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The BACKBAR Serves Sips to Savor

Morgan Chamberlain | May 20, 2019 | Food & Drink


Channel your inner Gatsby to party at The BACKBAR, a reservation-only speakeasy hidden behind the walls of SKY Waikiki. Enjoy all of the posh perks that SKY has to offer, including your favorite social bites (think caprese grilled cheese sandwiches, lobster roll sliders and Champagne-yuzu scallops) and sweeping rooftop views of Waikiki. Undoubtedly the highlight of The BACKBAR experience, director of mixology Jen Ackrill’s premier cocktails cannot be missed. For a savory concoction that’s sure to satisfy, we recommend the Devil’s Swing—a mezcal-based drink with Italian vermouth, apricot liqueur and thyme-infused olive oil. Available only to those who can reveal the daily password (hint, look to @skywaikiki on Instagram for leads!), The BACKBAR’s exclusivity is sure to excite. 2270 Kalakaua Ave., 979.7590


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