A recently revitalized neighborhood in the heart of Omaha, Blackstone District lives between downtown and west Omaha. A fresh new neighborhood quiet during the day and lively at night, Blackstone is a place that young professionals have sought out and took hold. Offering a diverse amount of new restaurants, bars, and even private karaoke rooms, in Blackstone the saying, “Come one come all” – is true.
I was lucky enough to meet up with one of my favorite Omaha food bloggers – Omaha Eats (you can find her on Instagram @oooomaha_eats) to talk all things food. She shared with me the ins and outs of the food scene in the Blackstone District.
Just what Omaha needs – a lively, fun, brunch spot! Early Bird is open every day from 6:30am-2:30pm and covers everything you could want or need at breakfast time. If you’re going make sure to give yourself time or book a reservation. I went at 8am on a Monday and there was a wait.
As a certified tequileria, Mula is one of the top Mexican food places the city has to offer. Come on Tuesdays for all day tacos running at $2.50. And although I haven’t had any proof, rumor has it that Mula also throws an epic brunch bash on the first Sunday of every month.
Hands down the best ice cream in the city of Omaha. Handmade ice cream with local ingredients, Coneflower has its basics but also knows how to keep people coming back. They experiment with different flavors, and rotate their scoop of the day so there’s always something new to try on the menu.
Stirnella meets Omaha’s needs for a ‘shareable plates’ style restaurant. All within a cozy atmosphere complete with a screened in patio.
At time of writing, Butterfish – a sushi restaurant – has only been open for approximately seven weeks. I went at week five and was completely impressed by the food and service. Competing with well-known sushi spots in Omaha, Butterfish has placed itself in the thriving Blackstone neighborhood. It also branches off and offers more than sushi, but stays within the Japanese flavor profile.
A perfect late night food stop for when you need grub to soak up the alcohol from your night out. Nite Owl is open until 2am every night of the week has offers a variety of upscale bar eats. My favorite is the crab rangoons.
A simple, no fuss place to go and grab your morning cup of joe.
Brewing local beer, Scriptown was founded by a man who previously resided in Portland, OR and missed the craft beer scene. Scriptown specializes in “session” beers – beer with lower alcohol content so that you can enjoy a variety of kinds!
A bar specializing in cocktails and whiskey, this small bar is full of character. Also offers a bottomless mimosa package on Sundays!
While Omaha continues to grow, its neighborhoods like Blackstone that keeps the city thriving. As Blackstone continues to grow and expand, I only see it becoming more popular in the near future.
For more information on other areas in Omaha, check out my guide – Omaha by Neighborhood.