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Taps: 7 / Bottles: 30
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
3578 Farnam St
phone: (402) 345-1708
Per Omaha City Ordinance, as of October 1st 2006, this establishment is non-smoking throughout.
Monday - Saturday: 5pm - 1am
Bottled beer can be purchased to-go.
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I've been in the Huber-Haus a few times but last Friday was the first time I really soaked up the scene.
I really enjoyed the German Bier Hall under the Crescent Moon. They had a variety of beers on tap served in the appropriate glassware.
The decor is very cool. A lot of dead stuffed animals on the walls along with tons of German memorabilia. The room has ton of wood paneling and beckons the look and feel of beer hall.
I enjoyed both of the half liters I had on tap. The bartender moved quickly and filled our fantastic meat and cheese plate quickly. The platter was good and I'm interested in trying other German dishes.
Though I haven't been here for Oktoberfest, I know this is one of the hotspots for that in Omaha.
The negatives about the experience is how loud it gets. The acoustics are just terrible. Even with a modest crowd, it was incredibly difficult to hear people at my table.
I definitely plan to go back again and this is another reason why 36th and Farnum is the best place to visit in town for beer with the variety of bars and Beertopia.
08-24-2010 02:43:39 |
More by clarkm04
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | food: 1 | $$
The Huber Haus, named after the owner's ex-wife (odd I know), once was a great stop for German beer and, it still is, (sort of). Yes, they have a great selection of German beer... all the helles lager, pils, hefe, and doppbock you'd ever want (in "proper" glassware). If German beer doesn't float your boat don't bother coming.
The décor is cool, lots of wood and stone and German beer signs... a few tables and booths and smallish bar in the back right. I should mention that this bar is located below the Crescent Moon and you need to enter the Moon to find it. As cool as the décor is I have to downgrade the 'atmosphere' because of the overall vibe created by the patrons and staff.
I *was* going to Huber Haus since it opened but I have grown tired of the massive amounts of drunken college kids drinking boots and acting a fool. The bartenders rarely seem to have control of the situation (which is partly because there are a million people in a small area). And I hate to say this but at night, late night the bartenders tend to be drunk or under other influences. Service can wane.
In conjunction with Crescent Moon (it's one big bar really) they put on a very good Oktoberfest. Family fun in the day... drunken foolishness at night (in both a good and bad way).
The German food that is served in the Huber Haus is not even close to the quality at Oktoberfest. I recommend skipping it.
One other note and I am not totally sure why this is, come Saturday night this place starts to stink like pee and sewer. I am not trying to knock this place but give it an honest review. The bloom is off the rose for me and the Huber Haus just don't do it for me. It is too loud, too crazy, too drunk... but if you can overlook that (or join in it, I guess) it can be a good place for German beer. And if you're really into it join the mug club... that reminds me, I should get the mug I left hanging there...
07-28-2010 17:53:06 |
More by lambic3120
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $
A Oasis of German Beir
The beer prices are exceptional. Liters for $6 on special.
Joing the mug club, a real bargain is you are planning on coming as often as I plan to.
Very confy for a basement bar. Large wooden common tables in the middle, a handful of booths along the walls. Small bar 6-7 seats.
There are 6 'standard' taps that have several Spaten and Warstiener beers. There is a special tap that had Monk's Fest last night (did I mention $6 liters?).
they have specials all the time, food and beer.
The staff is very knowledgeable. Top Knotch accross the board.
Huber House is in the basement of the Crecent Moon, lots of great stuff there too, but I typically stick to the basement.
This is simply a great place to drink great beer for cheap.
12-04-2008 21:58:41 |
More by moreyeel
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
The Huber house sits in the basement of the Crescent Moon adding to the 36th and Farnam reputation as a "must visit" for anyone in search of good beer and grub while in Omaha.
As you walk down you're greeted by a mounted deer head. The walls are wood as are the bench style tables, booths and upright tables (One table is set aside for members of the Huber Haus' Mug Club members/only $20 for a life time membership which entitles you to daily discounts and special member only events). German beer memorabilia adorns the walls as does a large, flat screen tv.
