Amuse Wine Bar | 1250 Kapi‘olani Boulevard Honolulu HI 96814 |
Remember when you would go crazy at the self-serve soda fountains when you were a kid? Well, this time around your older and it involves wine! At Amuse Wine Bar, located in the stylish Honolulu Design Center, you receive a card that keeps track of your drinking, browse through their selection of over 80 wines and fill your glasses up yourself, ounce by ounce. Aren’t we all grown up and fancy now?
Mai Tais | 1450 Ala Moana Boulevard #3247 Honolulu HI 98814 | (808) 947-2900
Mai Tais, an island style, open-air bar, is conveniently located in Ala Moana Shopping Center, the world’s largest outdoor mall. This makes for a great pit stop in between all your shopping or a laidback pau hana (after work) hangout that features live local musicians every night.
Jewel or Juice | 3619 Wai‘alae Avenue Honolulu HI 96819 |
My favorite smoothie here is the green tea azuki, which has azuki beans, green tea powder, organic soymilk, nonfat frozen yogurt and honey. A few of Jewel or Juice’s other unique combinations include peach lychee and coconut ginger. The one really worth trying that you probably won’t find anywhere else though, is the li hing mui pineapple smoothie. Li hing mui is made from dried plums and is salty, sweet and sour all at once – it’ll get your saliva flowing!
Oh, and did I mention they also sell beads here?