Pau Hana! Best Waikiki Happy Hours!

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Waikiki can be a very expensive place! One way to save on food or drink is to take advantage of Waikiki happy hour specials—also known as “pau hana” (end of work) or “aloha hour” in Hawaii.

Whether in Hawaii on a family vacation, honeymoon, or traveling with friends, you’ll be happy to know that some of the best places for happy hour are right in Waikiki so you won’t need to get in the car and deal with traffic or parking to find a good deal!

Our customers frequently ask us to recommend the best Waikiki Happy Hours and this is the list we give them. Enjoy some local pupus (appetizers), tropical cocktails or even make a meal of it. This list covers it all.

Good to know …

If you happen to take one of our tours earlier in the day, some of these happy hour locations are conveniently located nearby. Check out these venues on your way out or if you purchased a photo package of your swim with dolphins tour that you’d like to retrieve in-person, you can coordinate the pickup with grabbing a drink or bite to eat.

Moose’s Pub & Café

(runs 4-7pm daily)
310 Lewers St, Honolulu, HI 96815 (across the street from Dolphins and You)

Happy Hour Drink Specials:
$3 14oz draft beers
$3 well drinks and house wine
$4 specialty cocktails

Happy Hour Food Specials:
Daily dinner deals

Moose’s also has a fun deal where if you request a cocktail in a tiki glass then the glass is yours to take home. There are multiple colors and styles so come down more then once and collect them all! Besides some great drink deals Moose’s also has some amazing food deals. Each day of the week the restaurant does a different deal for dinners. Two notable deals are on Tuesday’s and Friday. On Tuesday’s they have a great taco Tuesday special, Mahi fish, steak chicken, and kalua pig. On Fridays they have an all you can eat fish and chips for only $15.

Kelly O’Neils

(runs 11am-8pm daily)
311 Lewers St, Honolulu, HI 96815 (right next to the office of Dolphins and You)
happy hour, their deals include:

Happy Hour Drink Specials:
$3 well drinks
$3.25 16oz domestic drafts

Kelly’s is an Irish pub with very reasonably priced food. They have live music every night with no cover charge. The bar also stays open until 4am so if you’re a night owl then this place might be your hangout spot.

Doraku Sushi

(runs 4-6pm and 9-11pm daily)
Pacifica Honolulu Condominium
1009 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814 (just outside downtown Waikiki)

Happy Hour Drink Specials:
$3-$6 dishes
$4 draft beer
$5 house wine

Happy Hour Food Specials:
$3-$6 sushi rolls

Looking for some great seafood at a reasonable price? Doraku Sushi is worth checking out. Doraku is great in that they have two happy hour times. The restaurant has a beautiful Japanese style and feel to it and the sushi is made right in front of you behind the bar.

Maui Brewing Co

(runs from 3:30-5:30pm and 10:30-close daily)
2300 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

Happy Hour Drink Specials:
$4.75 any MBC beer
Discounted Cocktails

Happy Hour Food Specials:
50% off Apps
$10 Pizzas

This location, which recently opened in Waikiki, is the next best stop. MBC is located in the heart of Waikiki at the Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber 2300 Kalakaua Avenue. With a very beautiful interior, comfortable patio feel, and live music daily, this restaurant will make you want to come back each night. Their happy hour runs everyday from 3:30pm – 5:30 and again 10:30 – Close. MBC also opens as early as 7am for breakfast so you’ll have plenty of time to stop by and check them out!

Bills Hawaii

280 Beach Walk, Honolulu, HI 96815

Happy Hour Drink Specials:
$4 beer
$6 wine
$7 cocktails

Happy Hour Food Specials:
$7-$10 small plates

Bills has it all -great atmosphere, great food and great deals on both pupus and drinks.

Rum Fire

(Sheraton) 2255 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

Happy Hour Drink Specials:
$5 draft beer
$6 house wine
$6 Stoli cocktails

Happy Hour Food Specials:
$5-$10 pupus/appetizers (limited menu)

If you’re looking for great views and location, Rum Fire is your spot. Located beachfront at the Sheraton Waikiki, enjoy the beautiful view of Waikiki beach without breaking your pocketbook.

M.A.C. 24/7

2500 Kuhio Ave, Inside Hilton Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, HI 96815

Pre-sunset dinner special and drink specials are available for a complete meal – This is only a limited time offer, though (be sure to check with the venue prior to making plans)


2440 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

Happy Hour Drink Specials:
$5 beer
$8 cocktails

Happy Hour Food Specials:
$5-$10 Special menu

If you’re looking for value, you won’t find a better happy hour than this! Hy’s offers fine food and fine dining at a great price. They do have a dress code so be sure to inquire what to wear. Also this deal is on a first come first serve basis. It’s recommended getting there early or miss out!

Sansei Sushi

2552 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

Happy Hour Drink Specials:
drink specials at the bar (5:30-7pm)

Happy Hour Food Specials:
25% off of food (5:30-6pm)
special menu at bar (5:30-7pm)

Sensei has a longer happy hour period if you’re willing to sit at the bar that includes great food and drink specials. Otherwise be sure to get there before 5:30 to get a table in time to take advantage of the great food specials.

Familiar Favorites

While you’re here on the island it’s assumed you want to try out new foods and restaurants. But, if you’re looking for something that you’re familiar with on the mainland then we suggest these places to check out:

  • P.F. Changs’s: happy hour from 4pm – 6pm everyday
  • Yard House: happy hour Monday – Friday 2pm – 5:30pm & late night happy hour – Sunday – Wednesday 10:30pm – Close

We do our best to keep this list up-to-date, but it’s always good to check with the restaurant/bar directly for their current offers and menus.

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