The bar is excellent in that it's made of aging copper and has plenty of seating. The tap beer, of which there are 7-8 to choose from, is served in the appropriate glassware, no exceptions. The boot is a popular feature (thanks to Beerfest, people have abused the popular drinking vessel so there is a steep deposit and penalty for stealing or breaking a boot/otherwise it's cheap at only $16 to fill the 2-litre boot.)
To compliment the tap beer there are up to 50 bottles available to choose from, appropriate glassware is available for them as well. Barenjager, Jagermeister, Rumpleminz, Black Haus and the like are all available as well as a nice selection of German wines. Bratwursts specials occur on Saturday and warm pretzel and pretzel sandwiches, as well as the full Moon menu are always available as long as the kitchen is open.
The staff is great, always willing to explain a beer and lend a hand in choosing one. Knowledgeable and enjoyable to talk with.
this is a great place to enjoy authentic German beer the way it was meant to be drank, with friends. Prost!
10-23-2008 20:29:54 |
More by surfnebr
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
This bar specializes in German Beer, food, and atmosphere. It is located in the downstairs area of the Crescent Moon Ale House, and is run by the same people. They have some wonderful beer on tap, and they know how to serve it! You can get 1/2 liter or 1 liter servings, and if you're really feeling the need, you can get beer in "the boot" glass.
Their selection of beer is very good, but obviously German-centric. The atmosphere is casual and very friendly. The bar staff is super knowledgeable. Everything about this bar is great! The one thing I wish they would do is increase their (German) food selection. They offer pretzels and wieners, but not much else. Of course you can still order from the Ale House menu... but I really wish they would expand the German food menu to include some schnitzel or something.
They have a mug club, which offers some nice benefits and discounts. At $20 for a lifetime membership, it's a decent deal, especially if you go there on Wednesdays to get %20-off keg beer.
Overall, I highly recommend this bar. If you are in Omaha, you owe it to yourself to visit this bar at least once; and if it's Oktoberfest, there's no better place to be!
04-15-2008 18:55:51 |
More by burtonbe
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I have to give a lot of credit to the atmosphere and decorations/setup of this place. I've never been to a real German Bier Hall, but when I think of a German Bier Hall, the Huber Haus comes pretty close to what I imagine. Big benches very close together, small tables w/ tall stools, and a short bar area.
One complaint we had was the smell, but it's a small place and it was almost 1am, so a whole day's worth of drinking had already taken place. The atmosphere was great. Since it's very small, it can get pretty loud, but that actually adds to the atmosphere. I can't imagine a Fri. or Sat. night here. The best part is that everyone is drinking good beer out of big mugs or the infamous boot. Nothing else can create a great atmosphere for drinking like big mugs of German lager.
So much great glassware behind the bar w/ a well stocked cooler to the left. Other than the 6 German beers on tap, there is plenty of beer to choose from in that cooler. We chose to get a boot full of Paulaner Lager and it was delicious. It's too bad we just finished a meal at the Village Inn, because half way through the boot we started to have trouble. We finished the boot pretty quick, but the walk back to the Best Western down the street was a struggle on the most food-filled and beer-filled stomaches we ever had. We only had time for a boot, but I wish I could have had the Celebrator in a mug.
The Bier Hall was very clean and the service was good. You have to go up to the bar to get your beer, which isn't a problem, but we sat at the bar. We stayed a little while after finishing the boot and talked to the guy working. I wish I didn't forget his name, but he told us about Beertopia, which is the Beer Store just two doors over. I will definitely try to make it back to Omaha so I can see the Old Market District, but the Crescent Moon and Huber Haus are enough of a reason to visit Omaha again.
06-12-2007 04:02:54 |
More by Gatch
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
The staff is always very friendly, and usually remembers you, and want you tend to enjoy on repeat visits. I've had nothing but good experiences with the staff, and they can usually suggest something I may be interested in based on what they know I like. It's usually not overly crowded, unless it's Oktberfest season, or there's some kind of free tasting going on, which happens from time to time.
