Neighborhood bars are not always the fanciest joints on the Omaha dining scene, but you can count on many of them for delicious bar food, local beers and a friendly atmosphere. Whether it’s a neighborhood bar with a scratch kitchen or a hole in the wall offering cheesy nachos and wings, local saloons make sure you’ve got something to munch on while you hang out with friends or watch the game.
We’ve compiled a list of places that offer the best pub grub in Omaha! Whether you’re looking to chow down on some fried pickles or are just looking for a neighborhood spot to enjoy an afternoon—you’ find a spot on this list that will make you feel right at home.
For more spots to enjoy a cold brew with friends, check out our Ultimate Craft Brewery Guide to Omaha.
West Center Road, Douglas County
The Report In Pub is a friendly neighborhood pub offering friendly service, great food, a full bar and everything in between! Inside you’ll find a great happy hour environment with free WIFI, Keno, darts and a jukebox to keep you and your friends entertained all throughout your visit. As far as pub grub goes, Report In Pub has some of the best, including fresh burgers, tacos and mouthwatering nightly specials that pair perfectly with their famous 32-ounce Bloody Mary.
3636 North 156th Street, Omaha
You’ll find more than pizza at Union Pizzeria & Sports Bar. Their signature sandwiches, wraps, burgers, soups and long list of drink options make this one of our favorite spots to grab a bite in the Omaha area. Stop in to watch the game and hangout, or order some pizza and wings to go!
11036 Elm Street
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In many Latin American cities, you’ll find a particular street or block where locals go to grab a quick bite to eat. They call it “La Calle El Hambre” which translates to “The Hunger Street/Block”. Omaha’s own Hunger Block is a Latin American restaurant that offers a wide range of Latin pub fare like taquitos, nachos, arepas, empanadas and so much more. And their dessert menu isn’t anything to sneeze at either—it features deliciously sweet milkshakes piled high with snacks like popsicles, doughnuts, ice cream and more.
14110 South Street | 1515 South 204th Street, Elkhorn | 14615 West Maple Street
Addy’s is one of the most popular Omaha locations for watching sports, digging into tasty meals and just hanging out on a weekday night! A few of our favorite grub offerings include their spinach and artichoke dip and broccoli cheese bites. Choose one of three locations—Millard, Elkhorn and Maple Street—and enjoy your visit with a side of some of Omaha’s best wings.
2368 South 29th Street
An Omaha institution since 1965, Dinkers Bar & Grill is a place where everyone knows your name and welcomes you in with open arms. Their menu features plenty of iconic homemade staples, including juicy burgers, garlic cheese bread, buffalo wings and so much more. They also offer daily specials, including $2.00 tacos on Wednesday, so check out their website to see what deals you can get this week!
1401 Farnam Street | 579 North 155th Plaza
Photo courtesy of Omaha Tap House
Omaha’s premier craft burger and beer joint, the Omaha Tap House is known for their vast menu of—you guessed it—burgers and beer! They have one of the largest selections of beer on tap in town. But if it’s pub grub you’re looking for, check out their tasty chicken nachos, legendary wings and long menu of unique burgers, including one marinated in blueberries and raspberry vinaigrette and one topped with giant cheese curds!
1217 Howard Street
This theme restaurant is brand new on the Omaha dining scene. Located in the Old Market, The Monster Club is a horror-themed eatery serving elevated pub fare during the day and a full menu geared towards adults after 9 p.m. Lovers of everything horror will adore the props and posters that decorate the restaurant, as well as the frighteningly delicious cocktail selection. As for the food, you can’t go wrong with their “Burger From the Black Lagoon” or tempura fried pickles.
4322 Leavenworth Street
Whether you’re Irish or not, you’ll love hanging out at Barrett’s Barleycorn Pub & Grill. They offer food and drink specials every day of the week along with house favorites like their chicken philly, Reuben and famous pork tenderloin. Stop by for a few plates of grub and stick around for the flat-screen televisions and sand volleyball court.
1310 Mike Fahey Street
We couldn’t leave this fun Omaha hotspot off the list. Lefty O’Tooles boasts an extremely fun atmosphere, drink specials, Irish pub fare and gigantic televisions broadcasting the latest sporting event. Owned by the same masterminds behind the Stadium Club, JDTuckers, Oskies, and Rocco’s Pizza & Cantini, these folks know pub grub better than anyone else in the Omaha area.
610 North 12th Street | 2835 South 170th Plaza | 10000 California Street
Photo courtesy of Blatt Beer & Table
With a warm and lively atmosphere, an impressive selection of beer on draft, and delicious pub grub, Blatt Beer & Table is a favorite gathering place for locals. If you haven’t tried the Buffalo Chachos, you should make that an immediate priority. Expect crispy potato chips topped with applewood-smoked bacon, sriracha buffalo sauce, blue cheese sauce, and crumbles and chives. Once you’ve had a bite, you’ll understand why the appetizer is so popular!
319 North 78th Street
Brazen Head was purposefully established to emulate the rich traditions that have made authentic Irish pubs famous. In fact, this Omaha staple mimics one Irish pub in particular—The Brazen Head on Bridge Street in Dublin, Ireland. They stay true to this model here in Omaha with a hearty food menu, including Irish pub fare, and a long beer list featuring some unique brews as well as the well-known basics.
3578 Farnam Street
Crescent Moon is part of Omaha’s Beer Corner, USA and has also made Draft Magazine’s list of the best beer bars in America! While sipping any one of nearly 600 specialty beers from around the world, you can also get a taste of mouth-watering pub food like green pepper rings, garlic cheddar cheese curds and Reuben egg rolls.
Did we miss your favorite spot to grab pub grub in the Omaha area? Let us know in the comments!