College students from the nearby UH Manoa campus have made this place their own. It is a deliberate throwback to the folk houses of the 50s and 60s; entertainment ranges from solo guitar to blues, reggae and various types of rock. You can even hear a poem or two recited here from time to time. The scheduled live shows are presented every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. In the daytime, Mexican lunch foods are served. There is a large room upstairs that is available for private parties and musical events. Can get a little loud with debate sometimes, but not usually a rowdy place. Come as you are, casual dress-down attire. Live local music upstairs.
In Honolulu, it's almost one of a kind: no hostesses (just one waitress, who's too busy to sit down and talk with you, and sometimes too surly as well), no karaoke, no nude dancers. Just a place where people can go to drink, talk, and get loud and obnoxious. A less sanitized version of Cheers, almost.