Waikiki Skyline at night
October 21, 2019
| by
Maria Mancuso

Things to do in Oahu: Oahu Nightlife!

When the sun sets in Oahu and the crowds leave the beaches, there is still plenty to do! Our latest Oahu Travel Blog showcases a few of the most popular Things to do in Oahu and Oahu Nightlife!

Everyone comes to Hawaii to enjoy the beautiful beaches, wonderful weather and all the day time activities.  But what happens after the sun goes down and nighttime settles on Oahu?  There are plenty of 'Things to do in Oahu at Night', including; Attend an Authentic Luau, dine at the many great Oahu Restaurants, enjoy wonderful live Hawaiian music and more.

This latest Oahu Travel Blog article; 'Things to do in Oahu: Oahu Nightlife' – showcases only a few of the fantastic nighttime entertainment options for you to enjoy during your next visit to Oahu. 

 

Dukes Waikiki and Mai Tai drinks
Enjoy a Mai Tai and a Sunset at Duke's!

Duke’s Waikiki
Location: 2335 Kalakaua Ave #116, Honolulu, HI 96815
Website: View more information  
Distance from Ambassador Hotel Waikiki: .8 Miles

Ahh, yes Duke’s.  This very popular beachfront restaurant and bar is a hub for great food, beachside music and entertainment nightly.  Come and enjoy a handcrafted Mai Tai and listen to live music as the sun sets over Waikiki Beach. 


Waikiki Starlight Luau at the Hilton Waikiki Village 
Location: Hilton Hawaiian Village
Website: View Show Schedule & Tickets
Distance from Ambassador Hotel Waikiki: .5 Miles

If you plan to enjoy a Luau during your visit to Oahu, the Waikiki Starlight Luau is a great choice. The open air, rooftop location welcomes the cool ocean breeze off Waikiki Beach.  Guests are welcomed with a beautiful Lei and wonderful Hawaiian music playing as the evening and entertainment begins. The Luau includes traditional dance and music from Hawaii, the Pacific and Polynesia, an acrobatic fire dance, singing, their popular, entertaining host and of course a premium gourmet Hawaiian buffet dinner.

 

Oahu Night Club
Enjoy a night of great music, cocktails and an amazing view from 19 floors above Waikiki!

Sky Waikiki
Location: 2279 Kalakaua Ave., 19th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96815   
Website: View more information  
Distance from Ambassador Hotel Waikiki: 1 Mile

Sky Waikiki is a classic nightclub set 19 floors above the sparkling lights of Waikiki below. Great music, cocktails, bottle service in a true nightclub setting. Sky Waikiki also has a designated VIP section as well as a private Karaoke Room for those ready and willing to showcase their singing talents.
 

Rock-A-Hula Luau Dinner Show
Location: 2201 Kalakaua Avenue, Bldg. B, 4th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96815
Website: View Show Schedule & Tickets  
Distance from Ambassador Hotel Waikiki: 1 Mile

Come and enjoy some legendary entertainment from Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and friends.  This is not your typical Luau or Dinner Show! Guests will enjoy music from Elvis Presley performer including; Blue Hawaii, Rock a Hula Baby and many other hits by the King of Rock and Roll. Then the King of Pop – Michael Jackson performer entertains with his biggest hits, Thriller, Billie Jean and other hits. Other entertainment for the night includes traditional Hawaiian and Polynesian music, dancing including Hula, Tahitian Dance and Fire Knife Dancing.  Guests enjoy all this along with premium cocktails and a Hawaiian-style Luau Buffet Dinner.  See the show Website link above for more information.


RumFire
Location: 2255 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Website: View more Information  
Distance from Ambassador Hotel Waikiki: 1 Mile

Great music. Better drinks. Best view.  What could be a better way to spend an evening looking out onto Waikiki Beach, listening to great music and watching the stars in the sky and the harbor cruise boats passing by. RumFire is a great meeting place for drinks, music and an unbeatable view.  On Friday and Saturday night, RumFire transforms into a beachfront nightclub.  See the Website link above for more information.


Waikiki Magic of Polynesia Dinner Show
Location: 2300 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Website: View Show Schedule & Tickets  
Distance from Ambassador Hotel Waikiki: 1 Mile

Who wouldn’t like a little magic in Hawaii?  This long running and very popular dinner show brings top level entertainment to Waikiki. The Magic of Polynesia Dinner Show features internationally acclaimed magicians, John Hirokawa, Michael Villoria, and Kyle Kaneshiro.  This entertaining Magic & Dinner Show combines Vegas style entertainment with the soul of Polynesian dance, song and entertainment along with Polynesian style .  The Magic of Polynesia Dinner Show will have you laughing and wondering, ‘How did they do that?’ This entertaining magic and dinner show is perfect for people of all ages.

 

Star of Honolulu Dinner Cruise
Coast over the calm waters of Waikiki aboard the most popular Dinner Cruise in Oahu! Photo credit: Star of Honolulu Sunset Cruise

Star of Honolulu - Waikiki Sunset Dinner Cruise
Location: Pier 8, Aloha Tower Marketplace, 1 Aloha Tower Dr, Honolulu, HI 96813
Website: View Schedule & Tickets  
Distance from Ambassador Hotel Waikiki: 3.2 Miles

See Waikiki from a totally different view – from the comfort aboard the Star of Honolulu Cruise ship as you enjoy music, Mai Tai’s and fantastic food. The Star of Honolulu Dinner Cruise is a great way to enjoy a sunset cruise in paradise, while enjoying a selection of dining options that are perfectly suited for couples and families alike.

Coast over the calm waters of Waikiki aboard the most popular Dinner Cruise in Oahu, where you'll be treated to live music, top dining & spectacular views of the coastline and setting sun.  Guests can ascend to the 60-foot-high observation deck to take in unobstructed views of Waikiki, Honolulu, Diamondhead and to take Instagram-worthy photos to remember your cruise.  If you can plan it, the Friday night cruises are a great way to see the Friday Night Fireworks from the water!

 

Blue Note Hawaii Jazz & Blues Club
Enjoy amazing Jazz, Blues, Funk and more at Blue Note Hawaii Jazz & Blues Club.


Blue Note Hawaii Jazz & Blues Club
Location: 2335 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Website: View Schedule & Tickets
Distance from Ambassador Hotel Waikiki: 1.1 Miles

The Blue Note Jazz & Music Club is known the world over as one of the finest Jazz and Blues Clubs with locations in Honolulu, New York, Milan, Beijing, Tokyo, Rio and Napa Valley. Plan an evening at the Blue Note Jazz & Blues Club and enjoy a choice of Dinner or Cocktail packages and a night of amazing music including Blues, Jazz, Hawaiian, Funk and more.  Shows take place twice nightly.  See the Website link above for showtimes, tickets and more.

Oahu is more than beautiful beaches and perfect weather!  We hope our Oahu Travel Blog article; 'Things to do in Oahu: Oahu Nightlife' has helped you plan your evenings for your next visit to Oahu!

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