I'll have what he's having ... The scene at Señor Frog's.
Photo by Olivier Koning
Best Bar to Get Wild InWhen we walked into Señor Frog's, situated on the third level of the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, the song "Super Freak" was blasting through the speakers, 60 revelers were proudly sporting ridiculous-looking balloon hats, a group was gurgling down Jell-O shots-and it was only 9 p.m. The restaurant, made famous by its Mexican and Caribbean outposts, opened in July and filled a late-night void for serious Waikiki partiers with its 4 a.m. liquor license, three bars, sizable dance floor and signature "anything goes" attitude. Later in the evening, the emcee prompted a conga line led by a whistle-blowing employee. The reward for participants: free frog-colored shots poured directly into each partygoer's mouth. We presume spring breakers are welcome.
Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center 2201 Kalakaua Ave., Suite 313. 440-0150. 11 a.m. to 4 a.m.
ARCHIVED: From our December 2007, Best Bars issue.