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Things to do at night in Waikiki


Waikiki is a great place to find nightlife that suits your style. From the hottest clubs to relaxing bars, the nightlife in Waikiki has something for everyone. The nightlife in Waikiki is quite different from other parts of the world, where the primary focus is going to nightclubs. 

We have those here as well, and we will share some of our favorites, but you may find other unique nightlife experiences that you can’t do in other parts of the world. 

Waikiki Nightlife

Honolulu is the hub of city life on Oahu, specifically in the heart of Waikiki. You will have various options when it comes to finding the right island vibe at night in a town filled with bars, clubs, and unique night venues. 


Some Oahu Hawaii tours will allow you to explore what it is like to have a fun and exciting night in Hawaii, but if you need help knowing where to start, we are here to help!


Here are some of the things to do at night in Waikiki:

Mai Tai Firework Boat Cruise


Enjoy the amazing Friday Night Fireworks show along the gorgeous coastline of Waikiki while watching the vibrant colors of the fireworks show. It’s an awesome view that you will never forget. 


Bring your sweetheart or kick off your weekend party with a bang and keep the Mai Tai’s flowing. Remember, it’s only on Friday nights. It’s a good idea to get your tickets early before they sell out. You don’t wanna miss this unique and fun experience. 


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It’s a two-hour boat sail on the water, and you get a complimentary Mai Tai included, known for double the rum, and double the fun! You can expect to be on the water typically from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm.


Authentic Hawaiian Luau


A Luau is a Hawaiian party where friends and family gather to feast and celebrate over quality Hawaiian food. This celebration’s origin goes back to King Kamehameha II’s time. If you want to know more about the history of Luau, you can check out this infographic.


If you are interested in having an authentic luau experience, Go Tours Hawaii has the Ka Moana Luau package that takes guests on a voyage through Polynesia with dances, chants, and activities from the different islands of the Pacific. Some include lei making, basket weaving, and learning to dance the hula.


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Luau times are usually from 4:30 p.m. to around 7:45 p.m.


Beach Bar Hopping


Do you want to walk on Waikiki beach and roam from bar to bar all with beautiful ocean views and the sound of waves crashing on the shore? Well we got you covered and will tell you the best bars on Waikiki to visit.


Depending on what side of Waikiki you are on, you can start on either side. Some of our top picks for beach bar hopping include the Sheraton Rumfire, Royal Hawaiian Bar, and the Moana Surf Rider Beach Bar. 


Each of these bars has different specialties and offers a unique experience, but they are all right on Waikiki beach. 


These beach bars typically stay open until 10:30 p.m. 


Shopping Spree at Kalakaua Avenue


Kalakaua Avenue is Hawaii’s bustling main street of Waikiki, stretching from Ala Moana down to Kapiolani Regional Park. Kalakaua Avenue is brimming with skyscraping hotels, superb restaurants, and glitzy outdoor shopping centers where you can spend your time shopping. 


Whether or not you stay in Waikiki during your vacation, you should always remember to include this destination in your itinerary. 


Visit the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center or the International Marketplace for some amazing shopping and dining experiences. They have dozens and dozens of options for whatever cuisine you are looking for and just as many shops.


You can expect to shop till you drop off or until they close around 9 p.m. 


Dinner with Scenic Views of Hawaii


People love visiting Hawaii mainly because it offers scenic and “instagrammable” views. These landscapes can even become more breathtaking when combined with good food. 


Sky Waikiki Raw and Bar offers an elevated guest experience. Their course offerings include fresh seafood, refreshing champagne, and handcrafted cocktails. Located in the heart of Waikiki, this rooftop deck features picturesque scenes of Waikiki Beach and the city lights. 


Another restaurant that offers panoramic views of Waikiki Beach is Pesca Waikiki Beach. It is an exquisite fine-dining restaurant with spectacular views. They are known for their seafood dishes locally and abroad. Not a seafood lover? They also have nice grill options such as steak and lamb if you have people in your group with different tastes.




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If your awake past midnight, some clubs you might find enjoyable are Kelly O’ Neils for your live music Irish bar, The District for the DJ lovers crowd with a hip warehouse vibe, or you can try Playbar for the DJ lovers of heavy bass booty shaking songs to a colorfully lit dancefloor. These nightclubs usually stay open until around 4 a.m.


Dive Bars


You will always find some interesting people at dive bars. More laid back and conversational than your loud nightclub. 


Some of the dive bars in Waikiki you might find enjoyable are Arnold’s, Honolulu Tavern, and Suzie Wong’s Hideaway. These dive bars usually stay open until around 2 a.m.


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