United States > Hawaii > Honolulu
ben4321 (196) Hoboken, New Jersey | July 29, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
For an airport bar this place isnít too bad. They had a fairly standard selection of Kona beers and decent food. Typical airport prices as well. The Koko Brown was the best Kona beer that I tried while I was there, and the best thing they had here as well. Donít expect too much, but it is a nice looking place by airport standards and it is pretty quiet and relaxed by airport standards as well.
big_hoss123 (1) , | December 24, 2011
8 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD 1/10 VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 1/20
i was at the kona brewing company in the honolulu airport. i had the worst experience of my life. first the waitress spilled a full longboard beer all over my lap and then brough out an ice cold pizza. i would not have even fed my dog the pizza it was so disgusting and cold. after such a positive experience at the kona browing on the main land I expected much more. the airport version of this restaurant was a mediocre at best. the manager VIRGIE was completely incompetent and did nothing to make this horrible situation right. VIRGIE completely dropped the ball and was rather insulting to me.
if there were negative scores on the review menu i would have given them all -10
VIRGIE was horrible and a putrid representation for this franchise.
troyc (147) Oklahoma | November 1, 2011
46 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 8/20
Stopped by on a layover at HNL. The restaurant is huge by airport standards. They only had five of their beers on tap. The food was not particularly good and prices were about what youíd expect. I enjoyed their brown ale, so I guess it wasnít that bad of a stop.
Dogbrick (637) Columbus, Ohio | July 8, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 13/20
(Visited 12/2010): Visited the Kona airport Pub while waiting for our departing flight from our cruise vacation. It is located in the mainland terminal right past security.
The decor is not as nice as the actual brewery of course as it is an airport, but they do retain the primary color scheme and Kona posters seen at the other spot. The bar is located on the right side, with table seating throughout the rest of the space. Several TVs are around and there are plenty of windows.
Konaís airport location carries the flagship beers like Longboard
Island Lager, Fire Rock Pale Ale, Big Wave Golden Ale, Wailua Wheat and Pipeline Porter on draught. They also carry 2 seasonals and a couple macros on tap. I did not note the bottle selection.
Service during our visit was decent all things considered. Our server was not a beer expert but was friendly and fairly attentive. Prices were inflated even by airport and Hawaii standards though.
The food here is mostly standard airport restaurant type fare with a Kona twist, such as wings marinated in Kona beer sauce. They also have pizza, sandwiches, ribs etc. Our dishes were both good.
Overall I am of an "any port in a storm" mentality when in airports and a person could do a lot worse than a Pipeline Porter while stuck in one.
KyotoLefty (415) Kyoto, Japan | April 5, 2011
40 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
Nice place with a pretty garden outside the windows. Only 4 Kona beers on tap. First waitress was mean, second too sweet. Yeah, for an airport bar it will do in a pinch, but they could get more craft beer in and lose the bad guysí stuff.
savnac (285) Anchorage, Alaska | April 5, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
Hit this place on the way back home. Nice clean, air conditioned place in the airport. Average service, selection and food. Prices were high due to the airport premium. Not much else to say, if you find yourself at the Honolulu airport and want some decent food and beer for a not so decent price than this is your place.
Alphadelic (66) Portland, Oregon | January 15, 2011
38 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 7/20
Look, it was ok. Standard bar. Nice friendly staff with one hilarious old bar-keep who was very excited by the NBA highlights. They didnít even have the new seasonals though and a glass of Pipeline was nine fricking bucks. If youíre on the island, skip it and pick up a bottle guys.
Capa (258) Manama, Bahrain | January 12, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 14/20
A sports bar feel to the Kona airport pub. I was a little let down by the beer selection, actually. Only had three or four of their beers on plus more macro lagers. I had the fire rock and the porter. I thought the porter wasnít in very swell condition and the wheat that was advertised wasnít even pouring at the time. The food was good and the standard beers were good. Be ready to pull out the wallet, though... Iíd say this is still a better place to hit up than a normal bar but it could have been much better.
PorterPounder (277) Tallahassee, Florida | October 16, 2009
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 13/20
Stopped by here on my way home from vacation in Oct í09. Nice surroundings, not your typical airport bar. Had three of their beers on tap (only place I had seen Big Wave) and also a few AB products I believe. Also had a full stocked bar and wine. Typical airport restaurant food - had the au jus beef sandwich, supposedly made with their porter - not bad at all. a bit pricey - two beers, sandwich and a tip set me back $38 - but this is Hawaii and it is an airport - so not unexpected. Worth a stop if at HNL. Oh - unlike a lot of the rest of the airport - it is air conditioned!
miketd (124) Cleveland, Ohio | January 22, 2009| Updated July 9, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Stopped here on my way to the Philippines. Wondered if I should add this or not, but considering how few airports have decent bars, it seems appropriate. They had six Kona brews an tap and two BMC taps. Four of the Kona beers were standard and two were seasonal...Pipeline Porter and the Wheat. Food was pretty good and the service prompt. Honestly this place was good, really good for an airport and the ambiance was nice. I sure was glad to find this and spend considerable layovers here coming and going. Overall, itís an airport and you arenít going to get much better. Expensive, yes.... waddya expect?
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