Upstream Brewing Company - Old Market

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1107 reviews
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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.
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1/2 Price Bottles of Wine every Monday

1/2 price bottles of wine all day on Mondays
*includes all bottles under $65.00*
*available in the entire restaurant*
*excludes private parties*

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 5, 2018

Ends: December 31, 2019

Availability: Mon 11:00AM-11:30PM

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SM
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever we are in Omaha we dine here and it's always a great experience all around. The food is delicious and the staff are very polite and accommodating. Would definitely recommend the Upstream!

MM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and all around good brunch menu. Very accommodating for groups of 10-15, or for 2 people as well.

f
Omaha
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect night for dinner on the upstairs deck.

BR
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I will absolutely be back. My dining companion received burned garlic toast, and our original waiter (awesome) didn’t bring the replacement and it was dropped off so quickly that we could not make a request. Everything else was truly top notch.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate outside. Very nice

KP
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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LF
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

The atmosphere was great. The food was amazing and our waitress was very good. The speed of the getting our food was NOT so good. It took a long time to get drinks and even longer to get our food. We ordered our food and 55 minutes later it came out. Unfortunately we had somewhere to be so we were not able to enjoy our dinner and had to ask for boxes for all of it. Ughh

AE
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When I first arrived it was a Friday at 7 , so a very busy time! It was a little crowded which just goes to show that this is a very popular restaurant in Omaha. Our server was very fun and attentive , which boosted the experience. He told us about all the specials and answered all of our questions. Food was delicious, we had the artichoke & Asiago dip for an appetizer so were full by the time our food came ! Who doesn’t like leftovers though lol after we ate we played pool and there is the coolest lounge upstairs in a separate room & it was only $6 per hour. Definitely check this place out and if you do I’d request to be seated upstairs because the ambiance is incredible.

p
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Beer great- food disappointing. For a party of five- four were disappointed with meals.

YO
Omaha
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Mediocre food. Terrible table location. Argument at table behind us with a pubescent manager telling a 45-year-old they could not have a drink without ID. Totally wish we went someplace else.

SF
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Got there early. Was told to take a seat anywhere and we chose the rooftop seating. It was awesome!

RO
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the relaxed feel of this place - the exposed brick is gorgeous. I definitely would return. Brunch was amazing! We had seven in our group from 12 to 71 and everyone loved the wide variety of options. Service was great and friendly. Our waiter was patient and knowledgeable.

DM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place to eat and drink. The staff is very friendly and make it fun to be there. I love the atmosphere of this place and you can dine upstairs, downstairs or outside on the patio. It’s easy to make reservations online.

AC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere! We will definitely be back!

NO
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was great all around, I got the ribeye steak and it was cooked perfectly the way I wanted it, only thing was it needed a little more seasoning or having a seasoning salt at the table and it would be perfect, the potatoes were different but good, would be nice to have a choice of different sides but this is also what makes this unique experience

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sister weekend! Large selection of food. Short wait for drinks. Service was great answered questions and assisted with ordering

MS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very accommodating to our children, delicious beer flights and really yummy food. I had the beef tip grain bowl and I would order it again! My husband had the Mac and cheese and it was equally delicious.

C
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great beer and great service. I recommend this restaurant.

J
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were awesome! We've been there many times and will be there again.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent service. We ate outdoors on the upstairs patio. Will definitely return!!!

b
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

We had a reservation st 9:45 and arrived 5 minutes early. The hostess was very friendly and asked if we wanted to sit inside or out. We chose out, but when we arrived the server made it clear he did not want us ordering food. So we went inside where the bartender also acted as though we were being ridiculous to even think about eating. I had looked st the menu online and asked if we could possibly order calamari. He did put the order in and was nice enough making our drinks and serving us, but it was certainly not enjoyable to feel so unwelcome. Why do they take reservations until 10 if they don’t want to serve after 9:30? A group of 4 and one of 2 came in after us, and they were treated the same way. We had just arrived for our stay in Omaha after driving all afternoon and evening and this really made the whole city feel unwelcoming. We will definitely not be stopping in Omaha on our way back to Wisconsin, and we will never spend another cent in this restaurant.

