Jerzes pairs its plentiful pours with simple, unpretentious bar fare replete with delicious house-made preparations. Warm up a stiff palate with a few pre-dinner stretches of dragon wings, which are 10 jumbo wings served au naturel or tossed with mild, hot, barbecue, Buff-a-Que, or Stupid Hot sauce ($7.75). Much to the delight of visiting herbivores and healthy eaters, an all-you-can-eat soup and salad bar ($6.50) delights a lighter appetite with fresh trimmings daily. Bread-and-meat specialists can partner tall, frosty drafts with hearty sandwiches and eight signature burgers, all served with hand-cut fries. The Big Party Burger is a monument to bovine splendor, its cow-meat patty swathed in shaved prime rib, melted provolone, and horsey sauce ($9.25), while the Patriots Ultimate BLT ($6.95) or the buffalo-style Chieftain Chicken sandwich ($7.25) are sure to please pundits of pork and poultry. Overeager eaters can unclog gullet pipes with one of six on-tap domestic and imported beers or a less-malty glass of wine.
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.
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.
At Oasis Hookah Bar, couches, a circular bar and a combination of cocktails, drinks, and hookah work together to create a relaxed environment. Customers can breathe in the chilled air of a large variety of shishas, taking in flavors such as berry, blueberry grape, lemon tea, or even varieties without tobacco. Meanwhile, they can sip on a number of drinks, such as whiskeys, sodas, or cocktails.
Traditions, formerly known as Indigo Joe's, maintains a devotion to large frosty brews, colossal dishes, and the art of displaying gentlemanly brutes on multiple screens. Their 49 high-definition TVs show all the popular sports, and Traditions provides a radio at every table in case you need to hear your event's play-by-play or Coach Roosevelt's halftime fireside chats. The comfortable cushioned chairs pamper posteriors during marathon clashes, and there’s a bulked-up bar-food menu. Hulking specimens may wish to try the onion rings with barbecue sauce ($7) or the juicy bacon cheeseburger ($9), which comes in a half-pound slab of certified Angus beef. Wash it down with the monolithic 34-ounce beer, served from an extensive bar that features 20 beers to wet all frequencies of whistle.
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.