Fodor's Expert Review Waiolu Ocean View Lounge
Hawaiian bars should have two things: stellar views of the sunset over the ocean and equally awesome mai tais. Both are on offer at the Waiolu Ocean View Lounge at the posh Trump International Hotel. And on Fridays, take in the Waikiki evening fireworks show from here. There's live music, ranging from contemporary to Hawaiian, Thursday through Sunday nights, with an attractive crowd showing up around 8 pm. It's busy but not suffocating, and seats are scarce once the music starts at 6:30 pm, so reserve a table in advance.