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Barfly: Kuleana Rum Works hits Oahu; Sakana Grill nears 2 years in Kalihi

Find out where to try Big Island-based Kuleana Rum and learn more about Sakana Grill in Kalihi, all in this month’s edition of Barfly. Read More
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Barfly: Real Gastropub returns to Kakaako, Lanikai taps Hualani Sour

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Real Gastropub is back with a new space in Kakaako, and Lanikai Brewing Co. offers a new sour beer made with Hawaiian yeast. Read More

Kona Brewing Co. marks 25 years

Kona Brewing Co. celebrated its staying power last weekend, hosting a party at its Kailua-Kona brewery that featured a new beer, Hibiscus Brut IPA. Read More
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Barfly: Ko’olau Distillery aims to make true Hawaii whiskey

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You gotta start somewhere, and that’s exactly what the team behind Old Pali Road is doing near Kapaa Quarry on the windward side of Oahu. Read More
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Barfly: Goen, Maui Brewing, Off the Wall, Fujioka’s

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Kailua offers new drinking options with the openings of Goen and Maui Brewing Co., Off the Wall offers self-service beer and more in Kakaako and Fujioka’s Wine Times is making waves in 2019 with its special store picks. Read More
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Barfly: Hawaii breweries join California wildfire fundraiser

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Sierra Nevada Brewing is working with thousands of breweries across the United States to produce Resilience Butte County Proud IPA, with 100 percent of sales going to the official Camp Fire Relief Fund. Read More
 
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Barfly: Jen Ackrill has her own rooftop playground at Sky Waikiki

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After four years catering to tourists at the Top of Waikiki and nearly as long at the helm of the cocktail program of sister establishment Sky Waikiki, Jen Ackrill has her own private mixology sandbox to play in. Read More
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Ghost Bar Honolulu is a temporary Halloween-themed bar located at the Ewa wing of Ala Moana Center. The bar features haunting decor and drinks to get revelers in the spooky spirit throughout October.
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Ghost Bar Honolulu is a temporary Halloween-themed bar located at the Ewa wing of Ala Moana Center. The bar features haunting decor and drinks to get revelers in the spooky spirit throughout October.

Barfly: Inside Ghost Bar Honolulu

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Ghost Bar Honolulu is a temporary Halloween-themed bar located at the Ewa wing of Ala Moana Center. The bar features haunting decor and drinks to get revelers in the spooky spirit throughout October.
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Barfly: Ghost Bar pops up at Ala Moana, Morimoto hosts ‘White Party’

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After a successful run with a Christmas-themed pop-up last year, Ala Moana Center is back with a new Halloween pop-up experience. Read More
 

Barfly: Oktoberfest, RumFire, Beer Lab, Paradise Ciders

Get ready for Oktoberfest and learn more about RumFire’s new VIP lounge, Beer Lab HI’s new location and Paradise Ciders’ grand opening in Kalihi. Read More
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Barfly: Justin Park wins World’s Best Mai Tai contest for third time

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When Justin Park agreed to compete one last time in the World’s Best Mai Tai contest during the 10th-annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival earlier this month, he thought he was signing himself upfor another fun weekend in Kona. Read More

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

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