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A Pour Excuse


Lei ChicYou didn’t wine about it. You kept your frustration bottled up. But now, just hours after your no-alcohol Lent ended, you’re already trying to secretly make the office coffee Irish.

You’re boozing towards a human resources violation.

Suck it up (or actually, don’t) for just a little longer. We researched a week's worth of all-night happy hours, so you can blow it out on a budget.


Bar35All night. Open until 2 a.m.
$3 martinis and drafts, and $5 Chopin and Belvedere martinis meets Wii team competitions - how can you go wrong? Eurofries and crispy chicken bites with delish dipping sauces are also half off.
35 N. Hotel St., 808.537.3535

Restaurant EpicMay 2011 update: Epic has stopped its extended happy hour.  The specials are now only in effect from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mon. through Friday.
Grab a $4 beer, mojito, martini, or glass of wine and a plate of calamari or kalua pork spring rolls for under $10. For an Epic indulgence, we’re already thinking about meeting you there for the deep-fried mac n’ cheese bites for $5.
1131 Nuuanu Ave., 808.587.7877. Check out Epic’s happy hour menu online.

All night. Open 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
$5 cocktails, wine and martinis, and $4 draft beers along with discounts throughout the menu. Two things you’ll definitely want to check out: $5 thin-crust pizzas topped with tidbits such as white wine-wilted spinach, house-made sausage or house-cured bressaola, and the bathroom signs (really).
1750 Kalakaua Ave. 808.955.9300. Take a look at the happy hour menu online.

Cha Cha Salsaria All night. Open until 9 p.m.
$3.25 margaritas and beer, plus free live music all served to your waterfront seat in Hawaii Kai.
377 Keahole St., 808.395.7797.

Wahoo’s Fish Taco, Kahala All night. Open until midnight.
The primo deal is $2 Primo beer. There are also $3 drafts and $5 house margaritas to wash down $2 pork, fish, chicken and vegetable tacos served from 5:30 -10 p.m.
4614 Kilauea Ave., 808.732.9229

4 to 8 p.m. Mon. through Fri. Open to 2 a.m.
Technically, the happy hour specials of $3.50 well drinks, $4 beer and $5 glasses of wine expire at 8 p.m. But with $3.50 flavored martinis all day, every day, we’re still smiling. Wednesday also features live music, and $4 red bull and vodkas.
1144 Bethel St., 808.528.1144

Oceans 808 4:30 to 10 p.m. Tues. through Fri.
50 percent off all appetizers until 8 p.m. The daily drink specials go until 10 p.m. so you can dance off your happy hour buzz and still get home by midnight.
500 Ala Moana Blvd. at Waterfront Plaza. 808.587.5838. Check out the menu on Ocean’s website.

Island’s Fine Burgers & Drinks
3 p.m. to closing. Mon. through Fri.
Most never even meander over from Mai Tais, but Island’s offers $4.50 mai tais, $1 off beer and wine, up to 50 percent off pupus and free chips and salsa.
Ala Moana Center, Hookipa Terrace. 808.943.6670

Hukilau Grill
All night. Open until 9 p.m.
$3 house wines, flavored martinis, Bud Lights and Becks Drafts, and $4 for draft beers. The food discounts are not as deep as half- off appetizers Monday, but you'll still get $2 - $3 off your aloha Friday snacks.
1088 Bishop St., 808.523.3460. Click here to take a look at the happy hour menu.

Mai Tai Bar
4 to 7 p.m., 8 to 11 p.m. every night
So the happy hour prices disappear between 7 and 8 p.m. But with some careful planning and a little drink nursing, you should be okay until the $3 beer, $5 specialty drinks and $4 wine late night prices kick in. Stock up early on the $5 pupus. Those won’t return when the sun goes down.
Ala Moana Center, Hookipa Terrace. 808.947.2900. Click here for the happy hour menu.

Ichiriki Loft
All night. Open Sundays until 2 a.m.
$3 beer, house wine and $4 well drinks go along with this spots fascinatingly different but delicious pupu menu. Ichiriki actually offers drink specials all week, including $3 house wine on Wednesdays and 25 percent off cocktails on Thursdays.
520 Piikoi St. 808.591.5638

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