Upstream Brewing Company - Old Market
Ratings: 77 | Reviews: 53 | Display Reviews Only:
4.4/5 rDev +9.7%
Much variety on tap. Sweet flight available of everything they had to offer. Bottles of specialties to go. A management staff that seemed to apprecaite you being there, hit or miss with the bartenders. Great neighborhood and nice outdoor seating as well.
08-16-2013 19:10:52 | More by jklecko2
3.46/5 rDev -13.7%
Very nice decor inside and out. We sat upstairs Nice mix of restaurant and lounge. Upstairs area had pool tables which wasn't distracting.There is a second bar upstairs.
Menu selection was interesting. A hit right off the bat was their smoked gouda and ale soup. It's worth having. Nice flavours of the gouda and ale meld well.
Pork Schnitzel was one entree enjoed and the second was Mac and Cheese with Blackened Chicken.
The schitzel was a fiar size with a ok breading. It was cooked well yet dry. Mashed potato and veg were good sides.
The mac and cheese was ok. The sauce was thin and it didn't bind with the pasta. Not a stick to your ribs M&C. Blackened chicken was good.
07-30-2013 20:43:24 | More by jaz58
3.79/5 rDev -5.5%
The night I came here this place was packed, although it was nestled in one of the nicer parts of Omaha. I noticed they sell variants of beer from a reserve out front which is always a plus, although they did appear to be a bit on the pricey side. Inside it was nice place, although they were understaffed and the employees didn't seem very knowledgeable about beer. Most of their beers seemed to be standard fare on tap, although I did try the barrel aged Kurgan Wee Heavy which was very good. I will probably stop again because it is in such a nice area and for those that haven't been there it is worth a stop if you're in the area as you never know what they might have on tap out of their reserve.
03-15-2013 01:48:58 | More by MilwaukeeCrusher
4.51/5 rDev +12.5%
I was passing through Omaha & found this place on BA. I am so glad I did. it is a large space with a warm & welcoming vibe. I It is a large rectangular bar w/ an old time feel to it.The beer was excellent as was the food. The service was good, but not perfect. I have nothing negative to say. The prices are reasonable , the beer is inexpensive. The food prices were competitive. I will return @ every opportunity.
02-19-2013 16:36:01 | More by aeibrean
3.54/5 rDev -11.7%
Upstream is in the Old Market of Omaha, such a great neighborhood. Stopped here during a blizzard, so it was rather quiet! Food was good, beer was good, atmosphere was great. Got a growler of Firecracker Red Lager to go, decent beer. Will be back again!
01-28-2013 04:17:40 | More by KateK
3.78/5 rDev -5.7%
The last time I was in downtown Omaha, Randy Madsen and I were coming back from Dan Gable's Tiger wrestling camp at the University of Iowa. In 8th or 9th grade, our bus from Iowa City had broken down in Des Moines because the AC was out. As a result, we missed our connection home in Omaha to home and spent the night together at the Omaha bus station. One of use would stay awake to watch our stuff while the other slept. In the course of the evening, we played cards with a guy who was rolling a joint and each were propositioned by several hookers. All in all, a good learning experience.
Staying at the downtown Econolodge and walking to Upstream Brewing reminded me of my last trip. Still seems like a tough neighborhood (remember, I lived in LA below south central), but the rough wrinkles smooth by the time I got to the refurbished downtown area with a lot of bars and restaurants. My guess is that most folks drive and park nearby, and don't see much of the surrounding area. Classic refurbished downtown area for any large city.
Inside, Upstream Brewing is expansive with a beautiful brewhouse behind glass. Large bar and a ton of beers, but it's been a hot day and I'm not up for tasting all of the brews on tap. I order water and a menu to start, and get to having a Flagship IPA and fish and chips for dinner. Flagship is a marmalade colored, solid west coast IPA that reminds me a bit of Masala Mama from Town Hall, especially the color. Clean and fresh, it blends well with the good beer battered fish and mediocre chips.
For a second beer, the Saison was off for the Brewer's Whim, so I tried the 1936 Strong ESB for a lighter beer. Off white head dissipates quickly on top of a muddled amber ale. English hops on a caramel, malt and mineral base. Hearty ESB that one could sip for an evening.
Upstream is a perfectly good brewpub, but feels more like a tourist trap than a real local like Nebraska Brewing early today. Nothing wrong, per se, but not much to really attach to as a pub for me. If I find myself in downtown Omaha ever again, I would gladly stop for lunch but I wouldn't go too far out of the way.
10-11-2012 02:09:18 | More by FightingEntropy
Upstream Brewing Company - Old Market in Omaha, NE
90 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.