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Single Barrel

4.2
300 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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The Single Barrel: Nebraska Chophouse & Whiskey Bar

The Single Barrel prides itself on its always made from scratch menu. We strive to offer the highest quality of products with uniquely Nebraskan flair!

The Single Barrel Whiskey Bar, honored by the Bourbon Review as one of the 100 Best Bourbon Bars in America, offers over 100 different bourbons and whiskies from around the world. We also serve expertly crafted classic cocktails and all of your favorite Nebraska brews!

We have plenty of space to accommodate large events, from receptions to company parties. For more information on bookings and events, email inquiries to info@thesinglebarrel.com or visit thesinglebarrel.com for information about upcoming events.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Barbecue, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Monday-Saturday: 11am-10pm
Sunday: 4:30pm-10pm
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Phone number
(402) 904-4631
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Brandon Harpster
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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!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
P Street
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Parking details
The Single Barrel does have on a First Come First Serve off street parking on the East side of the building.
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Public transit
Public Bus Stop is adjacent to the North of the Single Barrel.
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Entertainment
The Single Barrel Stage routinely hosts the best in local, regional, and national bands and entertainment. 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 BINGO, Thursday Night Trivia, Friday Night Country DJ, Saturday Night Live Music!
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Special events & promotions
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.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 300 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
service
3.7
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3.9
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2.0Dined 6 days ago

What was on OpenTable and what was actually experienced were two different things. Not sure how open table restaurant can be advertising $50 plus steaks and have screaming babies? Felt like I was sitting at a bar and waiting for the band to come out.
Glad this wasn’t on my dime!

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Food wash great and was cooked perfect will definitely be back

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great service, was not super busy so we got our food quick. Not very fancy but worked for us. They have a great variety of bourbon!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I absolutely love the steak Cobb salad. The eggplant chips are to die for. Single Barrel never disappoints.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Great whiskey selection, cornbread was fantastic and came with bacon jam (who knew). Food was great and service was prompt and friendly. We can't wait to go back

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

The menu had a great variety and all the food was prepared very well.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Ordered the Peanut Butter and Jelly pork chop....it was nothing like you imagine. SO GOOD.
My wife had the Prime steak with Marrow Butter. It was good....but not 40 bucks good. The mashed potatoes were kind of boring but the grits were fantastic. whiskey ranges from 4 bucks a glass to 50 bucks a glass.. my waitress wasn't old enough to drink- so she couldn't give me any tips on what was good. i tried a 10 dollar glass and it was like drinking paint thinner with ice. The location is great. close to parking and the theater but the inside reminded me of a 1970's VFW hall. everything is brown and dark. the chicken cheese dip is the greatest food product of all time. eating it is like making out with you favorite movie star but with your tastebuds...and no assault charges later

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Fantastic tasting food. Very impressed. Server was attentive and pleasant. Need to go back again soon.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went in for Valentine’s Day. We had a reservation, we had to wait a about 10 minutes. Not a big deal, considering the evening.

It was quite busy, things took a little longer to come to the table. All this is understandable. Unfortunately our steaks were not cooked to the doneness requested but with how busy they were, we also knew that sending them back would take a lot longer to get them back and we were hungry. Flavor was amazing. We will return and try a again for sure!

The staff was extremely friendly.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food! Excellent steaks, cooked to our liking! Great service, very friendly and quick!

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3.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Good food but challenges with service. Seemed like the servers were very fresh and needed a little more guidance on how to make the experience great. Generally enjoyable but room for improvement.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Short staffed and out of beers and menu items. Food was good not great which was disappointing as we met up with friends from out of town. We try to choose local restaurants and have had much better experiences in the past.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Great food and service

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The experience was okay. The mains were pretty good but the sides were disappointing. I had the grits as my side and I’m not sure they know what grits were. The texture was somewhere between bread and over cooked oatmeal. My husband has the mashed potatoes as his side and they pretty forgettable.

I think the most disappointing part of the experience was the pacing of the food. We ordered an appetizer and when it came out, our food showed up literally one minute later. We had the chance to take one bite of our app and then our entrees were out so it was like “um...so either we enjoy our app and let our mains get cold or just shove a bunch of food in our mouth” which kind of killed the mood of the date.

I will say their take on a Moscow Mule was delicious with the bourbon. I would come back for drinks but probably not food.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We ate here before going to the Lied center. It was a home basketball night, as well, so it was pretty busy. Still, we were seated immediately, the service was wonderful, and the food delicious. We'll definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

They were busy and even tho we had reserved via open table we had to wait a few min in lobby... if you're looking for upscale atmosphere SB isn't it... however the food quality and presentation was outstanding ...

