Hula's Bar & Lei Stand

 
95% love it
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Getting lei'd for over 45 years
Sip a mai-tai and see the views while soaking up the Hawaiian beauty in this second-floor bar.

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    • DTracer
      DTracer 1 month ago

      This is your typical gay video pop music bar...that just happens to be a stones throw from the beach. For that reason alone, this is definitely worth a visit.

    • BBwannabe
      BBwannabe 8 months ago
      Loves it

      Komo Mai e Noho e Inu Ka Wai (Come in, Sit, Rest, Drink)
      Hula's Bar & Cafe has a long oval bar decorated with bamboo, and an outrigger canoe on the ceiling. Seating & tables are on both sides of the bar. A long wall of windows on the left gives a great view of the zoo and park, esp. since the bar is on the 2nd floor. It's near the gay area of Waikiki Beach. Seating and a small elevated dance floor are to the right of the bar, and the DJ booth is in the back. I was there on 4/2/16 and the place was fairly packed with a mixed crowd, and hot bartenders too! I paid $7.00 for a rum & coke. The bartender asked what kind of rum I liked--a first. (Actually he was the only one to say anything to me, but I was only there an hour since I had to get up early in the AM.) I would definitely go back next time I'm on Oahu.

    • My/your kind of bar
      Open air, live music or video DJ, friendliest bartenders in the world... I'm really thinking I should just live here.

    • Deafblk
      Deafblk Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Boring
      People aren't friendly to me .. I don't see any Hawaiian guys .. I won't pay one cent to go there..

    • cjdigio85
      cjdigio85 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I like the old Hula's bar (five stars for the old Hula's)
      When I used to live in Honolulu for half a year in 1988, the old Hula's was the best than the new Hula's because the old one was centrally located in the gay strip (or community) and it had a big and beautiful bayan (spelling?) tree and was an open-air bar where I smelled so many fresh air from flowers and palm trees under the black sky with beautiful stars and a moon. I never went to the new one because I left the Aloha state in August 1988 and the new one was moved in middle or late 1990's, so I can't tell to compare which one the old one or the new one is the best, but for myself personally, I liked the old one. The new one is located in the bar and I am sure that the new Hula's would have to follow the hotel's rules, I guess. The old one was kinda bigger and inside, it had so beautiful environment even I really don't know how to describe because of the beautiful Hawaiian environment. The new one to me should have an Americanized environment, I guess. My best friend who originally is from Honolulu, but has lived here in Washington, DC for years told me that old one was the best. Maybe some of you would agree with me if some or all of you already went to the old Hula's many moons ago and recently already went to the new one. I am sure I will stop at the new one soon. I looked at the pictures of the new Hula's even looked so cool than the old one, but my point which I was just talking about the environment is that the old one was the best. I always and will always miss and cherish the old Hula's. Please keep the business at the new Hula's RUN all times.

    • mark.hawkins.9235
      mark.hawkins.9235 Over a year ago

      Gay bars/Waikiki
      Nice bar, comfortable. Walking distance from the strip.

    • Juantana
      Juantana Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A Must Visit while in Honolulu!
      Loved Hulas and went almost every day - everyone is so friendly and nice, and if you get a chance book their booze cruise on the catamaran they do every Saturday - it fills up fast so reserve in advance.

    • s2thewag
      s2thewag Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Spectacular Views
      This bar has particular views great for a drink and watching that picture-perfect Hawaii sunset over the volcano and ocean. Bar staff was extremely friendly and very attractive. Drinks were delicious and appropriate priced for the area. The crowd seemed to be around 35 most days and nights. not the younger crowd I'm normally use to. So if you're looking to meet that cute young twink this might not be the place to find them

    • BlackCatNYC
      BlackCatNYC Over a year ago

      Order a pitcher of mai tai

    • BrendanMBrogan
      BrendanMBrogan Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Wholesome Hula's
      No matter how hard Hula's might try to be sleazy, it ends up being the friendliest, most wholesome gay bar in Honolulu. If the Regal Beagle (3s Company) were gay, it would be Hula's. And it has the best view - so be sure to check it out during the daytime. Oh, and the Mediterranean platter from the café? One of Waikiki's best deals ($14) for a lunch-sized snack.

    • Ffuncub
      Ffuncub Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Gay Oasis
      Relatively easy to find as long as you remember which hotel it's in. You can hear the music (a rather good live band when I was there) from the street. Contrary to previous reviews the door staff were very friendly and I got served straight away from the similarly friendly bar man. Customers a mix of tourists and (mainly) natives and the atmosphere is relaxed and very pleasant. A gay oasis and a pleasant alternative to the sometimes oppressively heterosexual mainstream Honolulu hotel bar environments.

    • bjadman
      bjadman Over a year ago

      Great Bar and Staff. Bar has amazing views, drink specials and warm friendly service. Cheers to Lee our waitress who has a killer sense of humor and adorable bartender Ely.

    • hulaboi
      hulaboi Over a year ago
      Loves it

      da best dakine bar in Waiks!
      Not as beautiful as the original location but you still can't beat the current one---5 min. walk from Queens Bch and on Sundays for sunset drinks---it's paradise!

    • slimrfun
      slimrfun Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Overall best bar in Honolulu
      Went 4 times while on vacation. This bar has a laid back relaxed atmosphere. Unfortunately this means the music is down low and to a slower beat. Had problems getting a drink most days. The bartender passed me by time and again to serve locals so I complained to the front door. He mentioned I wasn't the first with this complaint and he apologized. Complimentary drinks also arrived. With all its potential - this place could use a visit from a gay version of 'bar rescue'. Overall - the best bar, had good times and would go again.

    • dannyz80
      dannyz80 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Happy Hour time is the best!!
      You can enjoy a beautiful view of the ocean while you're having your cocktail, It is just beautiful, great bar, great ambiance, thinking of moving to Waikiki with my partner, and one thing we will keep doing there is going to Hulas to keep having great times!! :)

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