Music Is Life

Welcome to Duffy’s Tavern.

Located in the heart of downtown, at 1412 O Street, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Whether you know us as the Home of the Fishbowl™, your favorite venue for some of the best live music around, a place to watch comedy every week, a spot to celebrate a special event, or just a neighborhood bar, we welcome you to join us.

Whether it’s in the bar or outside by the fire, we’re sure you will have a great time.

We’re known for a lot of things, but if you ask any of us, we will tell you that we’re a music venue. Many national acts have graced our stage, including Nirvana, 311, Bright Eyes, the Boss Martians, Slobberbone, Wesley Willis, and many others. A lot of us think some of the local acts are even better, and on any Sunday or Wednesday night, you can be assured Duffy’s stage will be jumping with some of the best original music around.

Every Monday is comedy night.

On Tuesday, you can expect to find a tallboy for a buck.

No matter the evening, no matter the event, we welcome you to enjoy the friendly staff and the fun atmosphere that is Duffy’s Tavern.

“We imagined ourselves as the Sons of Liberty with a mission to preserve, protect, and project the revolutionary spirit of rock and roll. We feared that the music which had given us sustenance was in danger of spiritual starvation. We feared it losing its sense of purpose, we feared it falling into fattened hands, we feared it floundering in a mire of spectacle, finance, and vapid technical complexity.”

Patti Smith