The Oldest Bar In Hawaii Has A Fascinating History

The Hawaiian Islands are steeped in history, from the first Europeans visiting the islands in 1778 and the establishment of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1795 to Hawaii’s admittance to the United States of America in 1959. And while we love a good history lesson as much as the next person, sometimes we would rather experience that history for ourselves, perhaps with a cold beer in our hand? Look no further than Smith’s Union Bar, the oldest bar on Oahu, and likely the entire state.

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Smith’s Union Bar is located at

19 N Hotel St, Honolulu, HI 96817, and is open daily from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.

For another interesting glimpse into Hawaii’s past, check out the state’s oldest restaurant, the Manago Hotel Restaurant, or the oldest general store, Maui’s Hasegawa General Store