A town catering to tourists in the way Oahu does is practically required to have an exciting nightlife and Oahu does not disappoint in this arena.

One of the most popular activities for tourists seeking nighttime entertainment is the enjoyment of local Hawaiian music at the cocktail hour, roughly 5:30PM to 9PM.  Top choices include:

Drinkers and dancers can choose from an array of bars and clubs in Oahu.  Dress is generally casual, but check the websites before going, many will have gallerys of pictures and some will lay out the dress code.  Some top spots to be checked out are:

  • Moose McGillycuddy’s  is a restaurant/bar withmusic and entertainment.
  • Zanzibar Nightclub in Waikiki changes themes nightly and attracts a younger crowd.
  • Rumours Nightclub in the Ala Moana hotel has themed days every day of the week and the themes change monthly so even frequent visitors will see something new here.
  • Indigo’s in Chinatown has an un yet named nightclub that was formerly The Opium Den & Champagne Bar..
  • Rum Fire at the Sheraton Waikiki doesn't go until late (12AM closing), but an unbeatable setting.
  • thirtyninehotel, oddly enough at 39 Hotel St in Chinatown is a popular late night spot.