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Kuhio Beach Torchlighting & Hula Show

It all begins at the Duke Kahanamoku statue with the sounding of a conch shell and the lighting of torches after sunset. At the nearby hula mound, lay out your beach towel and enjoy a truly authentic Hawaiian music …
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House Without a Key

Named after a 1925 Charlie Chan novel set in Honolulu, this genteel open-air hotel lounge sprawled beneath a century-old kiawe tree simply has no doors to lock. A sophisticated crowd gathers here for sunset cocktail…
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Dragon Upstairs

Right above Hank’s Cafe in Chinatown, this laid-back hideaway with a sedate older vibe and lots of funky artwork and mirrors hosts a rotating lineup of jazz cats, blues strummers and folk singers, usually on Thursda…
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Royal Hawaiian Band

Founded in 1836 by King Kamehameha III, the Royal Hawaiian Band is the only band in the US with a royal legacy, and is the only full-time municipal band in the country. The band plays all over Oʻahu (check the calen…
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Royal Hawaiian Band

The tree-shaded Kapiʻolani Bandstand is the perfect venue for this time-honored troupe that performs classics from the Hawaiian monarchy era on most Sunday afternoons, special events or festivals. It’s a quintessent…
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Beach Bar

Inside this historic beachfront hotel bar, soak up the sounds of classical and contemporary Hawaiian musicians playing underneath the old banyan tree where the Hawaii Calls radio program was broadcast nationwide dur…
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Tapa Bar

It’s worth navigating through the gargantuan Hilton resort complex to this Polynesian-themed open-air bar just to see some of the best traditional and contemporary Hawaiian groups performing on Oʻahu today. Friday a…
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Kani Ka Pila Grille

Once happy hour ends, the Outrigger’s lobby bar sets the scene for some of the most laid-back live-music shows of any of Waikiki’s beachfront hotels, with traditional and contemporary Hawaiian musicians playing fami…
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Anna O'Brien's

A college dive bar, part roadhouse and part art house, this Irish bar has live music and a laid-back atmosphere. With a rotating stable of local artists, expect anything, including reggae, alt-rock, punk and metal b…
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Republik

Honolulu's most intimate concert hall for touring and local acts – indie rockers, punk and metal bands, even ukulele players – has a graffiti-bomb vibe and backlit black walls that trippily light up. Check out the c…