Crescent Moon

Crescent MoonCrescent Moon
Crescent MoonCrescent Moon
Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

3578 Farnam St
Omaha, Nebraska, 68131-3304
United States

(402) 345-1708 | map
beercornerusa.com

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

Open:
Monday - Saturday: 11am - 2am
Kitchen closes at 11pm
Closed on Sunday
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.33
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
53
pDev:
9.47%
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Reviews by lambic3120:
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lambic3120 from Nebraska

2.95/5  rDev -31.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I might be new to this website but I am not new to craft beer or craft beer in Nebraska. I was a long time Moon regular but things are not the same anymore. I know enough of the details (key people leaving and other private matters) and I am not going to post them here. What once was the best beer bar in Omaha has fallen at time as the competition has risen. The Moon is not the only kid on the block or the top dog any longer. Jake's in Benson, Brass Monkey in South Omaha, The Foundation in downtown and Library Pub in NW Omaha are all in the mix for best beer bar in Omaha (or at least a good alternative to the Moon). Still, it doesn't matter as the BEST beer bar in Nebraska is Bricktop in Lincoln. Period.

Yes, the tap selection is very good at the Moon but years of seeing the same old Boulevard/New Belgium beers renders 8-10 taps pointless. Sure, no BMC but plenty of common craft beers on-tap. Bottles of American craft beer tend to get old in the back cooler, stick to draft. Also, fear clear and green bottle beers too (I've smelled skunked Stella across the bar). Hell, even some of the taps have produced off beer and if it is the taps it is the half-ass job the bartenders do cleaning the glasses. I've had more than a few no head retention, soapy tasting beers. I'm tired of it.

The service has gone downhill a mile over the last few years. I think I know why but I'm not posting it here. Let's just say the quality of help has fallen. Good people have left... some fired from what I've been told. Slow table service (especially during the day); bitchy waitress... really poor service. Also don't be shocked if your server or bartender is tipsy (if not drunk) if you come at night. Doing shots, stepping out to smoke and flat out ignoring patrons is also common now. I remember 5 years ago or so... this was not the norm at the Moon then but it sure is now. The young college crowd is taking over this bar. It is a drunkfest.

Okay pub grub food... they can turn out some good dishes and they can crank out some duds too. The food at, say, Oktoberfest is awesome. Day to day... more hit or miss.

The Moon reminds me of John's Grocery in Iowa City. Yes, they are cool places that have been around a bit and because of that regulars overlook all the flaws and all the shortcomings. They ignore how good it once was. I was bummed about the Moon's fall but not anymore. I have choices now and I am thrilled to frequent them. Bye Crescent Moon, you might see me on occasion but as a regular not so much. Your lack of carrying about your customers is obvious. The King is falling...

Jul 28, 2010
More User Reviews:
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jjamadorphd from Florida

4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

One of the most suggested bars by the locals...

Located in the trendy Blackstone district of Omaha, NE, this bar has the good dive-bar feel right from the moment you walk in. Tastefully decorated with wood, and with most everything to either belly up or sit on is wood, there is nothing very trendy nor hipster about the place - and I love it.

Decent selection of craft brew, good local selection, they have a lower level that has a more German feel open at night.

The service is heartland friendly, and the local flies are friendly as well. A definite stop if you’re ever in the area.

Jul 29, 2020
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Redrover from Wisconsin

4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

I have been spending more time in Omaha for work and have had this place on my radar for some time. Imagine my surprise and delight when my customer suggested we go here for some post work food and drinks.

We parked in back and walked around to the front entrance. We walked past the smallish bar and grabbed a table in the back.

Our waitress was quick with menus and then beers.

I had several of the Nebraska beers that I can’t get near me. Beer selection was good with plenty of breweries and styles to pick from. My drafts were all in good shape as it appears they take care of their lines and turn beers over quickly.

The food was decent and I liked my pork sandwich. The pork was way too large for the bun and it came with a good horseradish sauce.

They had a great crowd for a Monday evening, so I’m not the only one who thinks they are doing something right. Unfortunately, the downstairs German bar was closed. Maybe next time?

Jul 27, 2018
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AlexBrews from Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I will never go to Nebraska again without stopping at Crescent Moon. The best beer I ever had came out of cask there, and it pains me to say that I drank so many others after it, that I couldn't recall the name of the cask beer!! Also the best pub food I've ever had. Try the deep fried green peppers!

May 09, 2018
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sethcroisant from Nebraska

4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Jul 30, 2017
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chitownfanatic21 from Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Feb 13, 2017
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Ristaccia from Nebraska

4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Dec 13, 2016
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Chucker17 from South Dakota

4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Oct 15, 2015
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slp3873 from Iowa

4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Aug 15, 2015
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YodersBeerEmporium from Iowa

4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Awesome beer mecca! This is really 4 different inter-connected venues under the same ownership under the same roof....craft beer bar...next door to a german beer bar with a bottle shop next to that and a Belgium beer bar in the basement!!! Killer place!!!

Jun 11, 2015
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wapcap from Nebraska

4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Apr 15, 2015
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XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Feb 24, 2015
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Pacioli1445 from South Dakota

4.33/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Feb 05, 2015
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slasich from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Jan 28, 2015
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Chazwik from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Dec 13, 2014
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bigotecircus from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Nov 18, 2014
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rfarrellmt from Montana

5/5  rDev +15.5%

Amazing place, enjoy my annual visits greatly. Awesome beer, staff and good food. Best beer spot for 500 miles in any direction. THANKS!

Nov 15, 2014
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MilwaukeeCrusher from Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +15.5%

Perhaps the premier craft drinking experience in Omaha, with a ton of taps and bottles to choose from. This place had Founders Devil Dancer on tap, a beer I had never even seen on this side of the Mississippi, no less the Missouri. Servers really know their beer which is no surprise, as next door is the best beer store within perhaps a 500 mile radius. Outstanding.

Nov 13, 2014
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alcar66 from Nebraska

5/5  rDev +15.5%

Aug 24, 2014
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jarrgal from North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Aug 23, 2014
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Alpar from Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Aug 08, 2014
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Heretic42 from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

May 16, 2014
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bulldogg915 from Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Apr 08, 2014
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bigolwilly from Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Feb 28, 2014
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NE_HopDom from Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Feb 18, 2014
Crescent Moon in Omaha, NE
Place rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 53 ratings