Nashville Waikiki, Hawaiiâ€™s only country western and classic rock saloon, opened for business at the Aloha Tower Marketplace on Friday, January 22.
Located on the Diamond Head side of the marketplace, between Gordon Biersch and Hooters, Nashville Waikiki offered special prices, activities, and prizes to kick off the rebirth of this long-time Hawaii favorite, following a 5 p.m. Friday blessing of the new space.
â€œWeâ€™re very excited to be opening at the Aloha Tower Marketplace,â€ said Sandy Miano, who owns and runs the business with her daughter Karen Huntimer and husband Richard Miano, Sr. â€œPeople have been calling and asking for months when we were going to reopen, since the day we closed our doors in Waikiki, actually. Now weâ€™re ready to bring that energy to our new location. We were an instant hit in Waikiki, and we think our old friends and customers will join us here, and bring some new friends as well.â€
Originally located in the Ohana West hotel on Kuhio Avenue in Waikiki, the club was a local favorite until it departed that location when the hotel closed in March, 2015.
The traditions that began downstairs in Nashvilleâ€™s original Kuhio Avenue location continue in its new harbor-view home. Pool tables, dart boards, line dancing, and a staff that Yelp reviewers called â€œfriendly and fun,â€ â€œway awesome,â€ and â€always sweet and attentive.â€
Nashville Waikiki is open daily from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m.