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New eats: Armbar Sports Bar and Grill

Chuggy Bear checks out a new sports bar in Aiea with big flat screens and an octagon

Posted December 9, 2013 by Grant Shindo

Tucked away on the bottom level of Aiea Shopping Center is a little-known hideaway for MMA, boxing and football fans. Welcoming of all sports junkies (including surfers; they have the surf channel) Armbar Sports Bar and Grill is a local neighborhood hangout away from the packed Downtown bars. Complete with a selection of draft beers, specialty cocktails and a mini version of the octagon, Armbar is a great place to meet up with friends for a drink and a game. Huge flat panel screens line the walls, providing an immersive HD viewing experience, and this new bar has a friendly staff, great TVs and a nice selection of grinds.

Here’s a look inside:

Armbar Sports Bar and Grill (12 of 12)

Armbar Sports Bar and Grill

The anaconda ($8) is a sweet mixed specialty drink with vodka, blue curacao, malibu, lychee juice, sweet and sour and lime juice. The swirled martini glass and blue tint to this drink can bring even the manliest of men to his knees. Overall, Armbar's food is better than the former Kanpai Bar & Grill, but I'd give the food edge to a place like Home Bar & Grill. It looks like they're still tweaking some small parts of the menu, but overall they offer pretty good food and decent prices.

Armbar Sports Bar and Grill
Monday-Saturday: 12 p.m.-2 a.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m.-midnight
Aiea Shopping Center
99-115 Aiea Heights Drive


About Grant Shindo

Who is that you spot at your local restaurant, bar, food truck or pop-up? Grant "Chuggy Bear" Shindo is always on the hunt for the tastiest grub this island has to offer. Chuggy Bear not only has a passion for food, but also a desire to share his experiences through colorful and honest storytelling. Next time you're at a farmer’s market, say “hi” to Grant and find out what the next plate has to offer. You can find his favorite spots at

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