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For sheer diversity of after-dark options, you can’t beat Honolulu – there are dozens of options for families with children, adults, and 20-somethings on the prowl for late night action. When you arrive in town, pick up a copy of the local paper – it’s the best place to get the scoop on the festivals, fairs, and celebrations, and other current events.

Honolulu Nightlife

Duke’s Canoe Club

Catch island sounds at weekend evening beach concerts at the Outrigger Waikiki Hotel, or weekdays at the adjoining patio bar.

Outrigger Waikiki Hotel, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., HI, 808-922-2268, www.dukeswaikiki.com
Tags: nightlife | patio | bar


Ruby-colored glass, sleek woods, and bottle service add to the posh factor of this latest addition to Honolulu’s nightlife scene. Signature cocktails come sprinkled with pearl dust, adorned with flowers, or flavored with passion fruit, guava, or lemongrass.

Ala Moana Center, Ho'okipa Terrace, 3rd level, HI, 808-944-8000, www.pearlhawaii.com
Tags: nightlife | editor pick | trendy | lounge

The Thirtyninehotel

An art gallery by day and club by night, this hot-spot was co-founded by the legendary DJ Harvey in newly bohemian Chinatown. Bargain Happy Hour mojitos and tapas on tap fuel the affairs. Note that weekends usually carry a cover charge.

39 N. Hotel St., HI, 808-599-2552, www.thirtyninehotel.com
Tags: nightlife | dancing | jazz | nightclub | bar menu

Tiki Bar & Grill

The food is nothing special, but go for signature cocktails like Greg Brady’s Wipeout (vodka, coconut-flavored rum, and banana liqueur, with a splash of passion fruit juice and Sprite) and the fun atmosphere.

ResortQuest Waikiki Beach Hotel, 2570 Kalakaua Ave., HI, 808-923-8454, www.tikisgrill.com
Tags: nightlife | views | signature cocktails


The W Hotel’s ultra-swank lounge attracts a catwalk-ready crowd and serves up several high-end Champagnes by the glass.

W Hotel Honolulu Diamondhead, 2885 Kalakaua Ave., HI, 808-922-3734, www.w-dhg.com
Tags: nightlife | trendy | lounge | cover charge | nightclub | champagne

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