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Winning Wine Bars in Honolulu
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Winning Wine Bars in Honolulu

Tucked away in quiet pockets across the city of Honolulu are some wonderful wine bars. These intimate venues are off the typical tourist trails but worth seeking out for their ambiance, impressive wine lists and accompanying bites.

BEST WINE BARS IN HONOLULU:

  1. Amuse Wine Bar
  2. Appetito Craft Pizza & Wine Bar
  3. Cattleya Wine Bar
  4. The Bar at Foodland Farms
  5. Formaggio Wine Bar
  6. La Vela Wine Bar
  7. The Tchin! Tchin! Bar

1. Amuse Wine Bar

1250 Kapiolani Blvd, Floor 2, Honolulu | Tue-Sat 5-10pm
Happy Hour Tue-Sat 5-6pm ($50 Wine Tasting Card for $30)
Live Music Tue-Sat 7-9pm

Amuse Wine Bar, Honolulu, Oahu

Amuse Wine Bar has an Art Deco interior, exactly the style you’d expect to find inside a furniture showroom at the Honolulu Design Center. Sleek self-serve wine machines dominate the space, dispensing 30ml (1oz) pours from over 80 wines. It’s the best place for any oenophile, novice, or beginner. Insert your prepaid card, select your red, white or rosé and enjoy.

TIP: Try their “love at first bites” including baked brie, charcuterie and cheese plates and garlic truffle fries.

2. Appetito Craft Pizza & Wine Bar

150 Kaiulani Ave, Waikiki | Daily 7am-10pm
Happy Hour Daily 2-6pm
Live Music N/A

Appetito Craft Pizza & Wine Bar, Waikiki, Oahu

Appetito Craft Pizza & Wine Bar features a perfect balance of old and new world wines across 100 different varietals, along with homemade limoncello, craft beers, and island-themed cocktails. Open-air seating runs the length of this Italian restaurant. Complete your wine experience with a hand-tossed pizza, straight out of the kiawe wood oven.

TIP: The Domaine de Pellehaut Rosé is great, its farmed organically in the Gascogne region of France.

3. Cattleya Wine Bar

2199 Kalia Rd, Waikiki | Mon-Sat 11:30am-9pm; Sun 4:30-9pm
Happy Hour N/A
Live Music N/A

Cattleya Wine Bar, Waikiki, Oahu

Cattleya is Halekulani hotels fancy wine bar inside Orchids restaurant. It features Mediterranean tapas-style cuisine paired with curated global wines. The coravin temperature-controlled wine-dispensing system gives guests the ease of tasting expensive, world-class wines without committing to an entire bottle. Guests are seated at a wooden communal table.

TIP: The Charcuterie Plate (pictured) is to-die-for with Cacciatori salami, mortadella, speck parmesan and fontina, smoked gouda dip, olives, and baby carrots.

4. The Bar at Foodland Farms

1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Ala Moana | Daily 5am-10pm
Happy Hour N/A
Live Music N/A

Foodland Farms Ala Moana Center, Ala Moana, Oahu

The Bar at Foodland Farms is in the center of a supermarket, an unsuspecting place to find one of Honolulu’s best wine bars! Whether you need groceries or not is irrelevant, go here just for drinks and a snack to eat. Grab food items from anywhere in the store, like fried chicken from the hot bar, and bring it back to the bar where they’ll ring it up so you can enjoy right away.

TIP: The Field Grand Selection Board (pictured) served with dried figs, caper berries, Marcona almonds, and a choice of baguette or lavosh makes a perfect wine accompaniment.

5. Formaggio Wine Bar

2919 Kapiolani Blvd, Kapahulu | Mon-Thu 5:30pm-Midnight; Fri-Sat 5:30pm-1am; Sun 5-11pm
Happy Hour Mon-Sat 5:30-7pm and 10-11pm; Sun 5:30-7pm
Live Music Nightly

Formaggio Wine Bar, Honolulu

Formaggio Wine Bar is a neighborhood haunt about a 10-minute drive from Waikiki. There are over 50 fine wines available, plenty of them from California. Enjoy wine by the 2oz (60ml) or 6oz (180ml) glass or by the bottle, complemented by reasonably-priced meals. With dim lighting and vineyard vibes, this place feels like you’re drinking in a private wine cellar.

TIP: Special Flights are usually available, served as three 2oz (60ml) glasses of selected wines.

6. La Vela Wine Bar

2375 Ala Wai Blvd, Waikiki | Daily 6pm-2am
Happy Hour 6-8pm
Live Music N/A

La Vela Wine Bar, Waikiki, Oahu

La Vela Wine Bar is a wine bar concept in Waikiki. Hidden out the back of the Waikiki Sand Villa Hotel by the swimming pool, it’s like walking into an off-the-grid European café. This romantic spot has a rustic feel perfectly matched to the Italian-heavy wine list and delicious Italian cuisine. The pace is slow, so sit back and relax with a glass of vino in this intimate spot.

TIP: The Tiramisu for dessert is fabulous, and ask about their spa treatments available upstairs!

7. The Tchin! Tchin! Bar

39 North Hotel St, Downtown Honolulu | Tue-Sat 5pm-Midnight
Happy Hour N/A
Live Music Nightly

The Tchin! Tchin! Bar, Chinatown, Honolulu

The Tchin! Tchin! Bar is a hip and happening rooftop bar in Chinatown, with an easy-to-miss entrance. Once you find it, head upstairs to the main room with high ceilings and exposed brick walls and out to the lanai (balcony) by the plant wall. On the atmosphere, service and wine selection this place can’t be beaten. They also serve artisan cocktails, beers and small plates.

TIP: Try the Flight Menu beverages, a curated selection of four glasses of wine for a good price.

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