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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4.3

service

4.3

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4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (29)
Good for a Date (22)
Great Beer (22)
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Pre/post Theatre (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Comfort Food (16)
Fun (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Bar Seating (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Business Meals (13)
Hot Spot (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Late-night Find (8)
People Watching (8)
Seasonal (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Cozy (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Authentic (5)
Live Sports (5)
Romantic (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great hand-crafted beer; tasty food with nice variety, salads and pizzas to comfort foods; love the old building ambience; super friendly and prompt service! An old market favorite, always recommended.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Omaha)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was overcooked and cold. we had calamari and it was so tough it was hard to eat. The shrimp were also overcooked and tough. the schnitzel was all crust no meat, potatoes were cold and the veggies were luke warm.

I spent almost $200 for the meal and came out very disappointed probably will never go back.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on February 13, 2018

My friends and I came 30 minutes early to our reservation time, and they were able to accommodate us immediately. They were great with checking for my food allergy and prompt with service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Manager and staff were very accommodating when we had a change to our party size.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Open table worked great....eliminated having to stand and wait for table. Lot more convenient.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Fun, Live Sports
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 (Omaha)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Here you go:
-Our group showed up early but we still got right in.
-Our waiter was kind and very accommodating.
-Once we ordered our food was up in no time.
Overall we really enjoyed ourselves and I'm glad I decided to book at upstream.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Late-night Find
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 (Omaha)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Made reservations for a Friday night and were seated within 5 minutes of our arrival. The entire staffs service was very friendly and prompt. As always, the food was amazing! I had the steak special and, oh my word, was it good! Would recommend to everyone!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Food and environment was great.
The menu’s are a bit rag tag n sticky.
Beer was great too.
Should try putting in beer from The 1st Street Brewing Co of Hastings NE.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent experience and a wonderful beef tip grain bowl. Unique and delicious.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great spot for a large group- we had 26 people and service was great- they even have a system for paying despite kids sitting at different tables...everyone gets a ticket, then parents can collect tickets for whomever they are paying for- worked out well!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food, great service although the manager that called to confirm was not pleased we made a reservation through open table and told me that she would not have allowed me to make a reservation had I called.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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 12, 2018

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

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 8, 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 8, 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 5, 2018

Enjoyed good food, great service and a nice atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine
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 (Omaha)·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 30, 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 23, 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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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great service and amazing food

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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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

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 (Omaha)·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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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 9, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 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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 (Omaha)·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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 (Las Vegas)·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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 (San Francisco)·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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