Skull & Crown Trading Co., Chinatown

HONOLULU | Skull & Crown Trading Co. is a bar from experienced Noa Laporga and Angelina Khan. It’s a tiki bar at heart, with contemporary flair, inspired by the trading companies that used to occupy this part of town. The small space is full of character, with an eclectic fitout reminiscent of a spooky shipwreck. Things like floral wallpaper, nets, tiki sculptures and skulls all help to create an immersive atmosphere.

Cocktails are the focus, with a diverse assortment of delicious options. Most are made using local spirits and ingredients. The signature Skull & Crown is served flaming in a ceramic skull – a blend of Plantation OFTD Overproof, Bacardi 8-Year, El Dorado 8-Year, Velvet falernum, grenadine, lime juice, grapefruit juice, and cinnamon.

The Trader Noa’s Old Fashioned, meanwhile, twists the classic to great effect. It’s a blend of Cynar, orange bitters, High West Double Rye, and brown sugar, served inside a Kiawe smoke-filled glass dome, which is lifted off when placed in front of you.

To eat, it’s an assortment of East Asian leaning snacks like meat and vegetable skewers, bao, and banh mi.

Skull & Crown Trading Co.

62 N Hotel Street
Hawaii 96817
United States

Telephone: 808 372 9618
E-mail: [email protected]m

Tue – Thu: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Fri – Sat: 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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