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The Barrel Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1200 E South St, Hastings, NE 68901-6424
+1 402-463-9158
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 16:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

I sincerely don't understand the appeal of this place. My family goes here from time to time, but even they have come to admit the food at this place is just not that great. The Barrel touts their amazing char-burgers, but do a terrible disservice to the meal every time. No toasted bun, no option for a full burger with... More 

Thank ksforfun
Hastings, Nebraska
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Love this burgers....can't go wrong with a Jim's Special. They don't have a fryer but you don't even miss it. Nice quiet place.

Thank smalltownnegirl
Hastings, Nebraska
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Went here with a group of friends from work during lunch time. The service was quick and friendly and the Food is great! Love the charburger! It was a friendly and inviting experience and look forward to more stops there

Thank Frank H
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We go here a couple times a year to toast a friend and hang out. The service is always good and the prices are reasonable. Order the Charburger if in doubt. You can't go wrong.

Thank Barbara S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Very unassuming from the outside but once you step in... it's a great surprise. Nicely updated and fresh looking, the food was excellent, the service was good. You aren't going to leave here hungry!

Thank Wendy C
Hastings, Nebraska
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

One of the oldest places (updated recently) in Hastings. The food is consistent; very good and very reasonably priced. Their homemade soups are delicious and, if you like blue cheese dressing?.....Jim makes some of the BEST blue cheese dressing around! Don't expect "fries with that"....they don't serve fries. Eat a salad and a baked potato with your meal. You won't... More 

Thank Donna K
Boulder, Colorado
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161 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

This was a haunt of mine from my 1970s college days. I met up with my friends there and had our usual charburger and a couple beers. The place hasn't changed much over the years, and I hope it stays that way when I return in 2020.

Thank AlanDOHashi
Hastings, NE
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

A great place in Hastings to get a great charburger or grilled chicken--both are great. They have a good menu and great service.

Thank harleyrkc
Hastings, Nebraska
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

If you want a great steak at a great price, go to the Barrel. Laid back atmosphere and excellent service. Hastings little gem

Thank amac62
Clovis, New Mexico
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214 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Two in our party had halibut and I had a filet. They know how to how to grill although my steak was more medium than the med rare I ordered. Salads are just iceberg lettuce. Nice service.

Thank ChefJ_11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 E South St, Hastings, NE 68901-6424
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: +1 402-463-9158

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?