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Our Favorite Places to Pau Hana in Midtown Ala Moana

August 1st, 2019

Let’s face it—all work and no play isn’t the ideal way to survive your 9-to-5. Here are a few of our favorite spots in Midtown Ala Moana to help you celebrate the end of the work day, the right way.


Amuse Wine Bar

Wine down from a long day of work at Amuse Wine Bar, located on the second floor of the Honolulu Design Center. This sleek lounge offers an endless selection of more than 80 self-serve wines on tap with delicious pupu to pair them with, like their ‘JBH’ Grilled Cheese, oozing with havarti, homemade kimchi and truffle essence on homemade French bread. Say goodbye to your dreary office cubicle and get whisked away by their whimsical decor and relaxing entertainment. Make sure to arrive Tuesday through Saturday between 5 and 6 p.m., as their happy hour deal include a $50 wine card for just $30!



Neiman Marcus’ Mariposa restaurant gives happy hour wings with its new pau hana menu launched just this summer. Available daily from 3 – 6 p.m. (except Fridays, when it is available from 3 – 5 p.m.) you can grab a seat anywhere in the restaurant and enjoy discounted small plates and refreshing beverages while you soak in the cool ocean breeze. Some of our favorites off the menu include the Chef’s Charcuterie of Meat & Cheese, which for $10 comes with your choice from a selection of cheese and meat with nuts, fruit and lavosh, as well as their Petite Loco Moco for $8 featuring grass-fed wagyu beef topped with Hamakua mushroom truffle gravy. Still feeling peckish? You can never go wrong with an order Hurricane Fries ($6) with yuzu truffle aioli.


Shirokiya Japan Village Walk

Experience a unique take on traditional Japanese dining at Shirokiya Japan Village Walk. Built to replicate a traditional shopping district in Japan, the large food hall offers dozens of different vendors and even features a Guardian Spirit Sanctuary. With so many “food stalls” there is something for every palate and craving. And whether you’re ordering oodles of udon or mounds of musubi the best thing to wash it all down is an ice cold glass of beer. Park yourself by one of their beer stalls where it’s always happy hour with $1 beers on tap. Trust us, this place brings the term “food court” to a whole new level.


Photo Credit: Amuse Wine Bar