The Top Cocktail Bars in Honolulu

When dreaming of drinking cocktails in Hawaii, Mai Tais and frozen concoctions capped with an umbrella or orchid garnish tend to be synonymous. But in recent years Oahu’s handcrafted cocktail movement has slowly been gaining steam. Mixologists are creating signature drinks using high-quality spirits and homegrown ingredients, helping turn the island into a cocktail destination.

Have a Mai Tai or two, if you must—after all, you’re vacationing in Hawaii—but after you’ve enjoyed your requisite umbrella drink, craft cocktail lovers will want to make time to taste cocktails that are found only in Hawaii.