Nightlife in Kailua

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Whether it’s silky dark chocolate draped over organic fruit fillings or lines of white bonbons stenciled with high-impact floral decals, Ricard Muszynski’s confections wow the eyes long before they touch palates. But Muszynski channels his experience as a gourmet chef to add a layer of depth to his creations not typically found in other candies. He sources his ingredients locally for the handcrafted confections, and Kokoa Bar uses local pineapple, papaya, and mango for their dipped fruits. It’s not just the confections that go above and beyond—bonbon fillings include chili lime, passionfruit, and honey blossom. Visitors can get the candies to go in white boxes wrapped with aqua ribbon, or linger in the café to savor gourmet coffee and ice cream.

150 Kapahulu Ave
Honolulu,
HI
US

The Fix Sports Lounge and Nightclub pairs live music and televised sports with a menu of burgers, chicken wings, and ribs. Diners can build their own burger masterpiece or order one of the burger specialties, such as the Nuannu with ham, pineapple, and teriyaki, or the Bethel with chili and cheddar cheese. Customers can also smother their other carnivore cravings with tender ribs. TVs and projectors broadcast sports, and on evenings live DJs and bands energize the lounge.

80 S Pauahi St
Honolulu,
HI
US

With a futuristic white bar illuminated from below, cushioned benches and luxurious pillows, an expansive dance floor, and a breezy patio—M seems to be ready for anything. The elegant space welcomes revelers for happy hours, private events, and live music, combining the raucous with the refined. Revelers take advantage of the bar's bottle service, feast on specialty sushi rolls, sip expertly mixed cocktails, and resist the urge to fingerpaint on the brilliant white walls.

500 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu,
HI
US

Part swanky lounge with plush leather seating, part neighborhood burger joint with scrubbed wooden tables, Sway Restaurant and Bar is a mecca for creative fusion. The cuisine follows suit with American classics that receive an Asian makeover. Tacos are stuffed with Korean kalbi short ribs and salmon is marinated in miso and served atop buckwheat soba noodles. Hawaiian grass-fed beef goes into the burgers, which include a version inspired by traditional Vietnamese banh mi.

2424 Koa Ave
Honolulu,
HI
US

The Asian inspiration behind newly renovated K-TV Hawaii emanates from its every corner. From the kitchen, where cooks whip up servings of kimchee ramen, to the private karaoke rooms, which can hold up to 25 people. The rooms are also colorfully designed, splashed with painted cherry blossoms or black-and-white blooms. All rooms are also BYOB until midnight, so friends can sip libations while singing the night away.

1526 Makaloa Street
Honolulu,
HI
US

Nagomi's massive 5,000-square-foot space is a shrine to authentic Japanese cuisine, from pork-belly-studded udon noodles to cabbage pancakes and savory fried rice. Skilled chefs also sear filet mignon and king salmon on a teppanyaki-style grill, and bartenders pour sake and handcrafted cocktails in the bar and lounge for after-hours revelers.

1687 Kapiolani Blvd.
Honolulu,
HI
US