A speakeasy bar is always a unique way to turn a night out from boring to beautiful. For Hawaii locals as well as visitors, there are several amazing speakeasy bars and bars with a historical atmosphere to enjoy. Check out this list of the top speakeasy bars throughout the islands.
The Blind Ox is hands-down the most popular speakeasy in Hawaii. This hidden bar has a genuine speakeasy feel - dim lighting, elegant decor, and truly fantastic cocktails. An under-the-radar wooden wall with a faint logo is your ticket to enter, with a payphone you can pick up and use to ask for entry.
Gaslamp has taken Kailua’s nightlife by storm. It’s the town’s only hidden speakeasy and it does not disappoint. Located inside the Kailua Town Pub and Grill, Gaslamp is known for outstanding signature cocktails as well as a legendary wine selection.
Looking for an intimate spot for a cozy cocktail hour in Honolulu? Bar Leather Apron fits the bill. This intimate cocktail bar is exclusively available to those who have a reservation, so you need to plan ahead for this speakeasy-style experience.
Wild Orange is one of the best-kept secrets in Honolulu, and that’s by design. It has no website of its own, nor any social media presence. It’s all about word of mouth and who you know. This hidden bar is located inside Hawaiian Brian’s Social Club or HB Social Club. This social club has a vending machine that serves up far more than a refreshing drink. Pop a nickel into this mysterious vending machine and the entrance to Wild Orange will unlock.
Kemo’o Farms Pub and Grill isn’t hidden behind a password like a typical speakeasy but it has an intimate speakeasy-type atmosphere that can be a fun switch for your next night out. It’s a simplistic bar that has all the essentials of a great time: a relaxed vibe and great drinks.
RM. 38 is an exclusive addition to the beloved Vietnamese restaurant 1938 Indochine. On the second floor of the restaurant’s building, RM. 38 is a private lounge that’s only available for special events, so gather your crew and take advantage of this sought-after bar.
Take a step back in time and enjoy the vintage, speakeasy-like atmosphere at Gertrude’s Jazz Bar and Bistro. This nondescript spot in Kailua-Kona is the ultimate place to go to enjoy fantastic live music every night along with tasty drinks that will keep you coming back.
Looking for a unique retro bar in Honolulu? You can’t miss EP Bar. Its slogan “Highballs and Vinyl” is a perfect description for the vibe at this cozy yet beautiful bar.