Posted on February 24, 2023
Nestled in an industrial corner of Sand Island near the airport you’ll find La Mariana Sailing Club, an incredible Tiki Bar that has been serving drinks as long as we’ve been making shirts!
Upon entering, one feels as though you’ve stepped back into 1957, the year La Mariana opened. It’s pure tiki, with glass floats and puffer fish lamps hanging from the ceiling. Come for a Mai Tai or a Zombie (or both) and watch the sunset over the docked sailboats. Stay for the nightly live entertainment where regulars croon classic Hawaiian songs that transport you to another era.
La Mariana is the last of Honolulu’s original tiki bars and is something of a museum to Hawai’i’s history and the tiki bars of old. Artifacts and memorabilia from Hawai’i’s shuttered tiki-themed restaurants, including old carved tikis from the Sheraton’s Kon Tiki Room, line the walls.
Go today, and you’ll see that little has changed over the years.
Hours: Open Tuesday-Sunday. Lunch: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pupus and drinks: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dinner: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Recommendation: La Mariana is famous for its Mai Tais and Zombies. Try both!