Oahu, Hawaii - Bars & Nightlife
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!"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
People stream to Rumours due to its theme events and retro vibe. They spin sounds from the '70s and '80s.
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.