Upstream Brewing Company - Old Market

BEER AVG
3.6/5
Upstream Brewing Company - Old MarketUpstream Brewing Company - Old Market
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

514 S 11th St
Omaha, Nebraska, 68102-2808
United States

(402) 344-0200 | map
upstreambrewing.com

Notes:
Per Omaha City Ordinance, as of October 1st 2006, this establishment is non-smoking throughout.

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BEER STATS
Beers:
34
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
287
PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
90
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
7.71%
 
 
Taps:
12
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 55 | Ratings: 90
Reviews by benito:
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3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Upstream Brewing is a solid, urban, "comfort brewpub" in downtown Omaha. Which is to say, this is your standard brewpub that does everything well, hitting all the right notes and then some.

Standard 'brewpub decor' atmosphere. It's spacious, woody, and the servers mostly wear dark colors. The beers--an impressive twelve on tap, inlcuding the two seasonals and cask option--were solid; I especially enjoyed the light lager, oatmeal stout, and cask IPA. The 'saison' is a great spiced beer as well, but it's not a saison in any traditional kind of way.

Friendly service, tasty food (a great reuben on homemade bread), and free WiFi to boot.

There were several bottled beers as well--a Flanders red, lambic, oak-aged tripel and small-batch barley wine--but they were priced too far out of my range.

There's nothing mind blowing here, but the quality is consistently above average throughout; highly recommended for anyone driving through Omaha.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerWithMike
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Went on 7/12/16 for a early birthday dinner (birthday is 7/16) with the wife and it was her idea to go here. It was a Tuesday night and there was a 30 minute wait but we went to the bar area and found a table. Ordered 4 appetizers and 2 flights of beers which came 4 4-ounce glasses for $6.00. Lots of good brews on tap including some interesting seasonals. Tried their "Blood Orange Wit" which was a fantastic brew that isn't likes on here as of yet. A interesting "Cucumber Belgium" which was tasty also isn't listed on here as well. Overall, the brews was really good as well as the service. Their "Fried Chess Curds" were good with a great dipping sauce BUT there was just a few pieces which consisted on mostly crumbs. Told the waitress that and she really didn't care much and just said: "Well, they weigh them up." Wasn't real happy with that response. The other plates were of decent portions. Overall, I would go back though it would probably be better during a weeknight then the busy weekend. No free parking unless it is after 9 PM as you have to park in the street with a hungry parking meter.

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Photo of sgttibbs
3.41/5  rDev -15.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of nuebs
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Photo of Chucker17
3.78/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Vibe - MASSIVE old building that is in a great neighborhood. due to the location and size there are a lot of families.
Quality - while the variety is great the beer was okay. nothing mind blowing, but okay.
Service - the place was slammed and the server seemed quite busy.
Selection - lots of IPAs, but a cask and nitro selection as well.
Food - great food options.

Overall I enjoyed the place, but it is a HUGE building with lots of people.

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Photo of johnyb
3.64/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Beancntr
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Hefe is dish soap on the palette

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4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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4.12/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Upstream Brewing Company - Old Market in Omaha, NE
3.6 out of 5 based on 287 ratings.
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