Best place for live music on O’ahu

By | September 19, 2022

Ohat pairs finest with mai tais, apart from sunsets, blistered shishito peppers, kālua pork quesadillas, and ‘ahi spring rolls? Dwell music, in fact, and the Honolulu scene has a little bit of the whole lot. Whether or not you are searching for moody jazz in an expensive classic setting or tropical vibes in a breezy alfresco location, we have got a spot for you. Listed here are a few of our favourite reside music spots, excellent for stopping in with visiting household, catching up in your subsequent date, or simply chilling with a number of pals.


Picture: Natalie Schack

Kaka’ako: Merriman’s Honolulu

The outside tables at this effortlessly trendy restaurant are prime spots for laid-back, acoustic-style crooning. The musical lineup rounds out a laid-back night with dinner and drinks—nothing too loud or abrasive, and all about these heat aloha vibes.
1108 Auahi Road,

Kalihi by the water: Nico’s

Take a look at Nico’s web site for a formidable schedule of acts scheduled virtually daily of the week and within the evenings too. Search for laid-back R&B and Hawaiian music at lunchtime between midday and a pair of p.m., then from 6 p.m. for dinner service.
1129 N. Nimitz Freeway,

Waikīkī: Keyless Home

It would not be a roundup of reside music with no nod to Halekulani’s legendary Home And not using a Key. This go-to joyful hour spot provides gorgeous oceanfront sundown views, excellent tropical cocktail classics, and Hawaiian-style leisure. Not solely are you handled to Hawaiian music each evening, beginning at 5:30 p.m., nevertheless it’s accompanied by dancing by former Miss Hawai’i and Miss Hawai’i-USA winners.
2199 Kalia Highway,

Waikiki: The Lewers Lounge

There are few locations just like the Lewers Lounge, and though it is situated within the Halekūlani Resort, it could not be extra totally different. Assume cozy wood-paneled partitions, lush velvety seating, and a moody vibe that completely matches the masterful jazz types of its late-night performers. Discover them below the highlight and able to dance from 8:30 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday.
2199 Kalia Highway,

Kailua: Maui Brewery

Nice native beers (and a fantastic selection!), laid again brasserie vibe, the right island impressed bar menu. What extra may you need? Maui Brewing Firm in Kailua has the hassle-free night method. And with reside musicians Wednesday by Sunday nights, beginning at 6 or 7 p.m. (examine the Maui Brewing Firm schedule for particulars), we may chill out right here for hours.
573 Kailua Highway,

Ala Moana-Meets-Waikīkī Marina: 100 Sails

Prince Waikīkī’s 100 Sails has been on our radar for years, due to its gorgeous marina views and dreamy premier brunch buffet. However its central bar, the place you’ll be able to seize small bites and make cocktails, is one more reason to return again, this time for joyful hour. To sweeten the deal, reside music Thursday by Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m.
100 Holomoana Road,

Hale’iwa: Maya’s tapas and wine

Step into laid-back North Shore mode throughout weekend brunch, when Maya’s provides reside tunes of reggae and island-inspired selection. Finest accompanied by sangria, it is the right solution to spend your Saturday.
66-250 Kamehameha Freeway, Hale’iwa,

Ala Wai-at-Ala Moana: Prime steak and seafood

Come for breathtaking views from floor-to-ceiling home windows that embody the whole lot from Mānoa to Waikīkī Marina. Situated on the thirty sixth flooring of the Ala Moana Resort, this elegant old style restaurant and bar provides a wonderful joyful hour and retro dishes (like Rockefeller oysters and steak tartare). Add in some reside musical types on the in-house piano (anticipate classical, jazz, and up to date sounds) and you have got a triple attraction that makes this stylish and classy spot among the finest on the town.
410 Atkinson Drive,

Waikīkī—At sea! : Vida Mia

The Vida Mia is a restored yacht with an attractive classic aesthetic that can take your espresso or cocktail get together to the subsequent degree. Whereas the majority of Vida Mia’s choices embrace snorkel cruises, morning espresso cruises, and personal sundown sails for a fairly penny, the schedule additionally opens up on Wednesday and Saturday nights for Vida Mia Dwell. Solely 30 seats can be found for every of those intimate two-hour experiences, which embrace a full seafood dinner, native performers and a full premium bar for $159.
Ala Wai Small Craft Harbor, Slip 499,