N St. Drive In


1801 O St
Lincoln, Nebraska, 68508-1738
United States

(402) 477-6077 | map

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wapcap from Nebraska

3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A large store off O street in Lincoln. They have a large selection, maybe the largest in LNK. Prices were on par with other places in town, but higher than say Beer Corner in Omaha.
It's worth checking out. It's a good place with a good selection.

Aug 30, 2015
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Bear1964 from Nebraska

3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

I have been able to find some good things here, nothing really way out there but solid finds. I picked up a Chocolate Bunny Stout Bomber that was super tasty and a Toffee Pudding Beer...a few choice singles. I would call this a swing in from time to time kind of place as you might find something new.

Jul 17, 2015
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thevelvetjones from Nebraska

3.44/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.75

N St. is centrally located in Lincoln, just East of downtown and UNL city campus and has a good selection of six packs and bombers, probably the best in town aside from The Still in South Lincoln. Nearly all of the bombers are kept cold. The place is big and there is some "dead space" on one side of the building, so they may be able to expand their beer selection at some point.
Employees here are usually of college age and can be friendly or indifferent, depending on the day. They usually don't have a lot of knowledge about craft beer, so I just quit asking them questions about when or what they might be getting in.

Mar 17, 2015
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OregonGrown7 from Oregon

3.86/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

I've been going to this place for a while now, and they always have a good selection for me to take home. Prices are reasonable. Staff doesn't seem to be that well acquainted with beer, but that doesn't really bother me much. They don't have near the bomber selection as the Still, but they definately have a greater six-pack selection, lots of really good ones to choose from.

Jun 03, 2013
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codyhaskell from Texas

3.46/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

I was pleasantly surprised to find such a great variety in selection at N-Street Drive-In. They have cooler after cooler dedicated to both small-label and more well-known craft breweries from across the US, as well as one or two for medium to well-known imports. I spent a good amount of time just walking around and taking it all in before I decided to grab a few bottles from breweries I'd never heard of in Iowa and Wisconsin. I plan to go back in a week to pick up more NE labels and things I can't get in Texas.

The store had both chilled and room-temperature bottles and 4/6/12 packs in all varieties. I only wish they would have split out some of these for singles.

When I walked in I was the only person in the store other than the cashiers and I was asked if I needed assistance, but otherwise the two cashiers were just sitting at the front of the store; they were friendly when I checked out, but didn't make any attempt at making conversation.

As I said, I'll certainly be returning, but I'll also be looking for a store with a larger single variety on my next trip to Lincoln.

Update, 09/13/12:
On my second trip to the store I was, again, the only person in the store, this time on a Sunday evening, and was more or less ignored by the two cashiers sitting at the front of the store, watching television. I helped myself to a couple of boxes. I purchased ~15 various bombers/750ml bottles, which one of the cashiers helped me carry to my car. The second cashier suggested I check out Moran's Liquor Works for a good selection of singles, which I've since reviewed after two visits.

Sep 13, 2012
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FosterJM from California

3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Heard they had Black Betty so away I went.

Atm- Big wide open area of wine, spirits and quite a few coolers. Easy to spend a long time walking around looking for something new to have.

Quality- In the big bottles had a lot of good beers in there, six pack selection was nice as well.

Service- I bugged the guy walking around for secret bottles or which beers were holding up being in the case. Was friendly and attentive.

Selection- A big mix of large bottles and six packs. I am a bit annoyed at the lack of opportunity of taking single bottles. I could have spent a lot more money in this store. I left a little pissed.

Food- N/A

Value- For the bottles I bought I thought the $ was fair.

Apr 10, 2011
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BigRedN from Nebraska

3.65/5  rDev -4.5%

Put a Big Red N or something Huskers in your business name in Nebraska and you have a shot at succeeding as a business. Locate that business near downtown and the University campus, stock a wide variety of beer and liquor and sell it at low cost, and you will succeed. For me, that about sums up N Street. Capitilizing on location and the Husker Red N, this is a fave spot for college kids, and the downtown worker picking something up before heading home.

All the usual beer suspects are here. Warm cases and other large quantity packs are on the west wall, all at some of the lowest prices in town. The good beer is in the row of coolors on the south wall, and on the shelf opposite them. Like I mentioned, they have a good selection of beers (at least those that you can get in NE) and the prices are right around what I typically pay in Lincoln. Some things may be cheaper, others more expensive. They do have cheap prices on large pack macro stuff (I am addicted to Old Style and have seen cases go for $8.49 onsale). Also, N Street typically has the lowest prices on the local Empyrean Ales line. One thing that stood out to me though, this place has the largest selection of Malt Liquor I have seen in Lincoln. One cooler door with 40's galore. This probably has something to do with the store's location.

While I work downtown, I live in south Lincoln, and buy most of my beer there. My few times I have been here, the service has been good, with the staff able to answer my limited questions. I'll still continue to pop in from time to time for the sales.

Aug 30, 2005
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swid from Missouri

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%

Ah, N St...a college student's best friend. I've frequented this store many times over the years, and it competes very well in both selection and price. Most of the store is devoted to wine and hard liquor, but the beer selection is quite extensive (for Nebraska). While most of the craft brews and imports are sold warm and below the price of the refrigerated beers, they variety of beers available makes up for this. A decent selection of singles. N St. does an excellent job of promoting Lincoln-area beer, and this is usually the place to find the cheapest Empyrean and Spilker bottles around. Also, N St. carries a handful of micro kegs, at reasonable prices. All in all, one of the best beer shops in Lincoln.

Oct 24, 2004
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bditty187 from Nebraska

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%

N Street Drive-In is a very solid liquor store. When I lived in Lincoln I frequented it often. They do carry a nice selection of imported and craft beer 6-packs. Almost all of them are warm. It is one of the few places in Lincoln that carry seasonal beers. Some times they do have a good selection of cold singles (recently it has been lacking). Supposedly they carry a lot of kegs (I have never ordered one from them). The help is young (“college punks”) but really nice, usually very honest about what is selling and what is old. I don’t think of this place as a source of new beers but a source of old favorites.

Most of the store is devoted to liquor and wine.

Dec 21, 2002
N St. Drive In in Lincoln, NE
Place rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 11 ratings