With such amazing year-round weather, who wants to stay inside during a vacation in Hawaii? If you’re looking for a fun and relaxing way to enjoy the outdoors and socialize, you might want to think about heading to one of their famous rooftop bars to order a drink, enjoy some live music, and take in some of the best views on the island. Here are five of the best rooftop bars in Honolulu that you need to check out.


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1. Tommy Bahama Bar

Located in the heart of Waikiki, this rooftop bar is on the third floor above the Tommy Bahama Restaurant and Store on the corner of Kalakaua Avenue and Beach Walk. Before or after enjoying your meal on the second floor, head to the top floor and order a beach-inspired cocktail next to the cozy fire pit. You can also order traditional Hawaiian-inspired items off the bar menu and enjoy the views without interruption.

Address: 298 Beachwalk Drive, Honolulu, HI


2. The Tchin Tchin Bar

This wine bar is located in the Chinatown district of Honolulu and was founded by the owners of Lucky Belly and Livestock Tavern. Both indoor and outdoor areas are available, and the menu is known for its popular dishes including their grilled cheese sandwich. The bar is open Tuesday through Saturday, and they offer an extensive wine selection in 2oz and 6oz glasses, as well as by the bottle.

Address: 39 N Hotel Street, Honolulu, HI


3. SKY Waikiki

This is definitely one of the top hotspots for the nightlife and party scene in Honolulu with daily live music, signature cocktails, and a rooftop restaurant, lounge and nightclub accompanied by Waikiki sunset views. Their happy hour takes place from 5 to 7pm daily, and some of the island’s best DJs get behind the turntables as guests dance the night away.

Address: 2270 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI


4. Buho Cocina y Cantina

Tucked away in Waikiki Shopping Plaza, this restaurant/bar creates Mexican dishes with a unique twist while sourcing fresh local ingredients. Their resident staff of mixologists creates a custom menu of signature cocktails for guests to enjoy while they enjoy the views of Honolulu from the rooftop. Live music is offered daily from 9pm to midnight.

Address: 2250 Kalakaua Avenue, #525, Honolulu, HI


5. Dave & Buster’s

After extensive renovations, the new rooftop bar was unveiled to the public and features improved lighting, refinished floors and great views. Come here on Tuesdays for the $2 tacos and on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights for “The Roof is on Fire” – two different happy hour specials that include live music, DJs and half-priced drinks.

Address: 1030 Auahi Street, Honolulu, HI


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This article was written by Kamala Kirk.