Visitors shouldn’t return home from Hawaii without visiting the nightclubs near Kalakaua Ave. in Honolulu. Kalakaua Avenue offers visitors and locals the beach, fine dining and shopping. But don’t be tricked by the casual atmosphere, because when the sun goes down, the nightclubs located in the area start waking up and coming to life.
- Level 4 Nightclub & Ultra Lounge. Located on the top floor of the Royal Hawaiian Center, directly on Kalakaua Avenue, Level 4 has a Vegas-style setting which has the ability to accommodate a thousand guests. The club is open Thursday from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. The nightclub boasts five bars, a lounge, a VIP section and a large dance floor with go-go dancers and aerialists entertaining the crowd. After dancing on the floor, enjoy the fresh Hawaiian tropical air on the 7,000 square-foot Lanai located on the rooftop. Level 4 Nightclub & Ultra Lounge: 2233 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815; (808) 926-4441.
- Fusion Waikiki. If you are in search of an alternative club, head northeast to Fusion Waikiki. This club is located on the second floor and open Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., and Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. The club features dancing, drinks, shows and live DJs. Drink specials are nightly, with drag shows every Friday and Saturday evening, and don’t forget about the free karaoke on Monday and Tuesday. Fusion Waikiki: 2260 Kuhio Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815; (808) 924-2422.
- Zanzabar Night Club. When trying to find a location which boasts the most state-of-the-art DJ equipment, venture north to the Zanzabar Night Club. The club operates on Tuesday from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. and Wednesday through Sunday from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. Sign up to be a VIP member and enjoy the sound-proof room, plus special entertainment. Other special events include International Salsa Night, “Sinsual” Fridays and Sizzlin' Sundays. Zanzabar Night Club: 2255 Kuhio Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815, (808) 924-3939.