Oahu, Hawaii - Bars & Nightlife

After a hard day soaking up the sun or pounding the surf, it’s time to hit the town and sample the famous Mai Tai cocktail. Dive in, kick back, and enjoy the ‘aloha’ vibe. If the Mai Tai’s have hit their mark, and your feet are beginning to dance then head on out to one of Honolulu’s clubs!

Hank’s Cafe Honolulu

This chilled-out bar serves great drinks and features live contemporary Hawaiian music. Owner Hank Taufaasau describes, "I opened it as an art gallery to showcase my paintings and prints. But I put the bar in to pay the rent. Artists starve!"

Address1038 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone+1 808 526 1411
Opening hoursMonday - Saturday: 1pm - 2am. Sunday: 1pm - 12am.

The Mai Tai Bar

The Mai Tai Bar has an inspiring happy hour that has won countless awards. When night falls, you can enjoy island-style live music and sip on cocktails like Cucumber Melon Crush, Mango Mai Tai, and Mandarin Sweet Tea Cooler.

Address1450 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone+1 808 947 2900
Opening hoursSunday - Saturday: 11am - 1am. NFL Sundays: 7am - 1am.

Dukes Waikiki - Barefoot Bar

Lively beachfront bar named in memory of Duke Kahanamoku who was THE legendary Waikiki surfing dude. He won Olympic medals in swimming and was the one who introduced surfing to Australia and New Zealand.

Address2335 Kalakaua Avenue, Suite 116, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone+1 808 922 2268
Opening hoursDaily: 7am - 12am

O’Toole’s Irish Pub

O'Toole's is a small pub with a great atmosphere, good drinks, and lots of live music. Every weekend means live Irish music from the Doolin Rakes.

Address902 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone+1 808 536 4138
Opening hoursDaily: 10am - 2am


Nextdoor is a cool and funky club located in happening Chinatown. They play an eclectic range of music, from dance to reggae. Nextdoor features both local and international talent.

Address43 North Hotel Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone+1 808 548 6398
Opening hoursWednesday - Saturday: 8pm - 2am

Addiction Nightclub

Addiction is a haute nightclub with intimate seating for VIP tables and bottle service. Red-velvet ropes line the way to the entrance, and the interior jumps with house and hip-hop music. There's a $20 cover if you're not on the guest list, and drinks aren't cheap.

Address1775 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone+1 808 943 5800
Opening hoursThursday - Saturday: 10:30pm - 3am

Jazz Minds Arts & Cafe

Amazing live jazz every night of the week brings the vibe of New Orleans to downtown Honolulu at Jazz Minds. Kick back with the cool ambiance of this cafe.

Address1661 Kapiolani Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone+1 808 945 0800
Opening hoursMonday - Saturday: 9pm - 2am

Hula's Bar and Lei Stand

Hula's is Hawaii's oldest and best-known gay-friendly nightspot. Enjoy the vistas of Diamond Head during the daylight, and take to the soundproof, glassed dance floor by night. Past patrons include Elton John, Adam Lambert, and Dolly Parton!

Address134 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone+1 808 923 0669
Opening hoursDaily: 10am - 2am

M Nightclub

M Nightclub is an ultramodern hotspot with urban vibes. Live DJ sets set the tone, while lights sparkle in shades of lavender, pink, and turquoise. Make use of three different bars, VIP seating, and the spacious dance floor.

Address500 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone+1 808 529 0010
Opening hoursTuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9pm. Friday: 4:30pm - 4am. Saturday: 8pm - 4am.

Nashville Waikiki

This is the place for paniolos (Hawaiian cowboy)! Free dancing lessons are offered five nights a week, while the weekend boasts wall-to-wall crowds.

Address2330 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone+1 808 926 7911
Opening hoursDaily: 4pm - 4am


People stream to Rumours due to its theme events and retro vibe. They spin sounds from the '70s and '80s.

Address410 Atkinson Street, Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone+1 808 955 4811
Opening hoursFriday & Saturday: 5pm - 3:30am

The Dragon Upstairs

The Dragon Upstairs is located in the heart of Chinatown. Sip on classic cocktails while listening to jazz performances most nights of the week.

Address1038 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone+1 808 526 1411
Opening hoursMonday - Saturday: 7pm - 2am