In the last year, the Honolulu food and drink scene has been heating up with the addition of several new spots for residents and visitors alike to add to their eating-and-drinking-out repertoire. Check out the list below for four of the most talked about openings in downtown Honolulu.


Bar Leather Apron

Channeling a prohibition-era speakeasy, this stylish spot with low lighting is a haven for mixologists craving a creatively concocted cocktail and an intimate bar experience. Unique and unlike anything on any of Hawaii’s islands, Bar Leather Apron serves up original drinks prepared to perfection and exceptional service, making it feel like you are a guest in their home. With swanky music, knowledgeable bartenders, and exceptional presentation and taste of every drink, Bar Leather Apron is the new place to be for drinks in Honolulu.

Fête Hawaii

A brick-walled, rustic spot featuring American fare made from fresh Hawaiian ingredients, Fête Hawaii is where Brooklyn and Oahu meet. Managing partners Robynne and Chuck’s combined 30+ years of experience is evident in the execution of the food, service, and brasserie-like feel of this farm-to-table restaurant rooted in a dedication to both seasonality and culinary tradition. Exposing diners to new flavor combinations, exciting dishes that awaken the palate, and genuine service that will leave you feeling happier than you were when you walked in, Fête Hawaii is a great place to go for sincere hospitality and great food.

The Tchin Tchin Bar

Bringing a taste of L.A. lounges to Hawaii, The Tchin Tchin Bar is a cozy rooftop bar featuring twinkling string lights, a living plant wall, and a spectacular view of the sunset. Discretely tucked away between Bar 35 and Next Door on Hotel Street, this spot is known for its superb service and their delectable small dishes to accompany an extensive wine list. While its new, the word is spreading quick, so be sure to check out The Tchin Tchin for a drink before the theater or on your next downtown bar crawl.