Econo Lodge Downtown
2211 Douglas Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone: (402) 345-9565
Fax: (402) 345-0311
Head to Silhouettes Lounge for a great fun filled evening. This place has a number of specialty bars that serve a range of alcohol and spirits. You can book your own space here or enjoy the live music events held. On the food front, the lounge offers some delicious food with the pizzas and chicken wings as popular favorites. The ambiance here is very relaxed and the decor simple yet comfortable. Overall, a great place to spend the evening. Call ahead to know more.
From the street, this spot looks like no big deal, but like Alice falling through the looking glass, Bar 415 patrons find themselves transported to a super-hip jazz club more likely to be found in New York than in a small Midwest cubbyhole. The long, dark room with exposed brick walls is dominated by a big, wooden bar lit by colorful Pottery Barn-like hanging lamps. The drink menu is very uptown with Cosmopolitans, Martinis and such. On the weekends, local jazz bands play from a stage suspended from the ceiling. A cover charge is collected when live music is offered.
If you are full-blooded Irish, or merely Irish at heart, you will enjoy this green-themed pub in the Old Market. This spot is located underground; just look for the sign and the green Blarney Stone. Descend the stairs to sample more than 100 beers, live Irish music and excellent bar food. Try the Pub Burger with chips and soup. The atmosphere is comfortable with a long wooden bar and a separate room to accommodate the band.
Mr. Toad's Pub is a favorite of locals and tourists alike. Upon entering, you feel like you are in an old English pub. There are two rooms: one with a big wooden bar and several tables and chairs, the other with a grand piano in one corner and shelves filled with leather-bound books lining the walls. Large windows look out onto Howard Street, the Old Market main drag. The outdoor patio is the place to be on a hot summer evening. Omaha's Luigi Waites plays live jazz every Sunday night.
If you are looking for a big band-era venue, this is it. This auditorium/hall situated in the heart of South Omaha's Bohemian neighborhood, just south of downtown, is perfect for wedding receptions, banquets, parties, dances, meetings and concerts. The large, formal auditorium, complete with balcony and buffet area, comfortably accommodates 750. National music acts, including Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, 311 and Brave Combo, make Sokol a regular tour stop. A smaller, much more rustic venue is available downstairs.
Tender steaks have enticed people to visit Gorat's for more than 55 years. Warren Buffet often frequents the establishment and has even brought along his friend, Microsoft's Bill Gates. The restaurant has an old-fashioned, family-style décor. The menu offers several cuts of beef, including filets, T-bones and New York strips. Steaks are served with house salad, potatoes and a side of pasta or green beans. There is dancing and entertainment on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
Anchor Inn is an open-air bar located in Omaha. The waterside ambiance goes well with the outdoor setting. There is a stage for bands to perform and benches are set all around the wooden raft-like floor. For those who wish to have some shade can opt for a seating under the tent. Food includes your routine American grub. Making complete use of the outdoors, the chef fixes up some great barbecues. With a drink in your hand coupled with the food and music, the Anchor Inn has it all for a relaxed night-out.
Located near a number of Omaha attractions, including Henry Doorly Zoo and Rosenblatt Stadium, this restaurant offers authentic Mexican food at affordable prices. With an atmosphere both casual and festively ethnic, this restaurant promises to be an excellent choice for a variety of dining occasions. Homemade taco shells and tortilla chips turn the everyday a la carte into a specialty item. On Friday and Saturday, guests enjoy the live music of Howard's own mariachi band.
The Strauss Performing Arts Center is located in the campus of the University of Nebraska. The University's music department functions from this beautifully maintained complex and an equally fine venue for live concerts and performing arts. The Center is famous for hosting several musical performances and ballets. The Omaha Symphony regularly performs at this venue. The venue is an important arena for the College's art scene.
'The Waiting Room Lounge' is a wonderful place which vibrates to the beats of heavy metal and mainly rock. The place holds regular events and concerts for all. Come down with your colleagues after a hard day of work, or drive down with your friends on weekends. You are sure to have a gala time. Call for more details.
Everyone is Irish at this festive pub. Wood paneling and big, sturdy tables and booths make this the place to pull up a chair and hang out with your friends. Beers and whiskeys from Ireland are the favorite here; there is even a separate whiskey menu. The food is better than average with beer battered Galloway Bay Fish and Chips, the Pub Classic Sandwich, Jameson Whiskey Steak and Lemon Pepper Salmon. Live Irish music adds to the fun.
Neon lights, savvy lounge seats, intriguing posters and an extensive bar, these are all the things that make Barfly a popular hang out in town. From pool tables to live music to the DJ's, this place has all the makings of a great evening. There is also a jukebox and karaoke. The bar has a variety of beer, wines and spirits. The ambiance here is very relaxed and casual and the service very efficient. So come here for a great time with your loved ones. Call ahead for more details.