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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4.3

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4.3

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4.1

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (30)
Good for a Date (24)
Great Beer (24)
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Fun (18)
Special Occasion (18)
Comfort Food (18)
Great for Lunch (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Happy Hour (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Business Meals (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
People Watching (12)
Hot Spot (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Cozy (8)
Romantic (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Live Sports (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Seasonal (6)
Authentic (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Live Music (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Omaha)·Dined 2 days ago

Took a group of 12 senior citizens for lunch before we went to the Orpheum Theatre to see the King and I.....had a marvelous time and good food. Waiter was very friendly, helpful and efficient. Had no problem with needing to do individual tickets for the group. We had 11:30 reservations and were seated promptly. Enjoyed a leisurely meal with plenty of time to load our van and head up the street to the show. This is our groups favorite place to eat if we are coming from Hastings to Omaha for a theatre experience. Thank you Upstream for always meeting and exceeding our expectations.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Always a great place to go when visiting Omaha Old Market.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Have 5 business partners and we dine this same time every year. These guys like the casual dining and there is more than enough menu choices to satisfy everyone. Everyone usually gets a steak and appetizers are top notch. Nice to test the seasonal brew beers available and try something different than the norm. We enjoy our meal and fellowship at Upstream Brewing Company.

Tags: Live Sports, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual, Business Meals, Disabled Access, People Watching
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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 9, 2018

food was average at best. Appetizers came cold. once the main course showed up, water, tea and beer beverages were not refilled or asked to be refilled. Really disappointed in the service and average food fare. I took a very good client here and even they were not 100% impressed. Upstream can learn a lot from Lazlo's or Granite City in Lincoln, NE.

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This was my first time at a Upstream for the Sunday Brunch. We were celebrating my & a neighbors birthday & it was a good choice! Booth we were assigned was cozy & private & service was attentive. Food options & quality for the Buffett Brunch were outstanding! We will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Usually have meals at Upstream that are good enough to have me come back on occasion, but I find it extremely difficult to forgive a brewery that knowingly serves their own beer flat, without having their staff communicate a warning to the consumer. I like to their there is a certain amount of pride for a place that brews their own beer, yet at least three different styles were delivered flat with no mention from the staff until we asked. In addition our food was pretty weak too. Yes they were fairly busy but nothing outside of a normal Saturday evening.

Tags: Casual
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Enjoyed good food, great service and a nice atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great brunch but would like the bread pudding added back to the brunch buffet.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Casey server - funny guy. Very busy too.
Food served was not piping hot, so how long did it sit? Was it prepared well in advance? However both Salmon & angel hair pasta as well as the spicy pasta and blackened chicken were flavorful - meeting our expectations for tasty meals.

Beer selection was great.

Had a very nice meal and would certainly return again.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Steaks were very good and prepared as ordered. Service was good and very attentive. We will go again

Tags: Casual
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Tasty buffet for Sunday / Christmas Eve. It was well prepared, our waitress was attentive, asa well as friendly and accommodating with the children. As usual we enjoyed our dining experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Casual, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The waitstaff is always friendly and the food is great. If they have loaves of bread by the door, buy one!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great service and amazing food

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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Always went to the one out west. Will never go back to this one!!!!

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food is just blah. Maybe try changing up your menu a bit. Service was horrible. Our waiter ignored us for awhile but flirted with a group beside us.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Overpriced and horrific service! Food came out luke warm, however, well seasoned and good portion size.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Nice dinner... good service... good beer!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Christmas celebration with friends

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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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vip
 (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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