Huddle up! We’ve got an all-star line-up of bars if you’re looking for somewhere to watch sports in Waikīkī.

We love hitting up Waikīkī sports bars to watch the play-by-play action, day or night. From the busy Waikiki Beach Walk district to low-key spots filled with fellow locals, we’ve been around the block long enough to know which Waikīkī sports bars are best.

There are plenty of cool sports bars in Waikīkī to grab a brew and bite to eat while catching the latest NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and MMA match-ups (and more) on the big screen! Some establishments also broadcast international sports, like the Australian AFL and NRL games.

This post shares the best bars for soaking up sports in Waikīkī.

1. Skybox Taphouse

Address: International Marketplace 3rd Floor, 2330 Kalākaua Ave, Waikīkī
Distance from Waikīkī: Within Waikīkī
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Follow: @skyboxtaphouse

Happy Hour: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri from 2-5pm

When your feet get tired wandering through the 90+ stores at the International Market Place, take a load off at Skybox Taphouse to watch sports, eat pizza and cheers after every score. Head to the top floor, and trade views of Waikīkī Beach for this bars 20+ TVs.

You can hang outdoors in the tailgating area anchored by a beer tap waterfall, food truck and picnic tables. Or head inside to soak up a fun sports-themed atmosphere where waitresses in cheerleading uniforms take your order. Wherever you sit, embrace the team spirit of this venue.

INSIDE TIP: Skybox Taphouse turns into a Karaoke night seven days a week from 9pm to 1am.

2. Giovanni Pastrami

Address: 227 Lewers St #118, Waikīkī
Distance from Waikīkī: Within Waikīkī
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Follow: @giovannipastrami

Happy Hour: Mon-Fri from 4:30-6pm

Maneuver through the tourist crowds on the palm tree-shaded Waikiki Beach Walk precinct to make your way to Giovanni Pastrami, a New York-style deli, pizzeria and sports bar. It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and with the time difference, you should always be able to catch the last quarter before closing time.

The modern interior is surrounded by HD and 4k-definition TV screens and you can listen in with wireless tabletop speakers. Watch your favorite team while enjoying the selection of local brews on tap. When you’re hungry, enjoy the best deli sandwiches or specialty Round Table Pizzas – Maui Zaui and Kong’s Pizza are favorites.

INSIDE TIP: Giovanni Pastrami offers unique cocktail-mosas!

3. Rivals Sports Lounge

Address: 2211 Kūhiō Ave, Waikīkī
Distance from Waikīkī: Within Waikīkī
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Follow: @rivalswaikiki

Happy Hour: Mon-Fri from 12 Noon-7pm

Sports memorabilia for decorations is a sign of a quality sports bar, and Rivals Sports Lounge has no competition in Waikīkī. From an archive of sports photos to team banners, you’ll instantly feel the sports vibe once you walk inside this classy Vegas-inspired bar.

Dim lights and minimal windows make you temporarily forget the sunny shores of Waikīkī. Instead, large TVs showing the sports illuminate this intimate bar setting. With an impressive drinks menu including an extensive whiskey collection, there’s always a good reason to stop by.

INSIDE TIP: Look out for Rivals Sports Lounge Weekly Specials like Taco Tuesdays, Wings Wednesdays and Three-Dollar Thursdays after 7pm.

4. Cheeseburger in Paradise Waikiki

Address: 2500 Kalākaua Ave, Waikīkī
Distance from Waikīkī: Within Waikīkī
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Follow: @cheeseburgerinparadisewaikiki

Happy Hour: Daily from 3-6pm & Fri-Sat from 9-11pm

Cheeseburger in Paradise is directly across the street from Waikīkī Beach, so you won’t have to decide between watching the sunset or the big game. Grab a seat in the sports bar area decorated with a neon Aloha sign and get the best of both worlds!

The food and beer at this sports bar will send your taste buds to paradise. It’s an All-American style restaurant with the ideal half-time eats – from juicy burgers, saucy chicken wings, coconut shrimp and island-style fish tacos. Wash it down with a cold one, try a Waikiki Brewing Co. beer.

INSIDE TIP: During breakfast hours, Cheeseburger in Paradise sell US$7 Bloody Marys & Mimosas.

