Midtown Crossing Entertaining Guide

Read on for a complete guide to hosting a gathering at or ordering catering from your favorite Midtown Crossing establishments.

Empire Room

Midtown Merry Market attendees gathering inside Empire Room

A luxurious venue crowned with glamorous chandeliers and antique furniture, The Empire Room accommodates corporate and social events. The practical functionality of this 10,000 sq. ft event space can be transformed for your celebration. The Empire Room’s sprawling French Chateau-inspired patio overlooks Turner Park with a backdrop of the Downtown Omaha skyline.

Smokin Oak

  • Capacity:
    • Indoors: 180
    • Patio: 125
  • Highlights:
    • Space for dine-in parties 
    • Customized menu options 
    • Catering offerings 
    • Carry out available
  • Contact: Maribeth Yaksich
  • Phone:  402.598.5783
  • Address: 220 S. 31st Avenue

Pa Mas

People dining at Pa Mas Taqueria & Grill at Midtown Crossing

Tantalizing street tacos. Fire grill favorites like fajitas and Carne Asada. Craft cocktails and margaritas on tap! 

  • Capacity:
    • Indoors: 140
    • Patio: 50
  • Highlights:
    • Corporate and private buyouts available, inside or on the patio. Indoor group seating for 50.   
    • We offer catering for groups 10 or more with personalized packages available.  For more information on catering, click here. 
  • Contact: Josh Martinez
  • Email:  joshua@pamasrestaurants.com
  • Phone:  402.916.9657
  • Address: 220 S. 31st Avenue


Shelves with games

Spielbound strives to educate, entertain and create community through board games. Thinking of having a party or special event? We’re happy to help you make your event a success!

Ray’s Wings Pizza and Drinks

People enjoying Rays Wings at Midtown Crossing

Midtown’s favorite sports bar and the best wings in town! Traditional Buffalo-style chicken wings and Buffalo New York Style Pizza. Burgers, daily specials and more.

  • Capacity:
    • Indoors: 106
    • Patio: 18
  • Highlights:
    • We cater to parties, large or small.
    • All catering events that are eat-in need to be coordinated through Tom by calling him at the restaurant. Ideally a week’s notice or more is nice. 
    • We also can cater off-site events and we have a section on our online menu with pricing. Click here for the menu.
  • Contact: Tom Bullock
  • Phone:  402.916.9657
  • Address: 200 S. 31st Avenue

Liquid Sunshine Taproom

Interior view of Liquid Sunshine Taproom

We are an American restaurant and sports bar with a passion for Omaha and the surrounding community. We offer craft beer, craft cocktails and excellent food from inside Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

  • Capacity:
    • Liquid Sunshine Taproom: 75
    • Omaha Room: 12 
    • Theaters: range in size from 66 seats to 182
    • Iron Giant Lobby: 150
  • Highlights:
    • Bookings available 365 days a year
    • Variety of events: weddings, proposals, birthdays, team building, company parties, presentations, holiday parties, etc.
    • 2 weeks’ notice required when booking in theaters
    • Catering options include traditional menu, off-menu, buffet menu (no outside food/drinks)
  • Contact: Darrell Sharron
  • Email:  d.sharron@omahadrafthouse.com
  • Phone:  402-884-8999
  • Address: 3201 Farnam Street

Modern Love

Diners and server at Modern Love

Swanky vegan comfort food in Omaha’s swankiest neighborhood, Midtown Crossing. We are open for dine-in and carry-out. Can’t wait to feed you!  Reservations are not required, however they are recommended for parties of 5 or more.

  • Capacity: 90
  • Highlights:
    • Space for dine-in parties of 18
    • Catering offerings include family-style large trays. 
    • Carry out available right here or you can order delivery from Doordash.
  • Contact: Alia Dil
  • Email:  greetings@modernloveomaha.com
  • Phone:  402.614.6481
  • Address: 3157 Farnam Street

Corky Board

Person painting a canvas at Corky Canvas

Paint. Drink. Enjoy. What could be better with friends, co-workers and loved ones? Corky Board private parties are a sure way to uncork your creativity. It’s fun and easy, and the perfect place to spend time with friends! 

  • Capacity
    • Corky Boards: 40
    • Corky Canvas: 50
  • Highlights:
    • Step-by-step instruction for your project of choice
    • Large bar selection including wine and beer
    • Private event hosts are welcome bring in your own food! (i.e. kids birthdays, cake, ice cream, decorations, etc.)
  • Contact: Ashton Porter
  • Email: corkyboards@gmail.com
  • Phone: 402-637-4066
  • Address: 3157 Farnam Street

Coldstone Creamery

Ice cream scoops in cones

You name the event – weddings, graduations, birthdays, business meetings – we’ll make it extra special with our delicious desserts! The ultimate Ice Cream experience brought to you by Coldstone Creamery!

  • Capacity: 56 
  • Highlights:
    • Cold Stone Creamery’s Ultimate Ice Cream Sundae Bar & signature cakes
    • Rocky Mountain chocolates, caramel apples, chocolate covered strawberries and more
    • Click here for more information or to place your order.
  • Contact: Kelly Nugent
  • Email: coldstonemarketingomaha@gmail.com
  • Phone: 402-359-1719
  • Address: 3220 Farnam Street

*Last updated: March 2022

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