A definitive American bar with a warm local atmosphere, Omarâ€™s is an ideal place to have a drink with your college buddies. Located on 1380 Siskiyou Blvd., the bar is actually on Southern Oregon Universityâ€™s campus and therefore, as a resident of the university, crawling home could indeed be an option if you feel so inclined.
Established in 1946, Omarâ€™s certainly hasnâ€™t seen much change with particular reference to their decor.Â However, looks can be deceiving, as the old-fashioned aesthetics have no bearing at all on their food, which happens to be absolutely delicious.
The dinner menu predominantly consists of fresh fish and tender corn-fed beef steaks accompanied by a delightfully extensive wine list. However, for students, the establishmentâ€™s bar probably has more appeal.Â The bar is open until 2:30 a.m. and serves an eclectic mix of delectable greasy food: burgers, hotdogs, garlic and steak fries, buffalo wings and zucchini fingers.
On a Wednesday night, â€œMars Night,â€ the bar offers their customers a great combination of free appetizers and cheap drinks that complement each other much like peanut butter and jelly.Â On this night, Omarâ€™s often works in collaboration with various promotional campaigns providing cheap drinks and lots of â€œfree stuffâ€. Captain Morganâ€™s representatives happened to be there last Wednesday, providing the barâ€™s guests with free tasters of their product; this indeed meant free samples, free fangs in honor of Halloween, and other free prizes. There was also a raffle where guests were provided with a free ticket upon entering and another with any Captain Morganâ€™s purchase.
Students love free stuff, particularly free food and alcohol samples.Â I strongly recommend checking Omarâ€™s out on Wednesday. The venue also boasts a smoking area with an outside heater, which was greatly appreciated.