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Drink scene looks to local ingredients, craft beer

Continued emphasis on locally sourced ingredients and a growing interest in everything craft will dominate in 2017, according to an informal survey of local liquor industry professionals. Read More

Waikiki bars high above fray make fine New Year’s destinations

Updated on  December 29, 2016 at 10:25 am
Top of Waikiki and Sky Waikiki offer two New Year’s Eve options high above Kalakaua Avenue this weekend. Read More

Last minute holiday ‘cheers!’ still available

Updated on  December 23, 2016 at 5:17 pm
Liquor is a great gift idea for those of legal drinking age — and there are plenty of last-minute goodies available, even on Christmas Eve. Read More

Signature drinks at 100 Sails highlight local flavors

Updated on  December 18, 2016 at 12:06 am
As the Hawaii Prince Hotel continues its $55 million remodel — due to be finished next spring — one of the property’s primary dining destinations has already reopened with a newname and upgraded look. Read More

Morton’s renovates look, retains signature cocktails

Updated on  December 11, 2016 at 3:04 pm
Morton’s The Steakhouse has updated its look at Ala Moana Center, yet the signature cocktails are as delicious as ever. Read More

Sierra Nevada partners with Honolulu bars for tap takeover

Updated on  December 1, 2016 at 7:11 pm
Northern California’s Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. partnered with REAL a gastropub and Brew’d Craft Pub to pour 47 different beers among 54 taps at the two bars Nov. 15. Read More

Female bartenders show off mixology skills

Updated on  November 18, 2016 at 3:29 pm
Eight bartenders took part in the second annual Women & Whiskey cocktail showcase at Bevy Bar in Kakaako last week. Read More

Isle ingredients flavor Plantation Tavern’s drinks and food

Updated on  November 9, 2016 at 9:25 pm
When former Star of Honolulu executive chef Adam Gilbert opened Plantation Tavern two years ago, his focus was squarely on the farm-to-table menu he envisionedwould showcase some of the best ingredients Hawaii producers had to offer. Read More

Encore Saloon features artisanal mezcal and tequila

Updated on  November 3, 2016 at 8:24 pm
After covering Honolulu’s bar and nightlife scene for more than a decade, I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Chinatown. Read More

Lanikai landmark retains its charm and classic cocktails

Updated on  October 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm
I couldn’t have been the only person to get more than a little anxious at the news earlier this year that Buzz’s Original Steakhouse had plans to renovate the interior of its Lanikairestaurant. Read More

Uncle Bo’s popular cocktails now served in Haleiwa

Updated on  October 5, 2016 at 6:55 pm
It’s the calm before the storm in Haleiwa as local residents and area businesses enjoy a few more weeks of light crowds and smooth sailing along Kamehameha Highway before the start of the winter surf season. Read More

Celebration of Wine fit for novice or nerd

Updated on  September 28, 2016 at 7:13 pm
I used to have a hard time getting into wine because I’d approach it the same way I do whiskey — in order to fully evaluate something new to me, I’d have to purchase an entire bottle of the stuff. Read More

Dave & Buster’s drink menu offers twists on classics

Updated on  September 21, 2016 at 6:50 pm
After nearly 15 years as an anchor tenant at Ward Village, Dave & Buster’s is one of those places that’s become easy to overlook when deciding where to go for a few drinks. For many, the thinking is that unless you’re planning to watch a game (or play a few arcade games), there’s no reason to be there. Read More

Mall makeovers bring refreshment options

Updated on  September 14, 2016 at 6:19 pm
Recent updates to Ala Moana Center and the International Market Place mean there are now more places to shop — and grab a drink — in Honolulu. Read More

New book on beer pairs well with globe-trotting

Updated on  September 7, 2016 at 9:28 pm
The growing popularity of craft beer isn’t limited to the United States or Europe. According to Chris Santella, author of “Fifty Places to Drink Beer Before You Die,” the rise of the internet and increased global tourism have allowed beer fans to keep up with trends in other parts of the world. Read More

Hawaii craft brewers capture flavors of summer with local fruit, other ingredients

Updated on  August 24, 2016 at 6:59 pm
As more novice drinkers discover craft beer, brewers are turning to trendy ingredients that appeal to a wider demographic. Flavors like pineapple, grapefruit, lilikoi and watermelon are finding their way into beers made all over the United States. Read More

Isles’ craft beer experts join forces

Updated on  August 10, 2016 at 5:38 pm
I always get a kick out of people who want to know what my favorite drink is. “Are you a beer guy or a spirits guy?” they’ll ask. “Or do you like wine better?” Read More

Annual contest offers whimsical takes on mai tai

Updated on  August 3, 2016 at 8:47 pm
Now in its eighth year, the Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival at the Royal Kona Resort on Hawaii island has evolved into a showcase of what talented mixologists can create when given time to elevate a classic cocktail recipe. Read More

Beer vs. Wine pairing dinners aim to challenge diners’ palates

Updated on  July 27, 2016 at 8:11 pm
There’s no entrance music, smoke machine or pyrotechnics, but Bill Carl and Adam La Cagnina provide enough good-natured, over-the-top trash talk during their Beer vs. Wine pairing dinners to draw comparisons to pro wrestling greats like Randy “Macho Man” Savage, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin or Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Read More

Increased availability of hard cider means more options for isle drinkers

Updated on  July 20, 2016 at 5:43 pm
It’s taken Hawaii a few years to catch up with the rest of the United States, but we finally have a decent variety of hard cider available in stores. Read More

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