Nightlife in Council Bluffs

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Named after a Canadian non-profit dedicated to rescuing small-breed canines, The Orange Dog Bar and Grill packs patrons' bellies with hearty pub eats six days a week. Dining duos can kick-start their meal by thumb-warring over an order of the popular wings, which come in internationally inspired flavors such as American buffalo, Jamaican jerk, and Brazilian passion fruit guava. Then, tongue dive into a heftier main course, such as three fish tacos brimming with beer-battered filets—accompanied by a side of wasabi aioli—that hail directly from Poseidon’s neighborhood taqueria. Other entrees include the carefully grilled steak, which has the power to shape shift into the rib eye or New York varieties upon customer preference, and classic burgers prepared with beef, turkey, salmon, or veggie patties. During the meal, patrons can celebrate masterfully executed swallows by clinking together glasses of Coors Light, Blue Moon, Budweiser, or New Castle.

18552 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach,
CA
US

With one look at the high-school, college, and professional pennants and other memorabilia on the walls at Glory Days Sports Bar & Grill, every sports lover knows they are in the right spot to catch a game. Surrounding the handsome wooden bar, five big-screen TVs are tasked with broadcasting as many football, baseball, and bocce games as possible so patrons can cheer on their favorite teams while downing slices of pizza and burgers topped with fried eggs and mayo. When games are not playing, visitors can entertain themselves with rounds of Golden Tee or darts. Additionally, a jukebox plays the top hits at one?s command.

106 W Broadway
Council Bluffs,
IA
US

Since 1925, the Dundee Theatre’s gold curtains have been parting for generations of rapt audiences. Originally a vaudeville theater, the venue was transformed into a movie house during the Great Depression as a cost-cutting measure. For the next half century it traded hands, sometimes screening art films, sometimes featuring family fare, and once showing a 118-week run of The Sound of Music, which was eventually halted by a town statute banning raindrops on roses.

In 1980, current owner Denny Moran stepped in and renovated the theater to recapture some of the splendor of its early days. The old vaudevillian stage and dressing rooms still lurk behind the silver screen, counterbalanced by a state-of-the-art Dolby Digital EX sound system and Cyrano de Bergerac smell system. Under Moran's watch, the Dundee Theatre now screens an eclectic mix of art and independent films, cinema classics, and cult favorites.

4952 Dodge St
Omaha,
NE
US

Corkscrews plunge deep into the necks of Nosh Wine Lounge’s cache of bottles, opening with a pop to reveal more than 80 aromatic varietals from California, New Zealand, Italy, France, and other vineyards the world over. Diners can sip these elixirs in small flights or by the glass or commit to full bottles, or kiddie pools. The wines accompany a menu of gourmet snacks, including truffle fries, flatbreads, steak sliders, and bruschetta. Specialty cocktails, such as cosmos with sweet-potato vodka or Tom Collins shaken with cucumbers, offer a refreshing alternative to wine. The lounge hosts special events such as charity events, private parties, wine tastings, and Live Music Wednesdays, which invite guests to recline in curved leather armchairs or gather around granite-topped bar tables as local musicians perform.

1006 Dodge St
Omaha,
NE
US

Every day at BrewBurgers, Chef Yves Menard prepares hunks of beef in a style passed down from Jewish immigrants in Montreal, Canada, in the late 1800s. He soaks the meat in brine, then smokes it over maple wood, creating a richly flavored brisket that has earned his restaurant a spotlight on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Chef Menard prepares the rest of his menu in the same meticulous fashion: he infuses certified Angus beef with portabella mushrooms and gorgonzola cheese, and hand-forms lamb and bison patties into miniature busts of each patron?s head. True to its name, BrewBurgers maintains an enthusiasm for fermented beverages, suggesting a beer pairing for every menu item, including selections from Pyramid, Left Hand, Boulevard, and Samuel Smith.

4629 S 108th St.
Omaha,
NE
US

The owners of Brewsky?s Food & Spirits know that the best way to get friends and family together is to create a vibrant space filled with live music, all the best sporting events on TV, frosty brews, and a menu of comfort foods. While taking pride in being the spot to gather for Huskers games, as well as all other major sporting events, the owners also take immense satisfaction in serving a selection of juicy steaks, flame-broiled burgers, and wings that their chef concocted exclusively for the restaurant. The team also entertains patrons with trivia nights and shows such as dueling pianos or quarreling xylophones at the Haymarket location.

8528 Park Dr.
Omaha,
NE
US