IRISH ROSE SALOON Every neighborhood needs an Irish pub, and this one offers daily happy hour specials, several televisions with live satellite sports events, and classic rock ‘n roll with dancing nightly. With beers, liquors, cocktails and Guinness, those Irish eyes are smiling. irishrosesaloon.com. 478 Ena Rd., 808.947.3414.
KELLEY O’NEIL’S A popular Irish pub right in the heart of Waikiki that features live Irish music Sunday afternoons and rock ‘n’ roll seven nights a week. Hearty sandwiches and Guinness meat pies accompany the pints of brew. irishpubhawaii.com. 311 Lewers St., 808.926.1777.
LEWERS LOUNGE An elegant venue for live jazz music, this Halekulani classic keeps abreast with the latest in cocktails and mixology. halekulani.com/ dining/lewers-lounge-bar. Halekulani Hotel, 2199 Kalia Rd. 808.923.2311. MAI TAI BAR AT THE ROYAL HAWAIIAN It’s a Waikiki institution, on the beach at a historic hotel where Hawaiian music from an adjacent room adds to the epic Mai Tais, Diamond Head views and festive beach atmosphere. It’s the perfect perch for taking in the sunset or full moon rising over Diamond Head. royal-hawaiian.com/dining/maitaibar. 2259 Kalakaua Ave. Open daily. 808.923.7311. MOOSE MCGILLYCUDDY’S PUB & CAFE It’s a party on the beach with their happening Happy Hour: Find $3 cocktails and draft beers seven days a week. mooserestaurantgroup.com. 310 Lewers St., 808.923.0751.
O’TOOLE’S IRISH PUB There’s no cover charge at this Irish pub featuring live music every night. A longtime downtown magnet for local news hounds, sports lovers, and year-round St. Patrick’s day celebrants, O’Toole’s is an Island institution. otoolesirishpub.com. 902 Nuuanu Ave., 808.536.4138. RIVALS Prepare to be wowed by this Vegas-style sports bar with flat screen TVs on every wall, their famous 19” pizzas, a full-service bar and of course, sports memorabilia galore! Enjoy live entertainment and party events weekly. rivalslounge.com. OHANA Waikiki Malia, 2211 Kuhio Ave., 808.923.0600. RUMFIRE You could set the world afire with the more than 100 types of rum served at this oceanfront lounge. Listen up, rum aficionados: there are pre-embargo varieties from Cuba, and every table has an ocean view, with outdoor seating also available. At night, RumFire morphs into a club, complete with fire pits lining its perimeter with licks of flame. Open for lunch, dinner and daily happy hour. www.rumfirewaikiki.com/. Sheraton Waikiki, 2255 Kalakaua Ave., 808.922.4422.
THE BEACH BAR A casual oceanfront bar with umbrella-covered patio tables, it’s a Waikiki Beach staple just