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Laka Lono Rum Club – Downtown’s Buried Treasure

Laka Lono has a very special place in my heart. When I first moved here in September of 2016, Laka Lono would open shortly thereafter in October, and it was one of the first places I walked into. I was blown away by the ambience, the service, and just the whole vibe. To think that at that time I had given up my east coast comforts of DC to land in Omaha, Nebraska, where presumably everyone is a corn farmer, was insane to me, and I didn’t know what to expect of the city. But then stumbling into a place like Laka Lono totally changed my perceptions of what was possible. I walked down those stairs and entered a Caribbean enclave, with Hawaiian shirts, mermaids, pirates, and most importantly – great service, and great rum. I have since learned of course that Omaha is a fun, funky, and freewheeling little city with a lot to offer. Laka Lono was my first experience with that fact. So by all means, if you don’t know already, you need to know Laka Lono, you will not be disappointed.

Favorites to Order – The Zombie – a variety of rums finished with a blaze of glory!