For a truly local nightlife experience, the Shack in Waikiki is the place to go. Although there are three locations around the island, Wakiki Shack is definitely the most happening venue, or "raging" as locals would say. An island-style laid back locale, the Shack is the place to go for local music, which is usually a combination of reggae and Hawaiian music. Many of the guests there are regulars, but there’s a large mix of visitors looking for a good time as well.
Night at The Shack — Photo courtesy of The Shack
Island style casual is the theme at the Shack. Dressing up here usually includes heels (and we’re not talking Gucci) or the average every day flip-flops for both men and women. Clothing consists the usual nighttime island get-up–a sundress, skirt, or dressy top with jeans or a jean skirt for women. For men, the tried and true aloha shirt is the usual attire, but of course a nice T-shirt will do the trick too.
If you go to the Shack, get ready for live music, a DJ, dinner, and sports nights. You’ll find a friendly array of locals looking to have a good time and some laughs, and definitely some pure aloha. It’s a good idea to call or check the website if you’re looking for a special event, of which there are plenty at the Shack. You'll also find themed days like Thirsty Thursday with $2 drafts and Friday night lu`aus. Either way, if you’re looking for a laid back atmosphere but a raging good time, this is the spot for you.