About the Venue

Monday - Saturday, open at 7pm
Sunday, open at 2pm
Age Restriction: 21+

Live, original music Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Local, regional and national acts are welcome. All genres considered.


Code of Conduct

Please notify our staff immediately if you or someone else is harassed in any manner. We will remove the person responsible for the harassment and create a confidential report of the incident. If necessary, authorities will be called.

Please drink responsibly. Our staff has the power to refuse service if you’ve had too much to drink. If necessary, we will arrange a cab ride home.

                                - Barley Street Tavern

"Super fun place to crowd and this venue!

"Great staff, stellar sound and sound guy. I love the establishment to death!"

"Benson's best bar and venue!!"

"Nice and friendly place with a neighborly vibe. Great sound! Love their mascot kitty, Shooter."

"Excellent friendly service. Great mix of local and touring bands. Frosty PBR tall boys."

"Great place! Good people that work there! They take care of the bands that play their venue."

"Great venue. Intimate with the music, and a place to escape if you want a quiet drink and some convo."

"Best small music and comedy club venue in Benson. Authentic, honest, warm, intimate. Puts audience and performers close enough together so the magic can actually happen."

"Love this place! A nice dive with an open mic for singer-songwriters and comics. The staff are always friendly and on point. I'll always go to Barley Street."

"Every time I stop at the Barley I have a good time. Diversity in live music and entertainment with an intimate small venue feel."

"The Barley Street is a fun laid-back dive bar in the heart of Benson. They have affordable drinks, tons of awesome original bands, and parking in the back. One of my fave Benson spots for sure."

"This place is a great dive that always has live music no matter what night of the week it is. Decent drinks and a low key atmosphere. I'd recommend it to anyone wanting to get an idea of what the local Omaha music scene is about."

"Awesome homey place to check out live music or drown your sorrows. Gets packed on live music nights, but the prices are reasonable and bands are treated well. Drink local, listen local and support Benson, Nebraska."

"If you are a local musician or just a fan of local music, or good music in general; this is THE bar where you can always depend on like-minded friends and songs to be."

"Barley St. defines what a neighborhood bar should be: welcoming and unpretentious, with local talent, friendly patrons, and fantastic staff. A good place to hang one's hat."