The Berry & Rye Omaha Nebraska

By Shivana Maharaj
March 16, 2015

A bartender at Berry & Rye omaha

A bartender at Berry & Rye. / K&S Media

The Berry & Rye Omaha Nebraska.  Throwback pre-Prohibition cocktails and inspired contemporary creations at this craft cocktail room. Sodas, syrups, and bitters made in-house.

A bar that makes its own sodas, bitters and syrups moves into the realm of the serious craft cocktail. I’m at The Berry and Rye, a pre-prohibition era style bar in Old Market, Omaha.

A look inside The Berry & Rye.

A look inside The Berry & Rye. / Courtesy The Berry & Rye

Dim lighting, weathered hard wood floors and exposed brick walls add to the moody atmosphere. Silver art deco cocktail shakers with flourished spouts hang near a massive mural depicting a bar scene. With enticing names like debonair pear, snowfall in Denmark and Trinidad smoke (made with rum, house-made cinnamon clove bitters, and S.G. Roi tobacco syrup), it’s no wonder mixologist Luke Edson received a top 10 nod at the 2013 GQ/Bombay Sapphire Most Inspired Bartender contest.

At the bar at The berry & Rye omaha

At the bar. / Courtesy The Berry & Rye

I settle for a French 45, a perfectly made classic. There’s no sense of pretention here, only solid cocktails with attention to flavour and balance.

This article on The Berry & Rye first appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.