There aren't very many taps, maybe seven I think, but they continually change, which keeps the options fresh. They also have a cooler with a pretty good selection of German beers, including a couple Eisbocks and Rauchbiers to choose from.
In the Huber-Haus they really only have some German appetizers, but you can order food from upstairs (Crescent Moon). The food is pretty standard bar food, but it's pretty good, especially the BBQ bacon burger and Chicken Caesar Salad. Overall the value is really good.
This is my favorite place in Omaha to sit and have a few beers, with friends and family alike. When I'm not out of town for work I usually stop in here about once a week to just sit back and eat, drink and not think about work .
11-30-2006 03:58:31 |
More by RedHaze
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Unlike The Heidelberg in Ann Arbor, Michigan, I found this place a bit more welcoming, like going to Stoudts Biergarten. There were actually two entryways: one from the parking lot and the other from the rear of the Crescent Moon Ale House (!).
Let me begin with décor: I have mentioned the use of blonde wood before, but this place was not only ringed with blonde wood, but the booths, the high tables and stools, and the long picnic tables and benches were all the same blonde color. Yow! Entering from the parking lot, the Bavarian flag was framed along the left wall and immediately to the right were a series of booths that carried all of the way around to the back wall. The walls were alternating grey and white Belgian block, plus there were some high tables and chairs, and finally, the short bar all of the way in the back, off to the left. In the middle of the space were those picnic tables, each inlaid with an overflowing mug and pretzel design. Ha! My kind of place, believe me.
They only had seven taps, but I was told that they constantly rotate so that patrons will be surprised each time that they visit. The washrooms were directly to the left and were marked Damen und Herren. That would be Ladies and Gentlemen, respectively, for those who may not be Cabaret fans. Between the two doorways was a table filled with board games and jigsaw puzzles for the people who cannot seem to engage in conversation. There was no one like that when we visited, but instead, there were three young ladies sharing a boot! Double yow. As to our own convo, this was the occasion when Hoffman imparted that during his recent sales call to Bassett, NE, although [t]echnically it isnt the edge of the world, you can definitely see it from there. Ha ha. Finally, as to the ambiance, I must not forget the oompah music continually playing.
11-01-2006 00:33:14 |
More by woodychandler
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This place is wonderful. When you walk downstairs there is a deer head on the wall. There are 6 booths along the table. There are two 13 foot long tables. On the wall there is a table with board games. The bar is in the corner, with a cooler of bottles right by the bar. Everything is done in a light colored wood. It is the equivalent of quality paneling. The beer selection is very good there are 9 german beers on tap. There are another 40-50 beers in bottles. Ive never encountered a bad beer at this place. This is a no smoking esablishment, which depending on your habits this is a good thing or bad thing. If you have a chance go down and hoist a liter.
08-18-2006 05:09:18 |
More by naderator55
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
In my second visit to the Crecent Moon -- Huber Haus building I headed right down stairs to check out the facility. It is quite cozy with bright knotty pine walls and a nice bar backed with tons of mugs, pilsners, and huge boot glasses. The atmosphere was quite nice and the non-smoking factor is awsome especially if you are there to savor the beer. The quality of the beer is exceptional compared to most places in Omaha, I had an EKU 28 and will go out on a limb and say that this is the only place in Nebraska where it is served on-tap....also proper glassware is used. The service was decent, all we did was order some drinks....the bartender did not know how to make the first drink my wife ordered but she found a second choice more her liking. Mixed drinks should not be the forte of a bier hall anyway. The selection is small due to its all german background that considered and the fact that they rotate their taps quite often is a definate plus. Overall it was a good experience.
Two things I did not like. I was very hot outside and somewhat uncomfortably humid downstairs at Huber. I am thinking this was due to the weather outside and would not hold this against the place. Also....I am not from Germany, nor do I speak German, that said, the bathroom signs are spelled in German....I also have a bit of social anxiety problems and am too chicken shit to ask which is which so I just went upstairs. This could be a bit confusing especially if you have had one too many boots!
06-30-2006 18:02:24 |
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Huber-Haus German Bier Hall in Omaha, NE