10 Best Bars and Restaurants in Honolulu for Happy Hour

Happy hour and vacation go hand in hand, so we've decided to compile a list of the best happy hour spots on Oahu to hip up for specials on cocktails and food. Each side of the island has its go to places for the best happy hour, and there's a variety of drinks and cuisines and styles and atmospheres.  Some are at mellow restaurants and some are in rowdy bars, so no matter what you're looking for in a happy hour we can guide you to it.

Out on the North Shore Surfer, the Bar is a classy bar offering music, shows and a thorough happy hour meal and drinks every evening with an ocean view. Another restaurant slash bar with great food, beer and happy hour is the Kona Brewing Company. With amazing pizzas and locally brewed beer, this is a must stop for happy hour.

In the heart of Honolulu are great happy hours at popular spots like the Mai Tai Bar in Ala Moana Shopping Center and Rumfire. Then there's Luibueno's and Haleiwa Joes which both offer two happy hours a day. These tried and true Honolulu staples draw crowds each day and offer amazing appetizers and exotic cocktails, each with signature dishes and drinks.

So look no further than our list for the best happy hour places on the island, and we even listed the hours and days for each place.

Beer connoisseurs can find haven in Honolulu when they visit Bar 35. Situated in downtown Chinatown, this casual, upscale bar presents over 150 brews from over 20 different countries. Belgian to American, lager to porter, there is something that...  Read More

Banzai Sushi Bar
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Sushi, sushi, and more sushi - all made from locally caught fresh fish and seafood can be found at the North Shore's Banzai Sushi Bar. And yes, there's definitely a full bar boasting a varies amount of beers, wine and specialty cocktails. Live...  Read More

Take in the North Shore's relaxed lifestyle at this fantastic eatery. Kick back on the lanai, take in the incredible island scenery, and revel in the moment. While you do, make sure to sample terrific seafood and steak entrees. Prime rib is...  Read More

Kona Brewing Co.
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The second location of this popular bar and restaurant (the other is on the Big Island) makes its home on Oahu. Over a dozen ales and lagers are hand-crafted on the premises, including popular Wailua Wheat, Big Wave Golden Ale, and Longboard...  Read More

In tribute to Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaii's renowned swimmer, surfer, and Olympic athlete, this casual bar and restaurant in the Outrigger Waikiki offers patrons a wealth of island culture. Memorabilia, live Hawaiian music, fruity cocktails, and...  Read More

Always bustling, this fabulous microbrewery is one of the area's top destinations for flavorful beers and incredible, pub-inspired fare. Views of the harbor greet patrons, who love the sociability of the place. Able to hold legions of folks,...  Read More

Mai Tai's
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If you're longing for authentic Hawaiian ambiance, there's no better way to satisfy the craving than at this charming open air bar. Its beach locale, terrific panorama of Diamond Head, and relaxed clientele all contribute to an ideal experience,...  Read More

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Luibueno's Mexican and Latin Cuisine serves delicious food and drinks on the North Shore of Oahu. Located in historic Haleiwa town, Luibueno's is the go-to spot for great Mexican food in a fun, modern Mexican inspired atmosphere. Lunch and...  Read More

Surfer, the Bar
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Always a good bet for nightlife, Surfer, the Bar is Turtle Bay Resorts new endeavor into nighttime entertainment. Opening at 6 p.m. daily, Surfer is part bar, part restaurant and part night club. Great happy hour cocktails are offers along with...  Read More

Hugely popular thanks to great music and incredible views of Waikiki Beach, this hotel nightclub is a sure bet any night of the year. Yet it's more than just a night club, you can also stop in for a few great cocktails before moving down the...  Read More


Meet Jade Eckardt

Raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, Jade has traveled the world and doesn't intend to stop, yet the Hawaiian Islands are still her favorite place. She spent seven years living on Oahu and...  More About Jade

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