Nebraska August 04, 2017
You’ll Absolutely Love The Bird’s Eye View At This Incredible Nebraska Restaurant
When it comes to elevated dining experiences, there’s one restaurant in Omaha that’s head and shoulders above every other place. The Omaha Press Club is located on the 22nd floor of the First National Center in downtown Omaha, and it has the most stunning city views you’ll ever see in Nebraska.
This sky-high dining experience has been going strong since 1971, the same year the First National Center opened.
It's a unique city club that has persevered through the decades when similar clubs around the country have folded during difficult financial times.
With a view like this, it's not hard to understand why people keep coming back. You can see all of downtown Omaha - and beyond - from up here.
The name is a bit deceptive; while the club started to celebrate newsworthy individuals, it is not only open to the press.
Membership is open to anyone, and the dues are lower than you might expect. Members are allowed to bring non-member guests, and there are periodic events that allow non-members to come enjoy a meal and experience the club before deciding whether they want to join.
This place is undeniably upscale; from the business casual dress code to the luxurious interior to the fancy-pants cuisine, this is definitely a classy experience.
The food is unforgettable; whether you're here for a weekday lunch or a special event, the view is not the only impressive part of this beautiful eatery.
And what's more, there's a legendary bar that can make you just about any kind of libation you desire.
This beautiful restaurant is absolutely perfect for special events. Members are entitled to free space for meetings, press conferences, and other events. There are also plenty of club-sponsored events throughout the year, including the famous "Face on the Barroom Floor."
The Omaha Press Club also holds an annual event which raises funds for journalism scholarships.
Wedding receptions are hugely popular here. Can you imagine starting out your new life surrounded by these breathtaking views?
The Omaha Press Club is open for lunch Monday-Friday, 11:30 am - 2 pm. Additionally, it's open Thursday-Saturday for lunch: 5:30-9:30 on Thursday and 5:30-10:30 Friday and Saturday.
Learn more about the club, including how to join, on
its website. Keep up on club news and events on their Facebook page.
For a restaurant in a completely different – but still stunning – setting, check out
this article from our archives.