Sunday, May 13, 2007

Pubcrawling in Lincoln

Paris has to leave town again on Sunday, so we thought we'd get out of the house and do something fun today. We got gift certificates for some bars in Lincoln at a recent festival, and this looks like a good time to use them up.

Our first stop was Buzzard Billy's Armadillo Bar at 247 North 8th Street. (It's actually about a block and a half north of the location on that map.) They had some interesting Cajun food and about a dozen draft beers; we had a pint or two from Lincoln's own Empyrean Ales.

Next up was next door: Brewsky's Food & Spirits. They also had about a dozen draft beers, but they also had a two-door cooler full of bottles. I had a pint of the new Anheuser-Busch Spring Heat Spiced Wheat, a quite tasty interpretation of the Belgian Witbier style. (My notes say that "it's not Celis, but it's not bad".) They also have a number of Goose Island beers, and I enjoyed a bottle of Oatmeal Stout.

Further down Eighth Street was Doc's Place. We didn't have a gift certificate for Doc's, but it didn't matter. This place has the best beer selection of any bar I've seen in Nebraska outside Omaha's Crescent Moon. A six-door cooler behind the bar has bottles from all over the world, including some fine Belgian ales including Lindemans fruit lambics, Westmalle 8, and the beer we started the session with, Delirium Nocturnum. We had a couple more beers at Doc's, and we would have had lots more if we hadn't had two more stops to make before the hour-and-a-half drive home.

Lazlo's is right around the corner, at 710 P Street. Nebraska's original brewpub is still going strong, and I always enjoy a pint of their ESB along with dinner.

Not a bad way to spend a Saturday.

1 comment:

brendan said...

there's a place- yia yia's 14th and o st and THEY have the best beer selection in lincoln. Overpriced, no real glass ware.. but they had the trappists etc 10+years before beertopia was thought of.