Best of Omaha: 2019 Readers’ Choice – Nightlife and Play Winners

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Best of Omaha Nightlife and Play

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Best Bar for an Internet Date

  • Bushwacker’s Saloon & Dance Hall – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Beercade – Reader’s Choice
  • Ozone – Reader’s Choice
  • Jerry’s – Reader’s Recommend
  • California Bar – Reader’s Refer
  • The Hive – Reader’s Refer
  • Liv Lounge – Reader’s Refer

Best Bar for Beer Selection

  • Crescent Moon – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom – Reader’s Choice
  • LOCAL Beer, Patio and Kitchen – Reader’s Choice
  • Krug Park – Reader’s Choice
  • Omaha Tap House – Reader’s Recommend
  • Barchen Beer Garden – Reader’s Refer

Best Bar for Conversation

  • Homy Inn – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Mr. Toad’s Pub – Reader’s Choice
  • 1912 – Reader’s Choice
  • Office West Lounge – Reader’s Choice
  • Pageturners Lounge – Reader’s Choice
  • Mercury – Reader’s Recommend

Best Bar for Craft Cocktails

  • Wicked Rabbit – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Nite Owl – Reader’s Choice
  • The Berry & Rye – Reader’s Choice
  • Mercury – Reader’s Choice
  • Herbe Sainte – Reader’s Refer
  • Jerry’s bar – Reader’s Refer

Best Bar for Hiding Out

  • Bushwacker’s Saloon & Dance Hall – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Bud Olson’s Bar – Reader’s Choice
  • Brothers Lounge – Reader’s Choice
  • Rick’s Drift Inn – Reader’s Recommend
  • California Bar – Reader’s Recommend
  • Jerry’s bar – Reader’s Refer

Best Bar for Spirits Selection

  • Dundee Dell – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Herbe Sainte – Reader’s Choice
  • Library Pub – Reader’s Choice
  • Proof – Reader’s Recommend
  • Grane – Reader’s Refer
  • The Elbow Room – Reader’s Refer
  • Jerry’s bar – Reader’s Refer

Best Bar with Live Music

  • The Waiting Room Lounge – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Ozone Lounge – Reader’s Choice
  • Chrome Lounge – Reader’s Choice
  • The Down Under Lounge – Reader’s Recommend
  • Harney Street Tavern – Reader’s Recommend

Best Casino

  • Horseshoe Council Bluffs – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Ameristar – Reader’s Choice
  • Harrah’s – Reader’s Choice
  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City – Reader’s Recommend

Best Cigar Bar

  • Jake’s Cigars & Spirits – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Havana Garage – Reader’s Choice
  • Copa Cabana – Reader’s Choice
  • Safari Cigars and Lounge – Reader’s Recommend

Best Concert Venue

  • Stir Cove – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • The Slowdown – Reader’s Choice
  • Sokol Auditorium – Reader’s Choice
  • Lookout lounge – Reader’s Refer
  • The Waiting Room – Reader’s Refer
  • The Jewell – Reader’s Refer

Best Dance Club

  • The Max – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Bushwacker’s Saloon & Dance Hall – Reader’s Choice
  • Ozone Lounge – Reader’s Choice
  • Guaca Maya – Reader’s Refer
  • Two Fine Irishmen – Reader’s Refer
  • Bar 415 – Reader’s Refer

Best DJ Service

  • Jack’s Entertainment – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Bryan Hill Entertainment Inc. – Reader’s Choice
  • Supafly Promotions – Omaha DJ Services – Reader’s Recommend
  • A Lasting Impression DJ – Reader’s Recommend
  • Dynamic Air DJs – Reader’s Recommend
  • Gman Entertainment – Reader’s Recommend

Best Golf Course

  • Tiburon Golf Club – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Quarry Oaks – Reader’s Choice
  • Indian Creek – Reader’s Choice
  • Johnny Goodman Golf Course – Reader’s Recommend
  • Lavista Falls – Reader’s Recommend
  • The Players Club – Reader’s Refer

Best Happy Hour Bar

  • The Village Bar – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Kona Grill – Reader’s Choice
  • Jerry’s bar – Reader’s Choice
  • Lighthouse Bar & Grill – Reader’s Recommend
  • Barrett’s Barleycorn Pub & Grill – Reader’s Recommend
  • Jimi D’S – Reader’s Refer

Best Karaoke Bar

  • Moe & Curly’s Pub – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • California Bar – Reader’s Choice
  • Alderman’s Bar – Reader’s Choice
  • Crossbones – Reader’s Choice
  • Reno’s Karaoke – Reader’s Choice
  • Winchester Bar & Grill – Reader’s Refer
  • Jack’s – Reader’s Refer

Best Movie Theater

  • Aksarben Cinema – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema La Vista – Reader’s Choice
  • Film Streams’ Dundee Theater – Reader’s Choice
  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Midtown – Reader’s Choice
  • The Majestic – Reader’s Refer
  • Marcus Theater Twin Creek – Reader’s Refer
  • Village Point Marcus – Reader’s Refer
  • Amc 14 – Reader’s Refer
  • AMC Council Bluffs – Reader’s Refer

Best Neighborhood Tavern

  • Homy Inn – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • The Village Bar Ralston – Reader’s Choice
  • Jerry’s bar – Reader’s Choice
  • Tanners – Reader’s Recommend
  • California Bar – Reader’s Refer
  • South Omaha’s Finest Tequila Garage – Reader’s Refer

Best Patio at a Bar

  • Mr. Toad’s Pub – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Barrett’s Barleycorn Pub & Grill – Reader’s Choice
  • California Bar – Reader’s Choice
  • O’Leaver’s Pub – Reader’s Choice
  • Barchen Beer Garden – Reader’s Recommend
  • Ref’s Sports Bar & Grill – Reader’s Refer
  • Crossbones – Reader’s Refer

Best Sand Volleyball

  • O’Leaver’s Pub – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Big Red Keno – Reader’s Choice
  • Winchester Bar & Grill – Reader’s Choice
  • Barrett’s Barleycorn Pub & Grill – Reader’s Choice
  • The MARK – Reader’s Recommend
  • Maloney’s Irish Pub – Reader’s Recommend

Best Shopping District/Mall

  • Nebraska Crossing Outlets – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Village Pointe – Reader’s Choice
  • Westroads Mall – Reader’s Choice
  • Shadow Lake Towne Center – Reader’s Choice
  • Old Market – Reader’s Choice
  • Downtown Ralston – Reader’s Refer
  • Oakview Mall – Reader’s Refer

Best Sports Bar

  • DJ’s Dugout Sports Bar – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Varsity Sports Cafe & Roman Coin Pizza – Reader’s Choice
  • Tanner’s – Reader’s Choice
  • Icehouse – Reader’s Recommend
  • Ref’s Sports Bar & Grill – Reader’s Refer
  • Union Bar and Grill – Reader’s Refer
  • Dudley’s – Reader’s Refer
  • Brewskys – Reader’s Refer
  • Big Red Keno – Reader’s Refer
  • Oscars – Reader’s Refer
  • Jerry’s bar – Reader’s Refer

Best Tourist Attractions

  • Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • The Old Market – Reader’s Choice
  • Lauritzen Gardens – Reader’s Choice
  • Omaha Summer Arts Festival – Reader’s Recommend

Best Wine Shop

  • Spirit World – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Corkscrew Wine & Cheese – Reader’s Choice
  • La Buvette Wine & Grocery – Reader’s Choice
  • Vino Mas – Reader’s Choice
  • WineStyles of Omaha – Reader’s Refer
  • Old Vine Wine & Spirits – Reader’s Refer