Hawaii (State of) Nightlife

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    Enjoying a mai tai at Royal Hawaiian Mai...
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  • It's right on the beach at the big pink hotel
    It's right on the beach at the big pink...
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  • Best Mai Tai in Waikiki
    Best Mai Tai in Waikiki
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Hawaii (State of) Nightlife

  • Night Club

    Honolulu Nightlife

    ANOTHER GOOD SPOT TO CHECK OUT IS THE "OCEAN" NIGHTCLUB AT RESTAURANT ROW...I THINK IT IS THE ONLY CLUB THERE NOW..BUT YEARS AGO ..THERE WERE A LOT OF PLACES AT THE ROW TO DANCE AND LISTEN TO MUSIC..IT HAS CHANGED A LOT!!! ALOHA SHIRT AND SHOES AND SHORTS OR PANTS ARE GOOD FOR THE GUYS......CASUAL DRESS CODE ALSO FOR THE LADIES.. Honolulu's...

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  • Lu Lu's

    Kailua-Kona Nightlife

    went into Lu Lus last sat. morning...took forever to get a drink ..breakfast was served with runny gross eggs and manager was to busy viewing football to cook so he asked me to leave when I complained..The place was filthy and Locals tell me its always making someone sic..Very rude manager but scince I own the largest construction business on the...

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  • Beachfront Activities

    Waikiki Nightlife

    It was beautifully done. There was the performance near hotel’s largest swimming pool. Nice girls danced Hawaiian dances with those slow waving of their thighs, then all lights were off and darkness covered the beach. I thought they have technical problems with lights, even more I was scared when I heard shooting behind my back. I turned around and...

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  • Flipside too and Mina's

    Hilo Nightlife

    My favourite pool/biker/drag queen bar. Never found anywhere like it on Earth. I was there in August 2004 and April 2008, when it was just about to be demolished to make way for a car park at Hilo market. Progress... bollocks. Sorry to see you go, and sorry I wasn't there for the last-night party.

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  • Lava.

    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Nightlife

    Well, if you've managed to snag a place to stay at the HVNP, make the effort to take a drive to see the lava path at night. Follow road to the bottom of Chain of Craters road and if lava is visible, you will see the glowing reds along the mountain. Light windbreaker is nice to have ... it can get breezy as well as have sudden unexpected rain...

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  • Lava flows at nite

    Hawaii (Big Island) Nightlife

    Seeing the lava flow in the daytime is awesome in itself, but no words can truly express the overwhelming excitement of seeing the glowing lava at night! Long sleeve garment, good covered shoes, maybe a hat and/or windbreaker (rain, wind, and cooler temperatures) Bring a flashlight and water ... unless you want to just purchase it at the beginning...

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  • Da Big Kahuna

    Oahu Nightlife

    We were looking to have a light meal with some great drinks and we happen to pass this place during one of our evening walks and we decided to go inside. It was a Monday night and the place wasn't crowded at all. It was karaoke night which made it a nice relaxed evening. This place has plenty of tables in different sizes scattered around and two...

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  • Luau's

    Hawaii (State of) Nightlife

    This is a general tip about luaus in Hawaii, not about any particular place. For those who don't know, and setting aside any historical or cultural details, a luau is about getting together, eating a lot and dancing. Yes, it's traditionally Hawaiian, but it's become quite the tourist attraction, and for good reason. Bury a pig and coals in the...

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  • The Grand Hyatt

    Kauai Nightlife

    The Grand Hyatt Luau is an event worthy of checking out. They have luaus on Thursdays and Sundays from 5:30p - 8:15p. I thoroughly checked out all luau options on Kaua'i and determined they are all about the same price. That being said, the one at the Grand Hyatt is superior. Plus, you don't have elbow-to-elbow problems like the one on the Coconut...

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  • Live Music

    Honolulu Nightlife

    The Hale Koa Hotel on Waikiki Beach has a beach bar next to the pool and the bay, called the Barefoot Bar. This popular bar served draft and bottled beers and has a variety of local specialty mixed drinks. They also offer live music along the beach almost every night of the week. I stopped in twice during my last visit to Hawaii, and once during my...

