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“Great time for drinks and atmosphere”
Review of Kelley O'Neil's

Kelley O'Neil's
Ranked #464 of 2,391 Restaurants in Honolulu
Cuisines: Pizza, Bar
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Waikiki
Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
“Great time for drinks and atmosphere”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

A little bit of info;
30 years old, Australian, love a good pub.

I didn't have food at this place, so cannot comment.

But if you like a good conventional Irish/Australian pub, this is the place to go.
I went along on a Friday night and arrived about 12:00am after drinking at another establishment. The security when I went in the door were very friendly and gave me no hassles (Australia drivers license okay to get in). I went along solo (escape the wife) to try and absord some local culture.

I walked in and the place was pretty busy. Great band playing in the corner and people surrounding the bar and dance floor. I easily squeezed my way through to the bar with no hassle and ordered a drink. Good priced pint and quick service. Went and sat down at a table and started talking to a few locals. Very easy going and happy to have a foreigner to hang out with.

I dont remember much from that point on. But if you want a relaxed pub type atmosphere, with a few characters around the place and somewhere to escape the (other) tourists in the area, this is the place to go.

They also allow smoking inside which is a bonus (for me), so stay away if you dont like that.

Highly recommended. I only gave it 4 stars because I need to leave room for improvement. They have live music 7 nights a week as well.

  • Visited October 2013
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
187 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Great bar”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

This is a very fun place for drinks and the music is awesome. Locals say if you want to know the best places to go, follow your ears. Kelly O's is just that. They have a good selection of beers and really capture the Irish pub feel in Hawaii.

Visited October 2013
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Expat bar”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

They always have live music and Irish pubs,lets face it, are a great way to meet travellers without feeling bad you arent a local. I went with friends on my last night and there was a great live band and ton of people travelling from all over. People were really nice and friendly! Would def go there again!

Visited August 2013
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Ystradgynlais, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Poor beer and smoking in bar!!”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

There is always an Irish bar wherever you go in the world and I like to visit them but I would avoid this one like the plague. Lasted one drink which was not very nice, but the main problem was the lack of cleanliness in the bar and the fact people openly smoked in the place even though there were signs everywhere saying it was illegal to smoke inside. The bar staff and doorman just ignored it and carried on as if normal...

Visited June 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Bar”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Walked in at 9:00 and found 2 spots at the bar. Met a lot of nice people and employees. Ended up there 5 out of our 6 nights.

Visited July 2013
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