Men holding 4 glasses of bear at Happy hour in Waikiki

21 Best Happy Hour Spots in Waikiki You Shouldn’t Miss

Waikiki is a Honolulu suburb well-known for its vibrant atmosphere and prevalence of surfers. Along with the spectacular beaches that you would expect to find in Hawaii, there are many other good reasons to visit Waikiki. The area is well-known for its “Happy Hour” culture, where guests and residents are encouraged to enjoy each others’ company over some drinks and snacks.

This article will highlight 21 of the best happy hour spots in the Waikiki area.

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1. DECK.

  • Happy Hour Times: 2:00 – 5:00pm
  • Location: 150 Kapahulu Avenue, Queen Kapiolani Hotel
  • Special Prices: $

DECK. boasts a stunning rooftop deck (surprising, right?!) with incredible views of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head. Rooftop decks are naturally one of the best places to hang out and enjoy happy hour, and this place is no exception. With a relaxed atmosphere, great views, and the ability to enjoy the spectacular weather, the rooftop deck offers one of the best opportunities in Waikiki to enjoy your favorite sundowner amongst friends.

This establishment features excellent drink specials such as 50% off beers, 50% off wines by the glass, and 50% off select cocktails. You can also enjoy well-priced appetizers such as truffle fries & chicken wings at a great price.

Server holding glasses of wine for happy hour.

2. The Cheesecake Factory

  • Happy Hour Times: 2:00 – 5:00pm
  • Location: 2301 Kalakaua Avenue
  • Special Prices: $

The Cheesecake Factory, seemingly an odd choice for happy hour, is a great place to unwind and enjoy a tasty, discounted meal of appetizers and cocktails at great prices. As anybody who has visited the cheesecake factory would know, this world-renowned eatery serves various dishes not limited to cheesecake.

The well-known appetizers at The Cheesecake Factory are exceptionally well-priced during happy hour, as are the specialty cocktails.

A gorgeous shot of a bloody Mary at happy hour time.

3. Basalt

  • Happy Hour Times: 2:00 – 6:00pm
  • Location: 2255 Kuhio Avenue, in Duke’s Lane Market & Eatery
  • Special Prices: $

Basalt is a contemporary establishment that has no real views. Still, its excellent drinks selection and mouthwatering tapas make up for the lack of views to a large extent. With arguably some of the best-discounted prices in Waikiki for their happy hour items, Basalt is certainly worth a try. The vibey atmosphere and delectable food will most likely make up for the lack of views. This is one of the best restaurants in Waikiki so be sure to give it a try.

Basalt boasts excellent specials on wine & beer throughout the happy hour to keep its clients properly refreshed. In addition to this, there are highly-discounted prices on waffle fries, burgers, and pork belly buns.

4. Maui Brewing Co. Waikiki

  • Location: Beachcomber Hotel, 2300 Kalakaua Ave.
  • Happy Hour Times: 3:30 – 5:30pm
  • Special Prices: $

Maui Brewing Co. features excellent happy hour specials with 50% off beers and significant discounts on its cocktails. You will also enjoy half-price appetizers and excellent pizza specials.

This stunning indoor-outdoor venue has an on-tap beer selection totaling well over 36. This is arguably the best spot in Waikiki for those who thoroughly enjoy craft beers. With such brilliant happy hour prices, you will be able to try as many beers in the collection as you can handle!

5. Búho Cantina

  • Location: 2250 Kalakaua Avenue #525
  • Happy Hour Times: 2:00 – 6:00pm
  • Special Prices: $

Búho is an upmarket establishment that specializes in modern Mexican fare. It’s certain to please even the most discerning palate with an array of delectable snacks and drinks. This iconic spot is one of the better places to enjoy the sunset in Waikiki. Any fan of Mexican food will be sure to enjoy their offerings.

Despite their upmarket reputation, Búho boasts excellent happy hour specials on items such as pork belly flautas, house margaritas, and Dos Equis draft beers.

An orange drink with a charcuterie board for happy hour.

6. SKY Waikiki

  • Location: 2270 Kalakaua Avenue at Seaside Avenue
  • Happy Hour Times: 4:00 – 5:00pm
  • Special Prices: $-$$

Despite the short happy hour period, SKY Waikiki is well-worth the visit. It has arguably one of Waikiki’s best views, with uninterrupted views of Diamond Head.

