Barry’s Rooftop is getting a new amenity that could come in handy on Nebraska football Saturdays.
Owner Mark Suleiman said he is working on adding full-service bathrooms to the outdoor space on the top floor of Barry’s Bar and Grill at Ninth and P streets and hopes to have them ready in time for the first Husker game in Ireland on Aug. 27.
“We’re hoping the city approves our permit and that the supply chain challenges allow us to install them before the start,” Suleiman said. “It will be close.”
Suleiman, a Lincoln-based real estate investor who bought the iconic bar last year and reopened it during the football season, said the bathrooms will be very modern, with high-quality finishes and motion sensors that will facilitate a contactless environment.
“These are not the tired troughs at Memorial Stadium,” he said, referring to the urinals in the stadium’s men’s bathrooms.
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Bathrooms aren’t the only upgrades Barry’s is adding to its rooftop space.
Suleiman said he also plans to add a wall with a large video screen on the south end of the roof.
“The wall will feature a high-definition video display similar to what you see in other Haymarket properties such as The Railyard or 8N (Lofts),” he said.
While the Rooftop has always been a popular venue on game days, Suleiman said he’s seeing more and more uses for events like weddings, corporate events and yoga classes.
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