“Eclectic hole in the wall full of familiar faces distant and close.” — John Freidel
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.
Large concert hall that hosts touring bands and speaking events.
“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
“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
“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