La Mariana Sailing Club

Visit: 1 Aug 2023

The first stop on my 2023 Tiki Oasis adventure! I felt more cunning than a Fox that’s just been appointed a Professor of Cunning at Oxford University!! For I had booked on Hawaiian Airlines to fly Sydney - San Diego and managed to get an overnight stopover in Honolulu!! Lunch time at La Mariana it was. Mahi Mahi sandwich, a Mai Tai and soaking in the atmosphere of this wonderful bar. Loved the decor. Sadly I didn’t want to burden my luggage so early into my trip so no mug purchase but I did get a t-shirt and a La Mariana yacht burgee (sailing pennant). Highly recommended!!

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La Mariana Sailing Club Bar & Restaurant – Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

La Mariana Sailing Club is the last remaining bastion of true original Polynesian Pop in Hawaii. It opened in 1955, and over the years, it has become a sort of museum of Waikiki's tiki past: the tikis here came out of the Kon-Tiki in the Sheraton-Waikiki, lamps came from the Trader Vic's, and tables and chairs came from Don the Beachcomber. Original owner Annette La Mariana Nahinu ran the operation until her death in 2008. La Mariana features a lively piano bar, and guests can join in on the singing.

La Mariana's original location was 50 yards from its current location; it moved in 1973. There is an 80-boat slip attached to the restaurant which sits on Ke'ehi Lagoon.

After a 2-year-long shuttering because of COVID, La Mariana re-opened on May 31st, 2022. During the shutdowns, Gecko made many renovations and they did much to the front of the house and bar, including the addition of a new point-of-sale system. This was a soft re-open with many ongoing renovations still taking place, especially in back of house.

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