Honolulu's best bars provide unique atmospheres and eclectic selections

Jade Eckardt

By , Local Expert, Honolulu
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If you're in the mood for a wild night dancing near the ocean, or if you're looking to keep it mellow and classy while sampling wines and desserts, then our list of Honolulu's top ten bars is for you. Luckily for those in search of the right fit when it comes to a bar, this list not only present the best bars in Honolulu, but across a wide range of styles and atmospheres. So get out the button up aloha shirt or your little black dress and get ready to explore the nightlife in Hawaii's busiest town.

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  • 1

    Duke's Canoe Club

    Duke's is famous for serving delicious regional dishes and tropical cocktails in a beautiful, oceanfront location.

    Local Expert Tip: "Go in time for the sunset and enjoy it from the beachfront eatery."

  • 2

    MAC 24/7

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the lilikoi (passion fruit) martini."

  • 3

    Amuse Wine Bar

    A unique cocktail and wine list paired with delicious gourmet food served late, Amuse never fails to satisfy.

    Local Expert Tip: "Under 21 not allowed but can be seated in the eatery next door. "

  • 4

    Bar 35

    Although it's a bar, Bar 35 serves amazing food in private rooms, till the wee hours.

    Local Expert Tip: "Happy hour is Mondays from 4 p.m. to closing, Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 6 to 10 p.m."

  • 5

    The Shack

    Local Expert Tip: "Call ahead of time to find out if there's live music. "

  • 6

    Kona Brewing Co.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the beer sampler to get a taste of all the brews. "

  • 7

    Kemo`o Pub

    Local Expert Tip: "Check the website or call for events. "

  • 8

    Hula's Bar and Lei Stand

    Local Expert Tip: "Call ahead for special events. "

  • 9


    RumFire offers delicious food and cocktails in a modern and hip atmosphere.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you drive to RumFire, ask for parking validation. "

  • 10

    Mai Tai Bar

    Local Expert Tip: "You can catch your favorite sports games here in season. "



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