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Christmas Bar is open already at Ward

The holidays are officially here — days before Thanksgiving, The Christmas Bar Hawaii opened in the former spot of the Ward Big City Diner restaurant. This year's Christmas Bar is in the former Ward Big City Diner location The festive pop-up…

Something new: Tipsy Pig Bar & Grill

I tilted the menu because the pig is tipsy. The nightlife scene may be gentrifying along a notorious strip of Kapiolani Boulevard. Open since early June between a nest of buy-me-drinky bars and the adult entertainment store Suzie’s, Tipsy Pig…

Something new: Fete

A couple of months ago we peeked into a vacant corner space at Hotel and Nuuanu and noticed renovations going on. It turns out a new restaurant called Fete was taking shape. Located on the corner of Hotel St. and…

Party pics: Aloha Cancer Project Kickoff

The Aloha Cancer Project held its kickoff event at Nextdoor in Chinatown on Saturday night, featuring live entertainment, vendors, raffles, along with food and drinks. The Aloha Cancer Project provides support for people fighting cancer by raising awareness, sharing information,…

Party pics: Bar 35’s 10th Anniversary

The popular Chinatown nightlife spot hosted a festive Year of the Monkey-themed celebration on Saturday night. When owner Dave Stewart opened the bar and club on Hotel Street, the area was not what it is today. But Bar 35 quickly…

Something new: Hawaii Voice KTV & Lounge

For a place called Voice, I was left speechless. Located in the 808 Center near Keeaumoku, Hawaii Voice KTV & Lounge is a karaoke bar unlike any other in Hawaii. Air Park may have fancy touchscreens and Nocturna’s got video…

Party pics: Bevy’s Second Anniversary

Happy two-year anniversary Bevy! A crowd turned out Saturday for the birthday celebration of one of Honolulu’s hottest bars. The drinks flowed as special guest DJs Takaya Nagase from New York City and Shige from San Diego spun the wheels…

Something new: eight50 at Leeward Bowl

A new craft bar is opening its doors today inside Leeward Bowl at the Pearl City Shopping Center. It has a dozen craft brews on draft, nearly 100 bottles of highly curated beers from around the world, and whisky lovers…

Party pics: Cocktails with Cupid

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, nonprofit organization Ad 2 Honolulu brought Cupid to Bar 35 Thursday evening for its Cocktails with Cupid networking party. Members and guests enjoyed live music, themed cocktails and complimentary pupu. Games were played during the…

Our Top 5: Karaoke places

You better lose yourself in the music. Eminem only had one shot and one opportunity, but we don’t live on the wrong side of 8 Mile. Lucky for us, we live in Honolulu — the karaoke capital of the world…

Party pics: First Friday October 2014

Colorful characters as part of First Friday flooded the streets of Chinatown last night, turning up the block party past midnight. Check out the scene from Nextdoor, Downbeat Diner and Lounge, Fresh Cafe Downtown, The Fix, Eleven44 and more. First…

Party pics: Bevy One Year Anniversary

Bevy’s owners Christian Self and Timo Lee celebrated the neighborhood bar’s one-year anniversary Saturday night, featuring signature drinks and dishes and DJs providing the entertainment. Bevy ONE Year Anniversary ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 18 jQuery(function($) { new…

Something new: Surrender Bar and Grill

The first thing you notice when you walk into Surrender, Honolulu’s newest pau hana/sports bar, is the red. It’s everywhere — on the walls, the menus and even the staff is decked out in the signature crimson. It definitely sets…

Hard Rock Cafe: Fresh Made Menu

We were invited to taste Hard Rock Cafe’s new Fresh Made Menu rolling out across the globe. After a year of research and customer feedback, the restaurant taste tested dozens of recipes and created new menu items.The improved menu includes…

Party pics: Nocturna Lounge 3rd anniversary

Happy three-year anniversary, Nocturna Lounge! The nextgen lounge at Waterfront Plaza celebrated with an exclusive party: $3 drinks, pupus by Tanioka’s Seafood, prize giveaways and free karaoke all night long. Nocturna Lounge 3rd Anniversary ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1…

Party pics: Hawaii Zombie Crawl III

About 2000 zombies, twice as many as last year, roamed the streets of Chinatown on Friday night for Hawaii Zombie Crawl III: Zombie Island! One wristband got the zombies access to participating clubs and bars in Chinatown, featuring drink specials…

Bevy to bring crafted libations to Kaka‘ako

Buzz is already spreading about a new bar that’s opening in Kaka‘ako this August, run by none other than Honolulu’s award-winning master mixologist Christian Self, whose career has included working with Las Vegas-based bar consultant company BarMagic, and managing the…