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Single Barrel

4.3
4.3
504 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
The Single Barrel: A Nebraska Steakhouse, Bourbon Bar, and BBQ!

The Single Barrel is now located inside Graduate Hotel in Downtown Lincoln Nebraska! Same great Steaks, Bourbon, and BBQ as before...just a block West of our "old" location! Now serving Breakfast 7 days a week!

The Single Barrel Bourbon 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Barbecue, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (402) 904-4631

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Brandon Harpster

  • 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!

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln

  • Cross street

    P Street

  • Parking details

    Single Barrel does have on a First Come First Serve off street parking on the East end of the building. Street parking located on North side of building on P St. for Takeout/Curbside Pickup. (1) Located on East side of the 11th St. (1-way South) between Q & P St. (2) Located on West side of 10th St (1-way North) between P & Q St.

  • Public transit

    Public Bus Stop is adjacent to the North of the Single Barrel.

  • 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!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 504 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nebraska

    Good for business meals

  • Nebraska

    Good for groups

  • Nebraska

    Neighborhood gem

  • Lincoln

    Best Value

  • Lincoln

    Good for groups

  • Lincoln

    Neighborhood gem

  • Lincoln

    Romantic

  • Lincoln

    Lively

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I stopped in her for dinner and had a great experience. Barb recommended the special, helped me find the right drink and even talked me into desert. I will certainly be back because of her!!
  2. DB

    DennisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, our waiter did an excellent job in explaining the menu, as this was our first visit. He frequently checked with us to ask if we needed anything. Food was great, meats cooked to guest's preference.
  3. JS

    JasonS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything about our visit was great except for one thing. The steaks were cooked perfectly, mashed potatoes and Mac & cheese were delicious and service was spot on. Just don’t get the cookie dough cheesecake for dessert. No flavor and really didn’t resemble cheesecake. Not sure what happened there.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I made reservations for after my husband’s graduation from UNL. We are from out of town and had never eaten here before. The food and drinks were great. Our service was good, but nothing above and beyond. Wish they had a dessert menu. Would recommend!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    beautiful service
  6. DJ

    DiningJunkie

    Los Angeles

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, excellent food! Had an amazing sirloin cooked exact...really good, fresh side salad, and a yummy pasta dinner as well.
  7. JH

    JanetH

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. Pricey yes, but compared to the same pricing at other steakhouses in town, the portions make it worth it!
  8. CH

    ChristophH

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Slow service. Groups were showing after us and eating, departing before us.
  9. BW

    BrianW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The steak we had was good- loved the cornbread. The crab cakes were very small and not great- our s’more crème brûlée dessert was not good. Would try the other one if we are to return.
  10. j

    jdingy1000

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    I keep wanting to love this restaurant. We are in Lincoln often and frequently dine at Single Barrel. The food is always meh and the service is nothing to rave about. The ambiance is more like a fast food restaurant than a high end steak house. This last visit my steak was underdone and my husbands overdone (we ordered the same thing). The folding chairs were wobbly and the table was slanted. I mean it will fill your belly, but nothing to rave about for sure. For a steak house in cow country I expect more.
  11. MO

    MaureenO

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Quite loud, be prepared, especially on a Friday evening before a football game. Think about going a little early to avoid the crowd.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food, they were packed and our food didn’t take as long as I thought it would. Definitely would go back!!!
  13. d

    delightful

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    A wonderful dinner for two tired travellers. We ate in the bar and the bartender was our server. She was terrific: informal, engaging and full of smiles. We had the beef medallions and shell and shell. We shared them and both thought the beef dish excellent. One of us found the seafood too spicy, but the other loved it.
  14. B

    Beth

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food was way over seasoned. Cocktails left something to be desired. Service was good.
  15. FG

    FredG

    Omaha

    23 reviews

    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    I think this is an establishment headed for real trouble. I think it can be salvaged, but changes will have to happen fast. The venue itself is very nice, and a great spot for looking out at downtown Lincoln. Our server and the staff were all very good, no problems there. That leaves the negative then about the food. It is a very pricey and limited menu. Which is fine, if the food delivers. In this case it did not come close to delivering the quality that the price demands. If you consider going, consult the menu first. Nearly all is ala' carte and upper end priced. And frankly Omaha Steaks, cooked at home, are better. I don't like writing a negative report about the establishment. I really hope they smack themselves in the head and look at that menu and overhaul it. Right now they are premier priced and located in a mid-scale atmosphere and location. They can get it right, and I hope they do. I liked the place, not the food quality and price.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Restaurant feels open like a cafeteria, chairs at our table had comfortable seat but uncomfortable backs, server was attentive and friendly but didn’t have a good grasp of the menu. In all 3 out of 5.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    There was construction going on and a bit of a fly problem. Appetizers were very good, steak were ok just not great. Servers were incredibly nice just not up on bourbon or drink menu. Great place if you get to the hotel and just don’t want to travel
  18. HJ

    HamelJ81

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was great as were the cocktails. Excellent service
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Early Father’s Day dinner was a complete success! 10/10 recommend the Chef’s Board.
  20. AT

    AuthenticTed

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent. Service was a little short-staffed, but where isn't this a problem? To their credit, our needs were still fully met and we enjoyed the conversation.
  21. TT

