We love a good food or drink “flight”: a menu option that gives you several small samples at a time, allowing you to try a variety of flavors all at once. You’ll usually find this type of menu offering at breweries or pubs, but lately, we’ve seen it popping up at other types of restaurants—and we couldn’t be more excited!
Coffee flights, ice cream flights, saki flights, margarita flights—you name it, these interesting menu items are taking Omaha by storm. We took the liberty of rounding a few of our favorites up below. But be forewarned—these specials are fleeting and may fly off the menu at any moment so be sure to take advantage of these deals while you can!
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Bourbon from Kentucky, single malt from Islay, rum from Barbados, vodka from Iceland, tequila from Mexico, wine from California and beer from Colorado—it’s all waiting for you at Proof! This upscale bar stirs classics and inventive craft cocktails in swanky, cozy digs. Their whiskey flights are a must for any whiskey aficionado. While they don’t have an explicit menu option, they will often announce whiskey flight specials, ranging anywhere from $50 to $100, on their Facebook page!
Blue Sushi Sake Grill, which has three locations in the Omaha area, is a Midwest chain offering a diverse range of traditional and creative maki, sashimi and nigiri. They offer sake flights, which cost between $12 and $14, at all of their locations, with partly cloudy and clear variations.
When it comes to flights, wine flights are one of the most common with wine bars and wineries across the country offering you the chance to “try before you buy.” Here in Omaha, you can order your own wine flight at the Twisted Vine, A Foreign Taste, Mercury, Nosh, Jams and many more local bars and restaurants.
Did someone say margaritas? These tasty cocktails come in many different flavors and forms, from on the rocks to frozen and everything in between. If you’re not sure which one you want to try the next time you go out, consider ordering a flight at one of Omaha’s best tequila bars! MULA, a Mexican kitchen and tequileria, offers a marg flight for $16 that features three of their favorites: house, cucumber and jalapeño. They also have flights for salsa, guacamole, and other dips like queso on their appetizer menu.
Or, order a margarita flight at one of La Mesa Mexican Restaurant‘s several locations around Omaha. This special allows you to mix and match any three margaritas from their vast margarita menu.
Corkscrew Wine & Cheese is a wine bar and retail shop mashed into one incredible concept. With more than 700 wine options at every price point and an excellent selection of snacks and accouterments, the shop has gained a glowing reputation among Omaha wine lovers. Their cheese plate is one of the best in town, featuring three rotating cheeses, chef pairings and a baguette, all for $14.
Brunching at 1912 Benson’s famous rooftop patio is an Omahan rite of passage. There’s no better place to soak up this hip neighborhood‘s sights and sounds along with one of the best brunches in the city! In addition to dream-worthy biscuits and gravy, French toast and house–made beignets, 1912 also has a mimosa flight for $8 that changes weekly based on their expert bartenders’ moods. Follow them on social media for updates on this week’s mimosa flight special!
Topgolf has made a name for itself nationwide as a fun destination for golf, eats and drinks. Their Omaha location opened just last year but has already become a favorite amongst locals for date nights, friend meetups, parties and more. They offer a wide variety of delicious appetizers but the most popular is their chicken wings, boneless or bone-in, served with carrots, celery, ranch or blue cheese. Get a wing trio to try three different flavors for $28.
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Offering authentic Italian food made from scratch with quality, locally sourced ingredients—Blackstone Meatball is one of our favorite restaurants in the Omaha area. Here, you can get everything from lasagna to grilled cheese, sliders, bowls and even meatball flights! This unique dish lets you try all five of their meatballs and sauces paired their way with a crostini and some fresh ricotta.
Offering some of the best street tacos, enchiladas and margaritas around, Deer Creek Sports Cantina in northwest Omaha is a great spot to spend time with friends, catch the game, or grab a drink after a long day at work. Their chips and dip flight, which costs $20, features mixed tortilla chips, guacamole, queso, bean dip and salsa—perfect as a whole meal or an appetizer for a group.
Back in April, Zen Coffee Company took the area by storm by announcing that they would start offering coffee flights! Pretty soon, it was all over the news both here and across the country. For $20, you can choose any four drinks from Zen’s extensive menu—both cold and hot—and enjoy them in flight form. That includes their signature Cookie Butter Chai, Waffle Latte, White Turtle Latte and many more. Because of how popular this menu item has become; you need to call the store ahead of time to reserve yours. Click here for each locations’ contact information. P.S. don’t miss their new tea and lemonade flights as well!
If you’re looking for another spot in Omaha to try this interesting coffee concept, head to Karma Koffee! This one, which also costs $20, allows you to choose five 8-ounce drinks from their guided flight menu. Drink #1 is your choice of drip coffee, Drink #2 is your choice of mocha, Drink #3 is your choice of traditional drink, Drink #4 is your choice of signature drink and Drink #5 is your choice of tea or non-caffeinated beverage.
Table Coffee Company is a Christian-based coffee shop “aiming to be a light in the darkness and a place where hope and love can flourish.” They also offer a handful of coffee flights, but we’re specifically talking about their tea-based flight, which features some of their most popular tea offerings like matcha, iced tea and chai lattes.
It just wouldn’t be brunch without some type of bacon and while this tasty side dish is a favorite, it has never been that exciting—until now! At 402 Eat + Drink, a contemporary American-style restaurant and bar, they offer several different types of bacon like smoked or sriracha, coffee, and jalapeño-flavored. Make it a flight by asking to get once slice of each the next time you order!
Early Bird Brunch is one of our favorite places to go for brunch in Omaha. Maybe it’s the fantastic coffee? Or the giant, sharable donuts and spectacular cocktails? Either way, if you can, you should order their incredible pancake flight, featuring three pancakes of your choice: plain, blueberry, chocolate chip, Cereal Killer, cinnamon roll, or PB&J. If you really want to go flight-crazy, they also offer a bacon flight at both their Omaha locations.
While Graley’s Creamery & Confections is a Victorian ice cream parlor and soda fountain that looks like it has been serving Omaha since the 1800s, it has only recently become an Omaha staple after opening their doors in 2017. Here, you can try homemade ice cream, pies and other delicious confections in a variety of flavors. Try a handful of their flavors all at once with an ice cream flight featuring seven scoops for just $7.
Gelato Flights at Dante
While Dante is known for their fantastic pizza, we’ve been known to stop by for their gelato alone. The delicious, house-made creations come in flavors like Vanilla Stracciatella, pistachio, mint and butterscotch. If you can’t choose just one, check out their new gelato flights, which features three scoops of your choice for $9.50. Pair it with one of their dessert cocktails or a mug of Hardy Coffee Co. coffee for the perfect dessert!
A brownie flight isn’t something we knew we needed… until now. Head to Brownie Bar near the Durham Museum and build your own deliciously sweet creation! Built like a make-your-own sundae bar, Brownie Bar allows you to craft your own brownie dish, featuring several different brownie and topping options. Their brownie flight features all three of their brownie flavors and eight toppings (all on the side) for $15.
Located on Leavenworth, The Bubbly Tart has been whipping up sweet creations for Omahans since 2019. They offer every dessert under the sun including truffles, pies, cakes, brownies, cookies, macarons and much more. Their dessert flights allow you to try a little bit of everything, with rotating flavors and dessert offerings. Visit them on Facebook for information on specials and for new flavor announcements!
Have a great flight!
Did we miss your favorite Omaha “flight” menu option? Let us know in the comments below!