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Located up the stairs in Cunningham's on the Bricks, The Loft provides Kearney with a unique experience. Completed with a stage, lights, and smoke machines, The Loft is the ideal location for late-night dancing, entertaining, and mingling. DJs from around the state are staples in The Loft and they provide an atmosphere not found anywhere else in Kearney. Our most popular night "Latin Night" is one of many themed nights we host weekly. Visit our Instagram to keep up with everything regarding this awesome space. 


Nestled in the heart of the city, The Courtyard is a local hidden gem that focuses on providing top-notch service, great food, and even better drinks. Our beer garden features a built-in stage for live entertainment, lush green gardens, and plenty of shade. This makes for an unparalleled atmosphere. Enjoy a cold margarita with some grilled skewers at one of our tables or relax with a cold beer and your friends in our lounge area. The Courtyard is your go-to place in the warm months and the best thing? We are dog-friendly!

Open when the weather allows and 21+ after 10 PM! 


Live music has always been a part of Cunningham's Journal on the Bricks. From local artists to national names, our stage has hosted a wide variety of talent. No matter who is performing, the crowd will always give them the Cunningham's welcome. If you or your talent is looking to perform on our stage please forward all of your information to and our General Manager will reach out to you!


History of Cunningham's Journal

The building carries the name “Cunningham” and “Journal” with an 1890 date. L.B. Cunningham built this building in 1890 for his publishing business. The mashup of names is how Cunningham’s Journal, the restaurant, received its name. Beginning in 1910, George H. Downing operated the Kearney Laundry and Dry Cleaners in this building. The Bricks location provides that nostalgic, college experience in their upstairs area lovingly referred to as The Loft, and a more laid-back, sports bar feel on their main floor. If you’re looking for an outdoor experience that feels tucked away in a forest while being in the middle of town, be sure to check out The Courtyard which is our unique outdoor patio area.

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