Waikiki Beach. Legendary. Classic Hawaii. Hawaii Five-O. We’ve got two legendary stops on Waikiki. Combine a perfect classic cocktail, along with world-famous people watching and the story of Waikiki Beach begins to unfold.


A stop at the Royal Hawaiian in the heart of Waikiki is not complete without the classic Mai Tai! The Royal Hawaiian was the first Hawaiian resort to serve this legendary drink that was created by “Trader Vic” Bergeron in 1944.

They have an extensive list of creative takes on the Mai Tai but the version created by Vic is the one to go for here!

You’ll enjoy great views from the Mai Tai bar, along with a sense of going back in time within the walls of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.


If you’re looking for a lively second option, one that is dedicated to the memory of an O’ahu legend, then head over to Duke’s in the Outrigger Waikiki Beach.


This legendary location pays homage to Duke Kahanamoku, easily one of Hawaii’s most decorated athletes and the person responsible for introducing the sport of surfing to the world.


The Barefoot Bar features live music year round and the bar is always at capacity! Unless you get there before it opens!


This classic, Hawaiian watering hole is just steps from the sands of Waikiki Beach and provides stunning views of the surrounding Diamond Head that overlooks Waikiki.

These are two spots you won’t want to miss when in Honolulu!