Bars in Oahu

Noe DeWitt

Craft cocktails, microbrews, and quality wines might not be the first things that come to mind when planning a trip to Oahu, but the island has a vib... Read More

Craft cocktails, microbrews, and quality wines might not be the first things that come to mind when planning a trip to Oahu, but the island has a vibrant collection of bars sprinkled throughout its different neighborhoods, with an increasing number popping up in the city’s trendy Chinatown. Still, there’s no more classic place to drink in Oahu than the House Without a Key at the Halekulani hotel—particularly if you’re having a mai tai on the veranda as the sun sinks behind Diamond Head.

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  • Amuse Wine Bar

    In the Honolulu Design Center, you’ll find a big selection of wines at Amuse, where futuristic dispensers pour out small samples of over 80 labels. Let... Read More

  • Bevy

    In the industrial Kakaako neighborhood (about a 10-minute drive from the center of Waikiki) lies one of Honolulu’s hippest, liveliest bars—and you won’t... Read More

  • House Without a Key

    It’s touristy, yes, but nothing can compare to a mai tai at sunset at this legendary open-air lounge in the Halekulani hotel. The soundtrack is... Read More

  • Pint and Jigger

    Craft beers are the specialty at this downtown watering hole with 21 rotating brews on tap. Pint and Jigger also serves a selection of elevated twists... Read More

  • The Study at The Modern

    Even if you aren’t staying at the Modern, it’s worth stopping by this library-themed lounge in Waikiki for a pre-dinner drink or nightcap. The... Read More

  • The Tchin Tchin!

    Another Chinatown hot spot from Dusty Grable and Jesse Cruz (the duo who opened nearby Livestock Tavern and Lucky Belly), this wine bar fills up with... Read More

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