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Pre Covid, Workplay was a coffee shop and coworking space during the day, brunch on the weekends, and a cool bar with live music and karaoke at night. During Covid, the coffee bar and brunch are on pause, but they’re open for business in the evenings. 


A big draw here is 4 private rooms that you can book and have all to yourself, each with a different theme (like Whisky Library or The Parlour). They’ve done a great job of making each different space (indoors and outdoors) feel unique and different from the rest, and you can reserve whichever one is calling your name. 


The outdoor patio area is pretty casual and allows cigar smoking. You can pull up a leatherbound counter stool at the wrap around bar. There are comfy leather chairs and couches for a more intimate hang out.  


Playful cocktail names go along with the bar’s name, like “Per My Last Email” or “PTO.” Not to mention a very long list of whiskey and other spirits, along with local craft beers and wine.

Covid Specific

  • The coffee bar during the day is Temporarily CLOSED. The bar and restaurant opens at 4. 

  • Keep your mask on unless you’re actively eating or drinking. 

  • They’ll take your temperature at the door. 

  • Inside and outside tables are socially distanced. 

  • They ask that you stay in your respective area and not mingle with other groups. 

  • Don’t go up to the bar. A server will come to you. 

  • The stage has thick plexiglass to separate the musicians from the audience. 



Food and Drinks




Online Ordering for Takeout


814 Ilaniwai St.

Honolulu, HI 96813

Contact Info



  • Mon - Sun  ▭  4pm -12am

  • Happy Hour (Daily)  ▭  4pm - 6pm


$$ - $$$

  • Cocktails: ~$12 - $15

  • Private Room: No booking fee, but you have to spend a min $200 on food and drinks ($400 on Friday and Saturday nights).


  • Aloha Beer Company — 4 min walk

  • Yanagi Sushi — 7 min walk

  • Honolulu Beerworks — 8 min walk

  • 53 By The Sea — 4 min drive (15 min walk)

Coffee shop by day, lively bar by night. (No coffee shop during Covid.) Themed rooms and unique decor make for different vibes throughout. Karaoke and bands at night.



Brown leather couch in front of a blue wall covered in white doodle art. At Workplay in Oahu, Hawaii

Good to know





  • Good amount of outdoor seating.

  • Happy hour is daily from 4pm - 6pm, with $7 house cocktails, $2 off beer and liquor drinks, $4 off wines by the glass and $3 off pupus. 




  • Birria Shrimp Taco



  • PTO

  • Casual Friday

  • Tee Time



  • Table 2: It’s got a beautiful bright blue wall with huge doodles all over it and a neighboring wall of greenery. Try to find Bart Simpson, Darth Vader, Snoopy, and Batman in the doodle. 

  • Whisky Library: It’s one of the 4 private rooms. It’s got a sultry lounge vibe with retro suitcases stacked up against the wall, plush leather seating, and a wall of celebrity photos.

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  • Parking: There are 12 marked parking spots on Ilaniwai St. Look for the red Workplay signs. There’s additional parking at Kauhale Kakaako parking structure. The entrance is off of Halekuawila St. 

  • If you’re using Lyft, you can get a discount. If you’re new to Lyft, use code WORKPLAY to get up to $20 in credit. If you’re an existing Lyft user, use code WORKPLAY19 to get 20% off your next 2 rides. 

  • Make a reservation, especially if you’re eyeing a specific room or couch area. They try to reserve some spots for walk-ins, but its not guaranteed.

  • If you have to cancel your private room, do it more than 48 hours in advance or you’ll be charged the full cost of the room. 

  • FYI that this is a few blocks from the trendier area of Kaka’ako.

  • The outdoor patio and all the private rooms have tvs so you can see the live performances happening on stage. 

  • They have a virtual tip jar. So if you enjoyed the music, you can pay with credit card, paypal, Venmo, and Cash App. 

  • They allow cigar smoking on the patio, so if you’re not ok with that, make a reservation indoors. 



  • The patio is dog friendly.

Last Updated 5 / 18 / 21

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