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REAL a gastropub

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

12 Reviews
Reviews: 12
Visits: 27
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: n/a
Taps: 24
Bottles: 200
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1020 Auahi St
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96814-4134
United States
phone: (808) 596-2526

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @realgastropub1

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Place added by: tahitichef on 05-15-2012

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Reviews: 12 | Visits: 27
Reviews by Gobzilla:
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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Photo of Scamboogery
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of cjohns73
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Very cool place. Nice selection with 30+ lines and extensive bottle list. Found some fun stuff for the whole family. Easily the best option for craft in the Waikiki area, though that's not saying much. (201 characters)

Photo of lokomaikai
4.81/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Good place to go and hangout. The servers are knowledgable about the beers and are friendly. (92 characters)

Photo of Kylejordan
4.95/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

By far the best beer bar in the state!! They have everything from Wienstephaner Heffe-Weitzen to old Rasputin Imperial Stout plus over 200 bottles and 33 beers on tap!! I went here for the first time on Saturday night and it was perfect! I wi definitely frequent this place.
BTW the parking situation is perfect and free at ward theater and all other ward Parking lots for the area. (384 characters)

Photo of bolognasuave
4.56/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

GREAT food. Really good selection on tap, and some rare bombers. Kinda a weird location, however close to other entertainment. Highly recommended. (146 characters)

Photo of kamikazeokami
4.14/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of MonkeyKnfeFight
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Considering the location (the bosom of the Pacific Ocean), this is by far the best overall pub in all of Oahu. (110 characters)

Photo of notSweeney
2.75/5  rDev -38.5%

Full of hipster trash. (23 characters)

Photo of JISurfer
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Gabe_Oitoucher
4.88/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of JamLand
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of shadyside
4.68/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

For Honolulu, this place is top notch. Great selection of beer. The ambience, service and food were all excellent. It was pricey, but this is Hawaii. Would recommend to anyone living or staying on Oahu. A $2.00 bus ride from Waikiki and a half mile walk gets you there. (269 characters)

Photo of birddogg66
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of drewskalicious
3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of joelambic
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of tonloco
4.83/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Amazing beer bar. One of the best in the world
No longer live in Hawaii, but when I'm visiting I will always make it into REAL a gastropub. One of only a handful of true beer bars in Hawaii. The first and best of them all, although Brew'd and P+J are doing a great job as well. (278 characters)

Photo of MaximumYuks
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

I was in Hawaii recently for my honeymoon, and while on Oahu I made it a point to visit this place. I had read and heard nothing but good things about REAL, and it did not disappoint!

Really great/warm atmosphere. Very friendly and laid back. A nice space in the Ward area of Honolulu. Two floors, bar downstairs, and more dining space on the second floor. Indoor and outdoor seating. They have 29 (30?) rotating taps, including a couple of nitro options. A nice variety of domestic craft, locals (Maui Brewing and Big Island Brewhaus both make very good to great beer), and imports (especially Belgians). A very nice bottle selection as well. If I had to take a shot in the dark, I'd guess they have a couple of hundred different bottled beers to choose from.

Service was excellent. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Willing to make suggestions or answer questions about most of the beers. My understanding is that every server at this place is a Certified Beer Server through the Cicerone program.

We also ate while we were there, as we needed something to help us soak up all of the excellent beers we were drinking. I ordered poutine and some pork sliders, and my wife ordered mac'n'cheese and some portabello sliders. Everything was delicious, and fresh. Food is served small plate style, but reasonably priced.

I cannot recommend this place more if you're in Hawaii and on the island of Oahu. You will not find anything else like this in the islands. A top notch craft beer bar all around. (1,500 characters)

Photo of Resuin
4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great place to come with friends and enjoy some good beers and good food. It does get crowded on Fri/Sats though.

Beer: In my opinion, Real has the best quality beers on tap on O'ahu. They have 30 taps and they get some good stuff that you won't find anywhere else. The prices are high, I've left here with $100+ tabs, it's easy to overspend with all the good stuff on tap (not to mention bottles - they have bottles that I've never seen in Hawai'i before). They generally have bottles of Cantillon.

Food: I love the food here: gastropub-style dishes, mainly smaller plates. I recommend the bacon (it's awesome!) and the poutine.

The atmosphere is good, not too hard, not too loud - they generally have some live music each week on the bottom floor. They also have some seats outside if you are there earlier in the day, or want a little more quiet.

Service is great, they really know their stuff and are very friendly and attentive.

No longer living in Hawaii, I miss this place and will definitely be back when I'm in town. Stop by if you're in Honolulu. (1,061 characters)

Photo of Kauai_Boy
4.08/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

Great place to meet friends and try new and exotic beers. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. They have a good selection of beer here. You won't find Budweiser Beer here. The food was okay, nothing to rave about. Of course, it all about the beer here. I got to try Surliga Bay Imperial IPA beer and like it very much. Beer prices ranged from the most expensive at $32.00 a bottle to about $4.00 for a glass. They had live entertainment. Overall, it was worth the money spent. Better come early to get good seats. (522 characters)

Photo of Gregg_Kawakami
4.56/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Wonderful gastropub with a casual family friendly atmosphere. An amazing amount of craft beers on tap and an even larger amount of canned and bottled craft beers.

The wait help is very knowledgeable about the beer, and are able to give great suggestions. They will even give you a sample of anything on tap if you are curious.

The food is a bit pricy, but I would say that it is quite a few steps above your standard bar fare.

I highly recommend this fine establishment. You will not find a bar in Hawaii with a larger/better selection of craft beer. (554 characters)

Photo of bugdoc
3.68/5  rDev -17.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

A beer-nerd oasis in paradise, as it were. Situated next to a big Japanese supermarket a couple minutes drive from Waikiki beach, this is a still-young (1st anniversary later this month) beer bar with a good array of taps, including 2 hand-pump handles that I saw, though I don't think any casks were up at the time of my visit. Lots of Cali brews on today, including several from Sierra Nevada and Moylan's (they'd just had a Moylan's event earlier in the week), and NC Old Raspy on nitro. A couple of local brews on offer, but really, that's not the main appeal of this place. Behind the bar are a row of coolers, filled with bottles unlikely to be seen in many other places in HI, including a couple of Mikkeller brews, Jolly Pumpkins, St. Bernardus, and wonder of wonders, a number of Cantillons! Needless to say, I took advantage of the opportunity to drink a cool bottle of Iris. Food seems serviceable, but then that's hardly why one should come here. Good craft beer in a town that still has a lot to learn about the subject. (As I was informed that one of the Shelton brothers is a co-owner of the place, its unusual focus began to make more sense. As did its choice as one of last year's Zwanze Day sites.) (1,216 characters)

Photo of TNasty1126
3.98/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

It doesn't get much better in Hawaii than here, great selection and lots of beer (compared to the rest of Hawaii). good food and they have just begun doing small beer tastings, good place to meet some more beer geeks such as myself. Tuesdays are Tap Attack, where they have a few brews from other breweries around the world. (324 characters)

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REAL a gastropub in Honolulu, HI
95 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.