When it comes to drinks and dinner, there's nothing better than enjoying tropical vices at a beach bar. Because Honolulu is blessed with a coastline dotted with long white sand beaches and world class surf breaks, those in search of beach side cocktails have plenty of options. For those in search of ocean side cocktails, live music and dancing by the ocean, look no further than our list of the ten best beach bars in Honolulu.
Out on the notorious North Shore, Hang Ten Bar & Grill at Turtle Bay Resort takes the cake when it comes to Honolulu beach bars. Situated right on the ocean and overlooking a beautiful surf break, Hang Ten offers delicious drinks and local food by the pool. Samoan fire knife dances and live music take place several nights a week, and because of the resort's open-to-everyone policy, there's always a mix of locals and visitors.
In the heart of Honolulu is Duke's Canoe Club. Named after the famed Hawaiian Olympic swimmer, Duke's is the local go to spot for dinner and drinks right on the water, overlooking popular surf breaks. A great place for group fun or couples only time, reservations are a must.
Also in Waikiki is RumFire. Also a resort bar, RumFire is the place to find live music on the ocean regularly, with a liberal happy hour and lively scene. Located at the Sheraton Waikiki, RumFire is another favorite for locals and visitors alike.