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Celebrate the night in style with libations at these smart spots around Honolulu.

The Huckle BERRY Fin at The Modern Honolulu’s The Study

Pint + Jigger
New York Magazine named Pint + Jigger’s Carbonated Mai an outstanding drink of America and what’s the secret ingredient you ask? It is the bitters from Hawaii Bitters Company, specifically the Tahitian Lime variety. Come see what the buzz is about and experience for yourself the handiwork of Dave Newman, who is also none other than U.S. Bartender’s Guild Hawaii President. 1936 S. King St., Honolulu, McCully/Mō‘ili‘ili, 744.9593, pintandjigger.com

The Modern Honolulu
We love the recent update given to The Modern Honolulu’s lobby bar, now called The Study. Not only do the new list of concoctions star unique pairings, but the names even take a literary twist. Among our favorites are the Dante’s Inferno (a classic gin drink prepared with a Averna Amaro) and the Huckle BERRY fin (a mix of Grey Goose vodka and fresh seasonal berries). 1775 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, 450.3396, themodernhonolulu.com

Vino - Italian Tapas and Wine Bar
Wine aficionados need not look further than Vino’s Italian Tapas and Wine Bar. Named as one of America’s 50 Most Amazing Wine Experiences, Vino will take you to a warm and rustic Italian atmosphere that allows for the ideal environment for close family and friends. Allow Master Sommelier Chuck Furuya to take you to a different part of the world with his collection of wines as he recommends a wine pairing to complement your meal. Restaurant Row at Waterfront Plaza, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Kaka‘ako, 524.8466, vinohawaii.com

Amuse Wine Bar
Work your way through the urban and modern Amuse Wine Bar, which allows you to choose from over 80 select labels from unique wine dispensing kiosks. The newest feature of this venue is the wines of Spain and Portugal. For your tasting pleasure and well-deserved break, Amuse can help you get into the feel for a night of tantalizing treats starting with signature appetizers from Stage Restaurant. 1250 Kap‘iolani Blvd, Ala Moana/Kapi‘olani, 237.5428, amusewinebar.com

House Without a Key
Set amidst the oceanfront lānai at Halekulani, House Without a Key has an ambiance that calls for a cocktail. May we suggest the Ginger Lychee Caipririssima, a Brazilian concoction of rum, muddled fruit and spicy ginger? It’s the perfect drink for sunset and goes perfectly with the classic Hawaiian music and performances from former Miss Hawaii hula dancers. 2199 Kālia Road, Waikīkī, 923.2311, halekulani.com