The bars in Hawaii all have something in common: They have great drinks menus with creative cocktails. You’ll find classic drinks like the Mai Tai, Blue Hawaii, and Lava Flow, as well as contemporary creations with coconut, pineapple, or lilikoi (passionfruit) flavors. And you won’t be able to resist drinks with names like Endless Summer, Hawaiian Love Affair, and Tropical Sensation. So take a seat at one of these wonderful Waikiki bars and enjoy the experience.
Best Bars in Waikiki for Cocktails
Come to our restaurant for a laid-back atmosphere and stunning views of Diamond Head from all directions. You’ll find daily drink specials at our bar, and we’re located next to the pool on the third level of the Queen Kapiolani Hotel. Whether you come on a Monday for $8.50 Mai Tais, a Wednesday for $30 American Whisky Flights, or a Saturday for half-price Mimosas until noon, you’re guaranteed to enjoy your time here with us.
Duke’s is a famous “barefoot bar” on Waikiki Beach, named after surfing icon Duke Kahanamoku. It has a collection of his memorabilia. Duke’s Mai Tai, Lava Flow, and Tropical Itch are house specialties (comes with a back scratcher). Duke’s buffets are reasonably priced ($18 for breakfast and $19.50 for lunch). They are well-known for their Hula Pie, a chocolate cookie crust dessert topped with macadamia nut ice cream, hot fudge, and whipped cream.
House Without A Key
If you’re looking for a stunning oceanfront restaurant in Waikiki, look no further than the Halekulani. They offer Hawaiian music and hula dance performances weekly, and you can enjoy them from the comfort of their outdoor patio. The pupu (appetizer) and Coconut Cake are both must-tries, and their Coconut Shrimp is definitely one of the best dishes on the menu.
Mai Tai Bar
The Mai Tai was first served in Hawaii in 1953 at the Royal Hawaiian Resort, which was nicknamed the “Pink Palace” of Waikiki. The Mai Tai was made following the original Trader Vic recipe. The Royal Hawaiian Resort is a legendary spot for an umbrella drink or a tropical cocktail served in a freshly cut Maui Gold pineapple. If you desire, you may be able to get a private cabana for an exclusive social gathering at the resort for up to 20 people.
The lobby lounge of Alohilani Resort, called O Bar, is a hidden treasure in Waikiki. The three-story Oceanarium that spans the length of the bar area is the centerpiece. It’s a 280,000-gallon tank teeming with marine life, including Hawaii’s state fish, the Humuhumunukunukuapuaa, and the odd diving diver feeding fish. It’s a large, low-key facility with comfy seating, a delectable drink menu, and delectable flatbreads.
Looking for the perfect spot to enjoy a sunset cocktail with a view? Waterfront bar in downtown Waikiki is the place for you. They offer breathtaking beachfront views, delicious Liquid Aloha drinks, and Sangria Carafes – perfect for sharing with a friend. And if you’re looking for something a little heartier, they have an amazing selection of small plates and family-style meals. So come on down and enjoy the best of what Waikiki has to offer!
Located on the 19th story, this bar and restaurant offers a stunning view of Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean. Keep in mind that it can be quite windy at this altitude! We recommend enjoying a pre-dinner cocktail and some garlic & truffle butter fries. Or, if you’re looking for a more nightclub-esque experience, visit on a Friday or Saturday night. Just remember to dress to impress!
My favorite rooftop bar in Waikiki. It’s a hip spot concealed inside The Laylow Hotel. It’s popular for brunch; you can start your day with a P.O.G. Mimosa (made with passion fruit, orange, and guava juice) or a bacon-topped Hideout Bloody Mary. After dark, visitors may unwind with exquisite handcrafted cocktails in the glow of tiki torches. With Hawaii’s best live music and DJs, the nightly entertainment distinguishes this establishment.