Hawaii is home to surfing, the largest dormant volcano in the world, and the famous Waikiki Beach. Waikiki is located in Honolulu, which is home to about 300,000 people, but Hawaii attracts millions of visitors each year.
In addition to the natural beauty of the beaches and mountains, Honolulu has plenty of exciting bars you should visit on your next trip! Check out my list of the best bars in Honolulu Hawaii below!
2424 Koa Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 201-6369
Wang Chung’s Karaoke Bar is located on Koa Avenue in Honolulu. They do not take reservations and all patrons must be 21+ to enter.
It is an LGBTQ+ Karaoke Bar, but all are welcome! If you love to have a good time with friends, Wang Chung’s is the place for that. Don’t be shy, grab the mic!
962 Kawaiahao St, Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone: (808) 591-2337
Hana Koa Brewing Company is open every day except Monday and offers beer tastings for reservations and walk-ins during operating hours!
They have over 20 beers on tap to choose from, including beer brewed on site! You can also enjoy family-style food with your brews! Find them at their location near Ala Moana Regional Park.
2199 Kālia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 923-2311
Lewers Lounge is a more upscale beverage establishment located inside the Halekulani Hotel. They have live entertainment from 8:30 pm to Midnight Tuesday through Saturday.
The Lounge offers fresh, locally sourced seafood along with their fabulous drink menu that includes a chef’s choice James Bond Martini. If you are looking for a classy night out, visit Lewers Lounge!
2299 Kūhiō Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 628-3060
Hideout describes itself as a hidden gem tucked away above Kuhio Ave and the hubbub of the city. I couldn’t agree more! This reservation-only rooftop lounge has relaxed vibes and good drinks to help you hide out among the business.
They have won many Best of Hawaii and Best of Honolulu Awards for their modern Hapa cuisine, so check them out on your next visit!
410 Atkinson Dr, Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone: (808) 744-9593
Pint and Jigger has a social atmosphere, but you can still kick your feet up after a long day of hitting the waves and enjoy a whiskey!
This bar is whiskey focused and has a wide range of whiskeys to choose from, but their other cocktails are just as good and their dinner menu is delicious. Try it out!
143 Hekili St, Kailua, HI 96734
Phone: (808) 975-9317
Grace In Growlers is open every day of the week for you to enjoy their selection of rotating beers on tap. I enjoyed their pet-friendly and child-friendly outdoor environment and their selection of brews.
They also periodically have wine tastings, so be on the lookout for that during your next trip!
62 N Hotel St, Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 372-9618
Skull & Crown Trading Company is a cocktail bar with a historical flair and mystique. You can find this bar in the historic Chinatown district in Honolulu!
Try their delicious cocktails made with locally sourced ingredients during your stay on the island. Reservations are recommended since it is a popular spot with limited seating!
1170 Auahi St Suite 140, Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone: (808) 593-2337
Off The Wall Craft Beer & Wine has a selection of over 20 rotating beer, wine, and cider choices for you to enjoy!
On my last visit to the bar, I liked their live music, which happens Thursday and Friday. The food is South American Fusion, and the vibe is relaxed.
559 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 735-8310
This eclectic bar is located on the Southshore of the island near Waikiki Beach. Locals and tourists alike enjoy the fun atmosphere and the delicious food cooked by Chef Bo Pathammavong and Ho Suk Lee.
I enjoyed my experience there, and you will too!
814 Ilaniwai St 1st floor, Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 457-1322
If you are looking for a swanky bar to unwind, Workplay might be the answer you have been searching for!
This cocktail and cigar lounge offers nightly live music stylings from local artists and the best local cocktails you can think of. Their happy hour on the patio with local singer-songwriters is known across the island as a good time!
2335 Kalākaua Ave #116, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 922-2268
Duke’s Waikiki is a casual, surf-style bar and grill. Named for the famous U.S. Olympic Swimmer and Hawaiian Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, Duke’s offers brunch, dinner, lunch, and their widely known and loved Barefoot Bar.
Try some of their cocktails and small plates at the Barefoot Bar as you watch the sunset!
412 Lewers St, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 924-5810
Voted as the Open Table Diner’s Choice in 2021, Mahina & Sun’s is an elevated dining experience housed at the Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club.
The menu includes top-notch food and cocktails. My favorite cocktail is the Tia Mia, a play on the traditional Mai Tai. Check it out!
660 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 591-6658
Moku Kitchen has live music and delicious food to pair with their selection of cocktails. Chef Peter Merriman creates dishes in the Hawaiian upcountry style with a twist for the perfect meal to go with your drink!
I attended their happy hour, where you can get all beer, all wine, and cocktails for $2 off!
39 N Hotel St, Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 528-1888
Head to Tchin Tchin! Bar for a glass of wine while overlooking the city of Honolulu! They operate on a walk-in policy and are open year-round.
Pair your favorite wine with one of their tasty small plates from the menu!
700 Queen St, Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 544-1605
The Hi Brau Room is a speakeasy-style bar serving libations of all kinds, beer, and wine. They also host fun events like open mic comedy nights and other forms of entertainment for guests!
They are only open Thursday-Saturday, so be sure to plan accordingly!
2259 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 923-7311
Mai Tai Bar is located in the Royal Hawaiian Resort at Waikiki. Whether you stay at the hotel or not, you can still enjoy the tropical vibes with an umbrella in your drink!
They are open daily for lunch and dinner, so order food with your drink. Try their signature Mai Tai Cocktail on your next visit!
2330 Kalākaua Ave #312, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 466-2629
Moani Waikiki is a welcoming and inclusive bar with live music and DJs on certain nights. I am a fan of the DJ nights!
The atmosphere is fun and inviting, so head to Moani to experience their top-notch food, drinks, service, and entertainment!
2255 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 922-4422
If you want an oceanfront lounge with views of Waikiki Beach, RumFire is the bar for you! Located inside the Sheraton Waikiki, this bar is open day and night to serve you great views and even better cocktails.
I loved the Sand & Sea cocktail to sip on during my stay!
1150 Nuuanu Ave Unit A, Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 753-9720
EP Bar is perhaps the most niche, but an electric bar in Honolulu! One thing to note is that they do not seat parties over four because of the space.
However, once you are inside, you can enjoy highball drinks and vinyl records. This combination will make the night one remember!
Bars in the Honolulu area cater to locals and tourists alike. There is something for everyone, and there are bars for every type of occasion from fancy to relaxed! I enjoyed the bar scene in Honolulu on my last trip, and I am sure you will too.
Is there a bar you love that did not make the list? Leave a comment for us to let us know!
- Wang Chung’s Karaoke Bar
- Hana Koa Brewing Co.
- Lewers Lounge
- Pint and Jigger
- Grace In Growlers
- Skull & Crown Trading Co.
- Off The Wall Craft Beer & Wine
- Uncle Bo’s Pupu Bar & Grill
- Duke’s Waikiki
- Mahina & Sun’s
- Moku Kitchen
- The Tchin Tchin! Bar
- The Hi Brau Room
- Mai Tai Bar
- Moani Waikīkī
- EP bar