Just a few steps from the security checkpoint at the inter-island terminal at Honolulu International Airport, this casual beer and pizza eatery is a cool and comfortable place to enjoy a quick beer or a slice of their popular combo pizza. Island Brews & Pizza is small, but offers solace from the airport hustle and bustle. The pizza is always fresh and tasty, while the beer comes in several domestic and island brands. Prices are typical of airport concessions, so unfortunately, there are no bargains to be had. - Lottie Tagupa
In an area where you'd find plenty of Asian eateries, The Downbeat Diner & Lounge comes across as a respite for those craving for some standard American fare. The retro theme of the diner is accentuated by the booth seats with trendy fabrics and an old jukebox in a corner which plays hits from the 1960s and 1970s. As for the food, you can relish on some tasty burgers, sandwiches and salads, served throughout the day. Looking for an after-drinks spot? Head straight to this downtown diner as it is open even after most of the bars shut down everyday. The place is also known as one of the best vegan-friendly spots in the city, with decent options to select from its menu. Apart from food, the diner also offers an array of drinks specials, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic for one and all.
Your search for a cool hangout in Honolulu ends at Arnold's Beach Bar & Grill. Open till 2a, this is a prime spot for chilling out. Housed in the Polynesian Plaza, locals frequent Arnold's to enjoy the live entertainment. The casual, dive bar-like ambiance of the place truly puts the patrons at ease. Cool down with the coolest beer in the town or simply grab a bite of the tasty sandwiches. It's a perfect place to do away with boredom and jazz up your evening.
Located in the heart of Waikiki, Honolulu Tavern is a perfect place to bond with locals. This small bar with its warm and cozy ambiance welcomes one and all. Try and hit the bulls-eye with the dart boards; with the friendly crowd cheering you on, you will surely score. Throw caution to the wind - don't be shy to sing out your favorite tune in a loud and clear voice. Tired after having all that fun? Gorge on the lip-smacking pupus (Hawaiian appetizers) or simply grab a burger. Add chilled beer to your order and enjoy the evening.
Located in Chinatown, Hanks is a popular chilled-out dive bar. A cozy, warm ambiance teams up with friendly service to welcome tourists and locals with open arms. The paintings of royalty and islands adorn the wall, giving it a classy look. If you want to explore music, then this is the place to be. On most evenings you can enjoy a musical melange with the in-house bands. As the night passes, you will end up with more buddies to share a glass or two with you.
Legends Sports Pub is the kind of sports pub that visits most guys in their dreams. Loud, crowded, good food and alcohol and not to mention, a SPORTS GAME! Be it football, rugby, ice hockey, basketball, golf (OK, not golf), most major sporting events are telecast here via satellite from across the continents. If on the off chance you're here when there's no game on, well, there's always the in-house darts tournament to look forward to. (And if you think alcohol and darts don't go well together, try telling it to the guys!)
Located in the charming neighborhood of Moiliili, Anna O'briens is a local bar which is thronged with people all the time. Cheap prices of alcohol, great music and good food is what pulls the locals here. They have a good range of whiskeys, beers and other beverages to keep you in high spirits. Apart from all this, the happening crowd and cool ambiance is what they are known for.
Located across South Beretania Street, Café Anasia is a regular sports bar that welcomes everyone. Here, you can be all by yourself or head here with your beer buddies to watch a game or two. Apart from that, Anasia features pool tables, dart boards that further add to the fun quotient. Call for more details.
Eat, drink and enjoy the evening is the mantra at the Chiko's Tavern. This casual bar welcomes everyone to have a good time and enjoy great drinks along with some cool entertainment. Theme nights, karaoke sessions, live music concerts and other events are a regular feature at Chiko's. For event updates and other details, check website or call ahead.
Huge television screens sporting live action, sports memorabilia adorning the wall and huge stacks of beer. Indeed, Waikiki's Rivals Waikiki Bar & Lounge has all the right factors that go into the making of a popular sports bar. Throughout the day, sports aficionados can watch the latest sporting event on the television screens and enjoy chilled beer along with short eats and munchies. As the evening sets in, Rivals dons the looks of an ultra sleek lounge that features live music concerts of local artists and bands. Those who want to enjoy the concert can sit in the special listening area and ones interested in chatter and beer, can simply head to the bar. For event updates and other details, check website or call ahead.
Located in Waikiki, Tapa's Restaurant & Lanai Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a fun and peaceful dinner. The decor is simple yet punctuated with elegance and style. Try the 'Polish Hot Dog' served with crispy French Fries or simply grab a bite of the 'Tapa's Burger'. Lavish brunch complete with pancakes and Portuguese Sausage awaits you. Tapa's wine collection comprises of red and white wine. Video games, juke box, pool table and the Karaoke section add in the much needed entertainment. Occasionally, Tapa's also hosts live band performances making the dinner memorable. A pinch of tasty meals, a spoonful of entertainment and a dash of good service and your recipe for a perfect dinner at Tapa's restaurant is ready.