I live in Honolulu. I love great beer! The Beer Selection is great. Rock n Roll and Staff is great. It is a great sports bar, at the bar, I watch the 49ers during pay offs. Yard House is a a bike distinatation, at least twice a year. Like you, reading this, I love to research and a drink great beer, Yard house has it and very will worth a visit. Aloha.
Have been to this site the last 2 nights and once in 2010. Back then they had over 200 drafts this time maybe 130. Not a lot I have not seen but nonetheless some real solid highly rated brews. Bar staff knowledge varies. Had food twice and it is very good. I really like this place. Great ambience. Friendly people and staff.
this place has like 160 beers on tap plus a bunch more that are bottled. there trade mark yard beer comes in a yard high glass full of you favorite beer. the foods great and it puts you right in down town waikiki. can’t ask for much more.
For a "chain" experience you will enjoy yourself. Selection is massive but surprisingly not impressive. I think the "any keg, so long as it costs less than $xxx.xx" mentality. I truly like the chain, but alas it is still a chain. Have been to 3 Yardhouses and this one for it’s location is a great value, Waikiki is $$$.
I guess you can say if you’ve been to one Yard House you’ve been to them all...but different locations matter (great to have this in the Beach Walk area...would be out of place elsewhere in Hawaii)...and of course the selections are always changing...and with the volume of choices at a Yard House...I would never write them off...just compare them to their competition instead...like World of Beer. What worked for me was that this Yard House was literally "in" the hotel I was staying at (Embassy Suites). As such, even landing around 4PM from an 11 hour flight from Newark and arriving at the hotel about 5:30...we had time to check-in...have a few beers at Yard House...and make our dinner at Roy’s (also in the Embassy...lol!) by 7PM! The point is...I don’t dislike Yard Houses at all...they serve a great craft beer purpose and are a good business model...of course I’ll always choose a bonafide craft beer location over a Yard House or WOB if given the chance (hence my visit the "REAL" the following night). Still...I’ve given them a good score...for selection and location at the very least.
Yard house is located in the heart of Waikiki. Huge selection on tap, but don’t expect to find anything really special. Huge variety of Descutes, Ballast Point and belgian brews. All beers are in the menu, but they also have 5 special beers on the "chalkboard". Ask the waiter for more info.
They also offer two different flights of 6 beers for 10$. The flights are fixed and the one I tried had 6 different beers from Lost Coast. They also lacking imperial stouts on the menu. North Coast - Old Rasputin was the only one they had, witch is a real shame for a bar like this. The bar was nice and clean and easy to find. It was also easy to get a table every time I was there.
Food was awesome and the menu offers a lot of differnt cousines. Just a shame that the music/tv was to loud to be able to talk to the others ones sitting at the same table. They really seems to focus on single people looking to drink beer while watching fotball.