Best Bar with Live Music

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

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown, Loose Moose

Readers’ Recommend: Two Fine Irishmen, O’zone, Havana Garage

Best College Bar

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

Readers’ Choice: Crescent Moon

Readers’ Recommend: DJ’s Dugout, Stadium Club

Readers’ Refer: Dubliner, Mojo’s

Best Beer Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Old Chicago

Readers’ Choice: Crescent Moon, Krug Park

Readers’ Recommend: Upstream

Readers’ Refer: Beertopia, Jake’s

Best Billiards Bar

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

Readers’ Choice: Upstream, Fox & Hound

Readers’ Refer: Impulse, Shark Club

Best Casino for Slots

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Horseshoe

Readers’ Choice: Ameristar, Harrah’s

Best Casino for Tablegames

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Horseshoe

Readers’ Choice: Ameristar, Harrah’s

Best Cigar Bar

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

Readers’ Choice: Havana Garage

Readers’ Refer: Cigarros

Best Bar for Conversation

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mister Toads

Readers’ Choice: Brix, Pageturner’s

Readers’ Recommend: Crescent Moon, Krug Park, Liv Lounge, M’s Pub

Best Bike Trail

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Keystone

Readers’ Choice: Wabash Trace Nature Trail, Big Papio Trail

Readers’ Recommend: Zorinsky Lake

Readers’ Refer: Tranquility Park

Best Dance Club

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Maxx

Readers’ Recommend: Capitol Lounge, House of Loom, O’zone

Readers’ Refer: Flashbacks, Whiskey Tango

Best Darts Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bucky Dexters

Readers’ Choice: Clancy’s, Scorz, Starskys

Best DJ Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Complete Music and Video

Readers’ Refer: Bandstand Music, DJ Shif D, Master DJ, Showtime Music

Best Family Entertainment Center

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

Readers’ Choice: Family Fun Center, Sempeck’s

Readers’ Recommend: Dave & Buster’s, Fun Plex

Readers’ Refer: Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha Children’s Musem, Papio Fun Park

Best Fireworks Stand

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wild Willy’s

Readers’ Choice: Bellino’s, Kracklin Kirks

Readers’ Recommend: KaBoomers

Best Golf Course

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Country Club

Readers’ Choice: Pacific Springs, Tiburon Golf Course, Indian Creek

Readers’ Recommend: Elmwood Park, Happy Hollow, Stone Creek

Best Happy Hour Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Blue Sushi

Readers’ Choice: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Roja Mexican Grill, Old Chicago

Readers’ Refer: Shucks, Upstream

Best Bar for Hiding Out

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homy Inn

Readers’ Choice: Green Onion

Readers’ Recommend: Bud Olson’s, Interlude, Office West Lounge, The Hideout

Best Bar for an Internet Date

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Beercade

Readers’ Choice: Brix, Homy Inn, Impulse

Best Karaoke Bar

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

Readers’ Choice: Moe & Curly’s Pub

Readers’ Recommend: Grandmother’s

Readers’ Refer: Alderman’s, Doghouse, House of Loom, Pheasant Tavern, Sullivan’s, The Cabin, Winchesters

Best Live Music Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stir Concert Cove

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown, The Waiting Room

Readers’ Refer: Sokol Hall, Holland Center, CenturyLink, Ozone

Best Bar for Stiffest Pours

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

Readers’ Refer: O’Leaver’s Pub, The Holiday, The Max, Barrett’s Barleycorn, Bud Olson’s, Impulse, Jake’s, Library Pub, The Getaway Lounge

Best Tourist Attraction

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

Readers’ Refer: The Old Market, College World Series, Durham Museum, Pedestrian Bridge, Joslyn Art Museum, Vala’s Pumpkin Patch

Best Lounge/Ultra Lounge

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Liv Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Halo, Alter Ego, Marquee lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Capitol, The Maxx, Vegalou, VooDoo

Best Movie Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Aksarben Cinema

Readers’ Choice: AMC, Village Pointe

Readers’ Recommend: 20 Grand, Rave, Midtown Cinema

Best Neighborhood Tavern

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homy Inn

Readers’ Choice: Dundee Dell

Readers’ Recommend: Addy’s, Tanners, Jerry’s Bar, Pat & Mike’s

Best Outdoor FestivalReaders’ Choice Best of the Big O: Maha Music Festival

Readers’ Choice: Jazz on the Green, Summer Arts Festival, Taste of Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Playing With Fire, Shakespeare on the Green

Best Patio at a Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kona Grill

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

Readers’ Recommend: Charlie’s on the Lake, Loose Moose, Varsity 144th

Best Performing Arts Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orpheum Theater

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Community Playhouse, Holland Performing Arts Center

Readers’ Recommend: Rose Theater, Blue Barn

Readers’ Refer: Shelterbelt

Best Sand Volleyball

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Digz

Readers’ Choice: O’Leavers

Readers’ Recommend: Sempeck’s, Big Red Keno

Readers’ Refer: Spikers Sports & Spirits, Barrett’s Barleycorn, Fun Plex, Schmidleys, Sinnot’s Sand Bar, Winchester

Best Shuffleboard Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: My Way

Readers’ Choice: Elbow Room, Musette

Readers’ Recommend: Brownies Papillion

Readers’ Refer: Full House, Harolds, Jimi D’s, Maloney’s, Perry’s Place, Piccolo’s Bar

Best Bar for Spirits Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dundee Dell

Readers’ Choice: Jake’s, Krug Park, Library Pub

Readers’ Recommend: Berry and Rye, Brix, House of Loom

Best Sports Bar

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

Readers’ Recommend: Tanner’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Ice House

Readers’ Refer: Brewsky’s, Oscar’s

Best Staycation Destination (Within 8 hour drive)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kansas City

Readers’ Recommend: Mahoney State Park, Chicago, IL

Readers’ Refer: Minneapolis, Henry Doorly Zoo, Okoboji, Worlds of Fun

Best Vineyard/Winery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Soaring Wings

Readers’ Choice: James Arthur Vineyard

Readers’ Recommend: Slattery Vintage Estates

Readers’ Refer: Sugar Clay Winery, Breezy Hills, Silver Hills Winery Tekamah NE, Whiskey Run Creek

Best Wine Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brix

Readers’ Choice: Spirit World

Readers’ Recommend: Hy-Vee, Corkscrew, WineStyles

Readers’ Refer: The Winery


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