We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Watering Hole

₹₹ - ₹₹₹
American, Bar, Pub
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1321 O St, Lincoln, NE 68508-1512
+1 402-438-3054
Today
11:00 - 02:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 51: English reviews
Lincoln, Nebraska
Level Contributor
50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for a bite before a show at the Bourbon. $2 PBR draughts and mouth watering grilled jalapeño wings. Will have to take my boys there for the wings.

Helpful?
Thank Porterpoint
Lincoln, Nebraska
Level Contributor
61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Nice clean sports bar. Food is good with a nice selection, staff very pleasant, clean atmosphere, many television screens to watch the game, large outdoor patio area and keno. Ample parking, easy access.

Helpful?
Thank Holly8410
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

After hearing about these famous wings and not being from here, thought we'd try it. Walked in early Sunday evening and immediately noticed a funky smell. Food came out fast and service was pretty good, but that's as far as it goes. The boneless wings were pretty good, but the bone in were tough and far from what has been... More 

Helpful?
Thank Amber L
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
764 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We used to come here in college and it was a dark hole in the wall that smelled like spilled beer. The owner have really cleaned this place up and I was very surprised on my recent trip. I kind of liked the older version better.

Helpful?
Thank CaribbeanFan79
North Carolina
Level Contributor
111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

I stopped in for lunch and was very pleased with my food. The bar is a little small, but the staff were great and very helpful !

Helpful?
Thank ruckusridgenc
Level Contributor
477 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Went for the wings. They were nice. Sat at the bar. Service was ok. I like cocktails. This seems like more of a beer bar. It was difficult for the bartender to find all the ingredients for the cocktail "special".

Helpful?
Thank Go2FunFood
North Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Great wings, I preferred the old bay grilled wings, excellent, we were there on a nice that offered $1 tacos, why not! Good beers and bartender was super nice and talkative.

Helpful?
Thank grimesmag
Lincoln, Nebraska
Level Contributor
169 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

We used to eat here all the time and they must be under new management because it isn't the same. This was one of our favorite places a few years back but not anymore. Also very expensive for wings. Service isn't good either.

Helpful?
Thank Lovetotravelfamily4
Prior Lake, Minnesota, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Got the grilled Hot wings. They were OK. I've had better. Not your standard sports bar but not much better than that. They need more unique flavor if they want to claim they're the best.

Helpful?
Thank Kevin S
Lavista
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Many Thanks Watering Hole DT Lincoln for a beautiful Black Friday Husker Hawkeye PreGame Meal. Atmosphere! Food! Service - Samantha S.! Our Colorado and Nebraska Family! *****!

Helpful?
Thank Jeffrey L

Travellers who viewed The Watering Hole also viewed

 

Been to The Watering Hole? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1321 O St, Lincoln, NE 68508-1512
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +1 402-438-3054

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Watering Hole staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?