1801 S. 35th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Phone: (712) 323-9760
Fax: (712) 323-6490
Calling House of Loom a 'hybrid bar concept' would be an understatement. This creatively thought out and intriguing venue, located in the heart of downtown, blends the concepts of a bar, a nightclub, and a cultural venue, to really present something unique. Elegantly and stylishly designed, the House of Loom presents in its spaces performances by DJs and bands, and other artists, art shows, dance parties, and also lectures and talks. So, if you want to try something other than your usual nightclub or bar, then head down to the House of Loom.
Mr. Toad's Pub is a favorite of locals and tourists alike. Upon entering, you feel like you are in an old English pub. There are two rooms: one with a big wooden bar and several tables and chairs, the other with a grand piano in one corner and shelves filled with leather-bound books lining the walls. Large windows look out onto Howard Street, the Old Market main drag. The outdoor patio is the place to be on a hot summer evening. Omaha's Luigi Waites plays live jazz every Sunday night.
If you are looking for a big band-era venue, this is it. This auditorium/hall situated in the heart of South Omaha's Bohemian neighborhood, just south of downtown, is perfect for wedding receptions, banquets, parties, dances, meetings and concerts. The large, formal auditorium, complete with balcony and buffet area, comfortably accommodates 750. National music acts, including Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, 311 and Brave Combo, make Sokol a regular tour stop. A smaller, much more rustic venue is available downstairs.
If you are full-blooded Irish, or merely Irish at heart, you will enjoy this green-themed pub in the Old Market. This spot is located underground; just look for the sign and the green Blarney Stone. Descend the stairs to sample more than 100 beers, live Irish music and excellent bar food. Try the Pub Burger with chips and soup. The atmosphere is comfortable with a long wooden bar and a separate room to accommodate the band.
If you like to dance the night away, then the Capitol Nightclub is the place for you. Located in downtown Omaha, this club features state-of-the-art technology, including a powerful sound system and professional lighting and effects. And DJs keep the dance floor packed as they spin the popular tunes of today, as well as a few songs that we be hits in the very near future. VIP table sections and bottle service is also available.
From the street, this spot looks like no big deal, but like Alice falling through the looking glass, Bar 415 patrons find themselves transported to a super-hip jazz club more likely to be found in New York than in a small Midwest cubbyhole. The long, dark room with exposed brick walls is dominated by a big, wooden bar lit by colorful Pottery Barn-like hanging lamps. The drink menu is very uptown with Cosmopolitans, Martinis and such. On the weekends, local jazz bands play from a stage suspended from the ceiling. A cover charge is collected when live music is offered.
Die-hard clubbers come to this place for its great sound and lighting. The Max may cater to a gay clientele, but it is equally popular with all crowds. The Happy Hour, between 4p and 8p everyday, ensures a crowd before night falls. Events such as Mr. Max Contest and Cowboys vs Cowgirls make sure the regulars are always entertained.
Whisky Tango is Omaha's most popular country music nightclub. This place is always packed with locals who are taking advantage of the bar's awesome drink specials. In addition to country music, the DJs here play top 40 hits which help keep the dance floor packed nightly. There are also pool tables available for a friendly game with a friend or even a stranger.
Head to Silhouettes Lounge for a great fun filled evening. This place has a number of specialty bars that serve a range of alcohol and spirits. You can book your own space here or enjoy the live music events held. On the food front, the lounge offers some delicious food with the pizzas and chicken wings as popular favorites. The ambiance here is very relaxed and the decor simple yet comfortable. Overall, a great place to spend the evening. Call ahead to know more.
Anchor Inn is an open-air bar located in Omaha. The waterside ambiance goes well with the outdoor setting. There is a stage for bands to perform and benches are set all around the wooden raft-like floor. For those who wish to have some shade can opt for a seating under the tent. Food includes your routine American grub. Making complete use of the outdoors, the chef fixes up some great barbecues. With a drink in your hand coupled with the food and music, the Anchor Inn has it all for a relaxed night-out.
Located near a number of Omaha attractions, including Henry Doorly Zoo and Rosenblatt Stadium, this restaurant offers authentic Mexican food at affordable prices. With an atmosphere both casual and festively ethnic, this restaurant promises to be an excellent choice for a variety of dining occasions. Homemade taco shells and tortilla chips turn the everyday a la carte into a specialty item. On Friday and Saturday, guests enjoy the live music of Howard's own mariachi band.
Tender steaks have enticed people to visit Gorat's for more than 55 years. Warren Buffet often frequents the establishment and has even brought along his friend, Microsoft's Bill Gates. The restaurant has an old-fashioned, family-style décor. The menu offers several cuts of beef, including filets, T-bones and New York strips. Steaks are served with house salad, potatoes and a side of pasta or green beans. There is dancing and entertainment on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.