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  • Huggos

    Kailua-Kona Nightlife

    A great casual bar in the heart of Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. Definitely idolic of the 'beach' bar atmosphere and setting - this ocean-front cocktail bar and pub is an off-shoot of the Huggo's Restaurant next door. My one and only visit found it to be very friendly, hospitable, with great service and good bar staff. The patrons all looked...

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  • Cruises

    Waikiki Nightlife

    The Navatek 1 Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise is awesome!! A full buffet style dinner, and entertainment, plus an amazing view of the sunset as it beams down on Diamond Head. The food is excellent! Mahi Mahi, Kahala chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, hapapia coconut cake, fresh fruit, etc.....!! After you finish eating, then the entertainment begins!...

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  • Germaine's Luau

    Oahu Nightlife

    Germaine's Luau provides the perfect example of that most traditional of Hawaiian experiences: the luau. Join the ohana "family" under the palm trees at their private Oahu Beach, and they'll show you what partying Hawaiian-style is all about. The evening starts with a royal procession followed by the imu ceremony (the ritual in which the roast pig...

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  • Huggos on the Rocks

    Hawaii (Big Island) Nightlife

    Watching great live bands, drinking, eating, people watching, with the crashing waves right behind you. Huggos is conveniently located next to the Royal Kona Resort, across from the Volleyball Court on Ali'i Drive! Local style. VERY informal...

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  • Radisson Hotel

    Kauai Nightlife

    Not much to do for night life in Kauai as the sidewalks roll up around sunset. But at the resorts the tourists have other ideas! The Radisson Kauai Beach Resort in Lihue have happy hour from 5 -6 pm with free mai tais, beer or wine for the hotel guests at the pool bar. You can meet wonderful people from around the world and watch the sunset and...

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  • Walking around

    Honolulu Nightlife

    Walking on the sand at Waikiki facing the sunset is magical. One can hear the many hotels live Hawaiian music softy caress your ears, while your eyes devour the beauty of the setting sun. Many tourists and locals head for the beach and the sea to gaze at the colors played out on the clouds that the sun makes as it dips below the horizon. The many...

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  • Captain Bean Dinner

    Kailua-Kona Nightlife

    Captain Bean's Dinner (aka 'Booze') Cruise Spend two hours on a boat cruising the seas just offshore of Kona, eating traditional Hawaiian food and drinking as many Mai Tais as you can down while the band plays the theme song from 'Hawaii Five-Oh', for the all-inclusive price of about $50. The drinks are kind of weak, but a quiet word to your...

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  • Waikiki

    Oahu Nightlife

    Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville is a chain restaurant with locations in the US, Mexico and Caribbean. We've been to a few of their locations and find the quality of their food and drinks to be okay, nothing spectacular. This particular Margaritaville is located at the Beachcomber Hotel here in Waikiki. We were on our way back to the hotel after...

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  • Luau's

    Kauai Nightlife

    Kauai Luau's are a must do nightlife activity. Actually, the dinner itself will typically start before sunset, when the buried pig roast is unearthed and dedicated by traditional Hawaiian methods. The food is typically served buffet style, while waiters will bring bar drinks upon request. The food is oriented to the palate of the average tourist,...

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  • Luaus

    Honolulu Nightlife

    Great dancers, okay food, interesting things to do, pretty good drinks Some girls got all Hawaii-ed out in pretty tropical prints. Unfortunately, we were running late and didn't have time to fit in the theme.

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  • The Moana Surf Rider

    Oahu Nightlife

    We did our rounds at the hotels and decided to stop here and grab a drink beach side. The bar is located along Waikiki Beach with really nice tables and an area for a band. As we arrived our waiter instantly told us there was a table closer to the hedges and near the beach, but "beware, there are mice there!!" We laughed it off and said,...

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  • Salt Pond Beach

    Kauai Nightlife

    There really isn't any "nightlife" on the island of Kauai. Nature is what it is all about here. The best nightlife? Walk along the beach, go see a Luau, or better yet watch the sunset with someone you love. On our last night in Kauai we drove to Salt Pond Beach to watch the sunset. BEAUTIFUL! Don't turn at the sign that says "Salt Pond Beach"...

