Sometimes you simply need to relax with a great glass of wine after a long day at work. Or you merely want to taste different wines without having to purchase the entire bottle. Perhaps you’re in the mood for some light appetizers with your vino. Omaha has several great options for all the wine-lovers out there, whether you’re new to wines or are a top-notch sommelier.
La Buvette Food and Wine
If you’re ever in downtown Omaha and are craving the atmosphere of a European wine bar, this is the place to visit. La Buvette is a wine bar, market, and café where the menu changes frequently. You can come in and sip casually on a glass of wine and have a conversation with friends or you can dine on a cheese plate while people-watching outside in the patio area. Open M-W 10am-10pm, Th 10am-11pm, F-Sat 10am-12am, Sun 11:30am-10pm. Located at 511 South 11th Street, Omaha, NE.
Maybe you’re a wine-lover but your significant other prefers craft beer. Brix meets everyone’s needs by providing a huge selection of wine, premium liquor, and craft beer. They also have a unique wine dispensing system where you can sample a variety of wines, using a pre-loaded wine card to pay. Beer drinkers can have a pint from their selection of locally brewed beers on tap. Brix also offers dining options in their bistro area, along with happy hour promotions. Two locations: Village Pointe and Midtown Crossing.
Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge
Conveniently located within walking distance of the TD Ameritrade Park and CenturyLink Center, Nosh offers a list of over 100 wines and food ranging from small plates to light entrees. The drink menu also boasts domestic and craft beer in addition to a diverse cocktail selection. They offer a wine club where members receive two handpicked bottles of wine along with promotions each month. Open Lunch: M – Sat 11am – 4pm, Dinner: Sun – Th 4pm – 10pm, Fri – Sat 4pm – 12am, Brunch: Sun 11am – 4pm. Located at 1006 Dodge St., Omaha, NE.
Lot 2 Restaurant and Wine Bar
Simple and modern is what Lot 2 offers in terms of atmosphere and assortment of wine, beer, and food. Located in the Benson neighborhood, visitors can find unique food options that aren’t typically Midwestern such as bangers and mash or pork cheek. Their extensive wine list has something for everyone, including a wine from Chile, and the cocktail menu offers classics like a gin and tonic. Open M-Th 4pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 4pm-11pm, Brunch: Sun 10am-2pm. Located at 6207 Maple St., Omaha, NE.