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Hook good bites during happy hour at Herringbone

• Updated on  June 14, 2018 at 5:13 pm
Herringbone, a restaurant with a “fish meets field” concept, is a winner for seafood-lovers, as its menu focuses on the ocean’s bounty. Read More

Float away on a whopper of a margarita at Mexico

• Updated on  June 8, 2018 at 3:41 pm
Looking for a south of the border escape to let the good times roll? Look no further than Mexico Restaurant. Read More

Tight but tasty menu brings happy-hour joy to Roy’s Waikiki

• Updated on  June 5, 2018 at 11:01 am
Unless you start work at 6 a.m. the new happy hour at Roy’s Waikiki doesn’t really fall at pau-hana time, limited as it is to 2 to 4 p.m. daily. But it is a happy time. Read More

Amuse expands, Roy’s Waikiki adds happy hour

• Updated on  May 25, 2018 at 3:55 pm
TGIF’s guide to Oahu’s latest happy hour specials. Read More

Izakaya Nonbei delivers the classics with taste, value

• Updated on  May 11, 2018 at 4:49 pm
For well over a decade, Izakaya Nonbei has been a cult pau-hana favorite for locals and well-traveled tourists alike. Read More

Topped offers charm, excellent food in Chinatown

• Updated on  May 3, 2018 at 6:32 pm
From North Hotel Street, it’s easy to overlook Topped amid the sea of other​ ​signage. Don’t, though — it’s an intimate Korean gem that’s well-appointed, yet​ ​affordable. Read More

Baku Waikiki offers stylish fun, intriguing cuisine

• Updated on  April 27, 2018 at 10:50 am
Baku Waikiki is an elegant restaurant featuring Japanese cuisine at the International Market Place. It’s got a fancy, classy feel, but with an eclectic decor that provides an amusing touch to the experience. Read More

DB Grill does happy hour right in Kapolei

• Updated on  April 20, 2018 at 11:36 am
With the expansion of Kapolei’s shopping and dining options, a sister restaurant to Duck Butt, DB Grill, opened last year at Kapolei Commons. Read More

Appetito Craft Pizza & Wine Bar brings Naples to Waikiki

• Updated on  April 7, 2018 at 6:35 pm
Opened just last fall, Appetito has a style that is consistent with much of the rest of recent development in Waikiki — a touch more class and elegance, but still with a relaxed atmosphere suitable for both an international and local crowd. Read More

Hank’s Cafe is a drinking person’s bar

• Updated on  March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm
If you’ve ever looked around Chinatown, you probably know about Hank’s Cafe on Nuuanu Avenue. Read More

Bevy adds spice with cocktails, new chef in kitchen

• Updated on  February 18, 2018 at 10:41 pm
This weekend brings the culmination of Pow! Wow! Hawaii frenzy in Kakaako, and Bevy is right in the middle of the action. Read More

Hachibei offers tasty, interesting dishes at happy hour

• Updated on  February 13, 2018 at 4:39 pm
Yakitori Hachibei is a refreshing blend of elegant intimacy and energetic atmosphere. Read More

Burgers, beer are best bets at Basalt

• Updated on  February 4, 2018 at 9:23 pm
Duke’s Lane Market & Eatery is a clean, attractive spot, with full-service restaurant Basalt holding down pride of placement. Read More

Pitch Sports Bar fills niche in Kakaako

• Updated on  January 26, 2018 at 5:11 pm
Pitch Sports Bar Hawaii, on the second floor of the Salt complex in Kakaako, is one of the newer additions to the neighborhood, opening in November. Read More

Growler USA offers fun, fair prices in Kapahulu

• Updated on  January 19, 2018 at 5:25 pm
Growler USA has everything needed for a good pau hana experience: Good beer, decent food, discounts and a laid-back, comfortable atmosphere. Read More

Tropics Ale House taps into Kakaako beer culture

• Updated on  January 12, 2018 at 6:01 pm
Tropics Tap House was a lively gathering spot for the college crowd at Puck’s Alley in Moiliili until it closed in March. The bar resurfaced as Tropics Ale House Kakaako in October at the corner of Queen and Cooke streets. Read More

Best of Pau Hana Patrol 2017

• Updated on  January 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm
A roundup of the 2017’s happy-hour highlights by TGIF staff. Read More

BLT Market brings a taste of Puerto Rico to its menu

• Updated on  December 22, 2017 at 4:30 pm
BLT Market is a stylish, out-of-the-way restaurant, placed on the lobby floor of the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach on the town side of Waikiki. During happy hour, it’s a sweet spot for rising above the fray of the streets below and enjoying a “living is easy” vibe. Read More

Stage Lounge & Bar aims to amuse with expanded drink options

• Updated on  December 13, 2017 at 9:49 pm
As befitting a spot called Stage, there are dramatic — and tasty — changes in play at the Stage Lounge & Bar. Read More

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