Duke’s is Great – Particularly on Sunday – But The Sheraton’s Aloha Atmosphere Make It The Best At the Beach
It’s at a place called Rumfire, a beautiful bar at the Sheraton. It’s an open-air place with open sides that let the gentle trade winds blow across the bar and patios on either side, one by the pool and the other with fire pits. It’s right on the edge of the water, so the views are hypnotic.
So, too, is the mood. There’s live music from local musicians. In-the-know tourists who enjoy chatting with other in-the-know tourists. And $5 draft beers, including Stella and Kona Longboard. In fact, it’s the the only place right on the beach in Honolulu that actually has a Happy Hour. (For the best Happy Hours in and around Waikiki, click here).
All this is just a build-up to the main event, the spectacular sunsets. It happens over the right patio and lights up the bar area like nature’s lanterns. Sailboats are taking in the breeze in the distance and make picture-perfect photos on cell phone cameras to send back to friends not fortunate enough to be there, too.
A common text and Facebook posting is: “Look where WE are right now!”
The Happy Hours are astutely timed to coincide with sunsets, 4-6 in the winter and 5-7 in the summer.
When the PubClub.com Bar Blogger is in Honolulu, you can find me at Rumfire for Happy Hour.
Rumfire Happy Hour: Daily, 4-6 p.m. (5-7 in the summer).
Specials: $5 draft beers (all kinds, including Stella and Kona Longboard), a potent blue concoction called a Fire Hydrate ($6.50), plus one pupu special (changes daily). Live music.