Monday, May 5, 2008

Belly Up You’ve got a thirst for knowledge – liquid knowledge housed in glass. Yummy cocktails, wine, beer, even occasional fruit juice knowledge (as a chaser) is a must, and when it’s free, you’ve really got to know about it. But an open bar in Honolulu? Not even.

Here to prove you wrong (and teach you a thing or two in the process) is the new Honolulu edition of, providing a weekly listing of free drink events. Originally created by two Brooklynites, the site has been getting New Yorkers smashed since 2005, but you owe your Honolulu hangover to writer Christa Wittmier, who also pens the Honolulu Nightlife Diaries blog.

A few entries will already be familiar to fellow Lei Chic readers, like Simply Grape’s wine tasting evenings and BYOB nights at Hank’s Haute Dogs, but many more will tickle your alcohol IQ. How about Friday’s one-hour only open bar at the Living Room? Booze on the house Saturday at the W, and thirtyninehotel’s gratis movie night and cheap drinks each Tuesday?

Check the site daily, sign up for a weekly email, comment and suggest new locations, or just send embarrassing photos, though we don’t understand why anyone does this.

Maybe you can explain it to us, after you drink in the knowledge.

One free glass at a time.

My Open Bar Honolulu, text for today’s listing sent to your mobile phone.

Posted on Monday, May 5, 2008 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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