Rooftop bars Hawaii

Complete guide to the 7 best rooftop bars in Honolulu, Hawaii [2020 update]

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Last updated: March 11, 2020

Hawaii, and the state capital Honolulu, is a true paradise destination with fancy hotels, white beaches, great restaurants and friendly people. To get a new perspective over this tropical heaven, look upwards, to the Hawaii rooftop bars. This ultimate guide is packed with all info you need about each rooftop: opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more. So, which is the best rooftop bar Honolulu? Just scroll down and find the Hawaii rooftop bar best suited for you.

Or use the Hawaii rooftop map in the top right corner.

Sky Waikiki Rooftop bar in Hawaii

Sky Waikiki

$$$$ 2270 Kalakaua Ave
  • Highlights
  • 19th floor
  • Signature cocktails
  • Ocean views
  • Weekend live music

SKY Waikiki is one of the hippest lounge spots in Honolulu. Serving as both rooftop restaurant and rooftop bar, it's fair to say it offers a lot of everything. Perched 19th floor up on a skyscraper 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 and complemented with live music on weekends.

Hideout at the Laylow Rooftop bar in Hawaii

Hideout at the Laylow

$$$ 2299 Kuhio Avenue
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • Lush & charming
  • Vibrant
  • Early morning to late night

Hideout Waikiki is a lush and charming rooftop bar and restaurant, and a hidden gem above the vibrant Kuhio Avenue. Bright, natural and airy inside and out, especially on the rooftop terrace, where you are surrounded by palm trees and the Waikiki skyline. Open from early morning to late at night, Hideout offers Hawaiian food with influences from Asian and Modern American cuisine, along with well-made signature cocktails and local brews on tap. All served in a relaxing and friendly, yet vibrant atmosphere.

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.

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
  • Rooftop cinema
  • 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 views any rooftop bar Hawaii has to offer. Up here you get vistas over the Koolau mountain range, Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean. Mainly available to hotel guests, but open during the afternoon / early evening for everyone to enjoy tropical drinks, light snacks and weekly rooftop cinema.

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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.