One of our favorite places to grab a quick drink or two and a couple of pupus is Mai Tai Bar at Ala Moana Center. They have some pretty good happy hour deals in the afternoon, including $5 pupus, but I love coming here any time of day. I think t’s best in the early afternoon when it’s nice and quiet and you can get a table with a nice comfy sofa. Mai Tai Bar is a great way to relax.
Obviously, the best thing about Mai Tai Bar is the mai tais. I order mango, and Geoff always gets lychee. They’re sweet and refreshing and make me feel generally content. I could kick back and sip at one of these all day. They have a great variety of mai tais and other drinks. Maybe someday I’ll try them all.
In the food department, they have a tasty barbecue chicken flat bread pizza, and the parmesan herb fries are pretty spectacular. Everything is perfect for sharing. They don’t serve entrees, but you can get plenty of small plates to fill you up.
It’s not the cheapest bar in town, but it’s not completely unreasonable. If you find yourself at the mall, it’s the perfect way to chill out. My favorite thing about this place is just how comfortable it is. It’s totally relaxing. They also have live music at night, if you dig on that.
I’m thinking I might need to get myself back to Mai Tai Bar very soon.