New(ish) eats: Pint & Jigger

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Over the course of several outings, the Nonstop crew tried out the food and drinks at Pint & Jigger, the latest in a series of gastropubs to hit the scene in recent months.

New eats: Pint & Jigger

The latest in a series of upscale pubs to hit the scene in recent months, Pint & Jigger is driven by the influence of some serious masters of their crafts: Co-owner and mixologist Dave Newman, the former bar manager for Nobu Waikiki and current Chairman of the United States Bartenders' Guild Hawaii Chapter; beer consultant Jonathan Schwalbenitz, a 21-year veteran of Murphy’s Bar & Grill, and the joint's Executive Chef, the Michelin-starred Noah Blair, formerly of BLT Steak at the Trump Waikiki.

The Pint & Jigger crew have brought the concept of the gastropub as a place for high-quality beer and food into reality, and managed to create a casual yet classy haven with inventive, pub-inspired gourmet food, refreshing (and often rare) local, seasonal and craft beers on tap and the highest-quality cocktails, mixed to perfection. It's made P & J a popular spot among the pau hana crowd.

"We all have been in the restaurant industry and have traveled nationally and to other countries and tied in all the things we like," said co-owner Daryn Ogino. "The idea is for a patron to come into our bar and feel like, just for a moment in time, they are away from everyday Hawaii life,and in a New York, Hong Kong, Seattle or Oregon pub."

We went to check out P & J several times, citing the need for more research... but really just wanting to try everything that the spot has to offer; here's what we found.

Pint & Jigger
1936 S. King St.
808-744-9593

Mon – Thu: 4:30 p.m.-midnight, Fri – Sat: 4:30 p.m.-2:00 a.m., Sun: 4:30 p.m.-midnight

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9 comments
WERUreo
WERUreo

Seeing that shuffleboard brought back memories of my dad.  When we were growing up, he used to take us to the Pearl City Elks Club on Sundays for breakfast.  Afterwards, we'd go to their game room and play pool and shuffleboard.  Good times...

RKYHew
RKYHew

Great review and article. Everything looked yummy, and at least you got to try the strawberry and bacon dish - I keep missing out. Also by the way, when you say "series of gastropubs" that implies more than 2. I know P + J and REAL, am I missing one?

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

Nice, Tracy!! Yeah, the handcrafted drinks are definitely a reason to go. If I go back, it's gotta be at happy hour, though...the slabs of bacon for $6 at that time were easier to take than $12! 

chant808
chant808

 @RKYHew Hi Ryan! I was also thinking about Dash Gastropub, which opened at the beginning of this year on McCully, and the Miso & Ale pop-up gastropub, which is hosted at venues all over town. 

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

 @Melissa808 @chant808  srsly, u guys shd start a 'chang & chan' series where u consider the price, number of bites etc in reviewing dishes. i have friends who take these into account, and friends who never do. it wd be enlightening and hilarious

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

 @nonstopmari  @chant808 no, because only a small portion of the overall population will get it. There's only 4 billion of us, ya know!