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REAL a gastropub

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14 Reviews
Reviews: 14
Visits: 31
Avg: 4.44
pDev: n/a
Taps: 24
Bottles: 200
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

Place added by: tahitichef on 05-15-2012

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Reviews: 14 | Visits: 31
Reviews by ginger420:
Photo of ginger420
5/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Finally! This is what hawaii has been needing forever! 24 taps over 200 different bottles, I'm in heaven! When you walk in you feel like you are in the bottom of a beer glass. the former Tropics has transfomed into a beautiful bar. A large 12 seat bar and tables inside as well as outside. Yep you can drink on their lanai! When I went they had live music and if I remember correctly th owner said they will have live music every night. (Jazz, blues, bluegrass). Some of the staff is knowledgable with beer and if not they were happy to find out more info or give a small taster. The kitchen is not open yet but the chalk board behind the bar says it will be open the week of june 15th. I'm quite sure I will be taking many more trips to Real, especially with all the great food I've been hearing about.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Brian29
4.18/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.66/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Large selection of craft beer on tap and even larger bottled beer menu from around the world. Hole in the wall vibe with rock on the radio and football on the big screen behind the bar. Super friendly staff and locals. A great place to drink hard to find beers and meet a new friend.

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Photo of Roguer
3.98/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Nice spot, not a lot of TVs if you're into sports, but otherwise a nice layout. Good quiet overall volume.

Plenty of taps (20+), and all craft, with some excellent options. Bottle selection is even better, and prices are quite reasonable, considering.

Service was OK; could have been quicker, and I was charged for a DIPA that was quite obviously stale. Most places will gladly let you return a beer after a sip or two without charge, if you don't like it for whatever reason. That was not the case here, which is disappointing, but otherwise the visit was pleasant enough.

The food I tried was very good pub fare. The menu is quite small, however.

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Photo of Kerrrie
4.28/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Scamboogery
4.75/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of cjohns73
4.45/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of lokomaikai
4.81/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

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Photo of Kylejordan
4.95/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

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Photo of bolognasuave
4.56/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of kamikazeokami
4.14/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of MonkeyKnfeFight
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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

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Photo of notSweeney
2.75/5  rDev -38.1%

Full of hipster trash.

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Photo of JISurfer
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Gabe_Oitoucher
4.88/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of JamLand
4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of shadyside
4.68/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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Photo of birddogg66
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of drewskalicious
3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of joelambic
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of tonloco
4.83/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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Photo of MaximumYuks
4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

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Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev -9.9%

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REAL a gastropub in Honolulu, HI
95 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.