Single Barrel
Single Barrel

Single Barrel

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thesinglebarrel.com/
  • Phone: 402-904-4631
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:

    Monday - Saturday: 10:30 - 4:30pm;
    Dinner:

    Monday - Tuesday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm;
    Wednesday - Saturday: 4:30pm -2:00m
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Brandon Harpster
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Single Barrel's Award Winning Executive Chef Brandon Harpster is uniquely qualified to cater your next business party, wedding or any occasion you can think of that needs great locally sourced and made from scratch food. Contact now for information!
  • Entertainment: The Single Barrel Stage routinely host sthe best in local, regional, and national bands and entertainer. And of course The World Famous Sidetrack Band will be making The Single Barrel the place to be on Nebraska Game Days.


    The Single Barrel boasts two of Lincoln"s best Country Only DJs...Nick the Quick and Kylee D! Wednesday Night Country Karaoke, Thursday Night Line Dancing, Friday Night Country DJ, Saturday Night Live Music!
  • Special Events: Thank you for choosing The Single Barrel...Nebraska Chophouse by Day...Whiskey Bar By Night! Please visit our website www.theSingleBarrel.com to keep up to date with all the upcoming shows and events held every night at the Single Barrel. Should your plans change, please let us know. We look forward to serving you.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: P Street
  • Public Transit: Public Bus Stop is adjacent to the North of the Single Barrel.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The Single Barrel does have on a First Come First Serve off street parking on the East side of the building. We will also develop an indoor parking garage capable of providing covered parking on a First Come First Serve Basis.
A word from Single Barrel
The Single Barrel: Nebraska Chophouse by Day...Whiskey Bar by Night...

The Single Barrel prides itself on its always made from scratch menu and our commitment to utilize locally produced ingredients when possible. We strive to offer the highest quality of products with uniquely Nebraskan flair! So whether you are hungry for Blue Valley Trout or thirsty for a Lucky Bucket Brew…you can rest assured you are getting the finest tastes of Nebraska.


The Single Barrel Whiskey Bar offers over 100 different bourbons and whiskies from around the world, as well as handcrafted classic cocktails and all your favorite brews.


