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Best of Honolulu 2015: Fun and Fitness

The 31 editorial and reader picks for the hottest entertainment and best fitness favorites from our Best of Honolulu 2015 issue.



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Reader’s Pick 

Best Sports Bar

Photo: Rae Huo 

HONOLULU Magazine readers chose Home Bar and Grill as the city’s best sports bar, and it’s easy to see why: the tater-tot nachos—piled high with bacon, cheese, sour cream, green onions and salsa. Wait, no, it’s gotta be the kalbi fried noodles, which come with some of the best short ribs you’ve ever tasted. Or maybe it’s the garlic fried chicken, which is simultaneously crispy and tender and full of flavor. Or the rib-eye steak, which comes out still sizzling, topped with grilled onions and mushrooms. Whatever you end up choosing from the superstar menu, and whatever game you happen to be watching on Home Bar’s numerous large-screen TVs, it’s bound to be a happy experience.

1683 Kalākaua Ave., 942-2237 

 

Best Surf Shop

Despite its growth and success, Town & Country still feels as local as the day it was founded in 1971 by Craig Sugihara in Pearl City. Surfers know they can find a nicely tweaked lineup of short- and longboards at any T&C store in the Kāhala, Ala Moana, Ward Village, Windward or Pearlridge malls; they also can custom order and even visit the Wahiawā factory at 401 N. Cane St. to watch the longtime shapers at work. All that was lacking was a store actually in the country—until last December, when a long-awaited Hale‘iwa branch opened next to Matsumoto Shave Ice. With new brand ambassadors like Wai‘anae surf photographer Ha‘a Keaulana (daughter of Brian and granddaughter of Buffalo), T&C’s roots just keeping growing deeper.

Various locations, tcsurf.com

 

Best Bike Shop

McCully Bicycle & Sporting Goods

 

2124 S. King St., 955-6329, mccullybike.com

 

Best Day Spa

Moana Lani Spa

2365 Kalākaua Ave., 237-2535, moanalanispa.com

 

Best Golf Course

Ko Olina Golf Club

92-1220 Ali‘inui Drive, Kapolei, 676-5300, koolinagolf.com

 

Best Gym

24 Hour Fitness

Multiple locations, 24hourfitness.com

 

Best Outdoor Exercise Class

HI Life Athletics

1200 Ala Moana Blvd., 285-0012, hilifeathletics.com

 

Best Place for a Massage

Ho‘ala Salon and Spa

1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Third Floor, 947-6141

 

Best Place to Karaoke

Krazy Karaoke

1308 Young St., 591-8843

 

Best Place to Pau Hana

Side Street Inn

Multiple locations, sidestreetinn.com

 

Best Sports Bar

Home Bar & Grill

1683 Kalākaua Ave., 942-2237

 

Best Surf Shop

Town & Country Surf

Multiple locations, tcsurf.com 

 

Best Yoga Studio

Core Power Yoga

4211 Wai‘alae Ave., Suite B-11, 738-9642, corepoweryoga.com

 

Celebrations

Best Family Attraction

Wet ’n’ Wild

400 Farrington Highway, Kapolei, 674-9283, wetnwildhawaii.com

 

Best Hotel for a Staycation

Disney Aulani Resort

92-1185 Ali‘inui Drive, Kapolei, 674-6200

 

Best Place to Celebrate an Anniversary

Alan Wong’s

1857 S. King St., #208, 949-2526, alanwongs.com

 

Best Place to Hold a Party

Dave & Buster’s

1030 Auahi St., 589-2215, daveandbusters.com

 

Best Wedding Venue

Kāhala Hotel & Resort

5000 Kāhala Ave., 739-8888, kahalaresort.com

 

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