Upstream Brewing Company - Old Market
Active Beers: 46
Beer Ratings: 268
Beer Avg: 3.49
Taps: 12 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 53 | Display Reviews Only:
2.45/5 rDev -38.8%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 2 | $$
If you like to eat or drink in a VERY VERY VERY LOUD RESTAURANT, this is the place for you. Upstream is housed in an old firehouse-- it's big and the acoustics are as hard as they can be. The food selection is about what you would expect for a midwestern pub-- burgers, fries, pasta, fish and chips; nothing outstanding. The beer selection is quite wide and, on paper at least, appealing. However, the three beers my wife and I tried-- wit, IPA and brown ale-- were average at best. All were lacking character. The IPA had a decent bite to it but tasted soapy, and the wit had the consistency of old orange juice. Most disappointing, however, was the fact that none of our beers came with a head. This place is a brewery?! Feh.
If you have a car, drive out to 50th and Underwood and visit the Dundee Dell instead. The food is better and the beer selection is huge and reliable (although the Dundee is not a brewery).
07-02-2009 11:02:12 | More by gfreed
3.46/5 rDev -13.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
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
3.5/5 rDev -12.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3
Situated in the cool and eclectic Old Market section of Omaha along with many other nice restaurants, bars, theaters, and shops. This is an enormous place. Very dark, with brick walls, hardwood floors, a large bar area, and lots of restaurant space on multiple levels.
They served 7 of their own brews, plus bottled beers. The brews will appeal to most tastes (Blonde, Pale, ESB, IPA, Oatmeal Stout, Scotch Ale, Wheat, Honey-Raspberry), but they really need a good brown ale and perhaps a porter. The IPA was fairly average. They claim 55 IBU's, but it sure didn't seem too hoppy. It was crisp and refreshing, but not full of hops power. The stout was very tasty, although a bit watery.
The menu covers the whole spectrum of meat, fish, and pasta. I had a burger and fries, which were okay, nothing special. Very decent and worth a visit, but I wsn't tempted to stay all night and sample all the selections.
08-23-2003 05:17:33 | More by far333
3.53/5 rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
The Upstream is in the Old Market of Omaha. So parking sucks on the weekends. It is in an old renovated warehouse. I like the decor it is a good combination of upscale but not snobbish. I have visited several times and the beers that I ordered were all fair to good, I never felt that I got screwed out of my money. The crowd I was not a huge fan of, I was visisting at around midnight and they all still had suits and ties, a little bit to yuppy for my liking, but this is in downtown omaha so that's that. Did not try the food so I will not comment on that.
10-18-2005 22:30:48 | More by naderator55
3.53/5 rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
The steak that I got was definately the best part about Upstream Brewing. It was top notch. Definately a fancier place than your average beer swilling place. The beer was a solid average. My buddy and I each had a sampler. There were a few good ones in the sampler but I just should have tried a couple and had the $2 happy hour pint. The ipa was good and the pseudo belgium was probably the best. The atmosphere was definately on the high end side of things. Not a bad place, just not as stellar as I was expecting.
08-09-2007 22:58:18 | More by jyeast101
3.54/5 rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3 | $$
Upstream is in the Old Market of Omaha, such a great neighborhood. Stopped here during a blizzard, so it was rather quiet! Food was good, beer was good, atmosphere was great. Got a growler of Firecracker Red Lager to go, decent beer. Will be back again!
01-28-2013 04:17:40 | More by KateK
3.55/5 rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 1.5 | $$
Tried them on a Tuesday night, straight from the airport at around 9 PM. Parking was available right outside of the front door. I sat at the bar, there was not much of a crowd.
There are flat screens around the bar, all had sports on them. One thing which was sort of annoying was their placement of the beer chalkboard in a dining area away from the bar. There was a chalkboard in the bar area, but it only had a drink special listed.
I ordered a few milk chocolate double stouts, they were very good. They were served at a good temperature as well, not too cold. I sort of suspect I was given a 12 oz glass, even though I ordered a pint.
For a meal I ordered a medium ribeye, which was basically raw when it arrived. I don't send things back to the kitchen, so I ate it, but it was quite rare.
After the meal I tried their cask offering, which was an IPA and also very good.
I might stop back again for a few beers, but I would not eat here again.
01-31-2010 05:46:45 | More by gixxerman
Upstream Brewing Company - Old Market in Omaha, NE
90 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.