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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.
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.
BEER UP TO HERE
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.
LIVE AND LOCAL
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.
DINE FIRST, CLUB LATER
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.
COCKTAILS AND VINO
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.