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Upstream Brewing Company - Old Market

4.5
838 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Great Beer
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food
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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
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Phone number
(402) 344-0200
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeff Everroad
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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.
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Cross street
11th & Jackson
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Parking details
Parking is available in the neighborhood, as well as in private lots immediately across the street.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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
What 838 People Are Saying
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic evening! We had a large party, but they accommodated us (even the late/extra diners) as if it was no big deal. The server was exceptional. The entertainer was so fun. We were amazed trying to figure out how he pulled-off his card tricks.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Very great!! Very great!! Very great!! Very great!!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The atmosphere was quiet and pleasant. The food quality was great, as well as the beer offered. And the service was timely and courteous. This would be a great spot for a family dinner, or a bite to eat when in town. I highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Setting was perfect for group of 8 to catch up with the Omaha family before journeying to other parts of the state. Large round table towards the back of the restaurant made it easy to talk, tell stories and laugh without imposing on other diners. Variety of choices on the menu and entrees were very good. Service was as expected at the Upstream - attentive and friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

It was the first time we have been to the Upstream. We were not disappointed. Our server Taylor, went out of her way to accommodate us.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Had a very good time with my girlfriend very tasty food

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great waitress and food

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Our family was passing through Omaha on our way home from vacation in Colorado. We were exhausted from a long day of driving. The atmosphere immediately reenergized us. Bonus - there was magician going from table to table and made us laugh so hard our bellies hurt! Our food came out fast, it was delicious. We would definitely come back here again!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The magician was magical! Great food and entertainment.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Love the food & atmosphere. Service was excellent! We couldn’t be on time for our table. I called Upstream to let them know that we were going to be half hour late thinking I’d have to give up our table because Easter Sunday was busy. However, they were very friendly & kept us on the list. Got right in! My family very happy!
Thank you!
Lori

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful food and terrific service. Came here after 15 hours on the road and couldn’t ask for better!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We had a delicious meal at Upstream Brewery. My husband had beef stroganoff, and I had the shrimp bowl. The service was exceptional. We will visit again next time we are in Omaha.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Our poor server was over-sat with two big parties and us. He forgot our appetizer but immediately apologized and bought us dessert. Even overly busy, he was still very nice. The food was AMAZING! Very good. Very interesting. Well prepared. We all enjoyed what we selected. I had the Atlantic Salmon (the Brussels sprouts side was VERY nice), my husband had the pork chop (which looked AMAZING), my son had the pork schnitzel and my daughter had the fish and chips off the kids menu.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

On a very busy night, we were seated and served quickly. Our orders included smoked mac and cheese, a burger, and a ribeye steak special. The food was pretty average, but the atmosphere was great and the beer was good. The corn and xheesy potatoes with the special were excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We had an incredible meal. The food ... amazing. Waiter, well, she was spot on! Upstream is our go to place.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

When we arrived our table was ready. The service was by far the greatest and server was very attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food was excellent as was the fresh made beer! Service was super!

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Service was courteous and efficient.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Excellent meal and service from the restaurant. Wonderful options, great service and most importantly good food and beer.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

First time in years for me but I'll definitely be back much sooner. Food was amazing and service was even better! Lots of choices in Omaha but this should be on everyone's rotation

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Good place, well located with grest service and marcellous food

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great place with some different things on the menu that are fun to try. Atmosphere is great and service is always wonderful. House beers rock!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I booked a reservation and we were seated in very quickly. It was very busy, so I was glad I made a reservation. Our food was great and arrived in a timely manner. Our ticket was a little pricey--over $88 for 3 people

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Even though we stated in our reservation we were celebrating our Anniversary we were seated in a little bitty table in the middle of the room. Nice booths seemed to be available. it was very noisy. I've had much better Veggie burgers. My husband enjoyed his ribeye. We really enjoyed having drinks after dinner upstairs seated on a cozy couch.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Steaks were tough
Service was spotty
Didn’t have the wine we ordered- Strike 3

