The folks at Pau Hana Lounge, perched in a second-story space on the banks of Kapalama Canal, know how to party. When they're not hosting raucous hula competitions, their floors bounce during parties backed by DJ-curated tunes or live local music. The cooks excite tastebuds with Hawaiian favorites such as kalua pork and lomi salmon, along with barbecued meats, curries, and burgers between grilled croissants. And the bartenders keep the party going with beer and cocktails.
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.
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.
Bizwala Events treats Honolulu-area singles to nights on the town, speed dating, and salsa-dancing soirees, igniting the spark for future romances while getting folks out of the house. Whether participants are looking to have fun, settle down, or just meet another person to discuss their Napoleonic War diorama hobby with, Bizwala's social outings make it happen. Guests sip cocktails as they chat with dozens of potential dates during speed-dating sessions, or groove to Caribbean rhythms during salsa dance lessons. Beyond helping clients improve their social life, they give folks a chance to discover new nightclubs, bars, and party venues for future revelry.
The drinks and revelers at Hush Bar & Grill are all perpetually awash in the soft glow of neon light. Illuminated as well are the walls covered in hand-drawn murals of singing ducks, exaggerated figures, and other whimsically bizarre creatures. On an average night, this colorful glow mingles with the aromas of vaporizer smoke and international cuisine. The modern bar's kitchen turns out upscale pub food such as wontons, house poke, and small plates of marinated beef to complement its range of upscale spirits and cocktails. A pair of dart boards and two private karaoke rooms, meanwhile, entertain patrons between bites and sips.
The instructors at Hawaii State Ballet aspire to give their students the best possible training in all areas of dance. And they've achieved that goal many times over, thanks to the Junior Company, whose alumni have gone on to dance for the Joffrey Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre, and Ballet West.
The dedicated staff guides students from soft shoes to toe shoes, starting with imaginative classes for 3-year-olds. They also teach adult classes, and branch out from ballet to teach modern dance, Pilates, and advanced Hokey Pokey.