Local Businesses

Ploughshare Brewing Company

...Share the Bounty.

There aren’t many things I enjoy more than sharing a good meal with good friends. 

This being said, my husband and I recently stumbled upon Ploughshare Brewing Company. Ploughshare is the new pub on the block. They opened for business in July of this year, and they have been going strong ever since. 

Ploughshare is a microbrewery pub that serves amazing pub style foods seven days a week from 4pm to midnight (kids welcome until 9) at 1630 P Street. They even hold trivia night on Tuesdays at 7.

Not sure what this looks like? Imagine Mumford & Sons owned a pub; that is the vibe Ploughshare is putting out.

Upon entering Ploughshare, patrons are greeted with reclaimed wood walls and a relaxed atmosphere. Not sure what this looks like? Imagine Mumford & Sons owned a pub; that is the vibe Ploughshare is putting out. You won’t find any televisions in the place, just people gathered on wood benches having good conversations and great beer. There are tables and booths for parties of all sizes along with an upstairs loft with large tables. Educational tours are offered for $5 per person, which includes a customized Ploughshare glass and a free pint. 

Like a traditional pub, beer and food are ordered at the bar. 


Ploughshare offers a rotation of 12 craft beers on tap. On our venture, several people tried the Tailgate Red Irish Ale among others and dubbed it their favorite. My husband tried the Farm Boy Cream Ale and said it felt like he was punched in the throat. So, if you are into hoppy beer, try the Farm Boy, otherwise go with the Tailgate Red. Also, the Smithy American Export Stout will be added to the tap rotation mid December.


For me, the food was the star at Ploughshare. Not only are all the selections made from scratch in house, but also the ingredients are sourced from all over Nebraska. Soups, bratwurst, and lasagna make an appearance on the menu, as well as vegetarian and vegan options for picky people such as myself. For our first trip, my husband and I split the vegetarian lasagna, butternut squash curry soup, as well as a handmade pretzel with mustard aioli. The portions were great and the flavors were even better. To be honest, carbs are my favorite food group. But truly, the pretzel was delicious. The aioli mustard had a little bite but was a perfect pairing for the firm yet moist salted pretzel. 

Support Local Everything!

My Agenda: Supporting local everything is really important to me. As a new transplant to Lincoln, I am interested in searching for good local spots. Not the stores you see in a strip mall, but the small businesses that may go unnoticed. These businesses usually have the most interesting story, and the owners are people who love what they do. I can often walk in and the owner is the one working the desk ready to share their passion with me.


My first find was mentioned to me by another recent Lincoln transplant. We had a great time scouring the racks and checking out the one of a kind furniture pieces. Home & Closet is a small shop dedicated to quality vintage clothing and furniture. You can find it at 1356 South 33rd Street. They are open from 11-6 Monday thru Friday, 10-6 Saturday, and 12-5 on Sundays.

Home & Closet opened its doors in the spring of 2013. The space is packed with great vintage clothing and furniture finds. The vintage clothing covers mod 50s, 60s, and 70s styles for men and women. If you can’t find that perfect high waist plaid skirt, look no further.

On Sundays, Home & Closet gives a 15% discount on their furniture. The furniture is definitely the gem of this shop. The pieces are changing constantly and they range from Modern to Victorian and everything in between. 

For my first local find, I would recommend Home & Closet as a worthwhile spot to check out in Lincoln!