February 5, 2023

Iconic bars you won’t want to miss


Marty

Waikiki\’s Barefoot Bar at Duke\’s Waikiki restaurant allows a come-as-you-are approach, so feel free to stop by in your beach attire.

What’s the only thing that can make an Oahu night’s gorgeous weather and lush scenery even more perfect? A tropical drink, of course! The following are just a few favorite spots to enjoy the best cocktails Waikiki has to offer.

Put your toes in the sand at Barefoot Bar, part of Duke’s Waikiki restaurant at Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach, for beautiful views of Diamond Head and the coastline. Sip flavorful concoctions such as the Dig Me Daiquiri, Lava Flow and Mago-Rita – without even having to change out of your bikini!

For live island music and a prime oceanfront location, hit the Beach Bar at the 1901 Moana Surfrider – A Westin Resort and Spa. Open since the early 1950’s, the bar offers historic ambiance as well as decadent drinks. Order yourself a Moana Coconut, made with Kahlua, light rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice.

You’ve heard of a Blue Hawaii cocktail, right? Did you know it was invented by a bartender at the Hilton Hawaiian Village? Stop in and order one at the property’s Tropics Bar and Grill. It’s also a great spot to catch the hotel’s free fireworks show on Tuesdays and Fridays.

For another iconic beverage, head to The Royal Hawaiian’s Mai Tai Bar to try a beverage of the same name – the classic cocktail has traces its origins to the 1927 landmark hotel. The classic bar also offers live local entertainment and views of Waikiki Beach.

Finally, make your way to the stylish House Without a Key for Hawaiian music and hula dancers. The Halekulani Sunset is sure to hit the spot, with its tropical blend of light rum, triple sec, grenadine, guava nectar and sweet and sour.

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