Whether sweet, tangy, strong or smooth, cocktails are a popular drink choice throughout the world – and a staple to the island lifestyle. On that note, we’re celebrating this refreshing delicacy by giving you the low-down on the best places to grab a glass (or two) of the mixed drink on Oahu. Cheers!


Sky Waikiki | Waikiki

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This exclusive rooftop restaurant serves delicious cocktail mixes inspired by legendary surf breaks on Oahu. Sip on your favorite flavor as you take in sunset views of Waikiki. And don’t forget to dance the night away at the lounge’s nightlife venue.


Bar Leather Apron | Honolulu

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For a slower and more intimate feel, check out this swanky watering hole by Leather Soul men’s luxury shoe retailer Tom Park and former Manifest bar manager Justin Park. The carefully handcrafted cocktails are made with only the highest of top-shelf ingredients.


The Pig & The Lady | Honolulu

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This modern Vietnamese-inspired restaurant offers a lively setting where a variety of cocktails can be enjoyed as patrons chat it up in the space’s communal tables. Make sure to try out our favorite mixes: Wildfire (tequila, sotol, celery, lemon) and the Cobra Commander (avocado mescal, sriracha ice, pamplemouse rose, lime).


Koa Oasis Booze Shack | Honolulu

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Perched alongside the walkway by the Army Museum and handball courts, this small hut offers affordable cocktails without too much Waikiki “paradise tax.” With its self-proclaimed “Best Mai Tai on the Beach” going for less than $10 a pop, you can taste-test one or three and decide for yourself.


Off the Hook | Kapolei

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This poolside bar is located in the middle of the Aulani Disney Resort and Spa, steps away from the Ko Olina Beach. The open-air shack is designed to look like a modern fisherman’s seaside dock – covered with fishhooks, cowry-shell lures and shark-tooth knives. Their delicious Sunshine Splash cocktail is made with rum, orange liqueur, and pineapple and is definitely one to try out.