Enjoy specials on various menu items, including oysters, appetizers, beers, wines, and cocktails.

Wine glass shot taken at happy hour during sunset.

7. RumFire

  • Location: 2255 Kalakaua Avenue
  • Happy Hour Times: 3:00 – 5:00pm
  • Special Prices: $

Rumfire can be described as a beachside lounge and boasts incredible ocean views. Firepits are dotted around the tranquil seating spaces for those chilly winter evenings.

Some of the delectable specials to be enjoyed here include signature cocktails, house wines, draft beers, kalua pork nachos, Korean fried chicken wings, flash-fried edamame beans, and RumFire kimchee fried rice.

8. Tiki’s Grill & Bar

  • Location: 2570 Kalakaua Avenue, Aston Waikiki Hotel.
  • Happy Hour Times: 2:00 – 5:00pm
  • Special Prices: $

Tiki’s Grill & Bar is another spot with great views over Waikiki Beach. Its location on the second floor affords it a great perspective over the beach. Another added feature is live music from Friday to Sunday.

You will enjoy major discounts on beers, spirits, and selected cocktails. Some of the food menu items to enjoy include Kalbi Beef Gyoza, Kalua Pig Quesadillas, Truffled Garlic Edamame, and Furikake Fries.

Men holding 4 glasses of bear at happy hour in Waikiki.

9. 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar

  • Location: Prince Waikiki Hotel, 100 Holomoana St
  • Happy Hour Times: 4:00 – 6:00pm
  • Special Prices: $$

With stunning views over the boat harbor, the 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar is a brilliant spot to visit for your happy hour needs. Its location within the Prince Waikiki Hotel adds to its charm to a large degree.

This establishment boasts excellent specials on its draft beers, wine by the glass, the cocktail of the month, and fantastic discounts on their savory.

10. Morimoto Asia

  • Location: Alohilani Resort, Waikiki Beach. 2490 Kalakaua Ave
  • Happy Hour Times: 5:00 – 7:00pm
  • Special Prices: $

Morimoto Asia is a predominantly Japanese restaurant, but its dishes also feature flavors inspired by Chinese, Thai, and Korean cuisine. Head to Morimoto Asia for their delectable Asian cuisine and specialty drinks selection.

They have various specials with great prices on draft beers, specialty cocktails, and appetizers.

4 shot glasses lined up.

11. Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar

  • Location: 298 Beach Walk Drive
  • Happy Hour Times: 2:00 – 5:00pm
  • Special Prices: $$

Enjoy discounts on cocktails such as the Bahia Sangria and Pineapple Paradisio Martini and delectable food items such as the Blackened Mahi Mahi Tacos and cheeseburger sliders.

Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar is an excellent choice of venue if you’re simply looking to relax and unwind in picturesque tropical surroundings. Their food and drinks are all inspired by the island, making for an intriguing drinking and dining experience.

One of the best features of Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar is its spacious outdoor patio and sandpit.

12. TR Fire Grill

  • Location: 2330 Kuhio Avenue
  • Happy Hour Times: 3:00 – 7:00pm
  • Special Prices: $-$$

Tony Roma’s (TR Fire Grill) is another great spot in Waikiki where you can enjoy happy hour specials and a great vibe. They’re famous for their Baby Back Ribs, but the other items on their menu are equally mouthwatering.

Some of the excellent specials to be enjoyed include Goose Point Oysters, shrimp/prime rib tacos, steak & mushroom bruschetta, and great discounts on draft beers, wine, and cocktails.

13. Swell

  • Location: 2490 Kalakaua Ave, Alohilani Resort, Waikiki Beach
  • Happy Hour Times: 4:00 – 6:00pm, Monday and Thursday
  • Special Prices: $$

Another excellent happy hour spot within the Alohilani Resort at Waikiki Beach, Swell Restaurant & Pool Bar, offers food sourced directly from the surrounding areas. This Waikiki restaurant focuses on sustainability and environmentally friendly practices.

Some of the dishes for which this Waikiki restaurant is known include Kauai Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp, Oahu Kampachi Ceviche, and Maui Goat Cheese Samosas. The feature cocktails offered at great prices include the Alohilani Guava Mai Tai and the Pineapple-Azerac.

