Rocking Out: Top 5 Nightclubs in Honolulu

PREVIOUS POST Top 5 Nightclubs in Moscow
NEXT POSTTop 5 Nightlife Spots in Palm Beach

Hawaii might be known for its daytime allure — long stretches of sandy beaches, miles of hiking trails, world-class surf.

But when the sun goes down, a different island scene emerges.

Here are our Top 5 picks for nightclubs and nightlife spots in Honolulu:

Like Haute Living Hawaii? Join our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @HauteLivingHI. Want Haute Living Hawaii delivered to your inbox once a week? Sign up for our newsletter.

1 The Standard

One of the newest nightclubs to open in Honolulu, The Standard — not part of the The Standard Hotel chain, by the way — has quickly become one of the island's hottest spots. This ultra modern venue in the spaced vacated by Oceans 808 in Waterfront Plaza has an urban artsy vibe. Grammy Award-winning artist Bruno Mars frequents The Standard when he's home and Ice-T and his wife, Coco, celebrated New Year's Eve here, too.

Waterfront Plaza

500 Ala Moana Blvd.

Honolulu, HI 96813


2 Pearl Ultralounge

Networking events, mixers, fashion shows — this versatile ultralounge conveniently located in Ala Moana Center (read: lots of free parking) hosts a variety of events, making it popular with the young, hip, after-work crowd.

Ala Moana Center

1450 Ala Moana Blvd.

Honolulu, HI 96814


3 Addiction Nightclub

The intimate, uber-cool Addiction Nightclub opened in December 2011 in The Modern Honolulu. The hotel's new director of nightlife, Matt Bendik, was the managing partner at VOYEUR in West Hollywood, Calif. — and he brought that vibe to Waikiki.

The Modern Honolulu
1775 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96815

4 Nocturna Lounge

This is Hawaii's first NextGen lounge, featuring a full bar, open lounge, four private suites and state-of-the-art karaoke and video game consoles. It takes traditional nightlife to the next, high-tech level.

Waterfront Plaza

500 Ala Moana Blvd.

Honolulu, HI 96813


5 Apartment 3

Yes, it's in an office building. And yes, it's on the third floor. But Apartment 3 is a chic, stylish club that lures an equally stylish crowd. The occasional celebrity — Johnny Depp has been spotted here — drops by, no doubt lured by its hip vibe and out-of-the-way location.

Century Center
1750 Kalakaua Ave, Third Floor
Honolulu, HI 96826
connect with haute living National