Happy Hour in Honolulu: Our Top Picks for Summer 2019

By Olena Heu

Time to relax and refresh with a chilled beverage and a bite to eat. There’s no better way to welcome the evening than with happy hour. In Honolulu, we are lucky to have a broad range of delightful happy hour spots to satiate your hunger and quench your thirst. Here are some places to check out:

Moku Kitchen

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Located in Kakaako between Aloha Tower and Ala Moana Center is a farm-to-table eatery that specializes in combining delicious locally grown produce and proteins with sumptuous flavors and exotic treats. Moku Kitchen serves happy hour daily from 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and offers half-off all small plates and $9 pizzas, along with beers $2-$3 off and wines by the glass for $6, while cocktails range from $6 (classic) $8.50 (signature).

Moku Kitchen
660 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96813

Top of Waikiki

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Boasting panoramic views of Waikiki from Manoa to Diamond Head from Hawaii’s only revolving bar and restaurant,Top of Waikiki offers an eclectic mix of local favorites, fine seafood cuisine and innovative cocktails. Towering above the rest in Waikiki is sure to impress from sunset to moonrise. Happy Hour is offered nightly 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the bar with drink specials including beer, spirits and wine all for $5, and signature cocktails for $9. Pupus are $8 to $15.

Top of Waikiki
2270 Kalakaua Ave.
21st Floor
Honolulu, HI 96815

Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi

Photo: Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi


Excellent quality sushi and delightful blends of Japanese cuisine with Hawaiian Regional flare create the menu at this lively sushi eatery. Famous for their Happy Hour offerings there is always a line to get in the door at least one hour prior to opening. Happy Hour Sunday and Monday is 50% all food and sushi 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday food and sushi is 25% off 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Late Night Happy Hour is offered Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. (21 and over required) select appetizers and sushi included.

Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi
2552 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815

Chef Chai

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Located off of Kapiolani Boulevard near Blaisdell Center is Chef Chai. Known for his contemporary Thai influences and amazing ability to craft local favorites in a new and innovative way, Chai also boasts a wonderful hidden happy hour. Available nightly in the bar area, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. drink specials include $3 beers, $5 wines and $5-$8 cocktails and martinis. Appetizers range from $7-$10 and are a delightful blend of shellfish bites, chicken sate and fresh oysters.

Chef Chai
1009 Kapiolani Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96814

Maui Brewing Company

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Hawaii’s largest craft brewery has expanded to Oahu from Maui to the delight of many. Handcrafted food and drink abound in the heart of Waikiki and Kailua. Happy Hour is served twice daily 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. and again from 10:30 p.m. until close. Guests can enjoy $2 off all beers, $3 off all culinary and classic cocktails, 50% off most appetizers and $10 pizzas. You’ll often find live music and the food pairs perfectly with a Hawaiian brew.

Maui Brewing Co. Waikiki
2300 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815

Bevy

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New York meets Honolulu at this rustic neighborhood watering hole. Modern cocktails pair with fresh bites and unique eats. Happy Hour is offered Monday-Saturday from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. with the star of the show being their $1.50 oysters on a half shell. Other Happy Hour offerings include $2 off small plates, $2 off all beers in a can, $6 wines and classic cocktails. On Tuesdays you’ll find $4 tacos and freshly made pasta and other eats created daily. This lively location is in the Kakaako neighborhood.

Bevy
675 Auahi Street #130
Honolulu, HI 96813

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