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3.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Good food and good service. Specials sounded good.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Amazing restaurant!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We were recently visiting in Omaha. We had dined at Upstream years ago and really enjoyed the food and beer options. During our recent visit, Upstream lived up to our memories. The food and the beers we tried were great. Our waiter was awesome, as well.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We've been going to Upstream for several years. Like many restaurants, you'll get a better table if you make a reservation. The upstairs section is quieter and more intimate; the tables downstairs always seem kind of crowded together. Our server was excellent - he was happy to spend time answering questions about the menu, and had great timing. He popped back at regular and well-timed intervals to make sure we were doing OK or to see if we needed anything else.

The specials are worth getting - very creative, and I usually find them more appealing than many of the menu items. For example, both of the soups on the menu - tomato basil and a cheese soup - both just seem a little bland to me, compared to the soup specials. On this visit, I had a chicken parmesan soup, which was just delightful. I also had a ribeye special that was so marvelous I gobbled down almost all of it - usually I find their portion sizes quite large and enough for one or two "leftover" meals.

That's not to say I don't like the regular menu selections - there are some really great choices there. I think the best thing about it is that there is enough variety for everyone. My husband prefers simpler tastes (kind of a "meat-and-taters" guy) while I like things a little more exotic. There's something for everyone at Upstream.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Great service! Food came out quickly and the waitress was good mannered and did a wonderful job.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Upstream is a very nice restaurant. It was very busy, so I'm glad we made reservations before we went. We were in town for a romantic night away, so when we were seated at a two-person table next to a larger group with 6 kids or so, I wasn't really excited. Luckily the kids were pretty well-behaved and the restaurant noise actually worked to our advantage since it all kind of blended away. Our server was attentive without being there constantly, which is a fine balance.
The food was absolutely delicious! We had the pretzel cheese curds for an app. The raspberry jalapeno sauce was absolutely perfect. I had the salmon dinner and my husband had the fish and chips. Both were incredible. We ended with some apple crisp and the s'mores brownies. I would definitely recommend the restaurant again, and wouldn't hesitate to go back.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I was really excited to try this place. I have had multiple people recommend it to me. My first impression was this place looks really cool. Tall ceilings with the brewers equipment visible. I was impressed! We were seated and created by our waiter. I was really excited to try the beers. I decided to get the 4 beer sampler, when trying to decide what beers I wanted. I asked the waiter what he thought of a certain beer. He pointed to the description sheet and said "you will find everything you need to know there, and I don't want to put my glasses on to have to read it to you".... I thought ok, maybe he isn't a beer guy. Not that big of a deal. My beer sampler arrives and the beers were great! I was impressed. I asked him if I could get a glass of water. Hey says "I put the exact number of waters on the table for everyone at the table. You already have one". Well at this point I was frustrated, and responded "I obviously wouldn't of asked for one if I already had one. Can I please get a water." He eventually brought me one. By this point his attitude and combative remarks ruined my impression of the brewery. I honestly think if I had another server that night I would of gave this place 5 stars across the board. Good beer, good food but a waiter with some issues.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great food!

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

If you go here, sit at the bar. The bartenders are great and take very good care of you! The food is unique for a brew house and the beer is great! A definite must!

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1.0Dined on February 19, 2018

All the grand kids found fun tasty things for supper.....as did the adults in our party. Our waiter Rich was great with our group of seven and with children changing their minds plus allergy considerations. We had a very nice Sunday evening family meal.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Had the Sunday brunch. Outstanding spread of entree’s and sides. The bread pudding French toast is fabulous!!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great Location., craft beers, good food at a reasonable price. Just pop online to make reservations, a must on weekends.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The kitchen is super fast and, yet somehow the food is still excellent. We've always had great wait staff here.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Volleyball team. I don’t remember our waitresses name but she was amazing!!

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