The outdoor House Without a Key offers
oceanside musical performances.
When the sun begins to set in Waikiki, the music scene starts
heating up. Clients can regroup and relax in the South Oahu mecca
while enjoying live entertainment at most any major hotel or
restaurant, with a variety of genres from which to choose. The
following hangouts can help set the tone for a great evening in
A beachside stage beneath a legendary banyan tree provides
one-of-a-kind harmonies and hula at the Sheraton Moana Surfrider.
Each evening brings such stars as the ukulele, bass and steel
guitar ensemble, Paahana, and steel guitar specialists, the
Duke’s Canoe Club:
Smack dab on the beach at the Outrigger Waikiki Hotel, this breezy
gathering place lures locals and visitors alike each Fri.-Sun. from
4-6 p.m. with top island performers like Henry Kapono and the group
Kapena, whose voices mingle with sounds of the surf.
At this Hyatt Regency Waikiki watering hole, clients can listen to
live music while soaking in the Jacuzzi or floating in the pool.
The upscale setting with its terracotta patio, rocking chairs and
views of Waikiki Beach from the third floor is further enhanced by
divine tropical drink.s
This Sheraton Waikiki standout presents the perfect milieu for
impressing a date or catching up with friends. Notable for its
panoramas of Waikiki from 30 floors up, it has earned a following
for its live Salsa band on Friday evenings and occasional Saturday
night jazz jams.
House Without a Key:
Cocktails and Hawaiian music under a century-old kiawe tree have
drawn dedicated audiences to the Halekulani for decades. Memorable
sunsets merge with dreamy island tunes as two former Miss Hawaii
winners Kanoe Miller and Debbie Nakanelua dance the hula with
This Halekulani haven attracts a classy clientele with its
innovative cocktails, appetizers, desserts and live entertainment.
It’s a sure bet for clients looking for early-evening cocktails or
after-dinner drinks sweetened by contemporary light jazz and
Mai Tai Bar:
Boasting the penultimate view of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head
from the Royal Hawaiian, this sand-hugging bar plays home to
perhaps the best mai tai your clients will ever try. Various
Waikiki old-timers and newcomers serenade the crowds with Hawaiian
music each night.
Legendary falsetto singer Aunty Genoa
Perched on the third floor of the Kealohilani Tower at the Waikiki
Beach Marriott Resort and Spa, this al fresco hub lays claim to
some of Waikiki’s most authentic island entertainment, including
slack-key guitar and on Thursdays the legendary falsetto of Aunty
Tiki’s Grill and Bar:
Fresh from its fifth anniversary, this 10,000-square-foot hot spot
with a retro South Pacific design is located on the second level of
the ResortQuest Waikiki Beach Hotel. Every night of the week, it
regales clients with live entertainment by established and emerging
contemporary Hawaiian performers.