REAL a gastropub
Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
4.68/5 rDev +7.3%
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.
07-29-2014 23:08:15 | More by shadyside
4.83/5 rDev +10.8%
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.
06-17-2014 14:58:02 | More by tonloco
4.48/5 rDev +2.8%
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.
06-01-2014 05:33:39 | More by MaximumYuks
4.55/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
10-15-2013 16:13:26 | More by Resuin
REAL a gastropub in Honolulu, HI
94 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.