THE MASK-QUERADE BAR
75-5660 Kopiko St. (808-329-8558) themask-queradebar.com The “Mask” is a laid-back spot catering mostly to locals, but the outgoing staff here always greets visitors, gay and straight, with open arms. This bar in a small shopping plaza offers karaoke and occasional live drag shows and music.
MY BAR KONA
74-5606 Luhia St. (808-331-8789) mybarkona.com While not as gay-frequented as Mask, this lively—if a bit dive-y—nightclub in a nondescript industrial neighborhood does have a fairly strong LGBT following (including many from the local drag community), and has hosted Hawai‘i pride festival events.