The Bonzer Front brings more to North Shore nightlife than the standard theme of bikinis, bars and DJs. An Oahu boutique, wine shop, restaurant and platform for live local music all in one, the Bonzer Front evolved as an offshoot of the longstanding Cafe Haleiwa. As the only specialty wine and beer shop in Haleiwa, the Bonzer Front quickly started a wine club, offering wine tastings the second Saturday of each month and beer tastings every fourth Saturday of each month.
Bluegrass at the Bonzer — Photo courtesy of Bonzer Front
The outdoor seating area resembles a lounge, dimly lit by strands of lights hanging on coconut trees highlighting local art and surfboards made by the owner. Live music takes place during each tasting, and on most weekends. It's best to call for nightly schedules, but the boutique and wine shop are open daily from 11 am to 9 pm.
Carefully selected wines — Photo courtesy of Bonzer Front
Dinner guests usually give way to locals coming in to relax outdoors with a bottle of wine and socialize, and it's a cozy and unique atmosphere to enjoy with the air of a cute cafe in Northern California rather than Haleiwa. Attire is casual, but you won't feel out of place if you dress up a little bit. It's important to note that the outdoor seating is not covered, so events are usually cancelled if it's raining.