Waikiki’s hangouts are where lights, deejays and libations reign. Grab your travel mates, dial a DD (cab) and brace yourself for voltaic island fun. Of course, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the partying may be socially distant and face coverings may be required, but these mainstays of fun still remain great places to unwind.
If you’re after a great view, DUKE’S WAIKIKI , located at the Outrigger Waikiki, boasts good food and drinks for great pau hana (happy hour) drinking. RUMFIRE at the Sheraton Waikiki offers a good cocktail menu and small plates paired to stunning panoramas of Diamond Head and the beach. Heads up: This place gets lively after dark!
program and unique social bites and dessert offerings from an award- winning chef. Pegged as Hawai‘i’s highest lounge, a 5,000-square-foot wraparound outdoor lanai offers unobstructed views of Diamond Head. Find SKY Waikiki up on WAIKIKI BUSINESS PLAZA‘s 19th floor. For a colorful evening, visit HULA’S BAR & LEI STAND. This nationally acclaimed LGBTQ+ gem at Waikiki Grand Hotel touts aloha for all. Live music, theme parties and deejays.
And for the sports fan, the Vegas-inspired RIVALS WAIKIKI is an upscale place to catch the game. Craft beers, signature cocktails and music are all found here.
Safely cap off the night with taxi services. Transport companies include Charley’s, TheCAB, Uber and Lyft.