Hula's Bar & Lei Stand

94% love it
Getting lei'd for over 4 decades

On your next island adventure, be sure to spend a nice long afternoon at Hula's taking in the vibrant views and sipping on some truly tasty beverages. Bright, colorful & full of life, this legendary spot has been serving sumptuous food and superior service for over four decades! 

With an incredible open-air design, Hula's Bar & Lei's Stand allows you to relax & dine while soaking your soul in the emerald green scenery and delicate, warm breeze. 

Hawaii has a very special way of tapping into your most mellow self & allowing you the freedom to breathe, laugh & play. At Hula's that atmosphere is ever-flowing with daily live music, fresh & local ingredients & a gorgeous LGBTQ+ community that is always ready to party!


    • Ignored over and over and I was standing at the bar. The bartender served the younger clientele first. They oddly pitch themselves as “the gathering place for explorers” - only if you’re gathering to explore overpriced cocktails and unfriendly staff.

    • JoshandCody
      JoshandCody Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Hulas is a very long-standing club that is both friendly and energetic
      We visited Hula's several times while we were staying in Honolulu. The staff was very friendly each time we visited, and there is a very good energy to the space anytime that you go. When there are not music performances or other events it is a video bar. Good music but not so loud that you can't have conversations with you neighbor. Located on the second floor of the Waikiki Grand hotel you have great views of the street and and overview of Queens beach. So plenty of people watching opportunities. Our favorite gay bar in Waikiki-definitely a place to drop by and check out!

    • Devin-MichaelB
      Devin-MichaelB Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Ignored for five minutes...
      Finally got up and left.....

    • Z4192
      Z4192 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      The place is alright I liked it, especially the location. I just wished the bartenders were friendly to all customers

    • TravellerPaul
      TravellerPaul Over a year ago

      Hulas is more like a (straight-friendly) pub, not a bar or club. Adjust your expectations to that level and you will enjoy it. For such a beautiful, exotic destination, the Hawaiian Islands lack any place with sexy gay / male energy.

    • DTracer
      DTracer Over a year 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 Over a year 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.

    • phillyjock
      phillyjock Over a year ago
      Loves it

      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

      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.