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Odd venue. But best smoked brisket ever. I would return to Lincoln to repeat this amazing meal. The side order of vinegar intense slaw was great with the fatty brisket. Wonderful meal.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

The menu for. YE seas very vague, it read sirloin and lobster. The amount of lobster was minimal “pieces” on top and the sirloins were sold up so there was a $10 upcharge to sub the filet.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Single barrel is a great little spot for lunch and dinner that always pleases. With plenty on the menu to satisfy both picky eaters and those wanting to be adventurous it's my go to for any occasion in downtown Lincoln.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

PBJ Chop was amazing. Service was outstanding. Noise level was pretty high because of acoustics but it won’t keep me from coming back. Great whiskey list.

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1.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Made reservation and when arrived they informed us they sat to many walk ins and it would be awhile. Didn't want my name, when my reservation was, or anything. Couldn't tell me how long the wait might be. Just said we can go to the bar and wait. Two couples behind us were told the same and handled in the same manner. Lady was abrupt and disinterested. They need to plan better and make walk ins wait if people have reservations. Can't comment on anything else as we had a show to go to and could not wait.

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4.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Sunday evening nice dinner with great service by Sean.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

It was cozy, the food was great, service was good and they have great BBQ. My only suggestion is to add some Mac and cheese to the menu, it seems to be a staple with BBQ in the Midwest, but they didn’t serve it?

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4.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Great service experience, good food experience at Single Barrel the evening of the Garth Brooks concert. This is a meat forward restaurant. We both went with the smoked side of the menu. Tried the sampler of ribs, brisket, & pork. Ribs & brisket were outstanding with good smoky flavor. Pork was a little on the fatty side, but flavor was good.

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent food with a menu mixing the creative with the classic in the barbecue and steak cuisine.

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Appetizers were very good, but the sirloin steak I had was fantastic! I also had 3 glasses of the Sangria cocktail (red) and each of those drinks were super! One of the other people with me had the filet steak and she raved about that and the potato cakes for the entire rest of the meal! Bloody Mary drink comes loaded with a skewer of green olives, cheese chunks and some andouille sausage! Delish!

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful food and atmosphere! The service was quick and accurate and everyone enjoyed their meals.

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3.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Food is ok, drinks are pretty weak considering the name of the place. Steak was overpriced but cooked correctly and pretty good. Ok place just nothing memorable.

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4.0Dined on October 13, 2017

We had a party of nine on a Friday night. Service was good. Nice bourbon selection although they were out of my number on choice on the published list of offerings. All in our party were pleased with their dinners.

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1.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was meh, well cooked but tasted like liquid smoke. Kind of disappointing for a $40 steak

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3.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was good but service was spotty. It took our server a long time to get our drinks. Food took a really long time. Our waitress (there were several) seemed overwhelmed and the bar and kitchen overwhelmed. This was a Friday night at 8pm in their defense.

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Prime butter steak fantastic

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2.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Service was like a painful turtle. There is no excuse for food taking an hour to arrive & cocktails 20 minutes. We were so rushed to make Lied show by the time food came that there was no birthday dessert as promised. Food was average. No handsoap in ladies restroom makes you wonder how female servers are meeting food safety standards. GROSS! There are so many fab dining places downtown, we probably won't be back.

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1.0Dined on October 6, 2017

The service was terrible. We went there on a football Friday fully expecting it to be busy but what we didn't expect was to sit a full 20 minutes before we finally went and asked for a server only to be told no one told her she had a table. Overpriced food served on a plastic lunch tray with a slice of wonder bread. Never going back!!

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2.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Extremely poor service. 20 minutes after beng seated a drink order was finally taken. 45 minutes before water arrives at the table.
Dinner was a 2.5 hour experience, not because we wanted to be leisurely. Had to constantly flag down a server if we wanted anything. Really, really disappointed that they could not do better the night before a Husker home game.

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4.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Overall, it was a good experience. However, it was the night before a football game so service was a bit shaky which is odd considering Lincoln is a football town. One would think they' have things in place to be prepared for a rush.

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3.0Dined on September 15, 2017

The food was mediocre and there are plenty of better barbecue places in and around downtown Lincoln. Their whiskey and cocktail menu was very extensive and the service was fine.

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5.0Dined on September 7, 2017

Fantastic meal, lots of (great) food. Very good value. Excellent service. We will be back for a large holiday party!

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere and great service. The BBQ is absolutely amazing!

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

We had a larger group of 11. Wide variety ordered. Everyone raved about their meal! I loved the duck breast!! All BBQ eaters were pleased. The Bourbon list was extensive. I enjoyed 2 Old Fashions thoroughly.

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