The Study at Modern Honolulu

4.3
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$30 and under
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Like a sexy librarian, The Study isn’t what it immediately seems. It waits demurely behind a wall of books in the lobby of THE MODERN HONOLULU.

At 6 p.m. each evening, the bookshelves rotate to reveal The Study’s neutral palette and clean lines, whispers of THE MODERN HONOLULU’s subtle sophistication. That’s your invitation to get to know The Study – a knockout cached in understatement. Every night, live music performances by Honolulu's finest contemporary artists provide the perfect backdrop from 8-10:30 p.m.
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4.7
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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

家族のみの結婚式の2次会で利用しました。
騒々しくなく、落ち着いたモダンな感じで家族にも評判が良かったです。弾き語りのシンガーの生演奏もありましたが、リクエストして歌っていただいて盛り上げていただきました。
さすがホテルだけあって、気くばりのサービスも気持ちよかったです。何より食事や飲み物も美味しいのにコスパが良くてびっくりしました。
今度は彼と2人で伺います。

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Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We received excellent service even though we were a large group. I was impressed!

C
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

When I arrived I was told that I didn’t have a table reserved. The reservation I made didn’t mean anything because they don’t reserve tables unless you buy bottle service. There was no point in making a reservation or using this app.

A
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a ton of fun! The atmosphere was great! Live singer performed a good mix of music and the concept of this place I thought was pretty creative. Mixed crowd of mostly 25-40-year olds.

B
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing along with the live music but there was a competition between live music and table talk.

C
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

It was good but I was expecting something else. It was a very nice hotel bar

P
Hawaii
27 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Met a friend for drinks here. The ambiance is great! Had light pupus not the best value, drinks were great though. We arrive during happy hour and later on they had live music. Musician was great but it began to get crowded with a very young and disinhibited group so we left.

PD
Phoenix
57 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Popular gathering place, but more focused on bar than food. We were one of only four tables and service was slow The food portions are small and priced extremely high for what you get. As an example, the hummus cane with three pita chips and the vegetable crudités were soft and limp so you couldn’t really use them. The drinks are good and we did return another night (Saturday and it was part of hotel ) and it proved to be a very popular spot.

TF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a nice speakeasy-style bar that sits behind a bookcase in The Modern hotel. The bartender Maxwell knows his cocktails and was very friendly and fun to talk to.

AC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cool vibe, and good live music. Nice interior, comfortable seating.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

it was great!!

CC
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Good music on Monday night service was good thanks

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Staff here makes this place what it is. Great live music and happy hour goes till 8pm!! Thanks Bobby and the gang for another great night!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went here for mother’s day. My mom loved the happy hour and my dad loved the cocktails. We will be back!

KP
Atlantic Canada
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The setting is surreal and nice. The drinks and food amazing. The live music was excellent but the noise level from the raucous clients made this an impossible venue for romantic outings.

F
Hawaii
42 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great dining. Entertainment by Phil was excellent.

LE
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had happy hour drinks and food.

OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was such a fun evening! Great service, music, food and drinks. Very friendly atmosphere.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

They were out of the local beer we wanted but the bartender made me a good spicy margarita. The steak frites was delicious although small portion! Meat perfectly cooked and chimichuri sauce yummy. I would order again for sure.

OT
Thailand
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We experienced one of the best singers on the island at this bar.. Thursday nights- with great cocktails and food it was fabulous night

MK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I dropped by for drinks, heavy apps and dessert. It had a lounge feel and loved that they had live music!

CG
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

When we walked in there was no host anywhere to be seen. We decided to seat ourselves. There was probably 15 people total in there when we arrived. We waited 8 minutes before we greeted. We ordered our drinks and they were less than satisfactory. There was a bartender but he wasn't making drinks like other places we have visted. Just standing there.
We ordered the margherita pizza and it taste like someone microwaved it.

I would HIGHLY suggest that the entire team, including owners go and visit a place we went to directly after leaving The Study Bar...and go to experience Bar Leather Apron. This is what a be ue like yours should strive for.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2017
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Great for night out listening to nice live music. Jeremy was nice enough to sing request songs from the audience. Service was awesome. Very friendly and attentive.

Would definitely come back to The Study on our next vacay in Waikiki.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good time!! Definitely check it out. Great drink and food prices and good staff!

M
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I had to make a last minute reservation through Open Table and was relieved to find space at The Study. The maximum number of people I could reserve a table for via the service was 6 - even though I had more people in our group. When we arrived at 8:15 I requested a couple extra chairs for our table because we had a few people left standing. The manager, Justin, scolded me for not making a reservation for a larger party. I explained that I made the reservation in the morning, before the bar was open, and was limited to six people through Open Table. He accommodated us but was clearly irked and our server neglected our party during the latter half of the night.

S
London
18 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Visited for drinks and a bite to eat. Food is served tapas style which we liked, and the drinks were lovely.
The live music was nice and staff were attentive.
Would visit again.

l
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We came for happy hour at 7:30pm on a Friday. It was pretty empty but it will start to fill up around 9ish. We ordered the Tito's Mule to start, Burrata (very fresh, highly recommend) and Sliders (the foie gras really made the dish complete) - then ended with a few more drinks and their ice cream sundae. What was really nice was the live music performed by Izik. He does awesome covers of today's popular songs, so we really enjoyed it. We would come back for a chill evening if we're in the area again.

C
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Very cold; AC set way too low. Good cocktails with fun names and descriptions. Food came out warm, not hot. Steak frites was delicious but cold. Same with the second try. French fries are frozen, not fresh.

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