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Tim Addison

April 6, 2018 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

Locally owned with locations in Millard and Elkhorn, and a third location opening in August, Addy’s is the kind of bar where you feel like you’re watching the game with friends. Featuring a killer bloody mary and not to miss rueben, the grill is open later than most restaurants, so you can eat before, during and after the game. 

“People used to show up an hour early for Husker games,” says Tim Addison, owner of Addy’s Sports Bar and Grill. “Now they come two hours early to make sure they get a table. We play the fight songs, give out prizes, and have food and beer specials.”

Customers often compliment Tim on the excellent service at Addy’s. “We have some of the best employees in Omaha,” he says. 

Tim and his wife, Megan, are active volunteers who support charities and fundraisers. “Omaha has taken very good care of us, so we feel like we need to give back to the community,” he explains, “And giving back to the community is one of our biggest accomplishments.”


Addy’s sports bar & grill
14110 S St., Omaha, NE 68137 | 402.991.2663
1515 S. 204th St. Ste. 107, Elkhorn, Ne 68022 | 402.991.1337
addysbar.com

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E-Cigs

March 25, 2013 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

With the implementation of Omaha’s indoor smoking ban in 2006, electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) have become a popular option for many patrons in local bars and businesses. Kiosks in the mall have started selling the so-called “better for you” cigarettes, and even Jake’s Cigars and Spirits in Benson and House of Loom in Downtown Omaha now sell and allow customers to smoke e-cigs.

Each bar has its own rules about e-cigs; it’s up to the owner’s discretion whether e-cig smoking in their establishment is allowed. Bar owner Tim Addison of Addy’s Bar and Grill in Millard says smoking e-cigs in his business is permissible, though he prefers those with e-cigs go outside “like everyone else.” Addy’s is a family-friendly place, he says, and he feels smoking e-cigs indoors just looks bad. Addison cites a regular customer who comes in often for lunch: “He smokes electronic cigarettes, but he still goes outside out of routine.”

The occasionally disposable but usually rechargeable e-cigs are a battery-powered nicotine delivery system that simulates the act of smoking a traditional cigarette. E-cigs use a mixture of vapor, flavoring, and nicotine to create a smoking affect, and some even have a light at the end that glows when inhaled, mimicking a real cigarette. The controversy surrounding e-cigs, however, is this: while makers claim they help some people quit smoking, they are still not considered a safe alternative to smoking by many health professionals. According to WebMD, e-cigs have different levels of nicotine, so in theory they can be used to lessen one’s addiction to cigarettes, or even help them quit. Unlike Chantix or the Nicotine patch, however, e-cigs are not FDA-approved as smoking cessation aids.

Marketers of e-cigs appeal to the smoking masses with brands like Njoy, Vapor4Life, and Blu Cigs (which is endorsed by actor Stephen Dorff). Blu Cigs offers flavored versions as well, like Magnificent Menth, Vivid Vanilla, and Pina Colada. Njoy even has a disposable version called One Joy. Despite their popularity, the jury is still out on the safety of e-cigs. But as Joy Fortuna from Pcmag.com writes, “E-cigs may help you decrease your dependence on nicotine…It is conceivable that a self-managed program of nicotine step-down might lead to a drug-free lifestyle.”

As far as bar owner Tim Addison is concerned, he plans to use e-cigs to help him kick his own smoking habit “real soon.”