10 Best Places in Honolulu to Shake, Shake, Shake Your Booty

Honolulu may be decorated with swaying palm trees and white sandy beaches, but that doesn't mean the city is lacking in dance clubs. Numerous dance clubs line the streets of Honolulu, most making a home in Waikiki, and range from dance hall, to artsy hip places, gay bars, and even a western cowboy inspired place for some while nightlife. There's something here for anyone who's looking for a wild night on the town, and the great news is that with how close it all is together you can catch a taxi or walk, not drink and drive.

The two hottest spots in Honolulu for nightlife and dancing are Addiction Nightclub and M Nightclub. Both venues offer classy and hip drinks, live acts, and fellow party goers. M is open till 4 a.m. and Addiction till 3:30 a.m., so you can't beat the hours anywhere else in town.

If you're looking for a cowboy themed place drop into Nashville Waikiki wearing your finest cowboy or cowgirl hat. If you're looking to let loose and dance wildly in a dark huge venue with laser lights, head over to Zanzabar. For an impressive drag show loaded with glam and glitter, drop into Fusion Waikiki.

Meanwhile on the funky streets of Chinatown, Bar 35 serves an array of martinis and also offers a dance floor fueled by live music and DJs.

M Nightclub
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M Nightclub is a restaurant and nightclub that offers VIP bottle service and a place to dance till 4 a.m. M also does private parties and events, but otherwise offers live entertainment and dancing Friday and Saturday nights. DJs are a common...  Read More



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

Hula's Bar and Lei Stand


A longtime favorite with Hawaii's gay community, this relaxed bar has welcomed folks for more than a generation. Granting views of Kapiolani Park and the ocean beyond, the comfortable club also offers a terrific bar scene, and patrons frequently...  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



If college is more memory than experience for you, this nightclub may be just what you're looking for for a fun night of dancing. Its slightly older clientele appreciates good times but not to the point of blacking out. Rather, they enjoy mixing...  Read More

Fusion Waikiki
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For a wild, exciting night in Hawaii, head to Fusion Waikiki, the only gay bar in Waikiki. Open seven days a week, the party never stops with karaoke on the week nights and live DJs and shows on the weekends. This club attracts many of the...  Read More

Nashville Waikiki


If you can't imagine leisure hours without a bit of line-dancing and some honky-tonk fun, Nashville Waikiki is the perfect destination. Adorned with western memorabilia and full of fun-loving patrons, the place will keep you occupied till the...  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

Photo courtesy of zanzabar


This glittering club, adorned with Egyptian accents and jewel-tone colors, spared no expense with decor and technology. As a result, it pulls in an upscale crowd, who come to be immersed in light, color, and energy. Music runs the gamut from...  Read More



Simply put, Addiction is the hottest nightclub in Honolulu. Bringing a true nightclub atmosphere and service to Waikiki, Addiction offers several bars, bottle service, serious dancing till 3 a.m., and an exquisite sound system all under 40,000...  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