The Blackstone District in Omaha has seen much revitalization in recent years. Because of which, this classic neighborhood now showcases contemporary dining, nightlife, and shopping opportunities as diverse as the area itself. Here’s a quick guide to a vacation in the Blackstone District.
Where To Eat In The Blackstone District
It’s no surprise that much of the appeal to this area is food and drink related. By taking a stroll or drive down Farnam Street, you’ll find restaurants, bars, and cafes galore. Below are just a few of the best restaurants in the Blackstone District.
A few recommendations from an Omaha native that lived and worked in the Blackstone District for years:
- Mula- Street Food
- Stirnella- Excellent cocktails that is overall a bit fancier
- Kathmandu Momo Station- Great ramen and momos (Nepalese dumplings)
- Butterfish- Fantastic sushi
- Noli’s- Delicious pizza
- Ansel’s- Amazing bagels and sandwiches
- Nite Owl- Order their Totchos and the Birdhouse slider
- Bob’s Donuts & Coneflower- Perfect dessert options!
- Early Bird- Not only great food but amazing venue to get together for brunch
You’ll also want to add The Switch to your must-visit list while visiting the Blackstone District in Omaha. This is the very first food hall in the nation that is a 3-Star Certified Green Restaurant™ by the Green Restaurant Association.
Where To Stay In The Blackstone District
There’s absolutely no question of where you should stay when visiting the Blackstone District in Omaha. A revitalized 1920’s landmark building has recently been reimagined and named The Cottonwood Hotel. Not only did the creators do a phenomenal job at capturing the signature Midwest charm, but did so with a “fresh approach to modern hospitality.”
I was lucky enough to spend a night at the Cottonwood Hotel and experience the friendly hospitality, boutique amenities and delicious on-site dining experiences. I could go on and on about this sophisticated hotel but to respect the name of this article as a “quick guide” here’s a list of all the things that are worth experiencing for yourself at the Cottonwood Hotel.
- Onsite Dining Experiences: The Cottonwood Room Lounge (upscale cocktail bar), The Committee Chophouse, and the Orleans Cafe and Petit Orleans (breakfast and lunch cafe and to-go option). It would be a shame if I didn’t mention that you can order the original Reuben sandwich here!
- Resort-style outdoor pool, hot tub and Pool Club
- Pet-friendly rooms
- Affordable valet parking
- Large fitness center that boasts Peloton bikes
Book a night where famous politicians and entertainers have once stayed and you won’t be disappointed!
What To Do In The Blackstone District
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You’ll want to visit the Joselyn Castle that has been an Omaha landmark since 1979. The mansion is located at 3902 Davenport Street.
Visit the Landlock Gallery that focuses on local artists and interactive exhibitions.
You’ll also find Pranam Yoga, Olive & Tate (unique salon) studio, and a few local, boutique shops.
I hope you enjoy your stay in the Blackstone District as much as we did!