• Yia Yia’s: Lincoln’s favorite place for Pizza and Beer in the downtown area.

           1423 E O St Lincoln, NE 68508


  • The Oven: restaurant specializing in Northern Indian Cuisine in the heart of downtown Lincoln.

           201 N 8th St Lincoln, NE 68508



  • Blue Sushi: Sushi and Grill with drinks and refreshing ambiance.

           808 R St Lincoln, NE 68508



  • Mellow Mushroom: Delicious pizza in a fun, creative environment directly across from the arena.

           602 R St #110 Lincoln, NE 68508



  • Honest Abe’s Burgers and Freedom: Burgers, fries, and shakes in an inexpensive and laid back atmosphere.

            126 N 14th St Lincoln, NE 68505


  • Ivanna Cone: family owned and operated premium handmade ice cream shop with a classic “old time” soda shop look.

           701 P St Lincoln, NE 68508



  • Mistys: Steakhouse and Brewery serving Lincoln’s best steaks in Misty’s signature seasoning.

            200 N 11th St Lincoln, NE 68508



  • Bison Witches: Bar and Deli with a great selection of soups and sandwiches.

            1320 P St Lincoln, NE 68508




  • The Mill: Small-batch craft coffee roaster, espresso bar, and tea house.

            800 P St Lincoln, NE 68508



  • The Coffee House: Serving Lincolnites coffee since 1987 along with pastries, cookies, and breakfast croissants.

            1324 P St Lincoln, NE 68508



  • Cultiva: Coffee and espresso with made to order crepes, sandwiches, and soups.

            727 S 11th St Lincoln, NE 68508



  • Cottonwood: Bistro, café, and bar with local art and live music creating a eclectic and charming atmosphere.

            440 S 11th St Lincoln, NE 68508



  • Crescent Moon: A quaint underground coffee shop with espresso, craft beer, wine, and live music.

            140 N 8th St Lincoln, NE 68508



  • Mo Java: A local coffee shop close to East Campus with espresso, snacks, and live music.

            2649 N 48th St, Lincoln, NE 68504



Night Life

  • The Zoo Bar: A narrow nightspot that’s been a staple for live music in downtown Lincoln since 1973.

            136 N 14th St Lincoln, NE 68508



  • The Other Room: A small, speakeasy style bar with national recognition and plenty of specialty drinks.

            824 P St Suite 300 Lincoln, NE 68508


  • Starlite Lounge: A retro bar that plays classic lounge songs and has a wide rage of specialty martinis.

            247 N 8th St Ste 101 Lincoln, NE 68508

            402-475-8822 ext. 3


  • The Copper Kettle: A new bar in Downtown Lincoln that specializes in Moscow Mules.

            1320 O St Lincoln, NE 68508



  • Zipline Brewery: Local brewery known for pushing the boundaries on recipe development.

            2100 Magnum Cir. Ste 1 Lincoln, NE 68522



Things to Do

  • Lincoln Children’s Zoo: Over 400 animals with many family friendly events and exhibits.

            1222 S 27th St Lincoln, NE 68502



  • Pioneers Park: Over 600 acres of nature preserve with walking and horseback riding trails and a Nature Center housing bison, wild turkey, native fox and other native creatures and plants.

            3201 S Coddington Ave. Lincoln, NE 68522


  • Railyard: Lincoln’s newest entertainment district located across the street from the Pinnacle Bank Arena. With 13+ restaurants and bars, live entertainment, an ice rink in the winter months, and a large screen TV premiering games and movies.

            440 N 8th St Suite 400 Lincoln, NE 68508



  • Sunken Gardens: A garden with annual floral display that consists of over 30,000 individual annual plants, which are redesigned to a different theme each year.

            S 27th and Capitol Pkwy Lincoln, NE 68502


  • Sheldon Art Museum: A comprehensive collection of American art in over 12,000 artworks in diverse media.

            12th and R St Lincoln, NE 68508



  • Memorial Stadium: Lincoln is home to the best fans in college football and on Saturdays, Memorial Stadium turns into the 3rd largest town in Nebraska as it fills with over 90,000 fans sitting in the sea of red. There are year round tours of the stadium and Osborne Athletic Complex.

