The Equus is proud to introduce our new cafe and bar. Introducing Da HI Brew Café and Paniolo Bar located in the lobby! Café by day, smooth saloon at night, join us at Da HI Brew and Paniolo Bar for the best libations and unique creations.

Da Hi Brew

Open from 6:30 am to 2:00 pm

Enjoy Hand-crafted Artesian Coffee and Tea made with Love and Aloha at Da Hi Brew, located in the heart of Waiki’s Upper West Side at the lobby of the Equus Hotel.


The Paniolo Bar

Open from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00pm
The Paniolo is a gathering place for hotel guests as well as for other Waikiki visitors, locals, and visitor industry employees who are looking for creative drinks and a relaxed gathering place. The lounge’s design is by Becca Dailey, who has won awards for her work in the hotel. In addition to bar stools sporting saddles, there will be poolside and cabana seating for approximately 30 guests. Kelly Jeffers, well-known for his creative libations, serves as Beverage Consultant. With his expertise, the creative concoctions utilize use many local products from Hawaiian distilleries and breweries. The beverage menu offers creative cocktails featuring an equestrian theme, such as the Broken Saddle and Paniolo Punch.

Every Friday 6 to 8pm Local Music w/ Pau Hana Specials

1st Friday

Jim Weander

3rd Friday

Carl Golden


Lucie and The Perfect Wave - Every other Wednesday

2nd Friday

Denny Ono

4th Friday

DJ Nocturna & DJ Triple Bypass

Saturdays (once a month)

Garton Bailey

The Equus

1696 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96815


As family-owned and operated hotel in Waikiki’s “Upper West Side” for many years, The Equus has become a staple in the local community. We’ve seen the ups, as well as the downs, and have always persevered thanks to the support of our loyal guests. Whether you’re local or visit from afar, we think of you as family.

Holding true to our roots, we remain open and eager to serve those that have given so much to us over the years. We are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for both our team and guests, and are proceeding with guidelines and recommendations from health authorities.

Da HI Brew Cafe, located on property, is open (6:30 am to 2:00 pm) for guests and community members alike. The Paniolo Bar is open 2:30pm to 10:00pm. In-house guests may pick up and take out food items from the bar, as well as order cocktails to their room.

With an amazing location near world-class shopping and dining, we are exploring ways to act as a pick-up point for local restaurants offering take-out services to customers in our neighborhood.

We’ll see you soon.