Bohemian Cafe

The City Council voted to recommend a liquor license for a new taproom in the north section of the former Bohemian Cafe building at 1406 S. 13th St.

The owners of the Blackstone District’s Nite Owl are opening a new cocktail bar in the former Bohemian Cafe, 1406 S. 13th St.

Owners say the new bar, Fizzy’s Fountain & Liquors, will be “a soda fountain for grown-ups.” They are hoping to open in spring or early summer 2019.

Fizzy’s will have a nostalgic, 1950s feel about it, said owner Noah Mock, who co-owns Nite Owl with his wife, Katie Timperley-Mock.

“Don’t think checkered floor and Coca-Cola signs. It’s more of a bar setting,” Mock said.

The new place will feature alcoholic soft-serve ice cream, signature slushies, cocktails and beer alongside house-made sodas. A food menu will consist of new twists on old diner favorites. Think fried chicken, fried bologna sandwiches, meatloaf and chicken pot pie. Homemade dessert pies also will be for sale, Mock said.

The bar is the latest in a string of new businesses opening in Omaha’s Little Bohemia neighborhood. The historic nature of the cafe building, Mock said, was a huge draw.

“We always thought it had a bunch of potential where it’s located. It’s an iconic building,” he said. “We want to do it justice by keeping it alive and joining other business owners down there to help create a new neighborhood for Omaha.”

Updates will be posted on Fizzy’s Facebook page, Instagram account and website, fizzysomaha.com.

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