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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 3:19 p.m., Saturday, May 26, 2007

Free soft drinks offered to designated drivers

Advertiser Staff

HONOLULU — The state Department of Transportation kicks off its "D2" summer program this Memorial Day holiday weekend in which nearly 75 nightclubs, bars and restaurants statewide provide complimentary soft drinks to customers who choose to be designated drivers.

The DOT's Designated Driver or "D2" Campaign is a promotional partnership between the state, local radio stations and nighttime establishments frequented by young adults in an effort to promote the "Don't Drink and Drive" message. This annual summer campaign runs from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.

In 2006, there were 161 traffic fatalities in Hawai'i. Some 76 of them were alcohol-related and 77 involved speeding.

"We want to thank again the radio stations and the nighttime establishments for making this all possible during the '101 Days of Summer' between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend," said state Department of Transportation director Barry Fukunaga. "The ultimate player in all of this is the person behind the wheel, so hopefully this program will provide options for our drivers, particularly the younger ones."

Listed are radio stations and business establishments participating statewide in this summer's D2 program. An updated list of participating businesses will be sent out periodically throughout the summer.

Participating businesses on O'ahu are:

Aku Bone Lounge

Bar 35

Big City Diner (all four O'ahu locations)

The Cellar

Club Tsunami

Dave & Buster's

Dixie Grill

E & O Trading Company

Eastside Grill

Fashion 45 Nite Club

Hard Rock Cafe Waikiki


Hukilau Honolulu

Indigo Eurasian Cuisine: Green Room

Irish Rose Saloon

Kahuna's Sports Bar and Grill

Kelley O'Neil's

Kemo'o Farms Pub & Lakeside Lanai

Lulu's Waikiki Surf Club

Magoo's Pizza

Moose McGillycuddy's Pub & Cafe

The O Lounge

O'Toole's Irish Pub

Ocean Club

Panama Hattie's


PF Chang's China Bistro

Pipeline Cafe

Red Lion University

Red Lion Waikiki

Ricter's Sports Saloon


The Shack (Hawai'i Kai, Kailua & Mililani)

W Hotel

Zanzabar Night Club

Maui businesses:

Bada Bing

Casanova Italian Restaurant and Deli

Charley's Woofer Saloon

Compadre's Bar & Grill


Hard Rock Café Lahaina

Koho Grill & Bar

Lahaina Coolers Restaurant and Bar

Life's A Beach

LuLu's Nightclub

Mulligan's On The Blue

Moose McGillycuddy's (Kihei and Lahaina)

Paradice Bluz

Polli's Mexican Restaurant

Sports Page Grill & Bar

Stop Watch Sports Bar and Grill

Kaua'i businesses:

The Hanalei Gourmet

The Point — Sheraton Kauai Resort

Rob's Good Times Grill

Tradewinds — A South Seas Bar

Big Island (East Hawai'i) businesses:

Cronie's Bar & Grill

Detour Drinking Station

Firehouse Sports Bar

Paradise Bar & Grill

Shooters Bar & Grill

Uncle Mikey's Video Dance Club

Big Island (West Hawai'i) businesses:

Hard Rock Cafe Kona


Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill

Lulu's Nightclub

Ocean's Sports Bar & Grill

Senor Billy's Cantina

Sushi Shiono