5. Tex808 BBQ & Brew Waikiki

Address: 2299 Kūhiō Ave, Waikīkī
Distance from Waikīkī: Within Waikīkī
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Follow: @tex_808

Happy Hour: Daily from 2-5pm & 9pm-Close

Tex808 BBQ & Brew brings all the savory BBQ flavors of the Lone Star state to the middle of the Pacific. It’s the one and only sports bar where you can get a Texas-style barbecue meal. Whether you come for the smoked meats, drinks or sports, you won’t be disappointed.

Sit at the bar and shift your eyes between screens to watch all of your favorite games at once. Order a BBQ plate loaded with your choice of pulled pork, brisket, ribs or smoked wings with two sides – beans, mac ‘n cheese, BBQ corn on the cob, slaw, tater salad or white rice.

INSIDE TIP: Mondays are Trivia Nights at Tex808 & Brew, go and test your knowledge from 7-8:30pm.

6. Yard House Waikiki

Address: 226 Lewers St, Waikīkī
Distance from Waikīkī: Within Waikīkī
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Follow: @yardhouse

Happy Hour: Mon-Fri from 2-5:30pm; Sun-Wed from 10:30pm-Close

Spirits are always high inside America’s sport bar chain Yard House, famous for offering the largest draft beer selection in the world. Its Waikīkī location is no different, bringing the restaurant’s curated beer menu of craft, imported and local beers to Oʻahu.

You have a lot of choices to make. First, pick a seat with the best view of the many TVs showing sports all day. Then, select from signature menu items like seafood pastas, tacos, and even healthier options like lettuce wraps and salads. And best of all, choose from more than 100 beers on tap. If you can’t decide, a House Flight lets you sample six of your top picks!

INSIDE TIP: Turn heads by ordering the famous Yard House “Half Yard” glass, 32oz (almost 1L) of your favorite beer.

7. Side Street Inn Kapahulu

Address: 614 Kapahulu Ave, Waikīkī
Distance from Waikīkī: 1.2mi (1.9km)
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Follow: @sidestreetinn

Happy Hour: Tue-Thu from 4-6pm

Take a timeout from the tourist crowds to check out Side Street Inn, where local sports fans go to watch the game and eat tasty grub. Located next door to Waikīkī in the Kapahulu neighborhood, Side Street Inn brings hospitality to a low-key sports bar setting with fast and friendly service.

You’ll need an entire team to finish the large food portions, and you’ll enjoy every bite. The popular pan-fried pork chops, garlic chicken and signature fried rice dishes are more than plenty to last you and your table the entire game.

INSIDE TIP: If you’re traveling in a large group, arranging a special event or watch party, Side Street Inn caters Party Pans for pick-up.

8. Growler Hawaii

Address: 449 Kapahulu Ave, Waikīkī
Distance from Waikīkī: 0.9mi (1.4km)
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Follow: @growlerhawaii

Happy Hour: Daily from 3-6:30pm

There are a lot of multi-cultural influences around Oʻahu, but Growler Hawaii has an all American feel. It’s a traditional sports pub not far from Waikīkī in the Kapahulu neighborhood, that will already have your favorite game on the TV before you even request it.

Open since 2016, craft beer has always been a highlight. More than 100 American craft beers are available on tap to pair with classic American eats like wings, hot dogs and burgers. You can even test your athletic abilities with a round of darts between quarters.

INSIDE TIP: Try a Growler Brownie, a house made beer brownie served warm with vanilla ice cream.

9. Pint + Jigger

Address: Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Dr, Ala Moana
Distance from Waikīkī: 2.0mi (3.2km)
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Follow: @pintandjigger

Happy Hour: Daily from 4:30-6:30pm

It’s time to get your drink on at Pint + Jigger, where gastropub meets sports bar. This establishment has been around for over a decade, but long-time supporters can now enjoy the new location inside the Ala Moana Hotel lobby. The good news is that you can still look forward to the wide selection of spirits it’s known for.

A wall of whiskeys, bourbons, scotch, and more extend to the ceiling, so there’s always something new to try. Pour a glass on the rocks, order a few appetizers, and bask in the cheerful ambiance with every highlight reel play. Be sure to get there early because NFL Sunday is always busy.

INSIDE TIP: They do a great weekend brunch on Sat & Sun from 8am-3pm.

In summary, Waikīkī and it’s nearby neighborhoods have great sports bars. If you try our recommendations for the best sports bars in Waikīkī, we’d love to hear about it! Please leave a reply in the comments section below.