Home Bar and Grill is a little out of the way spot a few blocks down from the Hawaii Convention Center, and surrounded by a bunch of Korean restaurants and markets. It’s not even lit up at night. They don’t have a website, and they aren’t on Facebook or Twitter. You’d think nobody would ever know about the place, but all the tables are reserved every night. It’s packed all the time, and for good reason.
They have happy hour seven days a week from 2 until 8. The drink specials are up on a board near the front door, and they’re always changing, but generally it’s a dollar off all liquor and 50 cents off all beer. There are usually seasonal beers on special, as well.
This time I ordered a Captain Morgan and coke, and Geoff got a Redd’s Apple Ale. The specialty cocktails are not discounted at happy hour, but there are several on the list that I would love to try. They feature some very creative combinations with an Asian flare.
They have lots of local favorites on the food menu, including seared ahi. But you know that’s not my game. We ordered tater tot nachos and ate them with chopsticks. They were killer. I’ve also tried the blue cheese burger and their house made mac salad. They’re both great. The food here is outstanding. Maybe that’s why they don’t need a website.
The service is friendly and quick. The atmosphere is relaxed and quintessentially bar like. I imagine there’s always a game on. There’s no pretense. This place has a very fitting name. Home Bar makes you feel like part of the family. We’re thinking of becoming regulars, especially since Geoff works one block away. And since our check was under $20, it’s perfectly acceptable.