REAL gastropub is truly the first REAL gastropub in Honolulu, Hawaii. Embracing the craft beer culture, we travelled throughout the Pacific Northwest, East and West Coast and visited numerous locations to capture the REAL essence and characteristics of a true gastropub. After searching for the ideal location in Honolulu for almost three years, REAL gastropub opened its doors on May 23, 2012 at the Ward Farmer’s Market. Due to commercial redevelopment, REAL closed its doors In September 2017. After a year a half of construction, we are pleased to now be in the vibrant, emerging epicenter for Hawaii’s urban island living in Kaka’ako that encompasses nine city blocks. Visitors and residents flock to the area daily to enjoy the sounds, tastes and sites of this thriving community. Located in a new 3,692 square foot space in Kaka’ako at Keauhou Lane on the corner of Keawe Street and Halekuwila Street. Minutes away from downtown, Ala Moana Center, Ala Moana Beach Park, Neal Blaisdell Center and Waikiki.
REAL a gastropub is Hawaii’s first beer-centric pub dedicated to providing the largest and finest selection of high quality craft beers sourced from all corners of the world and the Hawaiian Islands featuring 38 constantly rotating taps which includes national and international beers and wine. A full bar consists of specialty craft cocktails. We also provide continuous culinary, beverage and service education for team members and customers.
REAL food is beer-centric, local, seasonal and freshly prepared focusing on innovative, quality driven, comfort cuisine. The menu has several core items, creative daily/weekly specials and evolves seasonally to showcase fresh and interesting products.
Dishes are served “tapa-style” so guests can sample a variety of creative dishes. Customers can enjoy a long list of pub-inspired grinds from Poutine to REAL’s infamous Candied Garlic Bacon while set in a warm, unpretentious atmosphere. Food and beverage service provided in the main dining area, 22 seat bar, 24 seat ”Dog House” by the brewery and outdoor seating.
Chef Lee Warnick will head the culinary team and is the Executive Chef at BREW’d craft pub in Kaimuki (REAL’s sister property). Chef Lee will oversee both restaurants.
Bent Tail Brewing Company
Bent Tail Brewing Company is located in REAL gastropub. The name originates from the owner’s’ dog, Bender. He is a rescued dog and is one of eight puppies in the litter. Bender was born with a bent tail shaped like an “S”. “We wanted a name of the brewery that was near and dear to us. As we were trying to find a name, my dog Bender walked by and immediately decided to name the brewery after him”, states Terorotua, owner of REAL gastropub and Bent Tail Brewing Company.
It will be operating in July 2019. The system is a seven barrel (7 BBL) brewhouse, four 7 BBL and one 20 BBL fermenter, two 7 BBL and one 20 BBL brite tank, three 7 BBL and one 20 BBL uni-tank.
Tom Kerns will be the brewery’s consultant. Tom is the owner and brewmaster of Big Island Brewhaus in Waimea on the Big Island. Those in the beer industry in Hawaii, mainland and Europe recognize Tom as a master brewer with numerous awards at the Great American Beer Festival, International World Beer Cup, North American Beer Awards and U.S. Open Beer Championships.
Daily from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with $1 Off Draft Beers, $6 Call Drinks and $8 Glass of Wine. 50% off Small Bites Menu *Pig Wings Excluded
Since opening the original REAL, it received two Gold Hale Aina Award (Honolulu Magazine) for Best Beer Program and Top Write-In Vote for Best Bar Food. Other accolades include Best Beer Bar in the state of Hawai’i from Thrillist.com, Business Insider/Foursquare, MSN, CrafteBeer.com and RateBeer.com. It has also won an Ilima Award (Honolulu Star-Advertiser), Reader’s Choice Award (Hawai’i Magazine), Hawaii’s Best (Honolulu Star-Advertiser) and Best of Honolulu (Honolulu Magazine).
Conveniently located in the building with 159 parking stalls for restaurant patrons. Parking validation rates are:
1st Hour – Free with a minimum of $5 purchase
2nd Hour – $1.00
3rd Hour – $3.00
Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Located at 506 Keawe Street, Honolulu, HI 96814 in Keauhou Lane. Telephone 808-200-2739 (BREW), www.realgastropub.com.