This week the wrestling world will convene on Double Leg Heaven, (aka Lincoln, NE) and if you found this site you probably like wrestling, beer and food (and possibly not in that order). So what better way to preview the Trials than with a beer and food guide Lincoln. The wrestling action will take place at the recently renovated Devaney Sports Complex, which is great for the action in the arena, but not as great for fans looking to walk for food/drinks between and after sessions. Fear not, here is the Bloodround Guide to Lincoln.
One of the most popular spots will be the Railyard near the Haymarket, which features 13 bars/restaurants. Essentially this is a smaller version of Ballpark Village in St. Louis for those who attended the recent NCAAs, where you can drink in the courtyard area and view the giant big screen TV.
Just a few blocks from the Railyard is the Haymarket District where you can find various restaurants. Lazlo’s claims to be Nebraska’s first brewpub and has several different beers brewed on site. A few other spots in the Haymarket to checkout include: Hop Cat - Yes, Hop Cat is a chain but one of the best for beer selection; Brewsky’s Food and Spirits – Classic sports bar with lots of TVs and cold drinks; and Jack’s Bar and Grill – this is more of a “dive bar” where you find more locals than tourist, but still a great place if that is more your style.
Further down O and P Streets you will find many of the bars that are typical in a college town and if this is your thing, save these locations for after the wrestling action since the daytime traffic will be fairly light. One highlight is Jake’s Cigar and Spirits if you want to grab a cigar while enjoying a nice drink like Bloodround favorite Bell’s Oberon.
Both the Railyard and Haymarket districts offer many different food options that are sure to satisfy anyone’s need, but if you want a unique experience here are few recommendations:
Wings! If you are wing fan, do yourself a favor and head to the Watering Hole and get the grilled (buffalo) wings (you can technically get the BBQ wings grilled as well and they are good, but not as good as the buffalo). They take a little longer but are well worth the wait.
I am going to break pizza up into two categories. Nice lunch/dinner time pizza and late night pizza. If you are looking for a quality slice of pizza, Yia Yias is the place you want to try plus they have a large selection of beers as well.
If you happen to be out after traditional places have stopped serving food and want some pizza, go to Lazzari’s Pizza. They are open during the day, but stay open until 2:00 AM and if you want something original at this hour get a slice of the spicy chicken pizza.
If it is late and you don’t want pizza, Amigos is a fast food Mexican chain that can do the trick. Most locations close at a regular hour, but a few including the downtown location keep the drive thru open until 2:00 AM.
57 KG – Garrett over Ramos
61 KG – Stieber over Maple
65 KG – Oliver over Molinaro
70KG – Green over Nolf
74KG – Burroughs over Dake
86KG – Cox over Taylor
97KG – Snyder over Gadson
125KG – Gwiazdowski over Bradley