The Historical Barker Building

The Omaha Lounge History


 The Omaha Lounge is simply a comfortable and cozy classic cocktail lounge. Soft and comfortable seating, along with a focus on excellent service, provides an enjoyable experience for our guests. Come enjoy the historical architectural beauty this space has to offer, along with live light jazz and blues, as well as traditional cocktails, wines, and beers.

 The Barker Building, a seven-story office building, is located at 306 South 15th Street in Downtown Omaha, Nebraska, USA. This beautiful building was built in 1929, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 2, 2008. The Son of prominent, early Omaha minister, Joseph Barker, named this building in honor of his Father.

 Architectural firm, Allan & Wallace, local masters, provided the design for this building. An example of the Neo-Gothic Revival Style, the building was constructed by contractor, Kiewit Construction, with characteristics of the Traditional Modernism period.

 After 70 years, and numerous owners, the Barker Building was boarded up in 1999. But, in 2012, an 8.8 million dollar remodeling project was begun to convert the structure into a 48-unit apartment building.