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“Classy Cocktail Lounge”
Review of Lewers Lounge

Lewers Lounge
Ranked #258 of 2,391 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Syosset, New York
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Classy Cocktail Lounge”
Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a cocktail lounge for all cocktail lounges. Classy, clubby and sophisticated! Beautifully presented drinks. Great jazz entertainment,. Like something from a movie. Don't miss it if you are in Waikiki!

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank lindaziti
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Easton, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Great adult night out”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

Intimate lounge area with relaxing music. Mixologist Joanna helped us with our drink choices and her recommendations and service were spot on. Had the poke tacos which were small but yummy. Really enjoyed our evening there.

  • Visited June 2014
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6 Thank Jill K
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Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Inviting cocktail lounge”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

Beautifully decorated lounge at HAlekulani with musical goups and pianists every evening. Crafted cocktails by famous bar man Dale DeGroff. A great place to unwind and end the day.

Visited November 2013
1 Thank BataviaMan1
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Mt Eliza, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
247 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
“A lovely end to our trip”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

It was the last night of our 3 weeks in Hawaii and we'd had a disappointing dinner at Chef Mavro so we headed for Lewers Lounge for a drink and some nibblies and to listen to some quiet music. We'd popped our heads in about 2 weeks earlier following dinner at La Mer in the hotel and it looked like a perfect place for us but, that night we'd already had plenty to eat and drink.
At around 8.45, there were only 2 other couples in the main room and a larger group in the room to the side. Maggie Herron was singing and playing piano as we walked in but gave us a smile and there was a wave from Rocky Holmes whilst waiting for his cue for saxophone accompaniment. We found a table which allowed us to see both of them (many tables don't) and sat on a comfortable couch and armchair.
The service was attentive and friendly and the barman highly experienced after a long time at the hotel. They serve an excellent and large martini and I ended up having 3 of them. We were enjoying ourselves and didn't want to leave and the waitress happily topped up the plates of nuts and chocolate/orange sticks which were provided with the drinks. My wife had a "dark and stormy" and 2 "lost passions". The cocktail prices were a little higher than we had been paying at restaurants in Hawaii but still way lower than Australian hotel prices. $14 for a very large and perfect martini is so cheap.
Maggie and Rocky are an accomplished duo (Rocky also plays flute and clarinet) and their versions of Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock" and "Be cool" were excellent. Maggie's voice is deep and sultry and I was reminded of Eliane Elias. At the end of a couple of their sets, they both came over separately for a chat. We were there for the music so the main room was ideal for us and we could still converse quietly during each set. However, a few larger groups arrived later and the side room provides an opportunity for louder conservation with the music in the background. As the crowd built up, more staff arrived so the service remained impeccable throughout. It was a lovely way to end our trip and we'll be back there when we return to Hawaii next year.

  • Visited June 2014
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9 Thank gwegwy
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Boring, old and tired!”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

Not really a fan of this lady who does the vocal and the piano here. She's quite boring (made me sleepy). She is not a jazz or blues singer. Wasn't really friendly either! I am used to listening raw and pure jazz or blues music. This one doesn't even come close to playing out in New Orleans! Also, the most expensive place to have your vino. Living overseas half of my life gives me that great experienced when it comes to live entertainments. I'd say NO to this one!

Visited September 2013
4 Thank 374esped
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