Kirk’s Brew, homebrew supply store

Without this guy I would not be a brewmaster. I met him at a beer show here in lincoln where all the distributions show off their beers. He had a booth and I talked with him. Within a week I went to his store and bought the bible “the complete joy of homebrewing”. I read it in two days and headed back for my first batch.
Kirk is a great guy who knows his craft. I continued to grow as a home brewer and he helped me along the way. If you are interested in homebrewing, wine making, or even soda pop you need to check this place out.
He has everything for the first timer to a local brewery. Yes I go there to get supplies for Misty’s brewing. I bought my kegging system from him as well as countless carboys.

Located at 10th and Cornhusker by the Burger King

Kirks Home Brew Lincoln Ne


I worked here for over 5 years. They are famous for their Elk Creek drink. It is a orange juice concoction that comes in pitchers. The recipie is top secret and it is always fun to hear what people think is in it. Every bar needs a moose or two, Sandy’s tops them by having a couple of Elk heads.

Sandy's Lincoln Ne

Sandy's Lincoln Ne

PO pears

One unique place with great bar food. I guess these were a chain at one time. The place is decorated with tons of old movie props and decorations. There is stuff everywhere. There is this perpetiual motion machine in the back room made of lots of moving parts. They have burger madness a couple times a week, as well as other deals all of the time. The only bar downtown with a sand volleyball court. They have tournaments during warm times. Bands play here all the time and they are advertised with collored paper on their wooden fence, it is impossible to miss. You order your food from a huge pair of lips. The place is just a lot of fun, they call out strange stuff over the microphone. I usually give some goofy name just to make it fun.

Located at 9th and N street.

PO Pears Lincoln Ne

El Charro

El Charro Lincoln Ne

located a block south of 9th and O street

Mexican food places can be found all over Lincoln. They range from drive thru’s to sit down restaurants. Differences are also found in the styles offered from place to place. I have done a couple of months testing different Mexican eateries, and I always keep coming back to El Charro. Many popular places have Americanized their meals for the bland American palate, not El Charro. I will fill you in on what makes this place worth visiting again and again, including: the food, atmosphere, drinks, and service.

Bodega’s alley

This bar suits all types of people. Kind of a hippie hangout on wednesday nights, a college hangout on the weekends, and a killer happy hour. My friends call it the office. They have a beer garden in the back that is really big and lit up nicely. It is perfect for smokers to hang out. They have foos, darts, pool, and a pinball machine.

Bodega's Lincoln Ne

Duffy’s Tavern

Duffy’s Tavern

Duffy’s holds the oldest liqur liscence downtown and the old timey feeling is there. They have cool stools mounted to the floor, pool, pinball, darts, lots of brews on tap, and great live entertainment. It is a place where the crowd is very mixed, lots of regulars create a good vibe. Their speciality is fishbowls. They are huge mixed drinks with long straws, you need somebody’s help to finish one.

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Jacks bar and grill

Taco sunday is a ritual. On sundays they offer cheap tacos and pitchers. Mondays are dollar burgers and good times. A friendly place with all the stuff you would want in a bar and grill.

Located under the viaduct on 8th and O street

Jacks Lincoln Ne

Manhattan Deli

The best pastrami sandwich in town bar none. This place has amazing witches, corned beef, pastrami, and many others. Great sides, fresh in house baked bread, deserts, soups, and the sandwiches can be hot or cold.
The main thing that sets this place apart is the quality of the meat. It is all shipped in, no pegler crap that every place uses. The pastrami is to die for, as well as the other meat. They plan on selling the meat in bulk soon, and I will be their main customer.

Located on Q street on the north side between 7th & 8th street in the haymarket

Manhatten Deli Lincoln NE

Manhatten Deli Lincoln Ne