Happy hour in Waikiki is a great way to end the work day in Honolulu. I’ve tried out quite a few and share my favorites in this post. I generally look for places that have at least some relatively healthy options, as well as live music and nice ambience.
Tommy Bahama Restaurant
This place meets my requirements in terms of nice ambience and live music. I like to sit on the top floor, which is open air with a view of the streets of Waikiki. I like the food as well; I’ve ordered mussels before, as well as fish tacos. Other offerings include cheese and chicken wings.
This place is excellent in terms of a view of Diamond Head and live music. I love sitting there for a drink and some food. I usually order the lilikoi margarita, which is a little tangy. Love the guacamole with chips and fish tacos here.
Eating House 1849
Ambience and live music are really nice here. There are lots of plants all around and the place is serene. Food is excellent, and happy hour offerings include brussel sprouts, ahi roll, ribs, and chicken skewers, among other things.
Love this place in general, as it has an ocean view and nice live music. One thing I’ve enjoyed during happy hour is the kabocha hummus with veggies. I love high-fiber snacks like this, and have a blog post with lots of ideas for other high-fiber snacks when you are on your own.
While this place doesn’t have a view, the food is excellent, and I really enjoy the drinks and seafood here. It has a nice ambience indoors.
The Hideout at the Laylow
Love to sit in the open air and enjoy live music here. The hotel is beautifully decorated and it’s always an enjoyable place to visit. I like the piña colada here, and you can enjoy happy hour with some veggies included, as there’s a salad on the menu.
Waikiki is a super place for happy hour, and there are many more you can enjoy. Prices are generally pretty good, and I usually leave satisfied and happy.
What’s your favorite? Comment below?
Jinan Banna, PhD, RD is the founder of Jinan Banna LLC and an Associate Professor of Nutrition at the University of Hawaii. Her research interest is in obesity prevention. Jinan helps working women to lose weight so that they can feel confident and energetic by offering free information on her blog, as well as nutrition coaching. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Doctorate in Nutritional Biology. She is also a registered dietitian.