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Smith's Union Bar

19 N Hotel St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-5103
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Most honest bar we visited

Cheap beer for the locals and even the craft beer was only $4. Lively bar and everyone was friendly... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2018
RandolphCarter1919
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Australia
via mobile
Great fun!

If you can park safely and get past the smell of the poor homeless people all around, then this... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2017
mwooduk
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Miami
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Oct 21, 2017
“Great fun!”
Jan 20, 2018
“Most honest bar we visited”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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19 N Hotel St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-5103
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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Cheap beer for the locals and even the craft beer was only $4. Lively bar and everyone was friendly and most seemed to know each other. We were offered free beers and crab and felt like we were almost locals. Very generous shots of local...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

If you can park safely and get past the smell of the poor homeless people all around, then this historic bar is still great for a drink. Oldest bar in Hawaii and very friendly staff this epitomizes a dive bar! Great historic photos and they...More

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Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Must do at least once in your life. History and memories for so many of our armed forces. Oldest remaining bar in Honolulu downtown area historical district.

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Reviewed December 10, 2016

Had wanted to try it as this THEE bar the Pearl Harbor survivors go to when they are in town for the ceremony....the oldest bar in the Hawaiian islands. Located in Chinatown. If you can get past the disgusting smell near the door...all should be...More

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Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Terrific spot to catch some old time history. Alex the bartender was outstanding. Go for the beer and history. No prude or yuppie requires to enter.

Thank swhayes1
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Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Mixed crowd, old young, homeless,straight gay , transvestite. Fun crowd good drinks Bartenders pretty good. Place gets packed on Friday & Saturday nights, area semi seedy, run down , small narrow bar, packed with people. Only 1 complaint on 2nd night saw 2 empty bar...More

1  Thank loislaneNy/nj
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Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Guy working the door wouldn't let me in with an out of state ID. Said he couldn't read it. I showed him where it said my birthdate: 1984. Said he couldn't read it. Never happened to me before. I'm 31. Well older than most at...More

Thank Shawn S
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Reviewed July 1, 2016

We went for a drink after lunch and met some locals, very friendly and cheap drinks. We heard on our tour that sailors in WW2 had 3 shots of 5 island or bath tub gin lined up for them. Thnakfully times of changed, bartender and...More

1  Thank Scotty66
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Reviewed January 8, 2016

Walked by Smith's on a tour of Chinatown. We took special interest in the fact it is the oldest bar on the island. Walk inside and you are greeted by a friendly group of day drinkers, a dog on a table, and a very very...More

2  Thank MontezumaSocialClub
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