Lazlo's Brewery & Grill - South Lincoln

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Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

5900 Old Cheney Rd
Lincoln, Nebraska, 68516-3548
United States

(402) 323-8500 | map

Per Lincoln City Ordinance this establishment is non-smoking throughout.

Affiliated with Empyrean Brewing Co., there is no brewing on premises. All the Empyrean beer is shipped in from the downtown Lincoln brewery.

Six-packs and growlers from Empyrean are available.

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of LadyStarscream
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Aoyoc
4.36/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.31/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Beer187
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of BrewCaveDweller
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of PDF
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Wonderfully run place, every server is your server... they will all stop to check on you and help you. Brew their own beer in the haymarket and bring it in to this location. Get the complimentary beer bread (you have to ask for it). Value is as good or better than the national chains with a better and more consistent food quality.

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Photo of TheEclecticGent
3.3/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Got to check out Lazlo's Brewery and Grill in Lincoln, NE on a recent 4th of July trip with my Girlfriend, it's a nice looking place. The feel is pretty standard for a brewpub (think Rock Bottom). Wish I could have visited the one downtown near the University; it appears to be in a historical building. The beers are brewed offsite by the Empyrean Brewery which is located in Lincoln, NE. The brews from this company are also available around town. The food at Lazlo's is fresh but I found the daily special - salmon and green beans- to be standard. The interesting thing about Empyrean beers is the interpretation of the styles offered. The brewery is shooting for "lighter" version of all the styles offered. If you have a difficult time with certain styles of beer, this may be the brew for you. Personally, I found the beers to be just as noted, light: Scot Ale "light", Porter "light", Brown Ale "light", etc. They were not bad, just lighter than I prefer. I like a robust and full flavor profile. Lazlo's is worth checking out because it offers local brews but it's not a place I would frequent if I lived in the area.

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Photo of Hullabaloo2
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

First off, I have never received service anywhere as good as Lazlo's service, and it's incredibly consistent. The food is great. They make one good hamburger, and their beer battered onion rings are a must have! Sometimes I go there just for the onion rings.

The beer on the other hand is average at best. They have a several beers that cover several general styles, but they are nothing to write home about. No IPA or pale ale on regular production. They do offer free samples of all their beer. They always have two seasonal beers available. The styles don't seem to correspond to the season though. For example, a light ale or lager in the dead of winter, or stout in the summer.

The downtown location recently moved next door into what used to be Fireworks, and I really don't like the atmosphere there. I liked the other building much better. I know tend to go to this one on Old Cheney.

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Photo of aforbes10
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Went here with the wife and in-laws on a recent trip to Nebraska. They know i like beer so they thought this would be a good place to have dinner. Normal selection of regulars on tap (stout, ESB, brown, amber, etc), as well as two seasonals (octoberfest and another bitter). Beers were decent, if a bit run-of-the-mill. Food was tasty, servers didn't know a whole lot about the beer, but whatever. Kind of just a restaurant with beer as well that's pretending to be a brewpub. Atmosphere was expansive, with large ceilings, big tin fireplaces, weird vertical overhead fans. A little selection of Empyrean Ales shirts and other memorabilia for sale. Eh, i dont know. Not that great, but better than, say, TGI Fridays.

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Photo of BigRedN
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Made a recent trip to this location due an article in the Lincoln Journal Star about their newly installed geothermal heating and cooling system. Being a Geotechnical Engineer (a discipline within Civil Engineering) I just had to go and ask about this (it doesn't hurt that Lazlo's has good locally produced beer and good food). The place is best acessible from Old Cheney Road (turn east off of Hwy 2). They installed the geothermal system under the East Parking lot so for a time parking sucked, but it is better now, but still limited during busy times. There is seperate parking near the front for take out (about three stalls), so don't go celebrating too quickly when you notice a spot in front.

Upon entering you are greeted by the hostess stand and a small wait area, with some Empyrean Ales (Lazlo's beers) stuff on hand. The bar area is on your right. A large bar, with seating and some TV's strategically placed about are contained in this seperate area (originally intended for smoking clientele, but now the entire establishment is smoke free). There is an outdoor seating area accessible from the bar, on the east side of the building, no blinding sun on your eyes in the evening! To the left of the entry is the dining area. The entire establishment seems quite open due to the high ceiling.

Formerly Stackwoods resteraunt which served wood cooked foods (best wasy I can explain it). A good fit for Lazlo's for cooking up some of their specialties, such as their ribs (excellent) NY Strip (outstanding, my mouth is watering), or even their burgers. I love the fries too. Great food, a fairly small menu, but a variety of choices with something for everyone. I do think the food is a little pricey, but I guess you do have to pay a little for quality. The service has always been friendly and efficient. The wait staff are even fairly beer knowledgeable about the products they serve. I have gotten small trial samples for free on occasion, very nice. The menu also includes a beer pairing guide.

Segway to the beer. Lazlo's serves Empyrean Ales, brewed at their Haymarket locale. The beers are excellent. A good variety of styles with a seasonal or specialty beer on hand. There is a style to please everybody, even BMC drinker should like their Chaco Canyon Gold. Although I have never done it, I have seen people order bottles of macros. Worth a stop if one is in the area. I used to prefer the Haymarket location (before I moved to south Lincoln), but it has been a long time since I have been there. I do recommend trying the original, because the brewery is right there, and there are other places in a very close proximity (such as Fireworks) if there is a wait. Oh yeah, I never did find anybody who knew much about the geothermal heating/cooling sytem on my visit, just comments about how it tore up the lot and parking sucked.

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Photo of bditty187
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Don’t let the name fool you, there is no brewing going on in this building. All of the Empyrean products sold here are shipped from the Downtown Lincoln Brewery. Basically this is a faux brewpub.

This is a relativity new restaurant/tap house. A standalone building was constructed for Lazlo’s. There is ample parking and it is fairly easy to find. The décor inside looks a bit like a nice chain restaurant. There is not a lot of junk on the walls or anything but it sure seems like it had the “middle class family” in mind. I’ve never eaten at this location nor have I sat in the restaurant sections but the food is the same as the brewpub downtown (as is the beer). I have only visited the bar area, it is fairly large with plenty of seating. There is a couple of TVs. It has a “proper” feel to the place.

The bartenders have always been very friends and service has been prompt. Like the brewpub downtown the beer is sold too cold. This is a major drawback in my mind. I don’t really see the point in this place, if I want Lazlo’s food and Empyrean’s beer I will go downtown. However, this location is no far from The Still (Lincoln’s best liquor store) so maybe some people can kill two birds with one stone.

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Lazlo's Brewery & Grill - South Lincoln in Lincoln, NE
Place rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 11 ratings