Taste of Downtown 2024 Recap

This past weekend, our vibrant downtown area came alive with the flavors and festivities of our annual Taste of Downtown event. With record-breaking attendance and tickets selling out a day before the event, it was clear that this year’s Taste of Downtown was the most anticipated one yet!

Record-Breaking Attendance and Sold-Out Tickets

We were thrilled to see such an enthusiastic response from our community and visitors alike. The excitement was palpable as people gathered to experience the best culinary offerings from our local bars and restaurants. With 13 outstanding establishments participating, ticket holders had the unique opportunity to sample a variety of dishes, showcasing the diversity and creativity of our downtown culinary scene.

Each participating venue brought their A-game, offering signature dishes and innovative samples that delighted the taste buds. Here’s a shout-out to all the fantastic bars and restaurants that made this event a success:

  1. Brix
  2. Copperfield's Bar
  3. Cunningham's Journal On The Bricks
  4. Fanatics Sports Bar
  5. The Game Room
  6. Gillies Bar
  7. Ktown Cakery
  8. McCue's Nebraska Taproom
  9. NVY Bar & Cigar Lounge
  10. The Other Side
  11. Platte Valley Taphouse
  12. Play Pen Lounge
  13. Whistlin' Wolf Bar & Lounge

Introducing the “Best of Taste of Downtown” Award

This year marked the introduction of the “Best of Taste of Downtown” award, where participants had the chance to vote for their favorite stop of the day. We are excited to announce that the winner of the inaugural “Best of Taste of Downtown” 2024 award is none other than Gillies Bar! Congratulations to the team at Gillies Bar for winning over the crowd with their exceptional offerings.

Looking Forward to Next Year

We are incredibly happy with the turnout and the community spirit that was showcased throughout the event. The success of this year’s Taste of Downtown sets a high bar for the future, and we are already brimming with ideas and excitement for next year’s event.

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended, participated, and supported the Taste of Downtown 2024. Your enthusiasm and support are what make events like this possible and enjoyable for all. Stay tuned for updates and mark your calendars for another round of culinary excellence next year.

See you all at Taste of Downtown 2025!

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