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Top places in Papillion to wet your whistle.

beerThere’s no reason to leave the local area for a fun night out.  In fact, there were so many fun venues, we had a hard time narrowing down our list. Check out our list of favorite places to wet your whistle.


Best for happy hour with co-workers.  Firebarn is a classic sports bar themed around, you guessed it – Firefighting.  The staff here is so friendly, you’ll find yourself staying longer than you intended.  Bring your planner to talk business, or not.

Jerzes Sports Bar

Best place to watch the game.  Our favorite collection of big screens for catching the game in a fun atmosphere. You’ll be flying your team’s colors quickly but spend some time at the Keno club and smokers lounge which are absolutely unique.


Best place for lunch.  A long standing fixture in downtown Papillion.  This quintessential small town bar has a long history of making good Americana food. It’s best hometown food options make it our choice for hungry bar hoppers. Legendary prime rib and tacos.

Brownie’s Watering Hole

Best place to hangout with friends. Papillion’s Cheers, meaning, be prepared to make friends.  You’ll probably join a shuffleboard or darts team.  You know someone who met their wife here. The tater-tots are a must.

Nebraska Brewing Company

Best place for beer lovers.  The most beers on tap with seasonal ales and a Papillion-famous baseball ale inspired by the StormChasers.  Beer lovers can’t get enough of the brew club with refillable growlers. The patio will become your new people watching spot.

Stave Wine and Cheese Parlour

Best for wine. Our favorite place for hipsters and those looking for something different. Staff experts make it easy to pair your favorite wine with world class cheese platters.  Their live music and outdoor patio have made this venue the new classic for date night or ladies night.  Be ready to start your cheese addiction (or, in our case, fuel it) here.


Best place to try a new cocktail. Okay, this is technically LaVista (but only by a bloc, but its fun enough to make the list because sometimes you just need a great mixed drink. When you’re feeling like a specialty drink, here you get an impressive bar display with creative cocktail menus to match. We dare you to challenge the bartender to create something new for you. Open layout also makes it accommodating for large groups.

Please note: we have no affiliation or advertising with any of the above businesses, article is written based upon personal experience – so please call ahead to confirm details.  And as always, drink responsibly!!

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