Facts & Statistics
Primary Areas with Nightlife
Anywhere on O Street
Other Places to Check Out
- Marz Intergalactic
- Shrimp & Martini Bar
- Starlite Lounge
- Elk Creek Water: At Sandy's
- Fishbowls : At Duffy's
- Iggy Juice: At Iguana's
- Red Leprechaun: At Mickey's
- Shark Water : At Cliff's
Favorite Drinking Games
- Beer pong
- Card games
- Flip cup or tippy cup
Useful Resources for Nightlife
- Flyers on bulletin boards
- Ground Zero in Lincoln’s Friday paper
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
It really depends on what night people go. Friday and Saturday are bad nights for cheap drinks.
The University Program Council (UPC) plans most events like talent shows, lectures, movies on the green, stand-up comedy, and concerts.
Club ListingsWhat's This?
Q is Lincoln's one-and-only gay club. If you're in the mood to dance to pop or techno music, watch a drag show, play games, or hang out with a fun assortment of gay men, lesbians, straight girls and some heterosexual men, this is the place to go.
226 S. 9th St.
Sur Tango Bar & Café
This bar is an alternative entertaining atmosphere that offers gourmet coffees, international wines, and special drinks; listen to Spanish and Latin American music or take tango lessons.
If you like to dance, this is your spot-theme nights, parties, drink specials, happy hour, and fun.
Knickerbockers is the place to go to hear live and local bands every day of the week.
Bar ListingsWhat's This?
Red Fox Steak House and Lounge
At midnight girls will set down their drinks (or not) and dance on the bar.
1339 W. O St.
Elk Creek Water (a mixture of every liquor on the rail) is about the only reason to go but what a reason it is.
Mickey's Irish Pub
Mickey's added a cage. And throughout the night the DJ will yell over the mike, "No dudes in the cage!"
Upstairs can get pretty crowded on the weekends as UNL students drink beer play pool and eat really good pizza.
826 P St.
Yia Yia's Pizza, Beer & Wine
Yia Yia's is more known for it's pizza than its bar, but that doesn't stop UNL students from going there on Friday and Saturday nights. And no, the name has nothing to do with the Ya Ya Sisterhood.
Zen's is the yuppie place where everybody really does know your name.
The Spigot is dingy and old, but it's also a classic so people keep going back.
If you're in the market for an athlete, go to Woody's.
101 N. 14th St. #6
Main St. Café
Main St. Café is a hot Greek hangout. Sometimes, it is not quite as highly-regarded as the Peach Pit (90210).
Cliff's Smoke Shop/Lounge
Cliff's is not a hot-spot but its very intimate. It's been around for three decades, so it caters to an older crowd.
140 N. 12th St.
Filled with preppy people, socialize or shake your groove thing on the dance floor.
1430 O St.
The Rail is the best place to be when the night's coming to an end. The line may be a little long, but it's worth the wait. The Rail was once voted the Top Bar by Playboy.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Half-restaurant, half-bar; BW3's is very popular for large groups, especially groups with underagers.
Fun drinks and a fun atmosphere right in the middle of all of the fun on O Street.
On a nice night, you can typically find about twenty students eating pizza and drinking beer on the patio in front of Lazarri's.
The entertainment here includes comedy workshops, karaoke, live bands, and nightly drink specials. Duffy's is also known for its fish bowls-a bowl that has different liquors in it, depending on what type you order.
Book your own party, watch a band, drink everything out of 16 oz. cups, or play in Lincoln's largest beer garden, which includes a stage and a volleyball court.
What to Do if You're Not 21What's This?
O Street-the actual street
Even if you aren't 21, go to O Street and listen to a starving artist play guitar. And you can always count on the vendor to give you the best $4 hotdog of your life.
The Loft at the Mill
This is a unique multi-disciplinary black-box stage that provides an arena for smart, edgy programming and a home for emerging artists and groups to grow and develop.
The Coffee House
This place is "born to be wired;" listen to blues, jazz, or reggae, and live entertainment on the weekends.