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The Zoo Bar

Closed Now: 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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Great 44th ZooFest

Have been seeing national and international music acts here for over 30 years. The 2017 44th... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Lawrence, Kansas
Great Experience

I love coming here when I am in lincoln. great live entertainment, great fun. Drinks and crowd are... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2017
Newport Beach, California
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30 Aug 2017
“Great 44th ZooFest”
23 Jan 2017
“Great Experience”
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Have been seeing national and international music acts here for over 30 years. The 2017 44th outdoor ZooFest was a great bargain for the amount of entertainment presented. Will be a fan forever!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

I love coming here when I am in lincoln. great live entertainment, great fun. Drinks and crowd are great.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

Went to ZOOFEST 2016 in July. This is the only remaining Music Festival held in downtown Lincoln. The event brought a diverse selection of music with Brave Combo (Nuclear Polka), Dale Watson (Country, Lee Fields (R&B / Soul) Terance Simien (Zydeco), The Mighty Jailbreakers (R&B)...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

So incredibly sad that this famous blues bar has turned Country! Paid 50.00 to get into the 43rd blues fest and all we heard was some bad country music. Really didn't care that the 8.00 drinks were watered down since we were ready to hear...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Best bar in America! I love this place and the people who visit. Bartenders are the best! A must visit if you are in Lincoln.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Girons96
Reviewed 5 April 2016

I have been going to this bar since the summer of 1979--and it remains one of the best venues to hear live music in the United States. If you're traveling through Lincoln, you deserve to check it out--it could be larger, or cleaner, but the...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

went here for a long weekend. stopped in here by recommendation from the hotel. from Kansas City and it was some of the best live jazz I've seen. room to dance, really nice bartenders and just overall a fantastic place to go when visiting Lincoln.

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Lily D
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This was a true road house. Elbow to elbow standing room only I'm certain that fire codes were broken. But what a time. We danced all night to the best blues I've heard. The sound engineer was very good as were the bartenders. We'd driven...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank 915staceyf
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Tonight there was a cover but some nights there's not. Live music is entertaining. Not much for dancing but more for enjoying music and get togethers.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Angela M
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Love to go listen to josh and shadow boxers !! Best time ever!! Very small place but if only the walls could talk! Lots of talent has been there and always a great time with drinks with friends

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank smyl4me2
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