Last year was my first in Omaha, and thus my first time experiencing, on a regular basis, the nightlife that Omaha has to offer. Very quickly, I discovered my favorite bars. Some are sort of trusty standbys — the sort of place where you always run into someone you know and where you know what to expect. Others are more the sort of place you hit if you want to have an epic night of random fun.
This is far from a comprehensive list, but if I had to pick a few favorite spots for 2012, these are the ones where I spent the most time and had the most fun. I also think they will continue to be places I go to in 2013 and beyond.