Oahu By Night: 12 Best Places To Experience The Island’s Nightlife Scene

Love the night out’s more than the day time? From trendy clubs to cozy bars – this blog has everything to make your dream come true! 

Oahu By Night

Are you a night owl who loves to party all night? Or maybe someone looking for something exciting to do at night?

If so, Oahu is the perfect place that promises to leave you with unforgettable memories. From dancing under the stars to enjoying breathtaking ocean views – it’s hard not to fall in love with the island.

You know, there is some kind of magic even in the air of that island. But, to make this trip one of the best, you must know the right places to visit. So there is literally no chance to miss out on anything. 

Here is a list of the twelve best places to make every moment in Oahu, a one to count:

1. Oahu Nightlife  – Chinatown Honolulu

Located in the heart of the downtown, this place comes with a unique mix of history, culture, and of course, an incredible nightlife.

From the local eateries to immersing yourself in some of the next-level Asian cuisine and vibrant energy coming from the neon lights – the list of things to do in Oahu nightlife has just no end!

The downtown is also known for some exclusive hip bars and nightclubs that will make you want to dance until dawn. 

Besides, the place is even famous for holding various art galleries and monthly events like First Friday, where you get to explore the native art scenarios while getting to enjoy live music and street performances.  

2. Mai Tai’s Bar

Next up, we have the Mai Tai’s Bar. 

They possibly come with the best classic taste of Hawaiian nightlife. The place is so good that the second you will step your foot into it, you will find yourself being greeted by the rhythmic beats of live music and the warm smiles and loves of the natives. 

And make sure to have the signature Mai Tai drink, it is so refreshing and soothing that the moment you take you a sip, you will feel super energetic and awesome. 

3. The Beach House 

Love the oceanic breeze or maybe the waves?

Well, who doesn’t!

As the name suggests, The Beach House is something like that!

Along with enjoying your favorite drink, you get to experience the ocean breeze gently caressing your face. 

Besides, the front part offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean that will simply want you leaving for more. And for the food, you will find several mouthwatering freshwater seafood and local favorites that you will love to savor!

4. Rum Fire 

Are you in the mood for a more sophisticated experience? 

If so, Rum Fire is the place for you!

Nestled within a luxurious oceanfront resort, the place has a relaxing ambiance and a touch of the island’s charm and elegance. 

And as soon as you enter, you will find yourself being greeted by a chic interior adorned with modern items and a splendid scene of the Pacific Ocean.

Moving on, the place is exclusively well-known for its huge collection of rum, varying from rare to aged varieties to innovative craft cocktails. 

So, whether you want a classic Mojito or maybe a unique concoction – the Rum Fire professionals are here to set the bar on fire!

5. Suzie Wong’s Hideaway 

Suzie Wong’s Hideaway is one of those wonderful places that will transport you to a bygone era of Hawaii’s history and glamor. Here, the ultimate goal of the place is to pay homage to the 1920s Prohibition era, with dimly lit surroundings, plush velvet seating, and completely vintage decoration.

However, there is more to it!

They even have an impressive list of cocktails that are solely made by professionals. So there is no chance of any mistakes in terms of flavor and presentation. 

Besides, for entertainment purposes, there is always ongoing jazz music and several other performances taking place to make it super interesting and fun-loving. 

6. Enjoy Music at Blue Note Hawaii 

If you are someone who loves music more than anything, Blue Note Hawaii is a place you can bear to miss. This place comes with a group of world-class talent and some awesome performances that you will find yourself dancing to the beats without even realizing it. 

Jazz, Blues, R&B – they have all kinds of genres!

And on top of that, the venue’s acoustics are amazingly designed to make sure that every note, riff, and vocal performance resonates with high clarity and depth. So, get ready to fall in love once again with music, as Blue Note Hawaii is here to steal your heart!

7. Enjoy Karaoke at Wang Chung’s

Situated at the heart of Waikiki, this place lets you hold the microphone, step onto the stage and unleash your vocal prowess.

Besides, the crowd is always so full of energy that no matter what you do, they will be super supportive and cheer you – making you feel like you are the superstar of the event.

The door is open for everyone!

And if you don’t want to participate in the act, you are always welcome to be a part of the live audience and enjoy the show.

8. Hang out with your Gang at Nextdoor

Is your entire gang coming with you? Well, in that case, make sure to hang out at the Nextdoor. It’s a place you cannot afford to leave behind!

From chic vibes to pulsating beats, live music performances, and refreshing drinks – they have everything to make your trip more memorable and exciting. 

So, what are you waiting for? Gather up your circle, and put on the dancing shoes as you are about to experience an unforgettable night of music, dancing, and good times.

9. Enjoy food at Roy’s Waikiki 

Are you a foodie who loves exploring various kinds of foods? Roy’s Waikiki is here to fulfill your wishes!

They are one of the top culinary gem whose food is a must-one to try. From fresh seafood to succulent cuts of meat – you will find everything here! 

And what makes them super amazing is their unique combination of Hawaiian and international flavors in such a way that your stomach will become full, but you will still craze for more. 

That much marvelous each of the food items are!

10. A Date for Orchids

Looking for a perfect romantic and intimate night out with your beloved? Consider taking them into the Date for Orchids. 

Especially designed for all the lovebirds to make their night more special and happening in every possible way.

And as you take a walk through the garden pathways hand in hand, you will be blown out by the vibrant colors and soothing fragrances of the orchids.

To make things more interesting and fairytale, the ambiance is further enhanced by soft background music. And for the last stroke, there is an arrangement of candlelit dinner right under the stars!

11. La Mariana Sailing Club

If you are truly up for a memorable experience of a lifetime, La Mariana Sailing Club is a must place to visit, then.

Away from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu, the place offers a perfect glimpse into the life of the old Hawaiian days, much like going back into the heyday of the tiki culture.

The statues, memorabilia, and the waterfront view – everything just blends and sings together the beauty of the place.

What a great way to feel nostalgic!

Last but not least, you can even take a stroll around the grounds to fall in love with the classic sailboats collection adorning the whole marina.

12. Sky Waikiki 

Want to take your nightlife adventure to newer heights? Sky Waikiki is the place to fulfill your wishes. 

Located on the 19th floor of a high-rise building, the rooftop offers a splendid view of the city skyline – mesmerizing you in every possible way!

And to make things more interesting and full of excitement, the rooftop bar features a stunning glass floor from where you can peer down and see the busy streets of the city. 

Craft cocktails, dance floor, live DJs, VIP Cabanas – the place makes sure you really feel like you are on top of the world. 

There you have it – the twelve best places to experience the island’s nightlife scene!

Oahu is indeed a place that will take all your worries and recharge you in every possible way. In fact, each of the above-mentioned places are so good that it will make you want to go back for more, along with holding a special place in your heart. So, whenever you get the slightest chance, make sure to pay a visit to the magical island – the great Oahu. 

A trip worth giving a shot at!

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