There is only one authentic vintage tiki bar left in Honolulu, and it’s in the industrial wasteland near the airport (which makes it awfully convenient to have your last drink here before getting on the plane). But once you enter, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped back into 1955, the year La Mariana opened. It’s pure kitsch, with glass floats and puffer fish lamps hanging from the ceiling. Come for a mai tai or a zombie and watch the sunset over the docked sailboats. Stay for the live piano entertainment nightly, when regulars croon their favorite Hawaiian and American songs. You’re here for the ambience and entertainment, not so much for the forgettable food.
La Mariana Sailing Club
50 Sand Island Rd., Honolulu
Our Rating Neighborhood Kalihi/Liliha/Sand Island Hours Daily 11am–9pm Phone 808/848-2800 Prices Main courses $8–$16 lunch, $15–$29 dinner Cuisine Type American Web site La Mariana Sailing Club Other Reservations recommended, especially Sat–Sun