Best Bar for an Internet Date

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jake’s Cigars & Spirits, Upstream Brewing Company

Best Bar for Conversation

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Krug Park

Readers’ Choice: Brothers Lounger, SkyBox Grill & Bar

Readers’ Recommend: Ameristar Casino, Green Onion Lounge, The Blue Jay Bar & Grill

Best Bar for Hiding Out

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Homy Inn

Readers’ Choice: Brothers Lounge, The Elbow Room

Readers’ Recommend: Bud Olson’s Bar, Green Onion Lounge, Mr. Toad’s Pub

Best Bar for Spirits and Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jake’s Cigars & Spirits

Readers’ Choice:  Dundee Dell, Myth

Best Bar for Stiffest Pours

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Green Onion Lounge

Best Bar for Live Music

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Waiting Room

Readers’ Choice:  Ozone Lounge, The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Side Door Lounge, The Dubliner, Two Fine Irishmen

Best Beer Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Krug Park

Readers’ Choice: Old Chicago, The Crescent Moon

Readers’ Refer: Jake’s Cigars & Spirits, The Lauter Tun, Upstream Brewing Company

Best Billiards Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Choice: Big John’s, Fox & Hound

Readers’ Recommend: Musette Bar, Old Dundee Bar & Grill

Best Casino Slots

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ameristar Casino

Readers’ Choice: Harrah’s, Horseshoe Casino

Best Casino Tablegames

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Horseshoe Casino

Readers’ Choice: Ameristar Casino

Readers’ Recommend: Harrah’s

Best Cigar Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Havana Garage

Readers’ Choice: Cigarros, Jake’s Cigars & Spirits

Readers’ Recommend: Nickelby’s Smoke Ring

Best College Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Blue Jay Bar & Grill

Readers’ Choice: The Crescent Moon, DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Recommend: The Homy Inn, O’Connor’s, The Blue Jay Bar

Best Dance Club

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Maxx

Readers’ Choice: House of Loom, Whiskey Tango

Readers’ Recommend: Capitol Lounge and Supper Club, Ozone Lounge

Best Darts Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Blue Jay Bar & Grill

Best Family Entertainment Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Amazing Pizza Machine

Readers’ Choice: Dave & Busters, Family Fun Center

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, Sempecks Bowling

Best Golf / Golf Course

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Champions Run, Happy Hollow Country Club, Tiburon Golf Club

Readers’ Choice: Elmwood Golf Course

Readers’ Recommend: Eagle Hills Golf Course, Eagle Run Golf Course

Best Happy Hour Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice: Kona Grill

Readers’ Refer: Barrett’s Barleycorn Pub and Grill, Hiro 88, Roja Mexican Grill, Upstream Brewing Company

Best Karaoke Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mic’s Karaoke Bar

Readers’ Refer: Beer City, Full House Bar, Sullivan’s Steakhouse

Best Live Music Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Slowdown

Readers’ Choice: Stir Concert Cove, The Waiting Room

Readers’ Recommend: CenturyLink Center, Ozone Lounge, Sokol Underground

Best Lounge / Ultra Lounge

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Halo Ultra Lounge, Interlude Cocktail Lounge, LIV Lounge, Myth

Readers’ Choice: Capitol Lounge and Supper Club, Green Onion Lounge

Best Movie Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Aksarben Cinema

Readers’ Choice: AMC Oakview Plaza 24, Twin Creek Cinema

Readers’ Recommend: Film Streams, Marcus Midtown Cinema, Rave Motion Pictures

Best Neighborhood Tavern

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Homy Inn

Readers’ Choice: Dundee Dell

Readers’ Refer: Andy’s Place, Bud Olson’s Bar, Office West Lounge, Old Market Tavern

Best Outdoor Festival

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Summer Arts Festival

Readers’ Choice: Maha Music Festival, Taste of Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: College World Series, Jazz on the Green, Shakespeare on the Green

Best Patio Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Urban Wine Company

Readers’ Choice: Mr. Toad’s Pub, Rose and Crown Pub

Readers’ Recommend: Cantina Laredo, Havana Garage, The Blue Jay Bar & Grill

Best Sand Volleyball

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Digz Omaha

Readers’ Choice: O’Leaver’s

Readers’ Recommend: Barrett’s Barleycorn Pub and Grill, Sampecks Bowling, Spikers

Readers’ Refer: The Blue Jay Bar & Grill

Best Sports Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Brewsky’s Food & Spirits, Varsity Sports Cafe

Readers’ Recommend: Ameristar Casino, Buffalo Wild Wings, Tanners Bar and Grill

Best Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orpheum Theater

Readers’ Choice: Blue Barn Theatre, Omaha Community Playhouse

Readers’ Recommend: Dundee Theatre, Rave Motion Pictures, The Rose Theater

Best Tourist Attraction

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo

Readers’ Refer: Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, College World Series, Lauritzen Gardens, Old Market

Best Vineyard / Winery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Soaring Wings Vineyard

Best Wine Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brix

Readers’ Choice: Corkscrew Wine & Cheese, Spirit World

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery, Urban Wine Company, Hy-Vee


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