Rooftop bars Hawaii

Complete guide to the 6 best rooftop bars in Honolulu Hawaii in 2020

Made by the world's leading experts on rooftop bars

The ultimate list with all info you need about each rooftop. Opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more. A true paradise island with fancy hotels, white beaches, great restaurants and friendly people. That also applies to the rooftop bars located here. Which is the best rooftop bar in Hawaii or Honolulu? Hawaii have some spectacular terraces with views to die for. Most of them in Honolulu. Just scroll down and find the Hawaii rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Last updated: August 15th, 2019
Sky Waikiki Rooftop bar in Hawaii
Sky Waikiki
$$$$ 2270 Kalakaua Ave
  • Highlights
  • 19th floor
  • Signature cocktails
  • Ocean views
  • Weekend nightclub
SKY Waikiki is one of the best and hippest party spots in Honolulu. This rooftop lounge is both restaurant, nightclub and rooftop bar, so it's fair to say it offers a lot of everything. Perched 19th floor up on a sky scraper in Waikiki, the best feature might very well be the amazing views over Honolulu and the Pacific Ocean. Bright, modern and open-air terrace with comfy lounge sofas where you can enjoy fresh social bites and a good selection of signature cocktails, all crafted with aloha.
The Tchin Tchin! Bar Rooftop bar in Hawaii
The Tchin Tchin! Bar
$$$ 39 N Hotel St
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Wine bar
  • Great ambience
  • Chinatown art district
The Tchin Tchin! Bar is a comfy wine and rooftop bar in Honolulu, Hawaii, more precisely in the Chinatown art district of downtown. A bit of a hidden gem, not super easy to find but well worth the search. The indoor restaurant and bar is urban cool with its exposed brick wall, and opens up to the cosy outdoor terrace, extra nice when darkness falls and the hanging lanterns creates a lovely warm light. Tchin Tchin invites you to drink, mainly wine, but also artisan cocktails, beers and snack on smaller plates.
Tommy Bahama Bar Rooftop bar in Hawaii
Tommy Bahama Bar
$$$$ 298 Beach Walk
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Beach feel
  • Great food
  • Signature cocktails
Perched on top of the Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Store you’ll find this fantastic Honolulu roof bar. Located in the Waikiki area, the rooftop is a classic bar inspired by the beach. Here you find comfy lounge sofas and fire-pits, large umbrellas, real sand floor and beautiful views of the Waikiki skyline. With restaurant on second floor and Tommy Bahama Bar above, this place offers both fantastic food and great drinks, all in a stylish, bright and modern decor and great ambience.

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Buho Cocina y Cantina Rooftop bar in Hawaii
Buho Cocina y Cantina
$$$ 2250 Kalakaua Ave
  • Highlights
  • 5th floor
  • Modern mexican food
  • Live music
  • Waikiki Shopping Plaza
A festive and fun Mexican-style rooftop bar, tucked away in the Waikiki Shopping Plaza. Modern and vibrant, the large rooftop terrace comes with many different seating options, fire-pits and great views over the Waikiki skyline. Buho rooftop bar and restaurant serves great and modern Mexican food with a local twist and cocktails inspired by both local and classics, including a wide variety of tequilas, margaritas and tropical inovations. Come for vibrant and fun atmosphere, Magarita Mondays, Taco Tuesdays or other happenings.
Dave & Buster’s Rooftop bar in Hawaii
Dave & Buster’s
$$$ 1030 Auahi St
  • Highlights
  • 5th floor
  • Happenings
  • Family friendly
  • Ocean views
A Hawaii rooftop bar that offers fantastic panoramic views over the ocean, and that also got an extensive renovation in 2016. Dave and Buster's venues can be found all over the US, and those familiar with the concept knows it is maybe not the spot for a romantic dinner, but rather for a mix of fun games, food and drinks. And the one close to downtown Honolulu is no different. Expect a vibrant and quite loud atmosphere, but if you are up for fun and party vibes, this is one of the best rooftop bars Hawaii has in store.
Hokulani Waikiki by Hilton Grand Vacations Rooftop bar in Hawaii
Hokulani Waikiki by Hilton Grand Vacations
$$$$ 2181 Kalakaua Ave
  • Highlights
  • 15th floor
  • Hotel guests only
  • 360-view
  • Rooftop pool
Hokulani Waikiki have one of the most luxurious rooftop bars through out Hawaii, called Na Lani Sky Lounge. One of few rooftop pool lounges in Honolulu and of the best rooftop bars Hawaii has to offer. The only issue: to be able to use this roof terrace you must be a guest at the hotel. Up here you get vistas over the Koolau mountain range, Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean and the terrace is equipped with large day beds, a lounge area and private cabanas.

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Rooftop bar Honolulu Hawaii

Rooftop-grade: 6/10
Prime season: All year around
Residents: 1,4 million
Climate: Tropical

The climate here is warm all year around which makes Hawaii a perfect rooftop destination. Honolulu is the city with almost all rooftop bars located on the Hawaii Islands.

You might ask your self, which are the best rooftops in Hawaii? The rooftop bars in Hawaii are often located together with a restaurant and not at luxurious hotels as often is the case with other rooftops around the globe.

Drinking signature cocktails and eating classic food with a local touch, is common among the rooftop bars in Honolulu and Hawaii. Many of the best sky lounges Waikiki has to offer, are very popular and the terraces also serves as a restaurants.

About Honolulu Hawaii

Hawaii is the newest of the 50 American states and it’s the only state consisting in islands only. The Hawaii islands are the most remote islands on Earth situated right in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It’s also made from volcanos which creates a rich fauna and animal life. The biggest city on the Hawaii islands is Honolulu with approximately 400 000 inhabitants and it’s also the capitol of the state.