Upstream Brewing Company - Old Market

4.5
975 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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Denver
2 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect dinner before a concert

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food delivered very quickly even though restaurant was very busy. Food and service were excellent!

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KN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a special occasion for our family. From the moment we entered the door we felt very welcome. Throughout the meal we had great service and at no point did we feel rushed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The specials (ribeyes) were cooked to specifications, but chicken was extremely dry and some smaller cuts on steaks were over cooked.

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DP
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

This place has really gone down hill the last few years. Steak “special” was way overpriced for the quality of food. Overall food menu is dated and needs to be completely redone. Very disappointing.

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DF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ran a little late for reservation..called ahead & table was waiting. Server did his job & kept our beer glasses full.

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MV
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Our waitress was extremely rude. Food wasn't anything special for the price. Wouldn't go back.

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KS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent reservations.. table ready for 10 all set up on New Year’s Eve.. waiter was exceptional (Greg). Thank you

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TD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Need more options for sides. I should be able to get a different type of potatoe if I don’t like fries and different salad dressing.

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k
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always one of my favorite places to go.This was a wedding party reception that we were attending.The Upstream as always was perfect,good drinks and good food. In my opinion the best Long Island ice teas in town!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good food! Not very crowded

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D
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Server was unfriendly. No smile, not attentive, not interactive. He missed one of my children’s orders all together and missed a side item that another child ordered. My wife’s pizza was cold and soggy. My fries were cold. I got one 1/2 refill on my water glass the entire 2 hours we were there. I expected a lot more for the price we paid. I even got on their website and shared this information in an email and got no response from a manager. All I was looking for was an apology, and an indication that this isn’t normal. That was on Saturday and it’s Wednesday now. On the bright side, the tables aren’t on top of each other, so there’s good space to get around, and you don’t hear the conversation at the table next to you. My burger was as good as other places, but not OMG I have to go back again to get it again. Overall just very disappointed because it looks like a great place to go.

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AK
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was absolutely incredible. I’ve managed restaurants for over a decade and I truly believe he was the greatest server I’ve ever had. We had a large party, five kids and six adults, and he handled everything perfectly from start to finish. We all noticed how great he was and appreciate it immensely. Thank you.

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DH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great lunch with super service. Allergy requests by one diner were noted and complied with perfectly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Holiday family get together

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NZ
Omaha
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful meal for our birthdays and especially loved our choice of free dessert. Only complaint I would have is the noise level. Hard to hold a conversation without effort.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service! No complaints! Recieved beverage coupons from our hotel which saved us about $40. Awesome deal!

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Austin
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Service was great.

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VG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Always a good place while visiting Omaha. We have eaten hete many times and never dissapointed

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service wasn’t the best. Appetizers we brought out but with no plates. Had to ask them they didn’t bring enough for the table. Ordered salads with steaks and asked that they be brought out before the meal and they were brought out with the meal. Ordered a side of vegetables with dinner and got a plate of carrots with one piece of broccoli and one piece of cauliflower. Took quite awhile to get our drinks as the bar was backed up. Almost 20 minutes to get our drinks. Service definitely needs to improve here.

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have loved this place for 23 years! Never disappoints

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JJ
Omaha
22 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fun to visit Upstream Brewery. We were a group from a retirement facility in Hastings that had driven into Omaha to attend Phantom of the Opera at the Orpheum. They did a great job of getting our orders taken efficiently.....quick turn around on the food...and prompt attention to getting all 12 individual bills out and payment taken care of. We had no problem getting to our show in plenty of time. This is the place we always go when this group comes to Omaha for an event. Great variety of food and always good service. Thank you Upstream! Your friends from Regency Retirement in Hastings.

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Omaha
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

First time dinning there, good service, good food, nice atmosphere

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E
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Service was great. Loved it.

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GC
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The building is done right inside and out. The staff was very friendly from the greeting to departure. The beer was nice and the food outstanding. I had the filet with shrimp. I could cut the filet with my fork. Was my first time eating here but won’t be the last. Keep up the good work. The focus on details make the experience great!!!

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JD
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had previously had a bad experience here about 4 years ago, haven't been back till now. You have redeemed yourself, everything was excellent this time!!

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RV
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service and food. Party of 7. 3 grade school kiddos.

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CM
New England
22 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Rich did a fantastic job with the service, great attitude! Food was solid. Good options on menu for all.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our service from Valarie, who was very helpful with descriptions of the food, happy to take our drink orders and gave us the best service that I have ever had at Upstream.

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PN
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We arrived for our reservation and were seated. Then I received an e-mail that the restaurant had CANCELLED our reservation. When I asked why, the person on duty said that he thought he was "supposed" to do that. When I told him that he had (unintentionally) taken away out Dining Points, he said he would "re-do" the reservation. This never happened.

If Open Table can restore the points, it would be appreciated.

Otherwise, a decent but not outstanding dining experience, after a late airplane arrival in Omaha.

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JW
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sit upstairs if you want quiet conversation, it's noisy downstairs at peak times. Great food, beer, service.

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SM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had some friends in from Florida and needed them to have a great food experience in the Midwest. I chose to use open table to ensure a good, quite spot. I arrived early and was greeted by wonderful hosts who helped me pick out a quite table so we could catch up. Thanks ladies and also to our waiter for showing my friends how we do it up in the Old Market.
Steph

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SH
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fun place to visit in Old Market neighborhood; great atmosphere and family friendly

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Food was excellent. I will definitely eat here again when back in Omaha.

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I came to Upstream for our anniversary and we didn't know what to expect. When we walked in, we were greeted by the staff and immediately taken to our table (I highly recommend reserving a table via Open Table.) When we sat down, our waiter was with us in a matter of minutes. He (Ryan) explained the menu, made suggestions, and of course talked up the beer menu. I had narrowed my options down to 2 items on the menu and Ryan helped me pick which one to go with, and it was EXCELLENT. Our experience here was FANTASTIC and we will be coming back.

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D
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

I made a reservation for 12 a few weeks ahead of time. During my conversation I explained it was for a bachelor party and the primary reason was for us to watch a football game. They said they love bachelor parties and will pretty much do anything for them, so no problem putting us by a tv with the game volume on. This did not happen. The first table was nowhere near, they did make a modification for us and gave us a new table, which was better, but not what they sold me on. The service was also not good. Long waits, the people without alcohol waited 30 to 45 mins for a soda. Most tables were empty, so they were not busy. We could have been moved to a better viewing area since it was so open but they did not offer. Poor experience overall. The food was good.

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RP
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Average food at best. I had the fish and chips and started with a cup of tomato basil soup. The soup was the best part of the meal.

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ES
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot say enough nice things about Upstream! Amazing food and awesome vibe - even on a week day the place had a healthy crowd. We sat at the bar for a later dinner and the bartender could not have been nicer or more attentive. Overall worth checking out!

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CS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, quick and attentive service. You could hear the overhead music, and the murmurs of other patrons, but it wasn't cacophonous, and we were able to easily converse at our table without feeling like we were yelling or unable to hear each other. Husband (the beer snob) enjoyed several of Upstream's craft brews. The food prices were a bit upscale, but completely worth every penny.

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P
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere for company gathering. On line reservation system worked flawlessly. Table was ready and waiting. Great service and really good food.

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