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