Where To Drink In Hawaii

Well it's Hawaii and you are on vacation and there are plenty of bars on the beach... so we're sorting out the good ones for you

Bar 35 | Bar | Honolulu, Oahu

Formerly a jazz bar and a strip club, this Hotel Street bar was one of the first new contemporary lounges to help reinvent the Chinatown area. Bar 35 offers over 200 brews from 20 different countries in addition to mixed cocktails and flatbread pizzas. They have an outdoor patio, VIP area, bar seating, and lounge with a vibe that’s as diverse as its drink menu.

Tropic Bar and Grill | Bar | Honolulu, Oahu

The birthplace of the Blue Hawaii cocktail and paper parasol, a mix of Curacao liqueur, rum and pineapple juice, created by famed bartender Harry Yee, Tropic Grill is still serving up its cocktails beachfront style. It may be a little touristy for some, but the nightly live music and sunset views are enough to make anyone stay. Where else can you pull off a cocktail umbrella but in Hawaii?

Kailua-Kona Pub & Brewery | Pub | Kailua-Kona, Big Island

Besides offering an array of different beers that include seasonal brews and Kona Brewing Company’s top sellers, the pub also lends you the option of touring the brewery. For an added plus, any visitors over the age of 21 get to sample their products. Although if you’re not already 21 you have no business at the pub anyhow!

Stevenson's Library | Bar | Koloa, Kauai

With dark woods, upholstered sofas, books, billiards tables and a piano, this refined bar has the feel of an old gentleman's club. Nightly live jazz blends into the upscale appeal of a bar whose single-malt scotches, cognacs and ports are the house specialty. Toss off the sandals and dress your best for a night of classy relaxation.

Bouchon’s Hanalei | Sushi Bar | Hanalei, Kauai

Spacious and relaxed, this hip spot boasts an industrial feel with its aged brick, exposed ductwork, copper accents and expansive windows, which fill the place with light and island views. In addition, live bands play everything from blues to reggae, rock to island-flavored tunes for several nights a week.

Cow Pig Bun | Burger Bar | Kihei, Maui

A bright and airy bar and restaurant, Cow Pig Bun puts and pours out a variety of burgers and bourbons. Moreover, their creative bar staff is always looking for new ways to reinvent modern classics. Stop by and order up a Blood & Sands or Cannibalistic, which uses pho syrup.

House Without A Key | Restaurant | Honolulu, Oahu

With beachfront seats, a live Hawaiian band, hula dancers and the soothing sounds of breaking waves as you sip on a sweet Mai Tai, House Without A Key is quintessential Hawaii.

Beach Tree | Bar | Ka`upulehu-Kona, Big Island

Bury your toes in the sand and enjoy the sunset while the bartender conjures up your favorite drink, the margaritas and mai tai’s are a personal hit. This exotic cabana bar is just the kind of island therapy any vacation demands.

Serenity Pool Bar | Bar | Maui

Tucked away in a quiet cove at the Four Seasons resort, this adult only pool bar boasts a massive infinity pool, lined by chaise lounges and surrounded by gently swinging palms that overlook the various swim-up bars. If you tire of the water, lie back in a chaise lounge where you’ll be served a delightful mix of Evian water mist, cold towels and cucumber slices to lay over your eyelids. Take me now Hawaii.

Livestock Tavern | Bar | Honolulu, Oahu

Livestock Tavern’s zappy urban feel is like a small slice of New York in Honolulu. This same feel is likely also the work of the bar manager Mike Nishikawa’s carefully crafted drinks menu, boasting a perfect blend of original cocktails and modern classics, served alongside generous plates of vintage American eats. Drop in and ask for hard-to-hate gems like the Goblin King, made from locally produced cane juice rum, pumpkin, lemon juice, and maple syrup—bottoms up!