Square Barrels

4.3
123 reviews
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Welcome to Square Barrels, a craft burger and craft beer restaurant in Downtown Honolulu that specializes in serving a refined take on a beloved culinary classic.
With a kitchen creating and caring about every little piece of the culinary experience, you can rest assured that we are using the best ingredients in every step. Square Barrels is more than a burger and beer “joint”. It’s the ultimate food-pairing trip back in time.
Nostalgic house specialties made-to-order straight from the grill include the Square Barrels signature Drive-Thru Burger (made with fresh house-ground 80/20 local beef) and the delectable Venison Burger (made with fresh house-ground Maui venison). Then, wash it down with one of our over 20 craft beers on tap including the latest brewery selections from Hawaii, California, Oregon and around the world.
What 123 People Are Saying
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GD
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is great!!

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BH
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I selected the noise level option as moderate because the restaurant itself is very noisy. Energetic is not reflective of the atmosphere.

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M
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

We had reservations but was seated in the bar area on bar stools. I guess the place was packed due to a trivia game.
We ordered our food and drinks. Our drinks came promptly but we waited and waited and waited and waited for our food. We finally cancelled the food at 6:30 because we were going to a 7:00 show and at that point was told our food was up next to prepare. We had been waiting at least 45 minutes. Our server was very apologetic and we know it wasn't his fault. Poor planning on management.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The burgers were good and the beer selection was supreme. I enjoyed the Thursday comedy show and on Tuesdays they have Trivia night

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m
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Excellent beer menu, and great bar service. Charcuterie was amazing, as was the salad. However, the truffle burger was definitely not up to par with what I expected for the price. Minimal toppings and sauce, and not as flavorful as expected. The burger was also not very juicy, which when ordering medium rare, I would expect. I plan on going back and ordering a different burger.

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N
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tasty food, great beer. Worth the money and drive!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great burgers and excellent beer selection.

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CB
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Non menu burger! So just add it already. Drinks well made and the decor was modern but not standard... Clean white pallet and warm wood tones.

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T
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Drive-thru burger is delicious. Decadent fries. However, lacks ambience and the drinks are subpar for their price.

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ST
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food!! This is now my go-to spot for gourmet comfort food; the burgers are amazing! The noise level is a bit loud though.

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TM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service! When we arrived, we went right in to our table & our waiter was gracious, informative & service was quick. Mahalo!

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LK
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Love the fries and the service is professional and attentive. Nice after work menu and drink prices. Enjoyed the bruschetta very much and the truffle fries as usual were DIVINE

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HM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was great. The selection of local craft beers was amazing.

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DG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food only thing that was hard for me was parking because i have a truck

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H
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I thought the food was ok. I ordered a medium rare burger it came out well done. I was very displeased with that. It was confusing to get a table even though we made a reservation. I think comedy night caused some problems. The server was good I just think our food sat in the window too long.

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JH
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The burgers we're creative and original but flavors were off a bit. The pricing is a bit higher than you would expect for a burger and beer joint too.

But.....Square Barrels is so much more than a burger and beer joint. The beer list is insane! Tons of brews I've never heard of and flight options to try whatever you'd like. Our server was excellent, he knew the menu 100% and checked in us exactly the right number of times.

Comedy nights every Thursday, stay for the whole show!

We'll be back for sure.

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TG
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very noisy, but fun , great waiter. challenging access.

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JT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was very good & our waiter was very helpful. He suggested our dessert, which was excellent. We will be back!

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R
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and service

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CF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Great service, good beer, and nice little place. Food was ok, a bit high priced for what you get though.

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RG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great.
The atmosphere was good.
The service was great.
The drinks were just ok. Im not a beer drinker so I expect a lil more band for my buck and it wasnt there.

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JD
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

100% awesome (again) for my business lunches there.

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LW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noel makes the customer experience fun. The burgers are phenomenal.

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LW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the food and outstanding customer service.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

The burger I got was about 2 1/2 inches across. It was over cooked and had a poor taste. It was so loud I couldn’t hear my family. Super expensive though I don’t mind paying for good food, but it was terrible for the value.

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great gathering spot after work!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good experience so far great burgers but a little pricey.

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SG
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A tad noisy but otherwise great

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AR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We went to have lunch and enjoyed the food. The noise level was a little loud so hard to hold a conversation without speaking up. Will definitely visit this establishment again.

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JD
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I also love the fact that you can make a lunch reservation downtown. The food, service and drink selection is great. What a friendly and fun experience.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on Monday for lunch while in Honolulu. The service was fast and friendly. Good beer selection with many local options. The food was incredible. We ordered a chorizo burger with truffle fries and a Cuban with a side salad. Everything was fantastic. Prices seem in line with other similar venues in town. Convenient location downtown. Highly recommended! Thank you for a great experience. Mahalo

Square Barrels
Responded on January 11, 2019

Thank you for your review! Please come back and visit us soon.

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SA
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the high energy, fun, positive attitude, excellent service.

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H
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was amazing...so was venue and comedy show. I feel they need a bigger wait staff on event nights. Kept having to flag our server down. Twice I even had to get up and find him. And their chocolate souffle was a hard cake in a ramekin. It was cold and like a rock...we sent it back and it came back worse.

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K
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great staff, everyone was so friendly. My burger was delicious, beer was great as well. Everyone in our group had a wonderful time. Our server was great very attentive.

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d
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

service was slow for our section. good food, decent selection of beer.
regular customer, but the place needs more table help on weekends

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MO
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Due to noise level, sometimes difficult to hear conversation. Definitely, not a place to conduct a "business" lunch.

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MV
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good and service could of been better. She didn't even give us refill on our tea. We had to ask for straws for our drinks too.

Square Barrels
Responded on December 21, 2018

Thank you for your review! We are an ocean friendly restaurant and that's why we do not offer straws, unless requested and we only use metal straws. We try to take every avenue possible to minimize any negative impact that we may have on the environment. We also use all biodegradable carry out items and do not use plastic bags. Apologies that you were not given a refill on your tea, but we do hope you will give us another try, since we try to maintain high quality customer service at all times.

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OT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall good experience

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for a small lunch meeting. Great fresh food choices.

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A
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We came in to grab a bite before heading off to a concert. Unfortunately for us, there was a large party that took up most of our server's time. Our reservation time gave us plenty of time to get to the show, but with the lack of service, we really took it down to the wire. We had to ask other employees where our server was, what the status of our order was--it took 20 minutes to get a beer.

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