5 Best Rooftop Bars in Nebraska

Make the most of the Nebraska summer with elevated food and drinks at one of the state's best rooftop bars.

September 4, 2023
Best Rooftop Bars in Nebraska
Best Rooftop Bars in Nebraska | Courtesy of Barred Owl

From the prairies of the Great Plains to vibrant cities, Nebraska has a lot to offer. And while maybe mostly famous for the natural beauty of rolling hills and sparkling lakes, there are also some buzzing and elevated Nebraska rooftop bars worth a visit.

From Omaha to Lincoln, this guide will take you to the very best rooftop bars Nebraska has available.

1. Barred Owl
/ Lincoln

Best Rooftop Bars Nebraska - Barred Owl
Barred Owl - Photo: www.barredowlnebraska.com/

Found right next to Nebraska Innovation Campus, on top of the fantastic The Scarlet Hotel, Barred Owl is Lincoln's newest social perch.

Set on the 6th floor, the stylish and modern rooftop blends flexible indoor and outdoor seating, surrounded with spectacular views over Lincoln, The Devaney Center and Memorial Stadium.

The Nebraska-inspired rooftop menu features a great selection of handcrafted signature cocktails, as well as craft beer, fine wine and delicious appetizers.

Offering a vibe for all seasons, Barred Owl is the go-to spot for an elevated Nebraska experience, from game day to date night and beyond.

BARRED OWL

2101 Transformation Dr, Lincoln, NE 68508

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2. Little Ricky's Rooftop Bar
/ Omaha

Best Rooftop Bars Nebraska - Little Ricky's Rooftop Bar
Little Ricky's Rooftop Bar - Photo: www.littlerickysrooftopbar.com/

Located in the heart of the Blackstone District in Omaha, Little Ricky's Rooftop Bar invites to a friendly and vibrant atmosphere seven days a week.

In a rustic, charming and speakesy-inspired setting, Little Ricky's offers both interior and outside seating, where the wooden decked terrace comes with awesome views over the classic neighborhood.

The rooftop bar offers rotating cocktail specials, frozen drinks, a wide selection of brews and spirits, and daily specials.

Open for neighborhood vibes every day, Little Ricky's Rooftop Bar is also open no matter the season. Visit for sunny summer sessions, or get comfy under the heaters during the colder months.

LITTLE RICKY'S ROOFTOP BAR

148 S 39th St, Omaha, NE 68131

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3. The Takeoff Rooftop Bar
/ Omaha

Best Rooftop Bars Nebraska - The Takeoff Rooftop Bar
The Takeoff Rooftop Bar - Photo: www.hilton.com/

Omaha's only downtown hotel rooftop bar is found on the 8th floor of The Peregrine Omaha Downtown.

Called The Takeoff Rooftop Bar, this upscale destination offers amazing cityscape views to the west, north, and south.

Open duirng the warmer season, and based upon the weather, the rooftop bar serves handcrafted cocktails in a stylish and fun atmosphere.

The Takeoff Rooftop Bar can also be reserved for private events.

THE TAKEOFF

203 S 18th St, Omaha, NE 68102

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4. Barry's The Nebraska Bar
/ Lincoln

Best Rooftop Bars Nebraska - Barry's The Nebraska Bar
Barry's The Nebraska Bar - Photo: https://barrysbarandgrill.com/

Located in downtown Lincoln, Barry's is an iconic spot, that has been around since 1959 and was reestablished in 2021.

Offering 5 experiences in one venue, here you find a sports bar, a shot bar, a frozen ice bar, the 10Below club, and best of all: a rooftop bar.

Open year round for beer, comfort food and a vibrant atmosphere, the warmer months is when the spacious Barry's rooftop is in full swing. With stadium views, this is a prime spot for pre- or post game drinks, or to watch the game at the terrace. Or to just enjoy some sunny drinks.

BARRY'S

235 N 9th St, Lincoln, NE 68508

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5. Blatt Beer & Table
/ Omaha

Best Rooftop Bars Nebraska - Blatt Beer & Table
Blatt Beer & Table - Photo: https://blattbeer.com/

Found in Omaha’s North Downtown neighborhood, steps away from Charles Schwab Field, Blatt Beer & Table is a pub food restaurant and craft beer bar with a warm and inviting atmosphere rooted in local history.

Set over two floors, the interior is open all year round, but Blatt Beer & Table also offers a seasonal rooftop beer garden, with great views of Omaha’s downtown skyline.

Indulge in hearty dishes, classic cocktails, or choose form the 32 rotating craft beers on tap and more than 35 bottles and cans.

With an easygoing atmosphere, Blatt Beer & Table is designed to gather with friends and family, to catch the game, or for a bite and drink before and after the game or show.

BLATT BEER & TABLE

610 N 12th St, Omaha, NE 68102

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Rikard Fredricson
Rikard Fredricson

Rikard has spent the last 10 years exploring, enjoying, researching and working with rooftop venues. During these years he has visited more than 700 rooftops across the globe. The experience he has gained is used to create helpful, in-depth and accessible content, and to share his knowledge and rooftop expertise with fellow rooftop-lovers.