LINCOLN, Neb. A new Lincoln bar is helping to support other Nebraska businesses.
1867 bar is located right off 14th and O Street. The bar specializes in all things Nebraska, and the theme carries through the whole business.
"1867 is the year Nebraska became a state," said Owner Kelsey Graves, "so we focus on local beer, music and artwork."
Owner Kelsey Graves was born and raised in Lincoln. When she opened the bar, she said her goal was to provide a unique experience for Nebraskans.
"We're pretty different from the other downtown bars," said Graves. "It's not one of those party bars. It's a very laid back environment."
The bar, which opened in July, carries a large selection of beers from Nebraska breweries.
Also, they have venue where they feature local artists and comedians.
Last but not least, in their indoor beer garden, they have yard games--including-- darts, Jenga and Cornhole.
Graves says, it's a place locals can go to celebrate our state.
"People from Nebraska love Nebraska, and they want to support it, and I've definitely seen that."
1867 holds several events throughout the week-- including comedy shows, concerts and monthly "Paws and Draws" events.
“Paws and Draws” is on the first Sunday of every month. Proceeds go to the Star Project in Lincoln. The Star Project provides shelter for animals who have suffered abuse and neglect.