By Ashley Strehle Hartman / World-Herald correspondent
Brewsky’s — Q Street
Where: 15350 Weir St.
When: 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, noon to midnight Sunday
Information: brewskys.com or 402-614-2739
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During March Madness, you talk about sports bars, and when you talk about sports bars in Omaha, you’ve got to talk about Brewsky’s.
Brewsky’s Food & Spirits is a chain of sports bars and restaurants started in Lincoln in 1990. The chain has since grown to include six locations — four in Lincoln and two in Omaha.
Today I’m going to talk about the Brewsky’s at 15350 Weir St. in Omaha. Brewsky’s website refers to this as the Q Street location.
Like the other locations, this one is spacious, low-key and offers plenty of televisions for all of your sports-watching needs.
Brewsky’s co-founder Jim Mumgaard said that this location was recently renovated to include even more (and even bigger) televisions. Plus, he said, the bars offer “every television sports package out there.”
On the food front, Brewsky’s offers everything you’d expect from your neighborhood sports bar — burgers, salads, sandwiches, wraps, plenty of appetizers and, of course, wings.
Brewsky’s does its wings four ways: boneless, original “sauced” wings, chargrilled or double-dipped wings (which are sauced, grilled and then sauced again), with a dozen sauce options.
The wings range in price from $6.49 for 6 wings to $17.49 for 18 wings. Boneless wings are around $10 for a basketful. Brewsky’s offers special deals on sauced or grilled wings on Wednesdays and boneless wings on Thursdays. Brewsky’s also has deals on tacos on Tuesdays, burgers on Sundays and extended happy hour specials on Fridays.
Most of the food costs less than $10 and, aside from some very large servings of wings, everything on the menu costs less than $15.
Their drink menu is also on the cheaper side. When I visited the other day, my drinking buddy and I got two bottles of craft beer for about $5 each.
I went with Free State Brewing Company’s Wheat State Golden, a light, mellow beer that would be a good craft beer transition for someone used to drinking classic domestics.
I also tried Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Bend, Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery. It’s crisp and refreshing with subtle notes of citrus and floral to keep it interesting. Brewsky’s also offers beers from Nebraska companies like Zipline, Nebraska Brewing Company and Lucky Bucket. As expected, Brewsky’s also has all of the standard domestic offerings like Budweiser and Coors, as well as the usual imports like Corona and Guinness, to name a few.
I’d recommend picking something from the craft beer menu instead — particularly something from one of the Nebraska breweries. Zipline’s my go-to.
I’d also recommend you check out a Brewsky’s on trivia night. At the Q Street location, they offer trivia on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
But if trivia isn’t your thing, there’s no shame in stopping by Brewsky’s for the televisions alone. Like I said, there are plenty of them, they are big and, for the next couple of weeks, they’ll have your March Madness needs covered.