Club guide
The O Lounge
Jazz Minds Art & Cafe
Yard House
Hit the town when the sun goes down

Honolulu's diverse nightlife options include full-time clubs, lounges, wine bars, monthly and weekly mixers and much more. Looking for an after-dark destination? One of these is sure to match your style. ~Derek Paiva

You'll always find a busy floor to get your dance on at these full-time nightclubs.

The O Lounge, 1349 Kapi'olani Blvd. 944-8436. Best p.m.: Fridays and Saturdays.

Lotus Soundbar, 2301 Kuhio Ave., 924-1688. The appeal: Turntablists with a spin-it-as-long-as-it's-eclectic attitude, and high-quality sound.

Zanzabar, 2255 Kuhio Ave., 924-3939.

Venus, 1344 Kona St., 941-4641.

Pipeline Café, 805 Pohukaina St., 589-1999. The appeal: They don't come to look good; they come to dance. Early evenings often offer live sounds.

Fashion 45, 2255 Kuhio Ave., 922-4599.

Ocean Club, Restaurant Row, 531-8444.

We're talking variety, people.

Bar 35, 35 N. Hotel St., 537-3535. Best p.m.: Fridays for post-work cocktails, Saturday late night for indie and alternative spins.

Yard House, Waikiki Beach Walk, 26 Lewers St., 923-9273. The appeal: New kid on the block, with more than 110 beers on tap.

Ryan's, Ward Centre, 591-9132. The appeal: A local favorite, with crowd-watching potential.

Club guide
Indigo Eurasian Cuisine
The Dragon Upstairs
Bar 35
Ocean Club

You can dance if you want to. But go for some of the best live sounds in town.

Hanks Cafe Honolulu, 1038 Nu'uanu Ave., 526-1410. The appeal: Hanks is super-chill, with laid-back local sounds; visitors often sit in.

The Dragon Upstairs, 1038 Nu'uanu Ave., 526-1411. The appeal: Jazz is the prime directive, with a lineup of rotating emphasis, from solo piano to vocals to bop.

Tsunami's, 2260 Kuhio Ave., 923-8848.

Jazz Minds Art & Cafe, 1661 Kapi'olani Blvd., 945-0800. Best p.m.: Saturdays for Tempo Valley's live hip-hop with a world-beat pulse.

Anna Bannana's, 2440 S. Beretania St., 946-5190.

Mai Tai Bar, Ala Moana Center, 947-2900. The appeal: Local to da max.

Downtown nightlife South of Beretania Street gets eclectic when the sun goes down.

NextDoor, 43 N. Hotel St., 548-6398.

thirtyninehotel, 39 N. Hotel St., 599-2552.

Mercury Lounge, 1154 Fort Street Mall (entry on Chaplain Lane), 537-3080. Best p.m.: Drum-n-bass for the people, at Subphonix monthly, every First Friday.

Club guide
The Hanohano Room
Brasserie Du Vin

After diners go home, these venues stay up late.

The Hanohano Room/Cobalt Lounge, Sheraton Waikiki, 922-4422. Best p.m.: Skyline, first and third Saturdays.

Aaron's Atop the Ala Moana, Ala Moana Hotel, 955-4466. The appeal: Sweeping city views, mod interiors.

W Diamond Head Grill, W Honolulu, 922-3734. Best p.m.: The Playground on Fridays, The Dragonfly Room on Saturdays.

Indigo Eurasian Cuisine, 1121 Nu'uanu Ave., 537-4164. Best p.m.: Get Fresh! weekly, with out-of-town DJs and eclectic spins, Fridays.

Che Pasta, 1001 Bishop St., 524-0004.

Brew Moon, Ward Centre, 593-0088. Best p.m.: 18-and-older club kids catch sugar highs at Rock Star Fridays, weekly.

Beachside music? Country? That's niche.

Nashville Waikiki, 2330 Kuhio Ave., 926-7911. The soundtrack: All about country, live and DJed.

Duke's Waikiki, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., 922-2268. The appeal: Live Island contemporary music nightly, beachside.

Club guide
Aaron's Atop the Ala Moana
Lewers Lounge

Fresh-ingredient cocktails, self-served and server-served wine, and sometimes, live music.

Pearl, Ala Moana Center, 944-8000. The appeal: Cocktail menu by master mixologist Francesco Lafranconi.

Lewers Lounge, Halekulani, 923-2311. The appeal: Cocktail menu by Jedi-master-mixologist Dale DeGroff; live jazz nightly.

Amuse, Honolulu Design Center, 956-1250.

Formaggio, Market City Shopping Center, 739-7719.

Brasserie Du Vin, 1115 Bethel St., 545-1115. The appeal: More than 200 wines; duh.

Vino, Restaurant Row, 524-8466. The appeal: Wines selected by Chuck Furuya, master sommelier, with food to match.

Drinks! Dancing! Shirtless bartenders!

Hula's Bar & Lei Stand, 134 Kapahulu Ave., 923-0669. The appeal: Those shirtless bartenders? They're here.

Angles Waikiki, 2256 Kuhio Ave., 926-9766.

Fusion Waikiki, 2260 Kuhio Ave., 924-2422. Best p.m.: Fridays and Saturdays for diva-divine drag shows.

Nurture your arts mojo here.

ARTafterDARK, last Friday of each month, February through November, Honolulu Academy of Arts, 532-6091.

First Fridays Downtown Gallery Walk, first Friday of every month, Downtown Honolulu/Chinatown, 521-2903. The appeal: Eye candy, artistic and otherwise.