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  • People Watching

    Honolulu Nightlife

    There again at around one to two in the morning sitting watching the moon and ocean while at the same time you are in or very close to a band playing good tunes!!! And the weather and the ocean are warm!!!! HONOLULU HAS SO MANY PLACES TO ENJOY MUSIC.. CASUAL DRESSING IS USUALLY WHAT YOU SEE HERE..

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  • The Outrigger Waikiki

    Oahu Nightlife

    This bar is one of our favorite places to come and have a drink while here in Waikiki. It's a good place to enjoy a drink, some food and enjoy a nice atmosphere with nice views of Waikiki Beach. The bartenders are great and every single time we visit we always meet the nicest people. The menu has some nice choices of specialty drinks, well...

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  • Dancing

    Honolulu Nightlife

    This is a really popular spot and the decor is very classy. I used to go-go here and my friends still do - they are beautiful if you like some eye candy while you're clubbing. the drinks aren't too overpriced. dress to impress

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  • The Outrigger Reef Hotel

    Oahu Nightlife

    The Plantation Bar is part of the Hula Grill located in the Outrigger, Waikiki. The Bar is designed to look like a Shack with bar stools lining the edge. There are several tables in this area to enjoy some cocktails and bar food. They have a nice selection of cocktails and a menu consisting of some tasty looking food items. Liz and I found...

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  • Sheraton Princess Kaiulani

    Oahu Nightlife

    The Pikake Terrace is a favorite place of mine to enjoy some really yummy Frozen Blue Hawaiian's and/or to grab something to eat in a relaxed, open bar like setting. The place is usually crowded with the hotel patrons and one thing that I would recommend if you come here is to sit at the bar. Although there are plenty of tables, the service can...

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  • Duke's Canoe Club Waikiki

    Oahu Nightlife

    It's a great place to hang out and on Sunday afternoons they have live music featuring local groups DUKE'S CANOE CLUB WAIKIKI is on the site of the original Outrigger Canoe Club, founded to preserve and perpetuate surfing on boards and in Hawaiian canoes. (photo from Duke's Website) Shorts and aloha shirts with sandals. Typical Hawaiian wear.

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  • The Red Lion

    Oahu Nightlife

    We stumbled upon this place during our first visit to Oahu. We had just had a nice dinner and after dinner drinks at a favorite bar and we wanted to walk around Kalakaua Avenue and see where we'd wind up. We decided to check out the Red Lion as they advertised a pool table. My sweetie enjoys an occassional game or two of pool so we went to play a...

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  • Beaches / Coastlines

    Oahu Nightlife

    What better way to enjoy the tropics than to have a Mai Tai at a beachside bar while watching the sunset. It's cliche, but it's also a must. My favorite place is the Royal Hawaiian on Waikiki, because their drinks are excellent despite the price. The mai tai's at the Hale Koa are supposed to be the best on the island, and I admit they are superb....

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  • The Hula Hut

    Oahu Nightlife

    Kalo's south seas review is the best Polynesian show in Waikiki at the Hawaiian Hut. Forget Germain's luau - total tourist trap. This is much better!!! Kalo is an authentic Polynesian princess and developed this authentic show. She used to dance in the performance and was the most elegant and graceful. On occasion her granddaughters will appear in...

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  • Pipe Line Cafe

    Oahu Nightlife

    The newest hotest venue to open in Honolulu’s Kakaako district, Pipeline Café is the kind of club you’d expect from New York or LA. This beautiful two-story nightclub features separate rooms for dancing, pool, lounging, and live concerts. An upstairs bar is designed as a skybox for watching bands below. Frequented by an up and coming early twenties...

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  • Ala Moana Shopping Center

    Oahu Nightlife

    You can watch the action on Waikiki Beach during the day at this open-air beachside bar...and then at night listen to Hawaiian music, watch hula and drink the namesake of this location...an awesome Mai Tai. Casual...but please no ripped shorts and torn t-shirts.

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  • The Hard Rock Cafe

    Oahu Nightlife

    There is a never-ending supply of nightlife in Waikiki and Honolulu - more than enough to choose from. Hard Rock Cafe has Live music. Either rock or reggae is featured on Friday and Saturday from 10pm to 12:45am and there is no cover charge. The food was 'the usual' and the band playing the night we were there were really great. Elvis...

