Nightlife in West Omaha

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When the Bluejays take the court, you can expect to see a sea of bright blue shirts at the Sam & Louie's at the corner of 24th and Cuming in Omaha. The location has been one of Creighton University's homes away from home since it opened in 1994, but its welcoming atmosphere is found at each of the eatery's 24 locations. There, friends and families bond over great conversation and an eclectic mix of casual cuisine from a menu inspired by traditional New York–style pizzerias. Eighteen specialty pizzas are hand tossed into thin-crust pies before being decorated with more than 35 toppings such as creamy alfredo sauce, sliced Italian meatballs, and canadian bacon. In deference to those with special dietary needs, almost all of these specialty pizzas are available in gluten-free pizzas.

In addition to pizzas, cooks also craft their daily-made dough into calzones and strombolis, which ooze with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce. The menu culminates in five third-pound Black Angus burgers, Italian hoagies, and eight types of pastas. In addition to hosting guests inside their welcoming pizzerias for both lunch and dinner, the cooks at Sam and Louie's also take their food on the road, offering catering services for events both large and not-so-large.

541 N 155th Plz
Omaha,
NE
US

Strawberry Shortcake isn't a dessert at Impulse Bar?it's one of the craft cocktails. The sweet drink consists of strawberry rum, strawberry pur?e, and cake vodka with a dollop of whipped cream and a real strawberry on the rim. A fruity signature cocktail helps kick off evenings at the bar, which easily stretch into the wee hours thanks to the glut of entertainment. Pool tables, a digital jukebox, a photo booth, and Megatouch arcade games are just enticing enough to distract from beer towers, yard cups, and tables backlit with LED lights?at least for a bit.

14477 West Center Road
Omaha,
NE
US

Each season, the menu of Harvest changes as chefs build hearty, new-American dishes around local, in-season fruits and vegetables. It's all part of the restaurant's farm-to-table philosophy, which includes sourcing the freshest ingredients from places like Plum Creek Farms and Little Red Barn. The Spring menu features such inspired fare as a blackened salmon and pear salad, and tender, pillowy gnocchi tossed with spring veggies. Of course, some dishes never go out of style, so you'll find Harvest's popular chicken salad on the menu year round.

In addition to the fresh, ever-changing cuisine, Harvest boasts a wine list featuring more than 60 varietals, the majority of which are sourced from Napa valley. To take the stress out of meal pairing, Harvest also lists suggested wines under each entree on the menu, but guests are welcome to use the eenie-meenie-miney-mo-method, if they prefer.

16909 Lakeside Hills Ct
Omaha,
NE
US

One of a family of comedy clubs serving as key laugh generators in more than 25 cities, Funny Bone sits in the shopping and entertainment hub of Village Pointe Center. Luminaries such as Drew Carey, Jim Breuer, and Dave Chappelle have all taken the stage in front of audiences enjoying drinks and the bounty of a large food menu stocked with sandwiches as thick a first-grader's favorite book of knock-knock jokes, sweet potato fries, and wings doused in a signature blueberry-habañero sauce.

17305 Davenport St, Ste 201
Omaha,
NE
US

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.

3309 Oakview Dr, Ste 102
Omaha,
NE
US

Sports commentary—and the occasional cheer—echo throughout the dining room at The Good Life Sports Bar and Grill. Across its walls, 25 flat-screen TVs broadcast NFL, MLB, and college games. Meanwhile, the kitchen ensures that the bulk of the bar's food is made fresh in-house, and never frozen or teletransported in. Here, chefs mix and press burger patties by hand, pile vegetables and meats onto pizzas, and toss breaded chicken wings in five styles of sauce.

1203 S 180 STREET
Omaha,
NE
US