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Great Waikiki Beer Fest provides comprehensive lineup

Sure, hanging out at a bar or visiting a new brewery is fun, but there’s something special about attending a beer festival — especially in Hawaii during the summer. Read More
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7 drinks to order this summer on Oahu

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While the seasons may not change much in Hawaii, the summertime months usually bring updates to bar menus around the islands as establishments refresh their offerings for customers. Sip your way through summer with this lineup of seven drinks available now on Oahu. Read More

At first blush Whole Foods at Ward has plenty to offer

Maybe it’s a sign that I’m getting older, but I was pretty excited at first when I heard the new Whole Foods Market Queen planned to open with not one, but two bars on separate levels at Ward Village. Read More
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Craft cocktails reflect ‘roots’ theme at Le Radici

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It’s not often that you can tell your friends to meet you at a car dealership for drinks. Now that Le Radici is open on the second floor of Velocity Honolulu, you can. Read More

Golf course bars offer cocktails with a view

You don’t have to be a golfer — or even dress like one — to enjoy a cold drink near the links on Oahu. Read More

New Puck’s Alley sports bar a study in UH spirit

After sitting vacant for nearly a year, the bar formerly known as Tropics Tap House has reopened at Puck’s Alley as Study Hall Sports Bar & Grill. Read More
 

Hawaii brewers find strength in numbers

Maui Brewing Co. founder Garrett Marrero is one of the more active Hawaii brewmasters on social media. His Facebook and Instagram feeds are filled with adventures inbeer making, a lot of shoes (he’s a kicks guy, too) and travel photos — plus a few cute dog shots for good measure. Read More

Paisley Meadery opens N. King St. storefront

Oahu’s craft alcohol industry continues to develop at a steady pace, with breweries and distilleries both in operation islandwide. Now that Brian Paisley has set up shop on North King Street in Chinatown, we can add a meadery to the list as well. Read More

The Brilliant Ox rocks upon rollout at Ala Moana

It’s going to be fun to watch which direction the Brilliant Ox charges off in, now that it’s open at Ala Moana Center. Read More
 

Windward Oahu breweries make it easy to find quality beer

Still looking for a new year’s resolution in 2018? I’ve got one for you: Drink more local beer! Read More

Halekulani introduces new Elijah Craig private bottling

Some of the best gifts are those that come with a story attached. If you want to impress the whiskey geek in your life this Christmas, head to Waikiki for a taste of the Halekulani’s new private-label Elijah Craig bourbon. Read More

Smoked cocktails an elevated experience at Honolulu bars

Using wood from kiawe to cherry, and even oak staves from used whiskey barrels, more local bartenders have started to follow the trend of adding smoke to their drinks. Read More

Coup de Sade bottles light up, call for saber action

What’s going to make Coup de Sade bottles turn heads isn’t what’s inside. Flip a hidden switch and the entire label lights up. And Coupe de Sade comes ready to open with an included saber in less than 30 seconds — and then pour champagne safely without worrying about shards from the bottle ending up in your glass. Read More

Tropics re-brands, reopens in Kakaako

After four years at Puck’s Alley, Tropics Tap House reopens this week on Queen Street with a new name and updated concept. Read More

Distillery crafts tropical spirits in Kalihi

Kapalama Shopping Center doesn’t seem like the place to find Oahu’s newest distillery, but that’s where you’ll find Royal Hawaii Spirits. Read More

Kapolei Commons triples fun with cocktail options

Leeward Oahu residents are pretty lucky to have a solid trifecta of drinking options available at Kapolei Commons. Read More

Venture to Kailua for latest in local craft beer

As Oahu’s craft beer scene continues to mature, some of the more exciting developments are happening outside metro Honolulu. Read More

‘Boozy slushies’ provide cool summer refreshment

There’s no better way to beat the summer heat than with a frozen cocktail. Read More

Modern-day speakeasies emerge from an illicit past

As the 100th anniversary of Prohibition approaches, the speakeasy concept has enjoyed a resurgence across the country. Read More

A mighty Mule provides cocktail win

I’ve attended my fair share of cocktail competitions. Usually it’s the same cast of characters who sign up, but I was pleasantly surprised to walk into Sky Waikiki’s Master of the Mule contest and recognize only a couple of participants. Read More

Several local bars boost traditional Bloody Mary

When it comes to drinks made with red veggies, I’ll go with the good old Bloody Mary. Read More

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