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  • The Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

    Oahu Nightlife

    Our visit to Waikiki in 2013 brought us here to Rum Fire for some afternoon drinks. Rum Fire is located in the Sheraton Waikiki past the shopping concourse in the hotel lobby . My wife and I wanted a nice place to unwind with some cocktails and enjoy the beautiful weather. This bar/restaurant has indoor seating and outdoor seating; both with...

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  • North Shore Bar and Restaruants

    Oahu Nightlife

    Breakers bar is in Haleiwa, HI and not a bad place to grab a beer, listen to "Jack Johnson-like" music and chill out. The night I was there it was packed but had a passive feel to it. A ton of surfers congregate here and generally dominate the demographic. Surfer wear--ie. Flip flops, board shorts, sun tan and laid back mindset.

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  • Paradise Luau Cove

    Oahu Nightlife

    It's a luau - so it's commercial and touristy, but worth it. Bring $1 bills to tip crafts people as they help you make lei's and palm leaf crowns. Bring your camera (of course). Great food. I'm veg, but the beau enjoyed the pork. Try the poi - seriously. It's the purple looking soupy stuff. Secretly add a squeeze of pineapple juice and a packet of...

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  • Halekulani

    Oahu Nightlife

    While we were in Maui we met a fantastic couple from New Jersey. They recommended this place to us as they said if we wanted to go to a really nice place for drinks with a "grown-up" atmosphere and live Jazz, this would be a great place for us. The Lewer Lounge is located in the Halekulani. We decide to come by and have a few drinks. The bar is...

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  • Royal Hawaiina Shopping Center

    Oahu Nightlife

    I was on my way to make some sunset pictures, crossing Kalakaua Ave., when I suddenly heard one old lady saying to another: “We gotta try this place, Senor Frog’s looks like a nice restaurant”. It definitely put a smile on my face. WOW, they will be surprised. When I arrived in Honolulu, Senor Frog’s has just opened its doors few weeks earlier. A...

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  • Polynesian Cultural Center

    Oahu Nightlife

    Exotic costumes, traditional island music, firewalkers, knife dancers and more than one hundred 'native' performers make the HORIZONS show a terrific event. You can behold this extravaganza at The Polynesian Culture Center. Presented as night falls, the brilliant torches and haunting drum beats accent the show with realism and drama. I would...

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  • Hale Koa Hotel

    Oahu Nightlife

    Keida84 was “praising” me for daring to drink Da Fish Bowl, but she forgot her own impressive ability to handle Mai Tai’s. Hale Koa is a bar on the beach, they do have other drinks, but it looks like people go there to enjoy their Mai Tai’s and trust me they are strong! The Hale Koa hotel is serving only military and their families, but their bar...

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  • The Royal Hawaiian Hotel

    Oahu Nightlife

    When in Hawaii you must attend a luan. This luan is at the ground of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel ( the pink building) at Wakiki. It is probably one of the most popular due to its location. You will enjoy hawaii music and dancing and get to try some traditional hawaii food -Poi- (Taro that's boiled and mashed in water, taste like starch) Lomi Lomi...

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  • More Than Just Dinner

    This is a general tip about luaus in Hawaii, not about any particular place. For those who don't know, and setting aside any historical or cultural details, a luau is about getting together, eating a lot and dancing. Yes, it's traditionally Hawaiian, but it's become quite the tourist attraction, and for good reason. Bury a pig and coals in the...

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  • The Reigning of Queen of Hawaiian Music

    Aunty Genoa Keawe has been performing for a half century and a consummate professional musician. Sadly this "leo o Hawai'i" (voice of Hawai'i) came to an end last year. Happily, the rest of the ensemble continues and have been joined by the heir apparent, Pomai, her granddaughter. The Genoa Keawe 'Ohana performs at the Marriot Waikiki Beach...

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  • Stroll along the beach. It is safe at...

    The Hawaiians are so happy when they established a Police Precint at Waikiki Beach! Do you know what that means to them? Safer for the local residents and the tourists to stroll and walk along the beach at night! (And, at day time, of course!). Just strolling along the beach and listening to one's self and the ocean waves is fun. Not that we are...

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