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Jake's Cigars & Spirits

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

12 Ratings
Ratings: 12
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.6%
Taps: 24
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Store ]

6206 Maple St
Omaha, Nebraska, 68104-4004
United States
phone: (402) 934-9633

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @jakesomaha

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(Place added by: dbossman on 12-15-2009)
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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

bpascale, Oct 12, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +4.2%

The bartenders where short, and not helpful, the crowd was packed and it took forever just to get a beer. Thankfully I knew what I wanted and saddled up and asked for a tap beer. As a young girl walked up next to me she asked "I don't like anything bitter, or stout, what do you have?" the bartender snootily said she could have a bud light, and said they would be back.

This bar is just blocks away from Krug park, with a totoally different atmosphere, bartenders, and the crowd is almost the opposite of Jake's.

I upped the rating on service form a 3 to a 4 simply because I came in on a non-busy night and a different bartender(forget his name, had a hefty beard and a love of all things beer). Great service, was happy to talk beer, local beer, regional beers, and the subtle difference between the brands.

TheTree, Mar 04, 2013
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4.64/5  rDev +14%

How does Jake's not have an A rating....seriously?

They recently stepped up their on tap selections to include 24 beers. They are mostly comprised of rare kegged beer from local breweries with a few solid imports. They also have a decent variety of bottled beer, but why would you ever get one? There prices for kegged beer can't be beat. $4 for a rare barrel aged imperial stout....you can't freakin' beat that. Bartenders are also quite knowledgeable about their beers.

On top of all that the place plays awesome music and the atmosphere is awesome. When your done you can walk next door and buy most of the beers you just tried from their attached liquor store. Oh, and did I mention the cigars?

Definitely in the top three bars in Omaha for beer lovers.

xuptygm, Sep 24, 2011
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4.36/5  rDev +7.1%

I don't live anywhere near Jake's. I wish I lived closer. I'm also glad I don't. I am a huge fan of Jake's. Simple as that. Is it the best beer bar in Omaha? No. Is the quality of taps impressive? Yes. As mentioned in the other reviews there are only a dozen or so taps with a couple meh imports/craft with most devoted to rare kegged beer (for Omaha) and very solid craft beers. I like it. There are always 3 or 4 beers I would be happy to have. I don't go to Jake's to be wowed by quantity, I go to Jake's for quality and that is what I get.

I have always been impressed with the service. Friendly, quick, attentive and honest; it is hard to find honest bartenders who can give an intelligent opinion about beer or scotch or cigars. I dig it.

Also, the clientele tends to be sub-35 and sort of indie rock-ish / "cool" people crowd if that makes sense. But there is a good mix of people and it is this laidback intellectual type that helps Jake's have a cool, relaxing but fun feel to it. The décor itself helps promote a "smart" bar feel, minimal and clean with a few beer signs... a nice mix of wood and metal. It is a very comfy bar.

Jake's has two bars, the smaller bar you can smoke cigars in and the larger one you can't. This isn't a "smoky" bar so fear not beer nerds.

The retail store has a solid selection of craft beer.

All in all, if I lived closer I'd go to Jake's regularly. Since I don't live nearby we only make it to Jake's about once or twice a month for some damn good beers and a cigar or two to go. Jake's, IMO, is an underrated bar for craft beer.

bditty187, Jul 29, 2010
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4.36/5  rDev +7.1%

Jake's might be my favorite bar in Omaha. The vibe is amazing... so laid back, so chill and yet happy and fun. The crowd is young and most are drinking craft beer (or tallboys of PBR). Few drunkards and d-bags... I love it! The beer selection is not the largest but there are two or three "heavy hitters" on-tap plus 3-5 other really good craft beer. No BMC and only one or two mainstream imports on-tap. The tap selection is quality over quantity.

Jake's has two bars in one plus a store. The smaller bar you can smoke cigars and pipes in. The larger bar you cannot but there is a cool "outside" smoking area. If you are not a fan of tobacco don't worry it is separated. Between the two bars there is plenty of room.

I've always thought the help was outstanding here. They treat you really good and a handful of people know beer too (which is nice).

If you like quality spirits and cigars take note as Jake's offers both.

The beer selection in the store is very solid, if you were beer geek in Benson you could find enough to make you happy in a pinch. The store prices are a touch high, IMO. As a store it isn't worth traveling too.

However, I think the bar prices are quite fair.

Jake's has a great vibe and enough good/great craft beer to keep me coming back again and again.

No kitchen or parking lot (plenty on street parking though).

It is very much worth checking out.

lambic3120, Jul 28, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

One of the few place's in Omaha you can enjoy a good cigar/pipe and a good beer.

Located in the Benson neighbourhood/Midtown. Jake's offers a great selection of QUALITY SPIRITS and 8 taps of hand-picked craft at a reasonable price. You will find a style you like to drink there guaranteed.

The crowd/atmosphere is a little on the bohemian side to the monkey suit crowd. Light and spacious to some what cozy. The place as a microcosm of dynamics space. It is all things to all people.

Try the Rouge One month age Whiskey for S&G's.

Mud, Jul 16, 2010
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3.59/5  rDev -11.8%

Had a goblet of St. Bernardus for only $6; they also had the tripel, beer prices were pretty reasonable. Good selection of Colorado and Nebraska beers, including Avery, Odells, and Lucky Bucket. Rogue's Yellow Snow was also on tap there.

The service was decent, nobody went out of their way to help you, but they will if you ask. The ambiance was your typical bar. Good atmosphere though.

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised that there was a good beer bar in the Great Plains region of the United States.

tjd112, Jan 11, 2010
Jake's Cigars & Spirits in Omaha, NE
91 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.