The imbibing buccaneers of Rum Runner Lounge & Eatery slake their guests' hunger with a menu of pub favorites and a menagerie of mixed drinks. Half-pound cheeseburgers ($7.25) roll from the grill and onto waiting plates, and nautical noshers stab at whale-size Prime Choice rib-eye steaks big enough to fill all three of the human body's stomachs ($17.75). Four pieces of the Captain's Favorite Broasted Chicken ($9.25) rest upon similarly broasted potatoes and expertly uncooked coleslaw. A brick-walled hearth surrounded by leather chairs warms visitors as they sip on the bar's signature Rum Runner ($6), a cocktail mixed with Bacardi Select rum from a secret recipe that only one easily hypnotizable bartender knows.
The Lauter Tun's veteran purveyors of bacchanalian beverages curate extensive lists of rare craft beers and classic and contemporary cocktails. Culled from all corners of the globe and the moon, the ever-expanding selection of draft beers currently features 22 different pours. Chilled bottles house the classic Belgian Delirium Tremens, Pilsner Urquell from the Czech Republic, and Canada's La Fin du Monde, among myriad other stouts, wheat beers, porters, and IPAs. The cocktail list stands out with its old-fashioned drinks, such as Pimm's Cups, Gin Rickeys, and Brandy Alexanders, which haven't been seen since Truman took over as the prime minister of Arkansas. These effervescent pints and deftly shaken cocktails ripple in their glasses in time to the live music of local bands and balladeers who grace The Lauter Tun's stage most nights of the week.
For 15 years, Sean O’Casey’s has doubled as a family-friendly restaurant and a place to sip pints of draft beers while watching sports games on two big-screen televisions. Ales, stouts, and Irish whiskeys pair with classic American bites on the menu, which includes half-pound burgers, grilled salmon, and the signature sky-high reuben. Guests partake amid a classic pub atmosphere depicted via exposed brick, dark wood, and framed Guinness posters.
Co-owner Chris Jones established Halo Ultra Lounge to bring an intimate, energy-packed nightlife hotspot to the West Omaha scene. From 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. barkeeps pour beer, cocktails, and drink specials and deliver libations straight to tables with accommodating bottle service. As the sun sinks below the horizon, Halo Ultra Lounge transforms into a chic social hub with relaxing booths and couches that drain partiers of stress through reverse-tension osmosis. Wednesday–Friday, DJs imported from both coasts spin live tunes, setting revelers in motion on the dance floor.
The menu at Brewburgers bursts with specialty burgers splashed with the eatery’s own original flavors. The Blue Jay burger melds 100% certified Angus beef with portobello mushrooms, gorgonzola, and fried onion strips ($8.95), whereas the Inside-Out burger sends bacon and cheddar deep into beef’s inner circle to set up a juice-embezzlement sting ($8.95). Land and sea toss their feud aside in the pepper-crusted ahi tuna burger, which comes smothered in tangy ginger sauce and napa cabbage ($9.95). The brisket sandwich douses Canadian-style cured and smoked meat with mustard and heaps it on rye bread ($7.95). Answer a parched throat’s persistent text messages with one of the restaurant’s dozens of cold brews, including thirst quenchers from Boulevard, New Belgium, and Left Hand.
Elite Lounge offers a snazzy dress-to-impress abode where partyheads sample New York club life without being held up by a cab driver on the way to the Big Apple of Liberty. Featuring a bar slinging a variety of specialty shots, a shimmy-baiting dance floor, and a kitchen whipping up tasty bites from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Elite Lounge soothes ear tongues and taste buds alike. Munch on tasty fare such as crispy hot barbecue wings ($5.99), fried shrimp ($5.50), and jalapeño poppers ($5.99) during Wednesday’s Salsa night, Monday’s Karaoke night, or the nightly nighttime beer-drinking night. Additionally, happy-hour specials ($5 martinis, $2 domestic beers, and $2 well drinks) are offered every day from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. This Groupon is valid with all nightly specials.