The Single Barrel Stage routinely will host the best in local, regional, and national bands and entertainer. And of course The World Famous Sidetrack Band will be making The Single Barrel the place to be on Nebraska Game Days.
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Single Barrel reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (12)fit for foodies (11)special occasion (9)late-night find (6)notable wine list (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for lunch (4)neighborhood gem (4)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)romantic (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our last couple visits have been disappointing. Disappointment seems to be since last menu change. Food just hasn't been as good since this change to the menu and the offerings in it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service
    Hawglet
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had dinner before a concert so it was a short menu, however food was good. Both of our waitress' we're great in service and attitude. My only complaint is I had two Lynchburg Lemonades but they were made with Windsor or something rather than Jack. I was a bit surprised, this being a whiskey bar an all, I'm not a whiskey conesuer but I so know what jack/sour mash vs _____ tastes like. They bar pours were rather weak as well. I finished the last few hours out with Busch light. This whiskey install could have been due to noises environment
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • starcitysinger
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    It was a first time visit all of us. We all enjoyed the ambience, openeness and the cleanliness. The waitress was always there when we needed something, very accommodating. Management remedied a small issue with grace and sincere apology. We will indeed return and recommend The Single Barrel to others. Very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food needs improvement
    Firsttimedining
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    There were ups and downs with the food. The fries were amazing and the sandwiches were pretty good as well. However my beans were a little hard and my wife's rice was hard as well.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good BBQ
    mj12
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Had a great meal at Single Barrel. Had the BBQ sampler and all three meats (brisket, pulled pork, ribs) were very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had great food and drink. More importantly our service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Single Barrel Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This was a nice place with great food and great service. Another good point is that it seemed to be a grown up crowd.....as in, no kids running around or screaming. It's nice to find a restaurant where you can actually have a good conversation with your date without being interrupted by someone's kid.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, excellent service
    kcvnrg
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    A table of four so we all tried something different and no one was disappointed with the meal. Our waitress, Amy, was exceptional, giving us suggestions for appetizers and entrees and her picks were right on target. We were afraid a downtown restaurant so close to the Haymarket would be packed but it wasn't. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • funky local joint
    jimmVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Located in an unprepossessing one story building but huge inside. We enjoyed our meal, the trout and the beef medallions. Kitchen was helpful eliminating soy to accommodate my wife's allergy. Service was a little too eager perhaps because of training a new person, rushing us a little. This place becomes a country music club at night but we did not stay for that. They had a bourbon tasting as we walked in - how cool is that!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First visit, first impression
    GrandIslanders
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I made reservations via their web site and table was ready upon our arrival for 8 adults. This was a very convenient feature. As we understand it, the meat is from western Nebraska and cut in house. All portions were ample and delicious. The whiskey and wine list is extensive, but there are few other house specialty cocktails. Upon arrival there was a free wine tasting; very nice. Service lacked; first we waited quite a while to see a waitress, then our appetizers were forgotten. To atone for the lack of service, the appetizers were free and we were allowed to use more Group-on coupons than normally allowed. It lacks a romantic or intimate setting. The bar is small and only suitable for a quick drink before your table is ready.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Upgraded menu - now includes barbecue choices. The brisket was some of the best in Lincoln. Unique Father's Day special, which my husband thoroughly enjoyed. Hidden gem in Lincoln.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    loveitalian
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I always am happy with my food when I eat at Single Barrel but there is no ambiance or atmosphere that makes me feel like I am dining out at someplace special.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great in every way!
    jayleerz
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    My boyfriend and I visited your restaurant a couple of weeks ago. I do not remember our waitstaff's name but he was very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was great. My only problem was the menu changing the very next day and not being told that it would happen. There were a couple of things that I wanted to try that I stated I would try next time (they are now off of the menu) and one that I really wanted to get the very next day again as a to go order. Other than that everything including the setting was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Our waiter Kyle was outstanding. He knew his stuff about the very special beef there and made sure everything was perfect for us.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food & Great Service
    Hairtraveler
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Awesome food! Bison Reuben, Burger, and Grilled Veggie sandwich all got 5 stars! Service was very attentive... Only drawback was the noise level... Normally I don't even notice the noise level elsewhere... But It's SOO LOUD it is almost distracting... I read that they host live music- can't even imagine how loud that would be. Some simple adjustments to the ceiling would make a huge difference. Otherwise a great place and we'll definitely make a point to stop again the next time we're in Lincoln
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little bit of Country in the City
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Great place to relax and an enjoy good solid food, great atmosphere. Goes from fine dining to country swing dance at night
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 115 reviews are from the Single Barrel reviews archive.
  • Very pleased
    nonnative
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We went for a co-worker's birthday lunch so it was quiet, but we could tell that it would be a fantastic place to catch a Husker game or celebrate after. The food was really good, too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Find
    feelingood
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Looked up dinner spots just before we got into Lincoln on a week night, and I have to say I'm really glad we ended up here. Had the Bison Reuben and you can tell they know how to combine heartland beef with inventive recipes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our new favorite
    n2dining
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Our new favorite in Lincoln! Very pleasant experience and great food
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wine paring dinner FAB!
    Annm
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Myself and a few pals attended the Save me, San Francisco Wine Co. Dinner/wine paring event this weekend. We all thought the food was spectacular. And the wine was just wonderful. It was a lot of fun too.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Before the show
    fortwest
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We met another couple there for diner for a concert for Team Jack with Larry the Cable guy, and everything was pretty except for my side salad, I requested a "sweet poppe" or honey mustard seed dressing and what I got was all oil... and some poppe seed and the salad was not iceberg lettus. anyway it was not worth the extra money... steak was good. I wish place would just go buy some salad dressing at the store so we know what to expect... the russian roulet
