Even a couple of the tourist traps that are worth a look. One of the best-named bars in Oahu, Rumfire offers oceanfront boozing at its finest. Inside the Sheraton, the lively bar has awesome views of the sea, famed volcanic cone Diamond Head, and those famous Hawaii sunsets. Expect elevated, Hawaiian-themed cocktails, live music, and DJs. If you prefer day drinking, head to the bar for its Spiked Afternoon Tea, every day between pm. Naturally, as the name implies, all the teas are spiked with liquor, so it may be the first time you catch a buzz off English Breakfast.
Best Bars in Honolulu
The Best Bars in Honolulu for Mai Tais, Lava Flows, and More
Given our bent towards traditional cocktails modified to incorporate fresh, local flavors, Honolulu is one of the best cities in America to go out for a drink. So we rounded up the best of the best -- from one of our wonderful new and trendy openings to some of the all-time best watering holes -- to help you figure out the best spots to grab a drink tonight. Reserve one of the four themed private rooms the Whisky Library is our fave and enjoy a stellar selection of local craft beers, or explore its creative cocktail options. Besides the evocative ambiance, this spot boasts a large list of specialty cocktails that fit the theme perfectly. Be sure to sample the Dole Float Rum Float, which is an adult take on what everyone raves about at Disneyland. Our favorite is the Trader Noa, an Old Fashioned that is paired with smoking kiawe wood -- both smooth and smoky.
12 of the Best Restaurants and Bars in Oahu to Grab a Cocktail
BY Jade Eckardt. Certain elements must come together perfectly to make a great bar. Great drinks, a generous happy hour, good food, and live music and entertainment are the ingredients that make a fun bar, and lucky for late nighters Honolulu has a bunch of them. From off beat Chinatown in Honolulu bars to ocean side hotel bars on the North Shore , fun bars with delicious drinks can be found island wide. Looking to sip cocktails while watching the sunset?
The bar scene in Honolulu is as diverse as the city itself, slinging polished cocktails and craft beers alongside neo-tiki concoctions. The neon-hued umbrella drinks of yore still exist, of course, but as five local bartenders explain here, more varied and nuanced tipples await those who seek them out. Lewers Lounge is a dimly lit piano bar in the Halekulani Hotel.