Tropics Tap House (10 of 10)
The gist of it: Tropics is a respectable addition to Honolulu's brewpub scene, joining the likes of Pint & Jigger and REAL a Gastropub in offering a handpicked selection of craft ales, a fascinating custom cocktail and beer cocktail menu and food that's a cut above. There's a stage for live music, a great happy hour every day (psst, the rumors of a Taco Tuesday with $1 tacos from 5-8 p.m. are correct) and an awesome, experienced, friendly staff. For a casual pre-game spot or a place to watch the game and have a pitcher or two with friends, Tropics works well. Undoubtedly, it's going to be a hot spot for the college crowd, but the appeal goes beyond that: It's worth frequenting just for the food and drinks.