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Float away on a whopper of a margarita at Mexico

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

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

TGIF’s guide to Oahu’s latest happy hour specials. Read More

Izakaya Nonbei delivers the classics with taste, value

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yakitori Hachibei is a refreshing blend of elegant intimacy and energetic atmosphere. Read More

Burgers, beer are best bets at Basalt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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