LOCAL Beer, Patio and Kitchen

Bar, Eatery

902 Dodge St
Omaha, Nebraska, 68102-1112
United States

(402) 315-4301 | map

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zeff80 from Missouri

3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Nice place but hard to get to currently (because of construction nearby). Large bar is the central focus. Nearly all of the taps are Nebraska. Beer list is sorted by style on one side and brewery on the other. They do flights of 4 or 5. Good price. The food was solid. I liked mine but my wife was not blown away by her order.

Mar 28, 2018
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Stopped by this place twice. The place has a fairly modern look to it. The bar is of moderate size, and there are both regular tables (that can be moved together) and community tables. The volume was a tad high, making it difficult to hear when busy.

There are between two and three dozen taps to choose from, all local Nebraska (and some Iowa) beer. The menu was nicely structured by style and by brewery on opposite sides. The menu also has brief descriptions. The choices go from light to heavy and show a decent swath of styles, though they were weighted towards lighter styles (it is summer). There were mainly pale ales and sours, with a decent number of lagers, but there was also a smoked beer and a couple big beers. Since they were focused on local options, the quality was what the locals are producing. Almost all the beers were solid and enjoyable, but only one or two really stood out.

The service on both trips was a tad slow initially, but got better. It was also friendly on both occasions. The food was general bar food and we mainly got appetizers to share. The preparations were decent enough, but nothing special.

Definitely will return to this place to get a feel for the local options on subsequent trips to Omaha.

Jul 16, 2017
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Redrover from Wisconsin

4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

One of my co-workers also spends time in Omaha and talks fondly of this spot. So based on his recommendation, I decided to try the Local out.

As you approach from the west, you will see their beer garden, main entry is maybe 50 fleet past that. As you walk in there is a large dining room to your right that was closed off the night we were there and then the spacious bar area to your left. There are a lot of tables in the bar area.

We chose to sit at the concrete topped bar. We had a nice view of the taps and the TVs. There are a lot of hard surfaces in the bar, so I could see this place getting loud when busy.

I liked how they organized the beer list. One side was by style and the other side was by brewery. Not sure why more places don’t do this. They offer a wide range of styles and breweries, so you will find something you like.

The food was solid. We liked are our boneless chicken wings which were really just nice pieces of juicy white meat. Unlike a lot of places, the Local gives you plenty of carrots and celery sticks. I also had a more than adequate salad. The burgers looked great and that will be my choice next time I go.

Service was friendly and had good knowledge of their taps. They will also give out samples if you want to try a beer. The manager even swung by to make sure all was well.

May 01, 2017
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wapcap from Nebraska

4/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2

The newest place to join in the craft beer movement in Omaha. The location is not bad. It is close to the Qwest. Parking is a challenge, but is workable. If there is an event at the Qwest, it becomes more of a challenge.
The beer selection was very good. They have the best Nebraska craft beer selection around. And they serve some local favorites from right across the river. They did have a brewery from Oklahoma, which is not local.
The food was bad, and I do not recommend eating there, at least not right now. They just opened, so I am sure they are working through the kinks. But a place that calls itself LOCAL should support local farmers and definitely have better prepared & cooked food.
The atmosphere was fine. I've been there twice. First time was mid afternoon, and the second was Friday evening happy hour. One issue I over heard was loud music, but that was not a problem for me either trip.
Definitely worth a visit, and I will be back, just not for food.. Go there for the brews and than walk to Old Town to eat!

May 19, 2015
LOCAL Beer, Patio and Kitchen in Omaha, NE
Place rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 5 ratings