Best Bar for an Internet Date

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homy Inn

Readers’ Choice: Clancys, Cork Screw

Readers’ Refer: Aksarben Cinema, Baja Grill, Brothers, Flixx, Fox and Hound

Best Bar for Conversation

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homy Inn and Jake’s

Readers’ Recommend: Brazen Head

Readers’ Refer: Brix, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dundee Cork & Bottle, Flixx, Mr Toads, Myth, Phoenix Food & Spirits

Best Bar for Hiding Out

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homy Inn

Readers’ Recommend: Brothers, The Hideout

Readers’ Refer: Green Onion, Grover Inn

Best Bar for Smokers

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jake’s

Readers’ Choice: Havana Garage

Readers’ Recommend: Big Red Keno, Choo Choo’s, Jerzees, LaVista Keno, Ravenite

Best Bar for Spirits Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dundee Dell

Readers’ Choice: Liv Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Brix, Jake’s

Best Bar for Stiffest Pours

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Green Onion

Readers’ Refer: Brothers, Clubhouse Lounge, Flixx, Homy Inn, O’Leavers, Oppermans

Best Bar to Study for the Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homy Inn

Readers’ Recommend: The Blue Jay, Brothers

Readers’ Refer: Barrett’s, Dundee Dell

Best Bar with Live Music

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Slowdown

Readers’ Choice: The Waiting Room

Readers’ Recommend: Two Fine Irishmen, Loose Moose, Ozone

Readers’ Refer: DJs Dugout

Best Beer Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Old Chicago

Readers’ Choice: Crescent Moon

Readers’ Recommend: Upstream Brewery

Readers’ Refer: Beertopia, Dario’s, Dubliner, Jake’s

Best Billards Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewery

Readers’ Recommend: Fox and Hound

Readers’ Refer: Big Fred’s, Brothers

Readers’ Refer: Fort Crook Billiards

Best Casino Slots

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Horseshoe Casino

Readers’ Choice: Ameristar Casino

Readers’ Recommend: Harrah’s Casino

Readers’ Refer: Winnavegas

Best Casino Table Games

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Horseshoe Casino

Readers’ Choice: Ameristar Casino

Readers’ Recommend: Harrah’s Casino

Best Dance Club

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Max

Readers’ Recommend: Capitol, Whiskey Tango

Readers’ Refer: Flashbacks, Guaca Maya, Nomad Lounge, Ozone

Best Darts Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fox and Hound

Readers’ Choice: Billy Froggs, Brothers, O’Connors

Best Family Entertainment Center

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

Readers’ Choice: Family Fun Center

Readers’ Recommend: Dave & Busters, Fun Plex

Readers’ Refer: Aksarben Cinema, Papio Fun Park, Sempecks

Best Golf/Golf Course

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiburon Golf Club

Readers’ Choice: Pacific Springs

Readers’ Recommend: Champions Run Country Club, Miracle Hills Course

Readers’ Refer: Stone Creek, Tregaron

Best Happy Hour Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Blue Sushi

Readers’ Choice: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Old Chicago, Roja

Readers’ Refer: DJs Dugout, Hiro, Homy Inn, Urban Wine Company

Best Karaoke Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mics

Readers’ Recommend: Boondockers, Winchesters

Readers’ Refer: Moe & Curly’s, Wayside Tavern

Best Live Music Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Slowdown

Readers’ Choice: Harrah’s Stir Concert Cove

Readers’ Recommend: The Waiting Room

Readers’ Refer: Holland Performing Arts Center, Qwest Center, Sokol Auditorium

Best Lounge/Ultra Lounge

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Liv Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Nomad Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Lit Lounge, Myth, Vegalou

Readers’ Refer: Red, The Interlude, Voodoo Lounge

Best Movie Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Aksarben Cinema

Readers’ Choice: Marcus Twin Theater

Readers’ Recommend: AMC Theatres, Rave

Readers’ Refer: Midtown Cinema

Best Neighborhood Tavern

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homy Inn

Readers’ Recommend: Dinker’s

Readers’ Refer: Brothers, Danny’s Bar & Grill, Dundee Dell, Elbow Room

Best Outdoor Festival

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

Readers’ Choice: Jazz on the Green, MAHA, Taste of Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Red Sky, St. Stanislaus Polish Festival

Readers’ Refer: Omaha Gay Pride, Playing with Fire, Shakespeare on the Green

Best Sand Volleyball

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Digz

Readers’ Choice: O’Leavers Sand Volleyball

Readers’ Recommend: Barrett’s, Spikers

Readers’ Refer: Arena, Harold’s, The Blue Jay, Winchesters

Best Sports Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJs Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Brewsky’s, Ice House

Readers’ Recommend: Buffalo Wild Wings, Oscars, Tanner’s

Best Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orpheum

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Community Playhouse

Readers’ Recommend: Blue Barn Theatre, Rose Theater

Best Tourist Attraction

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

Readers’ Recommend: Old Market

Readers’ Refer: Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, College World Series, Durham Museum

Best Vinyard/Winery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Soaring Wings

Readers’ Choice: Jame Arthur Vineyard

Readers’ Recommend: Kings Crossing

Readers’ Recommend: Slattery Vintage Estates

Readers’ Refe: Schilling Bridge, Silver Hills

Best Wine Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brix

Readers’ Choice: Spirit World

Readers’ Recommend: Hy-Vee, Urban Wine Company

Readers’ Refer: Cork Screw, La Buvette, Wine Styles


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