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...
This Enchanted Speakeasy Takes You Through a Revolving Door Back to the 19th Century
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.