One of the island's newest hotspots, Level 4 is the hub of Waikiki night life and entertainment, designed to bring the glitz and glamour of the Vegas strip to Oahu. This former theater venue boasts four bars, oversized red velvet couches and ceiling stints from aerial dancers. Nowdays, local and international musicians, performers and mixed martial arts fighters have been known to take the stage at Level 4. Past seasonal events include a summer bash with the Black Eyed Peas and a Valentine's after party with Brian McKnight. Fans of MTV's hit TV show "America's Best Dance Crew" should note the club's opening night performance with the masked Season 1 winners, Jabbawockeez. Other noteworthy events have included the likes of SuperCr3w b-boys extraordinaire, Fanny Pak and SoReal Cru.
- Location: 2233 Kalakaua Avenue, Building B, 4th floor, Royal Hawaiian Center
- Phone: 808-926-4441
- Website: www.l4waikiki.com
Zanzabar's location at the Waikiki Trade Center makes it home to a number of clubbing haunts. "Sinsual Fridays" are one of their hottest nights -- be sure to get there early to avoid the line. Worried about that cover charge? Local ID holders have free entry until 11pm and students with a college ID get in free before 1am. Each Tuesday, "International Salsa Night" offers a free salsa dance lesson by Hot Salsa Dancing Hawai'i from 8:15pm to 9:15pm, culminating in an open dance session with Latin beats until 4am.
- Location: 2255 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, HI
- Phone: 808-924-3939
- Website: www.zanzabarhawaii.com
Lotus Soundbar features a unique lounge atmosphere that attracts a return crowd of international visitors and locals alike. Its two floor setup with intimate lighting and pop art Buddha prints adorning the walls creates a sultry atmosphere both sophisticated and elegant. In 2008, the club was nominated "Best Sound System" at the 6th Annual Club World Awards. The hi-fi sound experience has brought a slew of well-renowned DJs from around the globe. On a typical evening, they play everything from hip hop to downtempo. House aficionados will love to stop by when Dimitri from Paris, Johnny Fiasco or Quentin Harris spins.
- Location: Waikiki Town Center, 2301 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, HI
- Phone: 808-922-1700
- Website: www.myspace.com/lotusoundbar
Hosting an eclectic wave of comedians, musicians, world dance events, and local fundraisers, Pipeline Cafe is a prominent venue on Oahu. The spacious interior and upstairs lounge with pool tables makes for a casual night out. Enjoy the unique India "Bombay Dance" nights where DJ's spin anything from bhangra or hip hop to Bollywood classics. Finally, those weeks of practicing the Jai Ho choreography will pay off. The club offers an alternative mix of entertainers, including reggae shows, indie bands and an assortment of pop punk groups. Surf's up!
- Location: 805 Pohukaina Street, Honolulu, HI
- Phone: 808-589-1999
- Website: www.pipelinecafehawaii.com
Sometimes the best things in life are a little bit mixed up. Nestled in the heart of downtown Honolulu, Thirtynine Hotel is aptly named for its location on 39 N. Hotel St. At times an art gallery, other nights the place to party, mostly a mix of both, Thirtynine is a versatile space. The cozy ambiance of its outdoor lanai, or patio space, is a great spot to unwind and enjoy drinks beneath the stars. The club also hosts one-of-a-kind rotating art installations. "Soul Clap", every last Friday of the month, is the biggest party in Chinatown, with party jams from DJ Eskae and the Nocturnal Sound Crew.
- Location: 39 N. Hotel St., Honolulu, HI
- Phone: 808-599-2552
- Website: www.thirtyninehotel.com