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  • 1. Bar Leather Apron

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    The bar at this intimate cocktail spot on the mezzanine of a downtown Honolulu office building seats only six, so you'll want to make reservations...Read More

  • 2. Bevy

    Kakaako | Bars/Pubs

    Tucked at the end of a row of new boutiques in Kakaako, Bevy is urban, modern, and furnished with up-cycled materials; its benches are upholstered...Read More

  • 3. Honolulu Beerworks

    Kakaako | Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    Oahu's brewing scene has erupted in Kakaako’s industrial neighborhood, and one brewpub in particular has led the charge: Honolulu Beerworks...Read More

  • 4. J.J. Dolan's

    Chinatown | Bars/Pubs

    This place bills itself as an “Irish pub with New York pizza from two guys in Chinatown.” Those two guys are J.J. and Dolan, respectively, the...Read More

  • 5. Lewers Lounge

    Waikiki | Bars/Pubs

    A great spot for predinner drinks or post-sunset cocktails, Lewers Lounge offers a relaxed but chic atmosphere in the middle of Waikiki. There...Read More

  • 6. Mai Tai Bar at the Royal Hawaiian

    Waikiki | Bars/Pubs

    The bartenders here sure know how to mix up a killer mai tai. This is, after all, the establishment that first made the famous drink in the...Read More

  • 7. Pint + Jigger

    Moiliili | Bars/Pubs

    This spot has cultivated a regular following with nearby college students and thirtysomethings since its opening by doing two simple, but essential...Read More

  • 8. Polynesian Cultural Center Alii Luau

    Themed Entertainment

    Although this elaborate luau has the sharpest production values, there is no booze allowed (it's a Mormon-owned facility in the heart of Laie...Read More

  • 9. Waikiki Brewing Company

    Kakaako | Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    This company not only brews its own quality craft beer but also serves delicious food. Although the original is still operational in Waikiki...Read More

  • 10. Addiction Nightclub

    Waikiki | Dance Clubs

    Traditional banquettes offer intimate seating for VIP tables, and bottle service lends a New York City nightclub feel at The Modern Honolulu...Read More

  • 11. Aloha Beer Co.

    Kakaako | Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    At this cool brewpub, you order everything at the counter and then pick a spot to sit in either the industrial indoor taproom or the casual...Read More

  • 12. Anna O'Brien's

    Moiliili | Bars/Pubs

    Generations of college students have spent more than an evening or two at this legendary two-story, smoky dive near the University of Hawaii...Read More

  • 13. Boardrider's Bar & Grill


    Tucked away in Kailua Town, Boardrider's has long been the place for local bands to strut their stuff. Look for live music—reggae to rock and...Read More

  • 14. BREW'd Craft Pub

    Kaimuki | Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    The Kaimuki night scene got a bit livelier when BREW’d Craft Pub opened in 2014 (it was particularly welcomed by the neighborhood’s craft beer...Read More

  • 15. Downbeat Lounge

    Chinatown | Bars/Pubs

    This dimly lit but welcoming lounge is the soulful little sister of the trendy all-night Downbeat Diner next door, and owned by the same people...Read More

  • 16. Duke's Waikiki

    Waikiki | Bars/Pubs

    Making the most of its spot on Waikiki Beach, Duke's presents live music everyday. Contemporary Hawaiian musicians like Henry Kapono and Maunalua...Read More

  • 17. Encore Saloon

    Chinatown | Bars/Pubs

    Hawaii isn’t a hotbed for quality Mexican cuisine, so when Encore opened in 2016, it was a welcome addition to Chinatown’s already buzzing bar...Read More

  • 18. Fia Fia Luau

    Themed Entertainment

    Just after sunset at the Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club, the charismatic Chief Sielu Avea leads the Samoan-based Fia Fia, an entertaining show...Read More

  • 19. Genius Lounge Sake Bar & Grill

    Waikiki | Bars/Pubs

    Removed from the tourist traps along Kalakaua Avenue, the Genius Lounge is tucked away on the third floor of a former apartment building on...Read More

  • 20. Germaine's Luau

    Themed Entertainment

    More than 3 million visitors have come to this luau, held about 45 minutes west of Waikiki in light traffic. Widely considered one of the most...Read More

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