CM
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere, reasonable prices. Would highly recommend

b
Minneapolis
94 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great beer & food selections

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great! It all came out in a timely manner. The only reason I did not give five stars is because it took quite a while between clearing the table and receiving our checks. Normally this wouldn’t be an issue, but we were on a tight schedule for the day. Otherwise, our waitress was very polite!

LH
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful place to eat while at the Old Market. Good beer and food.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Beer was great, food ok, service not so greats they forgot to bring part of our party’s food out. By the time it came out, most people were already done eating.

OT
Omaha
32 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This restaurant is exactly as advertised- great location in Old Market, right in the middle of everything- outside seating is popular when weather is nice, great for families & large groups, very budget friendly. The food is what would be expected- a great variety from burgers to pizza to steak, so everyone in the group should find something they like. The pretzel cheese curd bites are highly recommended.

EL
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made reservations and got seated when we walked in the door!! Gentry our waitress was wonderful! The ribeye special was absolutely yummy! The Caramel bread pudding was amazing!! Definitely will be going again when we visit Omaha next time!!

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Road trip with kids. Loved this stop and the magician!!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed the food and the environment. Service was slow but we were told the kitchen had new staff. The magician on site was a pleasant surprise.

TH
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best burger I’ve ever had. Ever. I have been a strict vegetarian for a couple years. (For a long deserved vacation, I decided to deviate from my plant based norm.) In my time in Omaha I have found some really great places. But the burger, the beer, and the culture of this establishment will bring me back. Absolute gem.

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

I live in the Old Market so I try Upstream hoping the food will improve every 6 months or so, but it hasn’t in the past few years. This will be the last time until they fix their menu and start cooking good food again. They have entirely too many things on the menu and none of it is good. I would be scared to see their kitchen with all the stuff they have to keep for their menu.

We had the wings, Mac n cheese, and pizza. The pizza was absolutely gross because it had too much topping and sauce. The crust was so soggy by the time it came out it just fell apart. If I had to rate it I’d say 2.1 out of 10. We ordered the Mac n cheese with blackened chicken. It came with a huge plate of noodles and a tiny chicken breast that you pay $5 for. The sauce tasted like flour and the actual flavor was so bland. It was the worst restaurant Mac Ive ever had.

The wings were ok and had an interesting sauce. Also, our server was very nice. But overall, the food was the reason for the low review. This is an Old Market restaurant and it needs some revitalizing and a new simpler menu before I will be back.

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful visit!! We walked in at the time of our reservation and our table was ready to go and even had ice water for all 10 of us!! Our waitor Todd was wonderful. Food was delicious!

J
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, drinks, and service were all great! Might not be a great place if your aren’t a beer lover

AO
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was fabulous and the food fantastic! They were very accommodating as well. We came from Lincoln for a concert and were late due traffic and they got us in and served in record time. Thank you.

OT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We arrived for our reservation and we were seated immediately. They had an excellent selection of local beers. We ordered and our drinks and appetizer arrived quickly. Our server was excellent. She was busy but made sure our water glasses were full. Our food arrived, we had the pot roast, fish and chips, beef stroganoff and. Burger. The fish was slightly tough but all others were delicious. Overall the atmosphere, service, and food were above average. I would recommend and will visit again

NJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a diverse menu and loved all of it! Grandparents, parents, and kids all chowed down on great comfort food with generous portions. Beer was outstanding, conveniently located.

OT
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food. Came from extensive brunch which was great. Only downside was arrangement of buffet line which led yo inefficient, long lines. Would come back for sure.

RC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had the sunday brunch. Most of the food was excellent. My ham and cheese omeletvonly had cheese sprinkled on top and I prefer the cheese folded into the midfle so it melts andcoizes it when you cut into it. Other than the omelet the rest of the food and service were excellent. It was noisy but they were busy.

OT
Fayetteville
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our food was delicious, however our service was very slow and we felt like we weren’t taken care of. We were in the very center of the restaurant and saw our food sitting there. Empty drinks etc. once again, food was delicious but if you’re going to eat here make sure you have plenty of time.

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