About Upstream Brewing Company - Old Market

Since opening in 1996, Upstream Brewing Company has become well known for its great food, friendly service, terrific beer and casual upscale atmosphere. Featuring an extensive menu of new American pub fare including: Omaha’s best appetizers and thin-crust pizzas, pub favorites, superb steaks featuring hand cut “Omaha Steaks” beef, fresh fish, pasta dishes, main course salads, hearty sandwiches and, a great children’s menu. The fully stocked bars feature our award winning fresh, handcrafted beers and root beer on tap. An extensive wine list with over 100 selections has been recognized with multiple Wine Spectator Magazine Awards of Excellence. Large parties are welcome and we multiple options for seating large groups is available. Banquet rooms are also available. Named "One of Omaha’s Top Ten Restaurants" by the Omaha World Herald, and the winner of 14 “Best of Omaha” Awards, Upstream Brewing Company is the ideal gathering place for any group.

514 S. 11th St.
Omaha, NE 68102
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
11th & Jackson

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(402) 344-0200

Website:
http://www.upstreambrewing.com/

Entertainment:
The billiards area offers full size pool tables, a selection of video games and a jukebox. Flat screen televisions in the billiards and bar areas make the Upstream the perfect spot to watch your favorite sports events.

Catering:
The restaurant's extensive catering options allow you to enjoy the Upstream's outstanding food and hand crafted beers at any venue, or in the comfort of your own home. Contact Carrie Dayton.

Parking Details:
Parking is available in the neighborhood, as well as in private lots immediately across the street.

Public Transit:
Upstream Brewing Company and the Old Market area are easily accessible by Metro Area Transit bus routes 10 and 13 and Express route 95.

Executive Chef:
Jeff Everroad

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Looking for Happy Hour? We have got it!! Monday-Friday 3-6pm pints of Upstream beers are only $2.50. We also feature $3.75 UV or Tangueray Martinis, as well as $3.25 Premium Well Cocktails. Not to mention, $2.00 off our house wines by the glass and $3.75 Cuervo Margaritas. Pair these drink specials with Half Price Appetizers and you can't go wrong! Happy hour is available when you are seated at either one of our bars, our 1st level wood floor, Billards hall, and our upstairs deck. Can't make it for these times, try our Reverse Happy Hour, Monday-Thursday 11Pm-1Am and Friday & Saturday 11Pm- 2AM. Featuring Rotating Cacktail,Shot Specials and FREE POOL! Reverse Happy Hour does not include Half Price Appetizers.

Upstream Brewing Company - Old Market Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.2

service

4.3

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4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (26)
Casual (22)
Great Beer (21)
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Fun (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Bar Seating (12)
People Watching (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Business Meals (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Romantic (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Cozy (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Live Sports (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Authentic (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Used the OpenTable to reserve a spot a day in advance. After arriving we were told to wait in the lobby and hey would notify us when our table was ready. Thirty minutes after our reserved time slot and still no table, we again approached the hostess and she acted like they had no idea we were still waiting. At that time they did seat promptly (half an hour after the time we reserved). We also ordered an appetizer and it arrived at the same time as the rest of our order. Overall our experience wasn’t good and the staff seemed very unorganized. Not a great impression during our first visit to Upstream!

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·Dined 7 days ago

Not cozy, but great food and service. Our group sat at a table and chairs. Wanted something a little more private.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Fun
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very enjoyable. Good food and service. Nice atmosphere for the holidays. Great part of town, walking distance to points of interest.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Cozy, Casual, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great place to eat before shows/concerts. They take reservations and accommodate larger groups. The drinks and food came out very quickly, and they were really busy, but it took quite a while to get the bill and get it paid. We'll be back for the good food and drinks, atmosphere, and location!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Our server was very accommodating and suggested several options for us. Service was quick and food was delish!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very good food and fast service! Fun atmosphere with games on TV. Kid friendly too.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

A great place to meet up with friends and the soups were outstanding. Our table tried them all!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

First my husband's salad was made wrong, then he requested no gravy on his pot roast and it came covered in gravy. Some one else other than our waiter brought out our meal. My salmon was raw in the middle. I requested it to be well done. We had to track down our waiter as he never came by to see how our food was. When I sent back my salmon, that came back hot but my side's were now cold! The waiter also never refilled our drink unless we asked. On our bill we were charged for another salad that we didn't get. It just seemed like it was one thing after another.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 11, 2017

What a great time we had. Drinks, appetizers and dinner with family and friends. Rachel was our waitress, she was absolutely outstanding. She really added to our dining experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Love that Upstream is on this app! Great staff, good food, will definitely be back!

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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great ambiance!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had a gift certificate someone had given us so we used it and visited the Upstream prior to our evening at the Omaha Symphony. Made an online reservation which was fantastic! We walked in and were seated immediately! Always a great place to dine. Have never had a bad meal at the Upstream.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a big group but we still had great, personal service from our server Richard. Can't wait to come back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Were seated right on time per our reservation at a table comfortable enough for the six of us. Very attentive waitress who handmade the blue cheese olives for my martini. Great menu selection from economical to somewhat expensive. All food turned out at the same time and tasted very good. Will definitely go again when visiting Omaha.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We normally love Upstream Old Market, but if this were our first visit, we wouldn't be back. The waitress brought the wrong beer but never checked on us to see if everything was okay. She also delivered our food but never checked back to see if we needed anything else; she only asked if we were ready for some boxes. The only person who even spoke with us (beyond taking our orders and asking about the boxes) was a bartender (maybe?) who stopped by our table on his way to the kitchen with a rack full of glasses. Nothing bad enough to consult management about, but definitely bad enough to throw what should've been a pleasant anniversary evening off. I think we will seek other brewpubs in the future.