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT food!
    lincolnite
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The food at Single Barrel was wonderful overall! I was a little disappointed in the service as we made reservations for Easter Sunday and there were only 3 other tables in there, but the server put in the wrong order. The staff was friendly and the atmosphere was just fine for an Easter lunch.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, so-so service
    cmwomaha
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    This was my second time dining at Single Barrel. My wife and I went last fall and were impressed with the food and bourbon/whiskey list. This time was with a friend for a pre-concert dinner. The service leaves a lot to be desired. The restaurant was nearly empty and it took at least 10 minutes to get 2 draft beers and 2 bourbons on the rocks. Hardly a complicated drink order. We should have placed our food order with the drink order because it took our server at least another 10 minutes after we received the drinks to come back and get it. Wait time for the food wasn't horrible once we actually placed the order. We both had the burger and quite honestly it's one of the best I've ever tasted. Go for the food but expect to wait.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks and service.
    Dave
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Great steaks and service. Good selection of wine and even better selection of distilled spirits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great whiskey bar
    Sudy
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Cuts of beef were great. Loved the location. Hot spot for Husker events.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good times.
    Jd1449
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife and I eat here every once in a while. The food is always wonderful and the service is always attentive without being annoying. Two thumbs way up for the massive whiskey list as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak ever had. Dinner
    zandco
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Best steak ever had. Dinner for two with salad, steak and drinks and shared dessert was a little over $100 with tip.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food delicious service disappointed
    Foodie
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Everyone loved the food they ordered, it was all prepared perfectly and came out quickly. Server was uninterested and very slow, especially considering there were only about 10 other tables in the restaurant at the time. Drinks were not refilled, drinks from the bar took upwards of 15 minutes to get. At one point we ended up just going to the bar and ordering our own drinks because the server stopped returning to our table. Also did not remove empty plates from our table, even though we stayed awhile after eating to enjoy drinks (which we got ourselves from the bar). The dirty plates were still on our table when we left, an hour after eating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food - Ask for Emily!
    Patrick
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Stopped in to meet up with my best friend and had a great evening. Emily was our server and she was awesome! I am a cider drinker and Emily suggested the Apple Ale and I am glad I took her recommendation - it was pretty good! We ordered the arancini (my fave!), italian sausage dip and pork poppers and all were really good. We both had the potato chowder, my best friend had the wet aged strip with green beans and I had the (mammoth!) 32 ounce porterhouse with french fries and sauteed mushrooms. Finished up with coffee but neither of us had room for dessert. A great evening catching up with my best pal over great food and an awesome server. Definitely would come back when I am in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local food and spirits
    mcford
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Great use of Nebraska products in food and beer; however, they were out of two of their "featured" beers. Our hamburgers were excellent and our waitress paid a lot of attention to us until the restaurant got busy.. she delivered our entree and we had to ask two different servers to bring us our side dishes which arrived at least 10 minutes after our entree. The side dish was sautéed green beans which were excellent, but all the food should have been brought out at the same time. She was less than attentive. Their feature "puppy chow" cake had really changed since the last time we devoured it: too cold, frosting thick and hard to eat, cake dry and not good. So disappointing after we'd ranted and raved about it. I would go again, but not soon
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible place
    OPfoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    This is not a restaurant. Single Barrel has no idea what it is trying to be.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 100% Fantastic!
    luvfood
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Everything was absolutely wonderful! The service was great and the food was too good to describe with words. If you haven't been to Single Barrel yet, you are missing out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food & service
    dianne
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We were seated as soon as we walked in the door, we thought we may have to wait even with reservations since there was a concert at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. The food was great as well as the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I was expecting
    Homebody
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    The name Single Barrel was making me assume this was a bar first and restaurant second but the bar was almost nonexistent and the restaurant is warehouse style dining. The food is excellent and the whiskey list was decent. The burgers are extremely good and Porterhouse was very good. You will pay for everything on your plate seperately which I found odd but I was expecting to be 100$ lighter in the wallet after leaving and I wasn't disappointed but the wife and I had a good meal an good service. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous, from local farms & fields
    Donatello6
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Great menu that always has a new special worth trying & their soups are highly under-rated because they are great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was good I thought
    Scott
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    The food was good I thought my bangers and mash sausage might of been overdone. Like any open ceiling restaurant the overall noise level is high and hard to carry on conversation The open concept if fine but time should be spent on acoustics
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A multipersonality restaurant & bar
    PLDRCY
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    For the high brow hard liquor set this is the place to go (the whisky list is phenomenal), it also satisfies the foo foo drink girls, and plenty of local brews for a mans man. And let's talk BEEF. Exceptional cuts, hung and cut at the restaurant, but they come at an exceptional price too. Want a low cost meal, they got them too. Game day? The bar is hoppin'. Single Barrel worka hard to find and serve great local beers, wines, vegetables and beef. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lardon Augratin dish!
    Foodie49
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    Great Lardon Augratin dish! Grilled pork chop was done just right.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't disappoint!
    Sethl
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    This is the 5th time we have been to this great establishment and they still have yet to disappoint us. We were going friday night for a "light" dinner, so i had the Bison Reuben (which is not a light dinner i found out) with cheese grits, truly amazing. My wife had the single barrel burger with potato blue cheese croquets, he meal was also exceptional, everything was perfect. The puppy chow cake was also amazing. We will be frequenting this establishment more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really?
    PaulJMagee
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    My text was too long so see attached word doc in email.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic