Issue 30

FSM’s 2015 Happy Hour Map & Guide

FSM’s 2015 Happy Hour Map & Guide

HAPPY HOUR MAG FINALHappy hour is a tradition and an excellent way to treat yourself after a long, hard day at work or to take it easy on a Saturday or Sunday. Omaha has a bar, restaurant or pub to suit every craving and every mood, and with these outstanding choices, you’ll definitely find a favorite new hang-out spot.

Brix, 225 North 170th Street, Ste. 101, Omaha and 220 South 31st Avenue, Ste. 3101, Omaha

The Brix Happiest Hour is featured every Monday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and is the perfect place to meet with friends or colleagues to kick back after work or just hang out on a Saturday afternoon. Choose from five tasty appetizers including grilled flatbread, Parmesan truffle fries, red pepper hummus, cheese curds or a fresh cheese and charcuterie tray with items chosen daily by the Brix culinary team. You can pair these appetizers with select $5 wines, $6 cocktails, $4 well drinks, or you can choose from any of their craft draft beers for $2 off the regular price. In addition, they offer half-price draft beer every Tuesday, all day! Brix is an excellent place to stop in and have a glass of wine, a cheese plate and visit with your pals.

Twin Peaks, 17330 West Center Road, Omaha

Check out Twin Peaks’ Views & Brews Happier Hour daily from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. and then again from 9 p.m. until close every day of the week. Twin Peaks features 29-degree draft beer, $1.50 ‘girl-size’ or $3.50 ‘man-size’ Pabst Blue Ribbon or $2.50 ‘girl-size’ or $3.50 ‘man-size’ house beers, plus $5 select appetizers, served up by their beautiful Twin Peaks girls. All this is housed in your ultimate man cave with every sport you could ever want on their HD TVs.

Grane, 120 South 31st Avenue, #5105, Omaha

Grane, Omaha’s new whiskey dispensary and craft cocktail concept, combines whiskey and craft cocktails with modern, small-portion whiskey-dispensing technology, developed by WineEmotion. All this is presented in the feel and décor of pre- and post-Prohibition 1920s and 30s. Grane is the place you’ll want to be for happy hour any Monday through Saturday – especially every Monday and Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. when they offer ‘All Night Happy Hour’, and from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays when they offer All Day Happy Hour! Their menu includes tasty craft cocktails for $9, all draft beers $2 off, plus $5 select wines by the glass. All small-plate appetizers are 25% off! Choose from their warm goat cheese fondue, smoked salmon gravlox, Culprit bread plate or snack on their deliciously addictive Grane “Rail Mix.” Save some room for dessert – you can satisfy your sweet tooth with their vanilla bean cheesecake.

M’s Pub, 422 South 11th Street, Omaha

M’s Pub happy hour is Monday through Thursday, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and from 10:00 p.m. to close, and all day on Sunday. They have a rotating menu of wine, seasonal beers, sliders and small plates. They offer $5 glasses of wine of their current selection, $1 off all of their tap beers and well drinks, $2 off of their featured handmade cocktail menu and $6 glasses of M’s hour punch.

Nosh, 1006 Dodge Street, Omaha

Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge is considered one of the best happy hour spots in downtown Omaha! The happy hour selection of food and drinks are some of their most popular items. Drink specials include $2 off any wine by the glass, $3 domestic beers, $4 well drinks and $5 for select martinis and cocktails (the most popular choice is their happy hour mule). Their happy hour food specials include the duck tacos, margherita flatbread, and spinach and artichoke dip along with a few other favorites, all priced between $4 and $6. Happy hour is every day from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. (including Saturday and Sunday), and late night happy hour happens Friday and Saturday evenings from 10 p.m. until 12 a.m.

Rockbottom Restaurant & Brewery, 1101 Harney Street, Omaha

Rockbottom Restaurant & Brewery, in the heart of the Old Market, offers happy hour Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. and after 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday after 10 p.m. and all day Sunday. Enjoy $2 off their craft beers, $5 and $7 appetizers, $1 off mixed drinks, $2 off wines by the glass, and $6 top-shelf cocktails. Try their revolutionary party booths; you can pour your own glass of their award-winning beer from a tap right there at your table. It’s just another way that Rock Bottom is advancing the art and science of craft brewertronics and made-from-scratch foodology.

Anthony’s Ozone, 7220 F Street, Omaha

Anthony’s Ozone Lounge features live music nightly in a warm and welcoming atmosphere that transforms into a nighttime dance club hotspot! The inviting décor is perfect for any event. Casual dinners, birthday get-togethers, bachelorette parties or a relaxing drink after work are all great reasons to stop by Ozone Lounge. Happy hour is Monday through Friday and features food and drink specials from a vast menu that’s sure to satisfy any appetite. Ozone proudly serves hand-crafted martinis, Manhattans and specialty cocktails, as well as offering a huge wine list and a large selection of bottled beers. The Ozone’s friendly and helpful staff will make your visit a truly memorable occasion.

Brickway Brewery and Distillery, 1116 Jackson Street, Omaha

Brickway Brewery and Distillery has tasty happy hour specials every day. Tuesday through Friday happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and all day Sunday. Brickway is the first-ever combination brewery and distillery in Omaha, as well as the first distillery dating before Prohibition. All their beer and spirits production is done on-site. They even offer tours Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 5 and 7 p.m. and Saturday at noon, 2, 4 and 6 p.m. Check out their website for operation hours.

Zurlo’s, 13110 Birch Drive, Omaha

Happy Hour at Zurlo’s Bistro Italiano is lively and fun! Some of their most popular appetizers include a trio of saucy Italiano meatballs, beef carpaccio and, of course, their wood stone-fired pizzas. Try pairing them with an ice cold Peroni, or pick a wine from their generous selection. Their prices are crazy-low at happy hour (3 p.m. through 6:30 p.m. daily except Sundays). You’ll find their team welcoming, knowledgeable and attentive to your dining experience. Wednesdays bring an added treat with “Wine Down” with Wendy, where featured wine bottles are offered at half price. Thursdays brings some of the best local musicians in town such as Envy, Chris Saub and Tracy Skretta. The ambiance is sophisticated casual. The outdoor dining area is very popular during the warmer months, where customers can chill with a cocktail, food and friends. Come on by…they can’t wait to serve you! Hours and event times are available on their website.

Sullivan’s, 222 South 15th Street, Omaha

Happy hour at Sullivan’s is held Wednesday and Thursday 11 a.m. until close and Sunday 4 p.m. until close. They offer live music, $7 signature drink features and delectable $7 bar menu items including tuna nachos, kale-and-artichoke dip and Sriracha shrimp.

España, 6064 Maple Street, Omaha

España, located in the heart of downtown Benson, offers some of the best tapas anywhere, plus some amazing happy hour specials. On ‘Tapas Tuesday’, order two tapas per person and the third is free from a selected list. ‘Wednesday Wine’ offers 50% off all bottles of red and white wine, and their ‘Ladies’ Night’ has drinks and tapas specials just for the girls! Look out for the UNO guitar program Sunday to kick back and enjoy some music and drink specials. España is a hip and tasty way to start your night out in Benson. Or, if you find yourself near Rockbrook Village, be sure to check out newly opened Little España.

Jackson Street Tavern, 1125 Jackson Street, Omaha
‘Happier Hours’ at the Jackson Street Tavern, on the south side of the Old Market, are 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Stop by and enjoy $3 premium well cocktails, domestic bottled beer and Bud Light draft. Glasses of wine are only $5! Their generous tapas menu includes pan-seared sea scallops, duck tacos, ground chuck sliders, crispy duck livers, hummus, chicken satay and more. They serve sophisticated American cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere; Jackson Street Tavern is classy but unpretentious, creative and approachable.

Everyone needs some down time to unwind with your pals, have a bite to eat and enjoy a beer, a glass of wine or a well-made cocktail. There’s no shortage in Omaha of happy hours to enjoy, so make the rounds and have a few rounds with friends as you follow the happy hour map from Food & Spirits Magazine!

Erica Viola

Erica Viola

Erica Viola lives in Omaha, Nebraska. She likes to write and wear hats. Her interests include betta fish, ramen noodles and Victorian British literature. She is adept at cooking eggs, making greeting cards and training cats. Erica Viola has a BFA in Creative Writing from UNO.

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