408 Lewers St. bacchus-waikiki.com A casual, friendly bar with an outdoor lanai, Bacchus is a place where locals and visitors connect, offering classic cocktails and local, craft beer, booze, music, and fun every day.
930 McCully St. (808-949-5440) chikostavern.com Chiko’s Tavern is a casual neighborhood bar with a warm, friendly atmosphere. Chiko’s is an LGBT-friendly venue that has karaoke, a pool table, and dartboards.
2260 Kuhio Ave. (808-924-2422) fusionwaikiki.com Fusion Waikiki is the only gay bar and nightclub in Waikiki that is licensed to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. Every Friday and Saturday the venue hosts drag shows at 9:45 p.m. and male strippers at 12:15 a.m. Fusion also features nightly drink specials.
2256 Kuhio Ave. (808-922-1422) lojaxwaikiki.com LoJax is a comfortable place to watch sporting events on a plethora of flat-screen TVs, but that’s not all it has to offer. LoJax has happy hours, specials, a kitchen open on the weekends until 1:30am, and a patio overlooking Waikiki.
HULA’S BAR AND LEI STAND
134 Kapahulu Ave. (808-923-0669) hulas.com Hula’s is a world-famous gay bar located on the second floor of the Waikiki Grand Hotel. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., Hula’s offers a Monday–Friday happy hour from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily drink specials, and views of Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach.
2155 Lauula St. (808-926-7060) inbetweenonline.com Waikiki’s hidden treasure, this intimate and friendly hotspot is a little hard to find but worth the searching out with its friendly staff and patrons, great drink specials, and karaoke. In Between offers free Wi-Fi and is open noon until 2 a.m.
438 Hobron Ln. (808-951-8233) maxsgym.net Max’s Gym offers gay and bisexual men a place to work out or just hang out. Its facilities are open from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday and 24 hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. You must be 18 years of age and purchase a membership to enter. Max’s offers a dry sauna, showers, dark maze, large screen theater, lounge, and gym to its members.
407 Seaside Ave. (808-921-2288) tapaswaikiki.com Tapa’s is open 2 p.m.–2 a.m. from Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.–2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Located in the heart of Waikiki, Tapa’s features a lanai, jukebox, karaoke, a neighborhood bar ambiance, and friendly bartenders.
2424 Koa Ave. (808-921-9176) wangchungs.com Located behind the Hyatt Regency Hotel, this tiny karaoke bar is tucked away in an alley alongside other small local businesses. Wang Chung’s is one of the friendliest bars in Waikiki, features great karaoke, and always has free bear hugs available.