Happy Hour in Waikiki
(Please feel free to leave a comment if you know of one not listed here!)
Doraku Sushi – Mon-Fri 5-7pm. Happy hour deals at this hangout in the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center include $3 wells, $5 sake bottles, beer and wine specials. Appetizers range in price from $2.50-$5. Get a California roll for $3 or the chicken karaage for $4; ahi poke is $5.
Rum Fire – 4 to 6pm (excluding holidays) – see here for the full list of drink and food specials.
Yard House – Mon-Fri 2-5:30pm and late night from 10:30-close on Sun-Wed. Half off selected appetizers and pizzas, and of course drink specials. Details on their official site.
Tiki’s Bar & Grill – Every day 2-5pm. Happy hour drink specials starting at $3, draft beers from $2.50 and shot specials starting at $1. Tiki’s is also right on the water at the Diamond head side of Waikiki and often has great live Hawaiian music.
Giovanni Pastrami – Mon-Fri from 3-6pm. From 3-5pm get a free slice of cheese pizza with any drink. $5 specialitly pizzas & appetizers. $3+ drink specials. Full details here.
Okonomiyaki Chibo – Happy hour daily from 3-6pm, plus late nights 10-1am on Friday & Saturday only. I couldn’t resist including this okonomiyaki restaurant after Catherine Toth’s review of the pupu menu over at the Cat Dish. Discounts on beer, wine, sake, and Crown Royal as well. Details here.
For a more upscale experience, try Nobu’s new happy hour Sun-Thurs from 5pm to 7pm or the sunset happy hour at BLT Steak in the Trump International Hotel from 4:30 to 6:30 Sun-Thurs in their cool bar area.
>> Read more about Nightlife in Honolulu.
>> In general, I find Yelp pretty reliable for finding good places to eat (particularly local favorites) in Hawaii. Here’s their list for Waikiki Happy Hours.
>> Here’s also a quite comprehensive listing by Happy Hour Hawaii.