    TimT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We thought for our anniversary we would try a restaurant we have not been to before. BIG MISTAKE. Just a loud sports bar with bad service and over seasoned food. Crab cakes served lukewarm and undercooked. We ordered a steak rare to medium rare, the steak we received was a little over medium and seasoned heavily.
  22. w

    williamh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Good food. Very plain atmosphere. Plain tables in open room.
  23. CI

    CoreyI

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Food was very sub par for the price. This isn't some higher end restaurant like they make it out to be. It's literally a hotel kitchen and bar.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was efficient and kind. Our meal was served just how we ordered it.
  25. AP

    AbbeyP

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service. Highly recommend for a nice evening out with friends or a date night.
  26. w

    wendyw

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The brisket sandwich looked really good; the crème brûlée was marginal. Nice & quiet with a nice view of Lincoln’s Haymarket area.
  27. C

    Concertgoer

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Great location next to The Graduate Hotel and not far from Pinnacle Arena. We enjoyed the cocktails very much, especially the Black Currant Old Fashioned. Service was very good and ambiance was lively and fun but not too loud. We thought from the website that this was going to be a semi-formal restaurant good for a date night before a concert, but it's more of a bar, more casual than we expected. Menu has good variety. We both ordered steaks and for being in the great Midwest, we were disappointed in the quality. We don't think it was the preparation, just not great steaks. We had different cuts but neither were that great. We did like the mac and cheese side but if we went back we probably wouldn't order steaks. Perhaps the sandwiches or burgers would have been a better choice to try.
  28. BP

    BobP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The steak and meal overall were outstanding. Pricing was fair and the staff was polite. Overall, a positive eating experience and I look forward to going back.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Menu was changed and my 2 favorite items have been removed
  30. D

    Damocles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    the server was kind and quick to get our order taken care of. but the food was nothing to be excited for. i got a steak which was loaded with fat and grissel, couldn't eat most of it. and my wife got a pasta dish which was way to spicy for her. but the menu made no mention of that. and the sandwich that she got to replace it looked like it was just thrown together to get it out. the mashed potatoes, if that is even what you want to call them looked like baby food. not impressed at all. will not be returning.
  31. NE

    NathanielE

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, service was good and definitely worth checking out!!
  32. LN

    LauraN

    Omaha

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Disappointing they were out of all BBQ items, no onion rings, no Mac n cheese. Food took a long time & my soup was room temperature. Food was just okay. Was not wowed On the bright side our waitress did a great job refilling drinks, checking on us etc. We should have been informed when we arrived all the items they were out of.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We were in town for a sporting event the staff was overwhelmed the number of people. They were definitely short handed but handled it well. Just not sure the town expected the number of people during the two day tournament.
  34. MW

    McWatson

    Dallas

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Underwhelming. Steaks were bad. sides were forgotten. The décor is terrible, cafeteria chars and people playing video golf whacking balls in the background. Terrible wine list
  35. RS

    RaphealSienteSe

    Houston

    285 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    285 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food and great service
  36. AS

    AnnS

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Server was rushed. Our dinner was two hours long due to the lack of attentiveness. Felt like she wasn’t working for tips! The $50 steak was ordered medium but was brought out well done. Offered to only knock offs $4 or to re cook a new one ( this was after we sat there for 90 minutes). Bread pudding was dried out and about an inch high. Crème brûlée was chunky. Would NOT recommend!
  37. TZ

    TammyZ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    So so experience. Food was good, but service was so so. Personally, I hate the concept of ordering anything off a QR code displayed on a phone. Quite simply, I refuse to engage in such nonsense. Paper menus, please!
  38. AS

    AmandaS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Food was ok but not for the price. Small portions of sides for $5.00 a piece. The tables are part banquet and part weird outdoor seats. Ambiance for Valentines day was a no go - more sports bar with expensive food. Worst thing was that it was freezing inside - couldn't feel our hands so cold. The food came and within in 5 minutes it was cold. We definitely will not be going back.
  39. KG

    KristenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We raise beef and haven’t had a steak that good in a very long time. Absolutely delicious steak!
  40. f

    foody

    Minneapolis

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food is decent and a good enough value. The chairs in the dining room are banquet variety and lack character. The overall effort just misses being done well. We ordered loaded baked potatoes and the toppings were very minimal. Also, I ordered a Blantons bourbon. The first one came with a shot and a large cube. All good. For the second, they ran out and poured me the sip at the end of the bottle. Instead of a healthy pour for the first, they brought me the sip ( did not charge me), but never asked if I wanted something different. Nothing horrible, but just missed being exceptional.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Single Barrel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (402) 904-4631.

Single Barrel is rated 4.3 stars by 504 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Single Barrel

141 N 9th St, Lincoln, NE 68508

Additional information

  • Cross street

    P Street

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Barbecue, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Single Barrel does have on a First Come First Serve off street parking on the East end of the building. Street parking located on North side of building on P St. for Takeout/Curbside Pickup. (1) Located on East side of the 11th St. (1-way South) between Q & P St. (2) Located on West side of 10th St (1-way North) between P & Q St.

  • Public transit

    Public Bus Stop is adjacent to the North of the Single Barrel.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brandon Harpster

  • 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!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (402) 904-4631

  • 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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