Where to Go Out Every Night in Honolulu

If you're fortunate enough to be able to go out literally every day of the week, first off: I'm jealous. Secondly, you'll need to know where you're going. 


Head to Lulu's in downtown Waikiki. With happy hour from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and live entertainment from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., get there as early as you want and stay until closing. Pro tip: Capture your dance floor antics on Snapchat with a custom Lulu's filter. 


It's #tacotuesday so naturally the place to be is Buho's Mexican Cantina. While it's true the restaurant offers $2 tacos, you're really here for the Buho's Margarita. Pro tip: Skip the tequila melon bowl...just trust me on this one. 


With maybe twelve seats in the whole place + the world's best Mai Tai on the menu, Wednesday nights are actually your best shot at getting a seat at the intimate cocktail bar, Bar Leather Apron. Pro tip: It's famous for it's cocktails, but BLA also has the most extensive selection of whiskey on the island.


Trade Honolulu for Kyoto with a visit to the Shirokiya Japan Village Walk. The replica village features a Japanese beer garden complete with $1 beers. Need I say more? Pro tip: With a prime location near District and Ginza,  the village can be your only stop of the night or just the first. 


If you're going out on the first Friday of the month, you're headed to Hotel Street in Chinatown. If it's the last Friday of the month, you're on your way to the Honolulu Museum of Art for Art After Dark. Any other Friday? Consider your night out a warm up for the main event on Saturday. Start at The Study before circling the usual weekend spots like Rumfire or Sky. Pro tip: Purchase a museum membership; the one time contribution is only $5 more than the usual cover, but grants you free admission for an entire year and let's you skip the line to get in. And yes, you totally get to add "Patron of the Arts" to your LinkedIn bio.


While Sky may have been optional on Friday night, it's an absolute must for any Saturday. If the dance floor gets too crowded, just head outside to take in one of the best views of Waikiki. Pro tip: Sky has one of the stricter dress codes in Honolulu, so it's better to be over dressed than undressed in this situation. 


Spend the day recovering at Duke's. Pro tip: If you ask to sit outside, no one will question your oversized, very dark sunglasses...