Known as the land of the Hula, not surprisingly Honolulu has some great dance spots where you can shake your booty. Whether you are looking for traditional Hawaiian dance or Latin you can find it on the island of Oahu.
Popular for after work drinks Pearl Ultra Lounge is Honolulu’s premiere luxury lounge experience. Offering a daily happy hour, signature cocktails, tasty cuisine, live music and dancing – Pearl is hard to beat. Walking into Pearl you will see business people, tourists and residents all enjoying the opulent ambiance. In fact, Honolulu Magazine rated Pearl as one of the best bars for pau hana (happy hour). Pearl offers a V.I.P section as well as table bottle service and parking is always available. www.pearlhawaii.com
ThirtyNine Hotel is a funky venue offering creative cocktails and tasty nibbles. Featuring some well know D.J.s spinning the hottest tunes, ThirtyNine Hotel is a well kept secret in Honolulu for those who like to boogie. Located in Chinatown, the space is intimate and features an indoor lounge and bar along with a roof top lounge and an additional outside bar. Their organic margarita is a great way to cool off in between dancing sets. www.thirtyninehotel.com
If you are looking for a casual and fun location to dance with your shoes off – Duke’s Restaurant and Barefoot Bar is the place. Located on the edge of Waikiki Beach, guests can actually dip their toes in the water in between dances. The weekend afternoons are the best time to boogie with the live bands performing. The vibe if laid back and the views are endless with Diamond Head and the beautiful Pacific Ocean at every turn. The music can get loud and crowed on the dance floor, but it is by far the best place in Honolulu to people watch and enjoy the sunset. www.dukeswaikiki.com
If Salsa dancing is your desire then head to the Honolulu Club on Friday nights. Spanish ex-pat Greg Henry hosts the popular Hot Salsa Hawaii Dance Social. He has a large following and these people are serious about their Salsa, however they are very welcoming to new participants. Get your dancing shoes on as the music starts at 8 p.m. and parking is free. www.hawaiisalsa.com
Also located in Honolulu’s Chinatown is the ultra hip Bar 35. Popular with the after work professional crowd, this venue is large and features an indoor lounge and also an outside patio area. Bar 35 spins great tunes and features a huge assortment of beers from all over the world as well as a fully stocked bar. If you get hungry while dancing, be sure to try their amazing pizzas which they make fresh every day. www.bar35hawaii.com