The power of live music is undeniable. It makes folks feel good, it helps people relax, and it's the most fun type of music to dance to. Luckily for those in search of joy of sound, live music is on full display at a host of Honolulu nightclubs, bars and restaurants. From raging bars with rowdy live bands to upscale ocean side lounges with mellow music, Honolulu has it all when it comes to music venues. While many venues on the local music scene are clustered in the Waikiki area, terrific places to hear live music are also found on the North Shore.
Out on the North Shore Surfer, the Bar has live music is offered on a regular basis and karaoke happens every Sunday night. Opening at 6 p.m. daily, Surfer is part bar, part restaurant and part night club. Great happy hour cocktails are offers along with the full bar and classic Hawaiian cocktails.
In historic Haleiwa town is Banzai Sushi Bar. Delicious locally sourced sushi, a full sake bar, and hip crowd can be found all nights of the week at this small eatery. Live music happens on the lanai on weekends backed by surf videos on a large screen.
In Honolulu Duke's Canoe Club draws those in search of fun to great drinks, food and live music overlooking Waikiki Beach. The best places for live music on Oahu are as varied as the island's subcultures.