Honolulu is a laid-back island city with an incredible wealth of options when it comes to bars in From dive bars to wine bars, an upscale cocktail bar or an easy-going beach bar, Honolulu bars are some of the best in Hawaii.
Here’s our top picks of where to quench your thirst…
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Whiskey aficionados will love Bar Leather Apron and the largest collection of whiskies on the island. The vibes here are classy with the fancy wood and leather decor making this place the ideal place to sip on some whiskey cocktails.
It’s recommended to make reservations here as this place is quite popular. So check ahead of time for availability.
Ever had wine on tap before? It’s okay if you haven’t because Amuse Wine Bar does it perfectly here. This hip little wine bar that lets you sample over 80 different tap wines, is actually hidden inside a furniture store.
Come her, put some money into a wine card and then purchase wines from any of the 80+ self-dispensing wines on tap.
If you want that authentic Hawaiian bar experience, you gotta come to Mai Tai’s for that. With two different locations, the beach location is where the fun vibes are at. This beach bar boasts great drinks and a laid-back atmosphere with gorgeous views of the ocean.
And yes, you have to get a Mai Tai. A cocktail that has rum, curaçao, and a choice of fruit juice, depending on the variety.
Bevy has some of the best (and longest!) happy hours serving up some of the best craft cocktails in Honolulu. The drinks at this watering hole are fantastic and the setting is dark yet hip at the same time.
Come here for happy hour every day (except Sundays) and enjoy a delicious craft cocktail for $6. For a bit of a spicy kick in your cocktail, give the Tequila Mockingbird (get it?) a try!
If you’re a fan of listening to some live music while enjoying a few drinks, then head on over to Lewers Lounge. This upscale jazz bar features a selection of craft cocktails while listening to some of the best live jazz music in town.
Lewers Lounge, with its dark-lit room and speakeasy vibes, really is the perfect setting for a relaxing evening over drinks and music.
Yard House is the place everyone comes to when the big game is on TV. Beer rules the day at this gastropub and the massive selection features worldwide beers. The cocktail menu isn’t as expansive as the beer menu but they have some.
If you’re dying to see how your team is faring in the big match, get a glimpse of the game and a beer or two at Yard House.
Rumfire is one of Honolulu’s best beachfront bars and is inside the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. This bar features amazing drinks but the view is really unbeatable here, especially for sunset.
Come on a weekend and stay into the late evening at this beach bar which then transforms into a beach nightclub complete with live DJs and table bottle service.