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Tropics re-brands, reopens in Kakaako

After four years at Puck’s Alley, Tropics Tap House reopens this week on Queen Street with a new name and updated concept. Read More

Distillery crafts tropical spirits in Kalihi

Kapalama Shopping Center doesn’t seem like the place to find Oahu’s newest distillery, but that’s where you’ll find Royal Hawaii Spirits. Read More

Kapolei Commons triples fun with cocktail options

Leeward Oahu residents are pretty lucky to have a solid trifecta of drinking options available at Kapolei Commons. Read More

Venture to Kailua for latest in local craft beer

As Oahu’s craft beer scene continues to mature, some of the more exciting developments are happening outside metro Honolulu. Read More

‘Boozy slushies’ provide cool summer refreshment

There’s no better way to beat the summer heat than with a frozen cocktail. Read More

Modern-day speakeasies emerge from an illicit past

As the 100th anniversary of Prohibition approaches, the speakeasy concept has enjoyed a resurgence across the country. Read More

A mighty Mule provides cocktail win

I’ve attended my fair share of cocktail competitions. Usually it’s the same cast of characters who sign up, but I was pleasantly surprised to walk into Sky Waikiki’s Master of the Mule contest and recognize only a couple of participants. Read More

Several local bars boost traditional Bloody Mary

When it comes to drinks made with red veggies, I’ll go with the good old Bloody Mary. Read More

Cocktail arts distilled in reference books

Spending time with books that cover alcohol is just like visiting a quality bar; you’ll be sufficiently entertained and will probably learn something new in the process. Read More

A wave of innovation hits Waikiki bars

The next time someone tries to tell you it’s impossible to find a quality drink in Waikiki, go ahead and laugh. Read More

Storytelling helps bartenders connect with customers

Bevy owner Christian Self carries the torch for mixology at the corner of Auahi and Keawe streets, where there’s a story for nearly every drink on the menu. Read More

Growler USA Honolulu uses tech to attract beer lovers

One of my favorite phone apps is TapHunter, which keeps me updated with the draft options at some of Honolulu’s top craft beer bars. Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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