Our Top 5 Beach Cafes and Bars in Waikiki – Summer is coming up and what better way to spend the sunny days than sit outdoors and enjoy the beach? What makes a great beach bar? Of course, aside from a good ocean view, we mean picture-perfect sunset (and after-sunset), cozy ambiance, and a creative selection of food and drinks. We share with you our top 5 beach bars in Waikiki!
Barefoot Beach Cafe
Located south of Queen’s Beach, across Kapiolani Park, this is ‘Waikiki’s best beach cafe’ according to Lonely Planet. More of a beachside cafe rather than a ‘bar,’ they have a nice selection of beautifully looking breakfast plates (servings are huge). Grab a French toast, eggs Benedict or waffles and sit close to the water. Live music starts at 5:30pm.
2699 Kalakaua AveQueen’s Surf Beach
*Oh and note, Barefoot Beach Cafe is different from the Barefoot Bar at Hale Koa Hotel!
Tucked in the center of Waikiki, with unobstructed views of Diamond Head and killer sunsets, Sheraton’s beachside lounge is known for its unique aloha cocktails. They have an impressive selection of rum-based cocktails, I guess hence the name ‘rum’fire! You can chill out and enjoy their oceanfront views with a selection of local beers, too.
Happy Hour daily 3:00-5:00pm (excl. holidays)
Live music every evening 5:00-8:00pm
RumFire at Sheraton Waikīkī
2255 Kalākaua Ave.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Bars
Because it is a ‘village,’ this hotels and resort chain is set in a 22 oceanfront acres on Waikiki beach. Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort enjoys a prime location south shore of Oahu featuring some 6 beachfront bars where you can enjoy specialty cocktails and beers. The Hau Tree Cantina is between the Alii and Rainbow Towers and offers a wide selection of beers. Tropics Bar & Grill has live entertainment too.
Some of the Bars at the Hilton Hawaiian Village have Happy Hour. Here are the Bars at the Hilton Hawaiian Village with Happy Hour:
Hours: 12:00pm – 11:00pm, Sunday-Thursday and 12:00pm – 12:00am, Friday-Saturday
Happy Hour: 4:30 – 6:30, Daily
Tropics Bar & Grill
Hours: 9:00am – 10:30pm, Daily
Happy Hour: 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Daily
The Beach Bar at the Moana Surfrider
The Moana Surfrider is the very first and oldest hotel in Waikiki. Built in 1901 it is Waikiki’s old lady. Their Beach Bar has an idyllic oceanfront view, and a courtyard hugged by centuries-old Banyan tree, the Beach Bar is popular for its Mai Tai cocktail and other refreshing tropical beverages. Check out the menu of The Beach Bar at the Moana Surfrider.
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Duke’s Barefoot Bar
One of the top beach cafes and bars in Waikikii is Duke’s Barefoot Bar, located on the ground floor at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach, this bar has it all. Named after the Hawaiian surf legend Duke Kahanamoku, Duke’s is a Waikiki mainstay for both tourists and locals alike. Enjoy watching surfers and beachgoers till sundown as you sip on your 3rd serving of Lava Flow (look for Davy – he makes the best!) If you make it all the way to dessert, don’t forget the Hula Pie – a huge serving of macadamia nut ice cream on chocolate cookie crust, drizzled with hot fudge, topped with toasted macadamia nuts and whipped cream. The pie is so famous it has its own page on their website – Hula Pie at Dukes Waikiki. We recommend: Share!
More Happy Hours in Waikiki
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Or you can be your own barman with these. Have fun!