Barry’s Rooftop adding bathrooms, video screen | Local Business News

Barry’s Rooftop is getting a new amenity that could come in handy during Nebraska football Saturdays.

Owner Mark Suleiman said he is working on adding full-service bathrooms to the open-air 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 get those installed before kickoff,” Suleiman said. “It’ll be close.”

Suleiman, a Lincoln-based real estate investor who bought the iconic bar last year and reopened it during football season, said the bathrooms will be very modern, with high-end finishes and motion sensors that will facilitate a touchless environment.

“These aren’t the tired Memorial Stadium troughs,” he said, referring to the urinals in the men’s bathrooms at the stadium.

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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 Rooftop.

“The wall will feature a high-definition video display similar to what you see at other Haymarket properties like The Railyard or 8N (Lofts),” he said.

While the Rooftop has always been a popular spot on game days, Suleiman said it’s seeing more and more uses for events such as weddings, corporate events and yoga classes.

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