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Best Places to Party in Waikiki

If you love nightlife, you’ll love nightlife in Hawaii – specifically Oahu’s famous Waikiki. Because the weather’s great all the time, you can step outside in your best party dress or shorts and instantly be ready for a night on the town. Doesn’t matter which night of the week it is, there’s always something fun going on. Here are a few places to hit while here.

Mai Tai Bar:

For the best happy hour, pupus and live music, head to the Mai Tai Bar. They’re also famous for…you guessed it…mai tais! Located on Ala Moana Blvd., the happy hour here is always winning awards, so don’t miss it. Island-style music fills the air as you watch the sun sink below the horizon. Grab a drink at the lanai bar, which overlooks the Ala Moana shopping center. Happy hour takes place every day from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Edge of Waikiki:

Located right on Waikiki Beach, you can get delicious pupus and exotic cocktails here as you listen to live Hawaiian music each night.

Rumours Nightclub:

Head to the Ala Moana Hotel for popular music on Friday and Saturday nights. With a large dance floor and modern surroundings, this is a great place for the young and young at heart to gather.

M Nightclub:

This restaurant and nightclub provides VIP bottle service and is open till 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. The DJs aren’t your been-there-done-that variety…you’ll find some pretty unique music here that always gets the crowd jumping.

Fusion Waikiki:

If you’re into gay bars, this one is a can’t miss. It’s open every day of the week. You get karaoke during the week and DJs on the weekends, and the party doesn’t stop for all the young people of Waikiki. You may even be able to catch a drag show on the weekends. With drink specials every night of the week, and drinks that are actually strong, you’re sure to have a wild night here.


Adorned with glitter and jewels in an Egyptian style, Zanzibar caters to an upscale crowd who love music and high energy dancing. From house to hip hop, there’s something for everyone here. You can also take in a comedy show or salsa dance lessons, with VIP rooms available.

Addiction Nightclub:

With a classic nightclub vibe and high energy feel, Addiction is where it’s at. There are plenty of bars here so you’re never stuck in line for long, plus you get bottle service and dancing till 3 a.m. It’s situated in The Modern hotel in Honolulu. There’s a dress code here, so be sure to dress accordingly: button-down shirts and long pants for the men and upscale casual dress for the ladies.

After a long day exploring Oahu with Hoku Hawaii Tours, you’ll want to let loose at one of these clubs!

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