They say that in Oahu, the fun heats up when sun goes down. Rightly so, as Oahu stays alive well into the night and offers a menu of offerings and choices to its visitors - from crowd-pleasing dinner shows and nightclubs to symphony performances and sporting events, from cocktail and dinner cruises to just a romantic stroll on the beach or a tropical garden. Oahu has everything to make your nights memorable.
Waikiki is the center of the action. When the sun goes down, Kalakaua and Kuhio Avenues come alive with visitors searching for restaurants, bars, clubs, and revues, or just wandering around in the glitzy spirit of it all. You can dance at the clubs and bars to the best of Hawaiian contemporary music, or warble oldies but goodies in a karaoke bar. For the more adventurous, there are gentlemen’s clubs, strip bars, hostess clubs, and after hours clubs. Many hotels and luaus of Waikiki offer free hula shows. Waikiki Shell, a unique outdoor concert venue near Kapiolani Park, offers special events almost every night.
Two favorite night spots for locals as well as visitors in Downtown Honolulu are Restaurant Row and the Aloha Tower Marketplace. Restaurant Row is a complex of restaurants where you can find all kinds of cuisines, whether it’s Eastern or Western, or just local. The Aloha Tower Marketplace is a shopping complex with a variety of shops which light up at nights. Another favorite here is Dave & Busters, an entertainment center/sports bar/restaurant.
The historic Hawaii Theater in Honolulu hosts a wide variety of shows throughout the year, including local theater performances, the Hawaii International Jazz Festival and the popular "Merry Christmas with Friends and Nabors" variety show, besides major productions and concerts. The Neal Blaisdell Center is another busy venue in Honolulu, offering a number of concerts and special events, including the Honolulu Symphony, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Arena Football 2 games, mixed martial arts fighting, new product shows, home and improvement shows, and much more.
A must do on Oahu is to watch the sun go down. Watching the big yellow ball descend slowly into the blue waters of the Pacific from anywhere on the Waikiki-Honolulu-Leeward side of the island is a spectacle to remember for life. Every evening, Kuhio Beach, where Kalakaua Avenue intersects with Uluniu, comes alive with authentic Hawaiian hula dancing and a torch-lighting ceremony. This is a thoroughly delightful and free nightly offering.
Whatever your taste, Oahu definitely has it all when it comes to nightlife!
Oahu Nightlife Company Listings
Dance the night away to the sounds of the hottest d.js on the island at Players Club, a casual Waikiki Dance Club commonly referred to by tourists as Discoteque International. Opens nightly at 8:00 p.m. and stays open until 4:00 a.m. Shorts and T-Shirts are welcomed. Don't be surprised if you see your favorite celebrity at Scruples. Very safe, and conveniently located in Waikiki at 2310 Kuhio Avenue at Nahua Street. You must be at least 19 years old to enter however you must be at least 21 years old to enjoy alcoholic drinks in Hawaii. Come and enjoy the best tropical drinks on Oahu! If you desire additional information call 1-808-923-9530.
The Ocean Club is located at 500 Ala Moana Boulevard. It has a moderate dress code, a minimum entrance age of 23 and is visited primarily by professionals in their late 20’s and 30’s. This nightclub plays music of all types. Patrons can people watch inside or relax at the outside tables. For more information call 1-808-526-9888.
CLUB FEMME NU
Club Femme Nu appears to be the most popular gentlemans club on Oahu located at 1673 Kapiolani Blvd, but the entrance is at the back of the building where the parking lot is located on Kona Street just off atkinson road. It is located about a 3 minute walk from the Ala Moana Hotel and about a 5 minute taxi ride from Waikiki. The club is mostly frequented by locals but there are a few tourists who find the place due to its popularity. There is a $10 cover charge which includes a drink. For more information call the club at 1-808-947-3444
Deja Vu is a gentlemens club located across the street from Scuples at 2301 Kuhio street in Waikiki. It appears to be the most popular strip club in Waikiki. For more information call the club at 1-808-922-5566.
Pipeline Café, located in the Ala Moana Area near the Ward Warehouse at 805 Pohukaina Street, is a really happening place and does attract celebrities. It is about a 5-minute taxi ride from Waikiki. It is a warehouse turned nightclub attracting surfing enthusiasts from around the world. The casual club features two floors of fun, the first floor for dancing and the second floor a sports bar with pool tables, dart boards, VIP karaoke room, and a giant TV. Enjoy theme nights and nightly drink specials. For more information call 1-808-589-1999 or visit their website at www.pipelinecafehawaii.com
A Japanese hostess style club conveniently located inside the lobby of the Imperial of Waikiki Hotel, 205 Lewers Street, Honolulu, HI. You can sit at the bar and enjoy a drink alone or enjoy the company of a friendly and cute Japanese girl who will sit with you at the bar. For a small table charge you can sit with her at a table and sing Karaoke. A great place to practice your Japanese! Open seven days per week from 9:00 pm to 2:00 am. For additional information call 1-808-926-7755.
Playing your favorite 80’s tunes several nights a week, Rumours Night Club offers a great alternative to the disco scene. Located inside the Ala Moana Hotel at the gateway to Waikiki at 410 Atkinson Drive and quite busy on the weekends, Rumours is a nice and safe place with a state-of-the-art electronic disco system. For more information call 1-808-955-4811.
Zanzabar is located in Waikiki at 2255 Kuhio on the first floor of the Waikiki Trade Center building. It is a very large and luxurious nightclub with two separate dance floors, state-of-the-art light and sound shows, an Egyptian art collection, an oxygen bar, and a VIP Room. The nightclub is open seven nights a week playing different style music nightly. For more information call 1-808-924-3939.