Cheers, the Nebraska version.
If you’re like me, you have a very specific idea of what a drinking establishment should be like. Pumping techno music, $15 dollar Bud Lights and Situation clones beating the beat up sounds terrible. Corporate bars with their generic designs, staff and feel are equally unappealing. A hole in the wall with sticky floors and two kinds of warm beer on tap, while potentially charming, also isn’t the type of place I like to call “my bar.”
No, whenever you need to take a break from your worries, whenever you’d like to get away, sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. Or at least a really cool spot with a great atmosphere, an awesome beer selection and friendly people. And some live music is a nice touch too. In other words, 1867 Bar in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Named after the year Nebraska entered the Union as the 37th state, 1867 Bar has a rustic feel that instantly feels comfortable, especially to those of us who grew up in the Midwest. Art from local artists graces the wall and is available for purchase. Musicians, both local and traveling, ply their trade on the stage. And in an obvious nod to local pride, all the beers on tap are brewed in the Cornhusker state. In other words, it’s awesome.
Even better, they love dogs at 1867 Bar. Every month they have “Paws and Draws,” an event that benefits the Capital Humane Society, with $1 from every pint going to help animals in need. You’ll usually find Beer Paws there, offering our canine favorite treats and doggy beer, hats and shirts.
Oh yeah, and did I mention dogs are welcome? They even have dog toys available behind the bar. So grab your pooch — an afternoon or evening spent over beers at 1867 Bar sounds like a perfect day to me.