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drinks at fire pit? [oahu]

kinipela Apr 9, 2008 03:40 PM

trying to figure out pau hana friday/night spots lounge to check out..

i used to hit up mai tai's (ala moana location, but alas i feel like i've gotten too old for the crowd)

then there was oceans and row bar (closed and last that i heard, pretty not0-happening), and dave & busters, and brew moon.

and indigos, next door, etc...

but alas, i feel like i've gotten too old for most of those joints (we're on the other side of 30)

i dont want too touristy, but i've heard firepit (sheraton waikiki) in waikiki is decent? and my local friends say that they've gone there, despite being anti-waikiki... i also may want to check it out for our upcoming wedding to see if i can recommend it to our oot guests...

how are the drinks there? any other place you can recommend for good drinks?

i don't like zanzabar or w (TOO TOURISTY) and i don't like pipeline (too young). not into senor frogs or yardhouse, 'cause they are chains...

i'm bummed that i miss first fridays yet again.... ugh...

much mahalos in advance =)

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    2 2 Good RE: kinipela Apr 9, 2008 05:39 PM

    I just went to rumfire at the Sheraton a couple of weeks ago. Hmm... I don't know if I can really recommend it. The feeling I got was "once was enough". Cocktails for $14 that don't taste any better than one that's $5 aren't a big draw. The setting is nice though, with the great ocean view. The crowd was mixed, w/ locals and tourists of all ages.

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      Yoshio RE: kinipela Apr 9, 2008 07:28 PM

      Try Du Vin on Bethel Street - it's across the park from Indigo going Diamond Head. I think you'll find the ambiance and pricing very attractive.

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        fatstern RE: Yoshio Apr 10, 2008 10:49 PM

        i'll second du vin....half price food from 4-6 (?)....their moules frites are freakin tasty! i wish they would cut us a break and have more affordable wines by the glass, but alas....maybe they have a $7 glass, but usually 9, 10, 12....

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          lilikoigirl RE: fatstern May 3, 2008 12:06 PM

          I've heard that Du Vin has a "reverse" happy hour; after ten they mark down the by the glass price of everything that they've opened that day.

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        Aleka RE: kinipela Apr 10, 2008 02:57 PM

        Are you looking only for mixed drinks?
        If it's just beer..... the Kona Brew Pub in Hawaii Kai is a nice place to lounge (especially at the bar area).

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          torta basilica RE: kinipela Apr 14, 2008 10:29 PM

          I actually like the upstairs pool bar at the Hyatt - much calmer than most Waikiki hotel bars, as on the 2nd story, they usually have good music, and it's relaxing with a great view & yummy mango daiquiris (I obviously don't have a broad cocktail sense, but I do remember the wine menu is rather weak...)

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            kinipela RE: kinipela Apr 16, 2008 09:48 PM

            alas.. we didn't go....

            the night we were gonna go, they were charging a $10 cover. and so a $10 cover on top of the drinks, and we weren't gonna stay long, we opted for mai tais royal hawaiian (although i prefer the ala moana location better)

            we picked mai tais 'cause we were only there for less than an hour...

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