Top Nightlife Experiences on Oahu
As the most-visited of the Hawaiian islands, Oahu offers plenty of evening activities. From sunset cruises and luaus to bar crawls, here are some of Oahu’s top nightlife options.
Experience local culture and cuisine at a luau. Sample dishes, such as Kalua pork, lomi-lomi salmon, and poi (taro root paste) while watching music, hula, and knife-fire dancing. Luaus can be found all over the island, and many places put their own unique twist on the experience.
Sunset and Night Cruises
Soak up views of Diamond Head and the Waikiki skyline at sunset on a cruise. Most cruises include dinner and live entertainment, so you can hit the dance floor as you sail beneath the stars. Those cruising on a Friday night will also be treated to the weekly fireworks display off Waikiki Beach. Plus, there’s still plenty of time to hit the town after a cruise.
Live Music and Bar and Club Hopping
Once the sun goes down, head to Waikiki Beach for the island’s best nightlife options. Enjoy drinks with a view of the ocean or listen to live music that ranges from Hawaiian and jazz to popular hits—you can even sing along at karaoke. Waikiki is also home to swanky nightclubs with popular DJs.
Get a different perspective of top Oahu attractions on an evening tour, which let you escape the heat and crowds. Catch the sunset from Diamond Head; hike down to Waimea Valley in the moonlight; take a twilight tour of Honolulu Zoo; experience ARTafterDARK at the Honolulu Museum of Art; or go on a ghost tour of Waikiki.