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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

International Market Place’s FoodFight! turns to cocktails

Updated on  November 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm
The Street’s lead bartender Andrew Woodley will square off against Stripsteak’s Mundo Delgado in the International Market Place’s monthly FoodFight! competition. Read More

Brick Oven Pizza serves more than good slices

Updated on  November 10, 2017 at 4:27 pm
On Kauai, if you ask around for a good pizza joint, you might well be steered to Brick Oven Pizza in Kapaa. The operation expanded to Oahu a while back and recently added a fourth venue on the island at Ward Village. Read More

Row Bar reopens with fine drinks, ono pupu

Updated on  October 14, 2017 at 11:53 pm
Tamura’s is a longtime retailer of fine wine, beer and spirits, island-style pupu and high-end cigars. The family-owned business has branched out into restaurants and bars, first with The Edge in Kaimuki and now with The Row Bar by Tamura’s at Waterfront Plaza. Read More

Nomu a happy hour hideaway at Waikiki Yokocho

Updated on  October 6, 2017 at 5:16 pm
Nomu, the bar at Waikiki Yokocho, is an entree to all of the possibilities that this underground “gourmet alley” provides. During happy hour, the bar offers basic pleasures and serves as a good first stop before exploring other eateries. Read More

The Counter offers drink deals, options beyond burgers

Updated on  September 22, 2017 at 8:44 pm
The Counter has long been an outlet that’s eager to serve you your way, and they’ve also made changes to keep diners interested. Read More

Soothing sights sweeten happy hour deals at Restaurant 604

Updated on  September 14, 2017 at 5:14 pm
Good food, a friendly vibe and plentiful parking are all reasons for repeat visits to Restaurant 604 near the Arizona Memorial. Read More

Sakura Terrace a good spot for late-night bites

Updated on  August 24, 2017 at 6:01 pm
If you want good — no, let’s say great — sake at a fair price, the place to go is Sakura Terrace on South King Street in Makiki. Read More

New Tokoname in Kaimuki gets everything right

Updated on  August 17, 2017 at 6:55 pm
The new Tokoname Sushi Bar & Restaurant at the bottom of Waialae Avenue is a pleasant surprise — it’s spacious with a Zen atmosphere. Read More

Mahina & Sun’s shines with happy-hour pizza

Updated on  August 4, 2017 at 7:37 pm
For what it offers, Mahina & Sun’s is an excellent place for pau hana. Read More

It’s a culinary block party every day at The Street

Updated on  July 27, 2017 at 7:38 pm
Eating at The Street isn’t like dining at Stripsteak, obviously, but under the direction of Mina and his partners, it does share pleasures derived from his attention to detail, service and quality. Read More

Cholo’s serves up refreshing margaritas in a friendly atmosphere

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 4:18 pm
While going to the North Shore on the weekends is not as much of an escape as it once was, the North Shore has a mellow vibe and open country feel that’s hard to find elsewhere on Oahu. Cholo’s Homestyle Mexican restaurant in Haleiwa is no hidden hole-in-the-wall, but it kind of has a homey feel. Read More

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