Hawaii (State of) Nightlife

  • Liz & her Lava Flow (January 2014)
    Liz & her Lava Flow (January 2014)
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  • Relaxing at the bar
    Relaxing at the bar
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  • Mai Tai & Lava Flow
    Mai Tai & Lava Flow
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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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  • Waikiki

    Oahu Nightlife

    Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville is located in the Holiday Inn (former Beachcomber Hotel). As you ascend the escalator the bar is located to the left in the Surf Museum and the Restaurant is to the right. The bar is a nice size with plenty of seats. The bar opens up to the pool deck area so you can take your cocktail outside if you wish. The bar is...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Da Big Kahuna

    Oahu Nightlife

    Ferni and I 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...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sheraton Princess Kaiulani

    Oahu Nightlife

    Swing by and grab a drink from Angie. I have stopped here for drinks on every visit to Oahu, most recently in 2010 & 2013 with my wife. I especially like their Mai-Tais here and was eager to see if they were still as good. After a day of the beach, shopping and exploring we stopped in for an afternoon drink, The brunch crowd had just cleared and...

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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 Moana Surf Rider

    Oahu Nightlife

    The Beach Bar is located at the Moana Surfrider. There are several seats located around the bar area as well as tables scattered under the huge Banyan Tree. The bar is a really hopping place; probably because it's close to the beach and the pool. We enjoy sitting at the bar when having drinks; service is usually better and you have a chance to...

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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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  • The Outrigger Waikiki

    Oahu Nightlife

    Duke's is a popular bar/restaurant in Waikiki located in the Outrigger Hotel (downstairs from the Hula Grill). This place is massive with a large bar area; the Barefoot bar that has a large self seating table area as well as two wooden bars. The dining area is on the other side for "sit down" meals but you can still order foot from the bar. We...

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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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 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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  • Sunset walk

    Just walking and sitting on a park close to the Aloha Tower is just relaxing and fun. The sun set is beautiful. While waiting for a cruise ship to watch the 4th of July fireworks, we just walk around the block chatting. We went to the dock and watch the fishes. Comfortable aloha clothes- slippers, t-shirts and shorts.

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  • Walk at the Kalakua Avenue

    The street life in Honolulu is very exciting nowadays unlike in the old days. It's now fun to go out at night just basically walking! There is so much to see!There are Jamaican drummers doing their beats, people dancing, children singing karaoke, people painting, a guy making balloons to sell and make different shapes of the balloons, statue...

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  • The hula was invented in...

    The hula was invented in Molokai...this was at the kuluakoi resort in Molokai. The bars are fun yet very expensive! Just like most resorts! NONE!

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  • Oahu: Luau Comparison

    OK, so I've only been to 2 luaus ever. Doesn't make me an expert or anything, but I never let that stop me from giving my opinion. On our first trip to Hawaii, in 2001, we went to the luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center and were highly disappointed at the lack of alcohol due to the fact that the PCC is owned & operated by the Mormon church. The...

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  • Like Vegas, Honolulu Never Sleeps

    Allan and I walked from large hotel to large hotel to listen to live music, try the exotic drinks, and people watch. It's great fun and along the way, you meet new people, discover unusual drink combinations, and hear fantastic entertainment.My favorite drink turned out to be an iced drink called "CoCo Coffee" which was a speciality at one of the...

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  • Night Life

    Its a great place Pipeline Cafe...Music, dancing they even have an upstairs to eat and even throw darts. If you are lookin for a great night Pipeline is the place you want to be. 21 and older gets you in everynight but Friday, Friday is 18 and older...YEAH!! Guy most wear pants, collar shirts and shoes...no slippers. If you show up in anything...

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