially became a state.  A perfect spot to grab a pint of local beer and enjoy stand up comedy, live music, and other kinds of various community events.
101 N 14th St #6, Lincoln, NE 68508
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hotel
The Cornhusker Hotel
Luxury hotel conveniently located in the heart of Lincoln and fully equipped with all the best modern amenities.
333 S 13th St, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States
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outdoors
Wilderness Park
Wilderness Park is a 1,472-acre city park southwest of Lincoln that features vast network of hiking, biking, and horseback-riding trails.
Wilderness Park, South 1st Street, Lincoln, NE, United States
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coffee
Cultiva Coffee
Local coffee roasters with three locations around Lincoln.  Two cafes offer fresh roasts and brunch fare, and the third houses their roastery, espresso bar, and bean-to-bar chocolate operation.
727 South 11th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States
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O’Rourke’s Tavern
"Eclectic hole in the wall full of familiar faces distant and close."  —  John Freidel
1329 E O St, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States
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food
El Chaparro
Unassuming restaurant providing tacos, burritos, and familiar Mexican combo platters until late.
900 South 13th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States
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venue
The Commons
The Commons is a volunteer-run art collective and all-ages venue that promotes local music in Lincoln, and offers various educational courses
1239 S 14th St, Lincoln, NE 68502, United States
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coffee
The Bay Coffee Bar/Venue
The Bay is an artistic collective that maintains a space for young creatives to gather and find community and support.  The Bay features a cafe, live music venue, art spaces, and a skate park.
2005 Y St, Lincoln, NE 68503
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food
Super Taco
"SUPER TACO IS BOMB. GIVE ME THEM TACOS DE LENGUA AND A SIDRAL AND I'M SET."  —  Histrionic
5501 Holdrege St D, Lincoln, NE 68504
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