Whether you’re visiting the island and forgoing your white Christmas for a tropical retreat or looking for an escape from your aunt’s “famous” eggnog recipe, you can find temporary liquid fulfillment at any of these local bars open on Christmas Day. And tip generously… though you’ll assuredly want to after getting a drink exponentially better than Aunt Edna’s piteous excuse for that ‘nog...
Kaka'ako All you wanted for Christmas was to toss back a few glasses of fruit-flavored soju? And belt out your best rendition of whatever you normally sing in the shower in front of friends and strangers? You do you.
Ala Moana This Korean tapas bar's spicy pork plate and cocktails topped with a giant pink puff of cotton candy scream summertime over Christmas, but who says summer solstice in December isn't a fine trade (and only possible in a place like Hawaii).
Moiliili Wanted to watch Steph Curry take on LeBron James instead of another year's viewing of It’s a Wonderful Life? Leave the story of George Bailey to someone else and take in this championship rematch with a pitcher of something filled with barley and hops.
Waikiki This 24-hour restaurant and bar proclaims to keep its doors open unless it snows, so thank the island for its favorable meteorology. That means its enormous flaming MAC-cano eruption cocktail and pancakes bigger than your head are all yours, all day long.
Karaoke is kind of a big deal in Hawaii, so it makes sense that Honolulu is home to such a large number and wide variety of karaoke bars. We've rounded up the best in town, so you can choose based on your favorite kind of music, as well as your social -- and financial -- situation. So whether you're practically a high-rolling, honey-voiced reincarnation of David Bowie, or you're someone who needs to take a BYOB shot or three before trying to flex your somewhat tone-deaf shower-singing skills, one of these karaoke joints is going to be the right fit for you.
From Los Angeles to San Diego: Every Pit Stop You Need To Make Along The Way
With zero humidity and palm trees in the rearview mirror, cruising down the Pacific coast to San Diego from Los Angeles is summer. Of course, LA traffic can make it less cruiseworthy and more bumper-to-bumper. But with authentic taquerias, whale watching, and iconic surf breaks, there’s a quintessential SoCal pit stop just about every mile of the ride to distract you. Here’s seven summer getaways you can easily hit on the way to San Diego -- just don’t forget the sunscreen and a swimsuit.
Some days, a cool, refreshing cocktail is the only thing to cure what ails you... we’ve all been there. Whether you’re ending a long week, celebrating a special occasion, or are simply looking for a fantastic boozy beverage (bonus points if it comes with a cool name), here are our favorite cocktail bars in Honolulu. Our selections represent a range of mixology backgrounds and disciplines, from classic cocktails to rum-based Tiki drinks to high-end blends involving candied ginger foam (yes, really).