Drinks + Food
Until 2 a.m.

Hours of operation

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

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4pm – 2am
4pm – 2am
4pm – 2am
4pm – 2am
4pm – 2am
4pm – 2am
Closed

Happy hour 4-6pm every day

Come on in

We’re located on the corner of 16th & Harney St.
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329 South 16th Street Omaha, NE 68102

Private parties

To reserve Mercury for your party or to learn more about party package, email sam.mercuryomaha@gmail.com.

The Bar

Welcome to Mercury

Mercury is a contemporary mid-century cocktail lounge, serving late-night food with an extensive selection of wine. We sometimes play 80s yacht rock.

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Clinebell ice machine

Our Clinebell ice machine uses single-direction freezing to produce flawless 300-lb. blocks of ice. By only freezing from the bottom and using a pump to circulate the water as it freezes, all of the air and impurities in the water are left out of the ice. This results in a 10” x 20” x 40” block you can read through. We then take that block, hit it with a chainsaw, and hand-carve every large ice cubes that come in any of our drinks on the rocks.

This ice is peerless, and this is the only Clinebell between Denver and Minneapolis.

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NOTE: Menus change regularly

Menus

Main menu

Regular and seasonal cocktails

Wines available by the glass

Food (available until 2 a.m.)

Beer and non-alcoholic beverages

Full wine list

Mercury’s certified sommelier, Sara Mellor, maintains a cellar that focuses on classic wines from classic regions. With a rotating selection, there is not only a wine for every palate but also plenty of wines that are rare or off the beaten path.

Full liquor list

We have an extensive selection of spirits and liqueurs. With more than 350 labels, you are sure to find something you’ve never experienced before.

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Upcoming events at Mercury

For more information on upcoming events — including classes, tastings, and more — follow us on Facebook. If you’d like to discuss holding your own event at Mercury, email us at info@mercury-omaha.com.

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About us
Clark Ross

Owner

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Originally from Baltimore, Clark relocated to Omaha in 2011. After running bar programs for 10 years, he focused on opening up his own shop. He blends his dive bar and fine dining experience to form a comfortable but competent bar.

Colin Breen

Owner

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Omaha born and raised, Colin has worked numerous bars and restaurants in the city. As a veteran server, bartender, and bar manager, his extensive front-of-house knowledge keeps him pushing the envelope every day.

Sara Mellor

Sommelier

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Certified from The Court of Master Sommeliers, Sara manages the Mercury wine cellar. She also lends her sharp service ability to the dining room to ensure the best experience possible.

Tony Knotek

Chef

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Tony’s dedication to bringing joy and togetherness to his friends and family stem from him growing up cooking with his father. His first food loves include foods from his Eastern European heritage: goulash and stroganoff. Through his career, he has found a love in blending traditional dishes with modern twists.

Phil Athy

Bartender

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An Iowa native, Phil has been on opening teams for dedicated whiskey bars as well as been head bartender of bars with established cocktail programs. While he possesses a deep knowledge of bourbon and scotch, the ability to improve people’s day in small but meaningful ways keeps Phil bartending.

Alex Shaddy

Bartender

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Alex has been working in food and beverage his entire adult life. Whether it was a late-night food truck or in the city’s leading fine dining kitchen, he loves having an outlet for his artistic leanings. Bringing that passion from the kitchen into the bar, he is new to the cocktail scene. His discipline and desire have catapulted him to join the ranks of the finest bartenders in the city.

Press

Some kind words from good folks

$5,000 bottle of 40-year-old single malt scotch coming to downtown Omaha bar for a tasting

Omaha World-Herald | May 10, 2017

Review: Unassuming Mercury lounge boasts tasty shareable-plates menu and wittily crafted cocktails

Omaha World-Herald | February 21, 2017

Nightlife review: Set a course for Mercury

Omaha World-Herald | September 23, 2016

Mercury craft bar: a shot of vitality on 16th Street

Omaha World-Herald | September 18, 2015

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