Omaha, NE 68135
Tuesday was Bunko Night at my house, I’m not sure what “bunko” means, but it must be a foreign term for "a gathering of women who sit around and get drunk on Bud Light and cheap tequila". Why is that important? It’s not, other than the fact that I knew I needed to get out of the house ASAP. I hopped in the car and started driving South…with no particular place to go (blatant Chuck Berry reference). I wound up near the area where the “Irish” bar Two Fine Irishmen is located. I was there on St. Patrick’s Day (and was less than thrilled with my experience) but what the hell…I’ll give them another shot.
First Impressions: Nestled in a
The Crowd: This is the area I was most concerned about after being here on St Patrick’s Day. But, much to my surprise there were all types of people sitting around the bar. There were guys in their 60’s, 20 year old backward-wearing ball cap douches, a family with small children and some regular schmoes thrown in the mix as well. The men definitely were the majority on this night, but who knows, maybe the chicks show up later and sit on the couches.
Service: I didn’t even get to sit down before the bartender asked me for my drink order…big thumbs up. The all female staff were like the Charlie’s Angles of bars…they were everywhere, cute and ready to spring into action to get you another drink at a moment’s notice! One was a tad bit grumpy, but she was also the most attractive, so I assume she was their ringleader. There was some dude that would show up from time-to-time behind the bar…I wasn’t sure if he was Charlie or Bosley? In any case, the service here can be summed up in one word. Great!
|Fun for all ages|
Food: They have a huge menu, and by huge I mean there are a lot of food options and the menu itself seems too big by about a third size-wise. After looking at their menu for exactly 4 seconds, I of course ordered the wings. How were they? Good. Not great. I think they must bake them first, and then throw them in a fryer at the very end. The price was right, 13 wings for roughly $6. And I will say this; the “hot” sauce was very good. You can’t go wrong for the price…and with dollar beers…I’m fine with regular old good (not great) wings.
|Can sort of see the fireplace|
Restroom: They are as clean and orderly as the rest of the bar. Almost upscale hotel lobby clean…OK...that might be stretching it but they are bright, clean and nary an odor.
Bartender Chat: My original bartender was great, chatty and seemed to like my “Scuba Steve” shirt. Not really sure that we talked about anything all that memorable before her shift ended, but she made it a point to tell the bartender just starting her shift to make sure she took care of Scuba Steve. Always a thumbs up to bartenders who keep taking care of their customers even after their shift ends!
|Clean as a whistle|
Final Impressions: Want to open and run a successful bar in West Omaha? Use Two Fine Irishmen as your blueprint on how to do just that. Great service, great happy hour prices, and never a cover charge…it really is just that simple. Now, it still is tucked away in a strip mall, and from what I saw on St. Patrick’s Day, there can be a bit of douche element here…but don’t let that scare you off. This is one of the best bars in all of West Omaha! HIT THIS DIVE!
|Not bad wings. Great Bar!|