            One Memorial Stadium Drive, Lincoln, NE 68588



  • Pinnacle Bank Arena: An indoor arena with over 15,000 seats with a range of concerts and comedy shows.

            400 Pinnacle Arena Dr. Lincoln, NE 68508



  • Morrill Hall: Nebraska’s largest natural history museum with a collection of paleontology, cultural history, and biodiversity exhibits.

            645 N 14th St Lincoln, NE 68588



  • Holmes Lake and Hyde Observatory: Holmes Lake is a large park in the center of Lincoln with sand volleyball courts, a golf course, picnic shelters, and fishing docks. On Saturday Evenings, Hyde Observatory opens for public viewing with 3 telescopes and a series of astronomy presentations.

            3701 S 70th St Lincoln, NE


  • Antelope Park: A large open park next to the Lincoln Children’s Zoo with playground equipment, flower gardens, tennis courts, a golf course, and picnic shelters.

            N 33rd and Sheridan Blvd. Lincoln,NE 68508


  • International Quilt Museum:  A museum housing the largest publicly held quilt collection in the world.

            1523 N 33rd St Lincoln, NE 68583



  • A Novel Idea: An ever-changing collection of used, rare & out-of-print books on two floors. Two shop cats live in and roam the bookstore fulltime.

            118 N 14th St Lincoln, NE 68508



  • Historic Haymarket Area: A historic district of downtown Lincoln with food and drink, arts and entertainment, and shopping.

            Between the blocks of 7th St to 9th St and P St to R St Lincoln, NE 68508


  • Farmers Market: An outdoor farmers market on Saturday Mornings in the Historic Haymarket with over 200 vendor stalls selling food, arts, crafts, produce, etc.

            8th and Q St Lincoln, NE 68508


  • Lied Center: A center for performing arts with shows that range from orchestras, theatre, and family programs.

            12th and R St Lincoln, NE 68588



  • Paint Yourself Silly: The perfect place to get creative by picking out a pre-made pottery piece, paint it yourself, and pick it up finished a week later.

            701 P St Suite #103 Lincoln, NE 68508



  • Marcus Grand Theatre: Lincoln’s largest movie theater with 14 auditoriums, recliner seating, and Zaffiro’s Express pizza restaurant.

            1101 P St Lincoln, NE 68508




  • Gateway Mall: An enclosed shopping center with over 85 shops, services and restaurants.

            6100 O St Lincoln, NE 68505



  • Southpoint Pavilions: Outdoor shopping mall with shops, restaurants, and a movie theatre.

            27th and Pine Lake Rd. Lincoln, NE 68516



  • Black Market Clothing Exchange: A clothing and accessory store buying and selling brand name and vintage items.

            1033 O St Lincoln, NE 68508



  • Burlington Antiques: Committed to selling quality antiques for 31 years, this antique mall showcases a multitude of antiques with knowledgeable dealers.

            201 N 27th St Suite 102 Lincoln, NE 68508



  • Forever Faithful: A boutique to inspire women of all ages. Joined with the “Best of the Big Red”, the best store for husker apparel and gear.

            321 N 8th St Lincoln, NE 68508



  • The Post and Nickel: Specialty clothing stores offering the finest men’s and women’s clothing sportswear, and shoes.

            144 N 14th St Lincoln, NE 68508



  • Stella Collective Boutique: A downtown boutique specializing in clothing, modern and vintage furniture, and unique home goods.

            101 N 14th St #7 Lincoln, NE 68508



  • The Running Company: A locally owned and operated store with anything for running or walking. Employees that are compassionate runners and educated in training, nutrition, and injury prevention.

            1213 Q St Lincoln, NE 68508



  • Ten Thousand Villages: Retailer selling fair-trade crafts, home goods, and accessories from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

            140 N 8th St #125 Lincoln, NE 68508



  • Threads Footloose and Fancy: Outdoors and lifestyle apparel, accessories, and footwear.

            1219 P St Lincoln, NE 68508



  • Three Daughters Boutique: New downtown boutique with women’s fashion and accessories.

            311 N 8th St Suite 102 Lincoln, NE 68508