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Where to Grab Drinks in Honolulu

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.

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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!

Wang Chung’s Karaoke Bar

2424 Koa Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 201-6369
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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!

Hana Koa Brewing Co.

962 Kawaiahao St, Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone: (808) 591-2337
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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.

Lewers Lounge

2199 Kālia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 923-2311
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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
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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!

Pint and Jigger

410 Atkinson Dr, Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone: (808) 744-9593
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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!

Grace In Growlers

143 Hekili St, Kailua, HI 96734
Phone: (808) 975-9317
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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!

Skull & Crown Trading Co.

62 N Hotel St, Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 372-9618
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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!

Off The Wall Craft Beer & Wine

1170 Auahi St Suite 140, Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone: (808) 593-2337
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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.

Uncle Bo’s Pupu Bar & Grill

559 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 735-8310
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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
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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!

Duke’s Waikiki

2335 Kalākaua Ave #116, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 922-2268
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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!

Mahina & Sun’s

412 Lewers St, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 924-5810
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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!

Moku Kitchen

660 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 591-6658
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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!

The Tchin Tchin! Bar

39 N Hotel St, Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 528-1888
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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!

The Hi Brau Room

700 Queen St, Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 544-1605
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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!

Mai Tai Bar

2259 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 923-7311
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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!

Moani Waikīkī

2330 Kalākaua Ave #312, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 466-2629
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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
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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!

EP bar

1150 Nuuanu Ave Unit A, Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 753-9720
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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!

Final Thoughts

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!

Best Bars in Honolulu, Hawaii

  1. Wang Chung’s Karaoke Bar
  2. Hana Koa Brewing Co.
  3. Lewers Lounge
  4. Hideout
  5. Pint and Jigger
  6. Grace In Growlers
  7. Skull & Crown Trading Co.
  8. Off The Wall Craft Beer & Wine
  9. Uncle Bo’s Pupu Bar & Grill
  10. Workplay
  11. Duke’s Waikiki
  12. Mahina & Sun’s
  13. Moku Kitchen
  14. The Tchin Tchin! Bar
  15. The Hi Brau Room
  16. Mai Tai Bar
  17. Moani Waikīkī
  18. RumFire
  19. EP bar
Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

Written by My Bartender

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