Pepe’s Bistro

701 P Street Suite #102 (402)805-2588 | facebook

Past Gravel Worlds participants will remember the life-saving burritos Pepe offered up at Checkpoints and Oasis’ throughout the years. He is now located in the Creamery Building in the Haymarket, just West of the host hotel.

pepesBistroPepe’s Bistro was opened in July 2008 to share a passion for healthier food & lifestyle by having an ever changing menu prepared using fresh, local organic ingredients as much as possible.

Pepe’s Loves Bicycles! Bicyclists get 10 % off always.Ride your bike to Pepe’s on one of Lincoln’s many great trails, and receive a discount.

We also barter for bikes (frames,parts,etc) on Saturdays. In return you will get a discount on your food. The bikes/parts are redistributed through different non profits throughout Lincoln. Thus empowering those that need transportation to get to school, work, run errands,etc.

Ploughshare Brewing Co.

1630 P Street (17th and P), Lincoln, NE 68508

Ploughshare Brewing Co. offers a rotation of our beers, handcrafted on site. We have seven year-round brews and four special seasonal beers released quarterly. The brewery uses traditional brewing methods and styles, and sources only the highest quality ingredients for its beer. In addition to our own beer, we will always highlight some of our personal favorites from our friends in other breweries. The brewery also offers wine, gluten-free beer, and non-alcoholic beverages, including fresh French-pressed coffee, sparkling water, and nostalgic sodas.

To increase your enjoyment of our amazing beer, Ploughshare Brewing Co. offers a delicious seasonal menu of our famous house-made soft pretzels, Ploughman’s Platters, our Tailgate Red bratwursts, and daily dessert specials. Our menu offerings are crafted to pair harmoniously with Ploughshare beers. Ingredients are sourced from Nebraska-based producers and farmers, with a focus on sustainable resources and an emphasis on organic ingredients. Everything is made in house from scratch.

Ploughshare Brewing Co. uses a traditional British pub system. Sit where you want. Order from the bar. Stay as long as you like. You won’t find any TVs in our establishment because we are all about enjoying good beer while relaxing with old friends, or perhaps meeting new ones. After all, beer IS the great unifier. Periodically we bring in bands to add to the fun.

Yia Yia’s Pizza and Beer

1423 O St., Lincoln, NE 68508 (402) 477-9166

yiaYiasPizza by the slice, or whole pies. An ad agency ran  a campaign a few years back that touted something like “1,072,739 combinations” due to all the choices for toppings and sauces and cheeses. And they have a serious selection of unique beers.

Location of many top-level Pirate summits. Home of semi-annual gathering “WWASH” (While We’re All Still Here), held on the solstices, celebrating friends and good vibes.

The Hub Café

250 N 21st St, #3 Lincoln, NE 68503

These are the same folks who own Branched Oak farm and are hosting the Oasis there. The Café is located on the straight line between the host hotel and Cycle Works if you travel east on “P” Street.

Our cafe is like our community, warm and open. It is both a place to relax and a place to connect. At hub cafe, we seek to bring people together by providing an excellent dining and coffee experience. We strive to provide space for a sense of belonging in our community through the food we serve.

Our approach to food is simple: use the best ingredients that we, as local farmers, have to offer. Sourcing from the farmers in our local food community allows us to serve the freshest, best-tasting produce, dairy products and meats to inspire creative dishes and connect us and our customers to our landscape and the seasons. Above all, we strive to treat our guests and staff alike with care, sharing our mission to transform the bounty of this land into exceptional modern farm fare.

In partnership with branched oak farm and cultiva coffee, we have the tools to give you the best coffee experience you can find in town. We have passion for our craft, whether it be a finely brewed pour-over, a well pulled shot, or a velvety cappuccino. Let us make our passion yours.

Boiler Brewing Company

129 N 10th Street, Suite 8, Lincoln, NE 68508

This tap room is located just east – literally right down the alley from the host hotel.

bbc-logoGreat beer, great service, great space. Boiler Brewing Company and tap room is located in downtown Lincoln in the historic Grand Manse building. The stately stature of the Grand Manse is accurately reflected in the bold beers that brewmaster Tim Thomssen prefers to make. Aside from the ever rotating list of beers, an eclectic wine selection, wine dispensing machines and food are available.

We pride ourselves in making small batch beer rich in flavor leaving little to the imagination. Your glass will never be empty.

Method Cycles and Craft House

416 S. 11th Street, Lincoln, NE 68502 (402) 413-5022

method-cyclesBlackThe Coffee Bar is up and running serving exquisitely roasted single origin and blended beans from Archetype Coffee. Lattes, Mochas, and Cappuccinos prepared on our Rocket Espresso machine, Pour Overs, and more are available today.

Our Nitro Cold Brew is coming soon.

Cottonwood Café

440 South 11th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508 402.937.7515

cc_logoWideNathan Simpson, Owner of Meadowlark Coffee and Espresso, presents the Cottonwood Café to the South Downtown district of Lincoln. Cottonwood is a café in the morning, a bistro for lunch and dinner, and a bar with live music for the evening crowd. We intend to provide a comfortable social hub and fueling station for South Downtown Lincoln with quality drinks, food and atmosphere.

Local art on the walls and live music add to the ambience of this eclectic and charming addition to the South Downtown. With bowling lane countertops and comfortable custom seating you can enjoy our top quality espresso drinks or coffee. Both are made with only Fair Trade, Organic, Shade Grown beans from around the world provided by Grounds for Change and locally produced milk from Prairieland Dairy. Or order from our unique menu of sandwiches, paninis, wraps, burgers and pastas that are all fully customizable for individual tastes. You can always pick up a light snack from the baked goods and desserts brought in from Meadowlark Coffee and a cup of Zhena’s Gypsy Tea.

Cottonwood will have something for everyone with a common theme of grassroots camaraderie. If you’re an early riser you can come get a light breakfast or customizable breakfast burrito. If you prefer the night life you can come get a drink and watch the nights’ entertainment. If you just need a comfortable place to study Cottonwood has large tables, high speed internet, and plenty of outlets (and USB ports!)

With all of these options for morning, noon and night we are sure that the community will always have a good time at Cottonwood Café * Bistro * Bar.


Cycle Works

Cycle Works was started in the summer of 1981 with 5 bikes and $300 in accessories in the shell of a former car wash. Since then we have expanded to our present location across the street with more than 1000 bikes and a few more parts and accessories. We have been able to grow by following one principle, “Quality, Service and Selection is Everything!”. We maintain a large inventory of bikes, parts, accessories and clothing so that we may keep our customers cycling no matter what type of riding, season or problem they may encounter.

Our longest standing sponsor.

720 North 27th Street, Lincoln, NE 68503
402-475-2453 | Open Mon – Sat: 9am – 7pm, Sun: 12pm – 5pm
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