Duffy’s Tavern is one of Lincoln’s downtown institutions. Every Monday night is comedy night, and local acts perform twice a week, Thursdays are for karaoke with a live band, and the atmosphere is friendly and fun whatever the day. As for the drinks, Duffy’s calls itself the “Home of the Fishbowl”; huge mixed drinks served in a real fishbowl. The list includes classics such as the Mai Tai and Jack & Coke, as well as interesting drinks such as the “Circus,” made with Malibu Rum and pineapple.
1412 E. O Street, Lincoln, NE, US +1 402-474-3543
McFarland & Son’s Irish Pub refers to itself as an authentic Irish pub; and with standards like Harp, Guinness, Strongbow, Smithwick’s and more all on tap, and bottles of Jameson prominently displayed, it’s not playing around. The bar and pub are decorated in dark wood, and the atmosphere is warm and friendly. Specials here include the “All Day Irish Breakfast” as well as a “Lamb Dip,” made with lamb slow-roasted in Guinness, then served shredded with Irish cheddar on a pumpernickel rye hoagie. To start, try the “Irish Nachos,” topped with corned beef and Guinness mayo.
710 P Street, Lincoln, NE, US +1 402-438-0710