Whenever visiting a tropical destination there becomes a time, normally after enjoying a full day of activities in the sun, when you want to enjoy a yummy cocktail or two. Check out our list of some of the top Cocktail Bars in Hawaii you will definitely want to sample.
The Leather Apron
An intimate cocktail bar in downtown Honolulu, The Heather Apron offers an exceptional and cozy experience. Tucked away in the Topa Financial Center you may think you have discovered the wrong place but after a walk down a long hallway and up a short flight of stairs you will find yourself in a small lounge, with an impressive selection of liquor.
Signature Cocktail to Try: Flowers for You
Amuse Wine Bar
This one may not seem to fit on this list but if you are craving a great glass of wine, you'll have to visit a furniture store. Located in the Honolulu Design Center where surrounded by designer furniture, you can help yourself to a couple of Pinot Noirs from self-serve dispensers. There is also a small bar where a bartender can still fix you a cocktail.
House Without a Key
Immortalized in a 1925 Charlie Chan novel, House Without a Key is Halekulani's popular indoor/outdoor gathering spot for meals, cocktails and entertainment. With it's views of Diamond Head, the sunset and graceful hula performances making it the perfect location to sample one of Hawaiian's signature cocktail's the Mai Tai.
Signature Cocktail to Try: Mai Tai
The tapas-style wine bar's French name originally derives from the Chinese toast "qing qing," an invitation to "please please" enjoy yourself and drink. The Tchin-Tchin! is a wine bar located in the heart of Honolulu's Chinatown art District with an extensive selection of wines and a full bar with artisan cocktails.
Signature Cocktail to Try: In the Mood
This European-style watering hole specializes in speakeasy-inspired cocktails, and is located at the vibrant and dynamic neighbourhood of Salt Kaka'ako. With a focus on hand-crafted cocktails utilizing the best local fresh produce to make unique drinks and mouth-watering food.
Signature Cocktail to Try: Moscow Mule
Pint & Jigger
Here you'll find over 20 rotating beers on tap, a sold whiskey selection and a cocktail list that will compete for your attention. There is also always at least one signature cocktail on tap so you can quickly expect a refill as well as a bespoke cocktail always on offer which you may love but then will never be able to order the same.
Signature Cocktail to Try: Mixed Emotions
The Pig & The Lady
For those wanting a cocktail that is sure to be adventurous and spice up your senses look no further than The Pig & The Lady. With eight adventurous cocktails on offer as well as a delicious modern Vietnamese menu set in a lively space with communal tables, this place will sure make for a different cocktail experience
Signature Cocktail to Try: Cobra Commander
Downbeat Diner & Lounge
One of the few cocktail bars on the island where you can get okolehao (that's Hawaiian Moonshire) and moonshine mixed drinks, making these crafted cocktails pack a serious punch. With their classic american diner of quality food and their cozy music lounge right next door Downbeat creates the best mix of both.
Signature Cocktail to Try: Oke Punch