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Boiler Room bartender Clark Ross, right, pours rye whiskey into a punch bowl as his apprentice Colin Breen observes on July 30. Ross was making a punch called National Inclination.(RYAN SODERLIN/THE WORLD-HERALD)


Best of 2013: Omaha's top cocktails, wine and beer
By Sarah Baker Hansen / World-Herald staff writer


» Cocktails

The Boiler Room bar is, without a doubt, my favorite spot for cocktails in Omaha. Clark Ross is uber talented, and I always leave a spot at his bar with the memory of a nice conversation and a delicious cocktail. The Old Fashioned and the French 75 are my go-tos, but don’t hesitate to sample one of his original creations on the list.

» Wine

The Dundee Cork and Bottle is the wine equivalent of how I feel about Blue Line Coffee. I love the place. I also love when Wino Wednesday rolls around, and I can gather friends and sit in this cozy spot to share a half-price bottle after 9 p.m. In the summertime, scoring an outside seat and sipping a glass of rosé is, to me, one of the finer ways to waste away an evening.

» Beers

Recently we’ve really been digging the handcrafted brews at Infusion Brewing Company in Benson. The place is great for hanging out, the beers are tasty, and the staff is knowledgeable to a fault. I also love that they’re now serving mini pizzas made with spent grain crust, local sausage and cheese and a selection of sweets. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a Sunday afternoon with friends.

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Sarah writes restaurant reviews and food stories for the World-Herald.

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