|Serving cheap drinks since 1937|
Omaha, NE 68105-2016
There are so many bars, and so few of me, that I am always willing to check out a place at the advise of one of the"loyal" HitThatDive readers (insert rimshot here). Thanks to a note from karaoke madman "The G-Man", I decided to give the bars on Leavenworth Street yet another try...my luck here hasn't been too good so far...but if nothing else it will be nice to finally meet The G-Man in person. (On a sidenote, I don't like karaoke, but check out the G-Man if you ever get the chance...best karaoke guy ever!)
First Impressions: No bar I have ever walked into has ever had this many signs for drinks specials on every inch of every wall. Ever. It was 9:30 on a Friday night and the place was loud and crowded. It’s bigger than your run-of-the-mill bar, (as far as the size of the building) and I noticed a sign as I walked into the door that said this dive has been an “Omaha drinking institution since 1937". So far so good!
|Not there to sing|
The Crowd: For the most part I would say this was a group of people who were all older, loud and drunk. But overall, a good blend of bikers and construction workers mixed in with a rhinestone cowboy couple and even a dude in Docksiders with a polo shirt with the collar popped (Ahoy Polloi) . Everyone seemed hell-bent on having a good time, but don’t get in their way…they were there to pound drinks, dance their asses off, and sing as off-key as possible.
Restrooms: Whoa. What the…these are clean. How did that happen? Not all that big, but, damn, these things are actually useable. I did not see that one coming. Nice!
Bartender Chat: Not having a seat at the bar, makes this one tough to answer. I did like the fact that the dude behind the bar always called me “partner”…or one of those words. Bartenders that can work that sort of stuff into a sentence, without making it sound forced, clearly know how do run a bar where all the drinkers are happy.
Final Impressions: This has to be my favorite bar in Midtown on Leavenworth Street so far. From what I can tell, this is a great place to get drunk, have fun or even find a fight (if you’re looking for one). This really is a place that you would think most great dives should look like...complete with the kind of barflies you want to drink with in a place like this. The G-Man hit the nail on the head when he announced through his speakers, “Welcome to the best little dive on Leavenworth” so far I would have to agree with him.
8.5 (Hit This Dive!)
|Hit This Dive|