14. Hula Grill

  • Location: 2335 Kalakaua Avenue, Outrigger Resort, Waikiki Beach
  • Happy Hour Times: 3:00 – 6:00pm
  • Special Prices: $

Hula Grill is a lively, casual spot with an incredible array of appetizers and other bar food items. Their tapas-style food is made for sharing, and some of the firm favorites here include Poke Tacos, Crab Mac Nut Wontons, and Smoked Ahi Dip.

The mai tais are particularly renowned here, and at such a great happy hour price, who can resist?! There are various specials on other cocktails and beers as well.

15. O Bar

  • Location: 2490 Kalakaua Ave, Alohilani Resort, Waikiki Beach
  • Happy Hour Times: 4:00 – 6:00pm
  • Special Prices: $

One of the standout features of the O Bar is its two-story-high oceanarium. The sea life in this vast tank consists of an array of fish from the Hawaiian reef in various colors. O Bar features a contemporary aesthetic with large, comfortable chairs. This is the perfect spot to enjoy a drink before dinner.

Some of the happy hour specials to be enjoyed include beers, house wines, and various cocktails.

16. Yard House

  • Location: 226 Lewers St, in Waikiki Beach Walk
  • Happy Hour Times: 2:00 – 5:30pm, 10:30pm to close.
  • Special Prices: $$

At Yard House, you can enjoy various appetizers and drinks at well-reduced prices. This frequented happy hour spot boasts some of the best specials in the area. There is a great selection of foods, including Blackened Ahi Sashimi, Four Cheese Spinach Dip, Carnivore Pizza, and BBQ Chicken Pizza.

17. Noi Thai Cuisine

  • Location: 2301 Kalakaua Ave, Royal Hawaiian Center
  • Happy Hour Times: 4:30 – 6:00pm
  • Special Prices: $-$$

Noi Thai is an upmarket Thai restaurant with a great food menu and various excellent happy hour specials. Their happy hour specials will ensure you can enjoy an extremely cost-effective meal with your family.

Some specials include discounted prices on pad thai, crab wontons, rolls & peanut sauce, beers, and wines.

3 full wine glasses and a charcuterie board for happy hour.

18. Doraku Sushi

  • Location: 2233 Kalakaua Ave, Royal Hawaiian Center
  • Happy Hour Times: 4:00 – 6:00pm
  • Special Prices: $-$$

Some of the specials available at Doraku Sushi include discounts on edamame, ginger chicken kara-age, deluxe sushi rolls, Kirin draft beer, lychee martinis, and sake carafes.

Doraku Sushi is an excellent spot for those who enjoy Japanese food and drinks. Their impressive menu and specials make this a tempting option for happy hour.

19. Hideout At The Laylow

  • Location: The Laylow Hotel, 2299 Kuhio Ave
  • Happy Hour Times: 5:00 – 6:00pm
  • Special Prices: $

The Hideout At the Laylow is a lovely spot despite a short-lived happy hour. This establishment boasts excellent food, live music, and a highly vibrant atmosphere. Enjoy discounts on spirits, beers, wines, and pupu, including Firecracker Squid with yuzu aioli and furikake.

20. Mahina & Sun’s

  • Location: 412 Lewers St
  • Happy Hour Times: 2:00 – 6:00pm
  • Special Prices: $$

This highly popular restaurant, Mahina & Suns, focuses on authentic Hawaiian-style food by local chef Eric Leong. One of their famous dishes is the Naked Pig Pizza with a thin crust, fromage blanc, bacon, and Maui onion. Some specials include discounts on cocktails, avocado tacos, and sliders.

21. Herringbone Waikiki

  • Location: 2330 Kalakaua Ave #3, International Marketplace
  • Happy Hour Times: 4:00 – 6:00pm
  • Special Prices: $$

Herringbone is an upscale establishment with prices to suit. Its classy atmosphere and high-quality food and drink selection make this an excellent choice for happy hour festivities.

The Wrap Up

And that’s it for our list of the best happy hour spots in Waikiki! We hope you enjoyed reading and that you find the perfect place to enjoy some discounted food or drinks!

Mahalo for reading our post. Until next time, Aloha!

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