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Sunday brunch was wonderful - we will definitely return! Many food items were served in small portions which made it easier to try everything, which you will want to do as they offer items that are different from other Sunday brunches. Great atmosphere and service.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Good quality food, friendly service and nice atmosphere. This is essentially a brew pub w/better than average food. I've been here quite a bit in different sized groups. They are accommodating. Beer is good.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our server was top-notch! We had a large party with different arrival times and she was very attentive and didn't get flustered with all the extra people arriving.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We had great food and excellent service. We will definitely be going back

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Casual, People Watching, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was great and the upstairs dining room was quiet. Our waiter was excellent. Good place to catch up with an old friend.

Tags: Live Sports, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, People Watching, Fun, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Awesome server, good food and drinks!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We had superb service. Dinner was great. It was extremely busy, but it did not affect our experience whatsoever.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Food, waiter, and beer. Best 3 things of the night! Send my regards to Rich. He was fantastic!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Service was courteous and attentive. Food quality was average at best, ordered raspberry chicken and the pork sandwich. Hard to believe that from time of order to food on our table it seemed to be about 3 minutes. Not sure how they can prep this quickly without it being precooked. Pork sandwich was overlooked and dry. There are much better choices in the Old Market

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had dinner- fish and chips were a hit, so was the house IPA
A great place for dinner- reservations recommended

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food was average at best. The beer was not great. It wasn't busy on a Friday and I figured out why really quickly.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The waiter warned us the kitchen was overwhelmed with food orders, and he was right- it did take a while to get our dinners. We had out-of-town guests who we thought would like the beer-- they did, but the restaurant was too noisy to have a conversation among the 4 of us.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

My husband and I were in Omaha for a quick weekend get away. We love the Old Market. I picked the Upstream Brewing Company because I like comfort food and their menu had options I would like. The food was delicious and a great value. Our waiter was very friendly.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Our server Rich quickly knew our tastes and we were not disappointed with his recommendations! The beer was amazing :-)

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Jade was our server and she was great! It was a super busy Sunday night and she made us aware of how long it was taking food to come out immediately. We all greatly appreciated the honesty and she did a great job pacing our food out! We couldn't tell there was a timing issue but were happy with the heads up. All the food was delicious and drinks tasty. Totally forgot the kids desert but I guess that's ok.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great place. They get absolute full credit for honoring the OpenTable reservation right at 7 pm on a busy Saturday night. Couple in front of us, w/o a reservation, were told it was a 90 minute wait. We were brought right to our table. I am a dedicated OpenTable fan. The food is much, much better than your average brew pub. And the beers were very good as well. Wish we were in Omaha more often; this would be a return visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Hot Spot
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

The waitress took almost 30 minutes to get water. My. Urged was not cooked well. Th waitress was not very nice.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (London)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Excellent service!

We came to the restaurant and asked for a meal which was not on a dinner menu. Since we were very sad about that, our waitress asked to wait a little bit. In few minutes restaurant manager came and explained to us that he made a deal with chef to prepare this dish for us. Very pleasant surprise! Definitely you should try Reuben sandwich and Pretzel with cheese dip. Good and accurate recomendation for local beers.

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Such a great experience at Upstream Brewing. Service was amazing and the food was great. My husband had a small concern with his meal but when he brought it to the servers attention, they immediately brought him a new meal and did not charge us for it. Definitely above and beyond if you ask me.

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was way to spicy it was so dark you couldn't read the menu!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

We ate here quite a few years ago and we were looking for a place to meet our son coming to Omaha from Lincoln (we came from Sioux Falls and ran across this place again! As wonderful as it was about 17 years ago! Brunch was very tasty-we won't wait so long to come back again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The look and the atmosphere of the restaurant is very nice and the service was excellent. So were the beers we had. My husband enjoyed his meal (falafel sandwich), but mine (pork schnitzel) was disappointing. Although the schnitzel itself was good, the "fresh seasonal vegetables" were clearly from a frozen or refrigerated vegetable combo package of some sort because I recognized the round-edged baby carrots. They lacked salt (or any flavor at all) and were mushy. I had expected a little more from a dish I paid $17 for. The kids' grilled cheese sandwiches were huge--both in amount of sandwich given and in tallness, so they had trouble fitting it in their mouths--and made with that plasticky "American" cheese, which is so gross that I couldn't bring myself to eat their leftovers. Good beer, not so good food. Too bad!

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Our server wasn't very keen on what was going on. 3 out of 4 of us ordered a flight. 2 of us ordered flight of 4. That was fine. One of us ordered the 12 flight. She wasn't told they were out of 3 of the beers so she was only brought 9. She asked to comp the price to $9 instead of $12. Our server didn't even respond to that. We weren't super impressed with any of the beers except the wheat one and we're and craft brew kind of crew. One of the orders was wrong, but that was fixed within in a few minutes. The burgers were sub-par. The buns aren't toasted or anything, just a plain white bun. There wasn't a lot of flavor in the burgers themselves either. The fries were average, better than the burger at least. 2 people got pasta and they said it was about average. It wasn't really worth the price, in my opinion. I expected a little better quality. The atmosphere was spot on though. Very cool looking. We made our reservation and got seated exactly on time on a Saturday night. When we got our bill, the flight of 12 wasn't comped so we flagged a guy down and said that was no problem but did the math wrong and still overcharged. We won't be going back and wouldn't recommend it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Outstanding Omaha steak and potatoes with cheddar were phenomenal.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on July 29, 2017

My husband loved his ribeye however my veggie burger was quite mushy. The fries were excellent. Would have liked to sit on main floor but upstairs was quite and the service was very good. Sat at the bar after dinner where the service and drinks were very good also.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Comfort Food
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