Killer cuisine, creative drinks and late nights — Honolulu's Chinatown is becoming a beacon nightlife, alongside its great markets and rich blend of culture.
When it comes to music on O‘ahu it’s Chinatown that is music heaven. There are three spots to stop into for a drink and a tune (or two.) Each establishment has its own sounds, their own vibe, and their own unforgettable cocktail menus. Places you just want to keep going back to.
The BASA Boys are the resident DJ crew at EP Bar. They play a combination of songs that melt the heartstrings of most patrons. UB40 to Drake to something new to fall in love with. The Paloma is made by some of our favorite friends behind the bar. We suggest a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday and go for the five-course tasting menu. Music & Highballs need we say more.
The Lei Stand always takes it back to this Y2K R&B moment that never seems to get old. There are DJs sometimes but most of the time the song curation is exactly what is needed at exactly the right time. The vibe of the day is The Prince Hanalei with a side of Usher.
Obake for the nightcap, the classic 90’s hip hop and graffiti. This is the late-night meeting spot. Drinks and hand rolls are where the night usually ends. Our friends do cool things, so make sure to tell them hi from Ramona.
Local Culture. Food. Shopping. More. Discover the 2nd Floor of SALT, Kakaako.
Global Experiences Director, Maître D', Self Adoration Advisor, Mayor of the Block — Ramona Sidlo has worn a lot of hats. And she makes them all look great.
Photographer Lisa Cho can’t dance, but she still lets the spirit of O‘ahu move her