Truth from Dare: Soaring at SKY Waikiki

Aug. 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

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BY DERIN DEREGO / Special to the Star-Advertiser

If you’re anything like me, you’re always excited when you hear the rumblings that a hot new restaurant is about to open. Recently there’s been a tidal wave of new offerings on the restaurant and bar tip, but none was more eagerly anticipated (for me at least) than SKY Waikiki.

Sky2I heard the space, located directly under the Top of Waikiki, was going to be amazing. Yesterday they hosted a preview of their menu and, in regards to the space, all the rumors were true. The star of the show was definitely the view, but other aspects didn’t disappoint. The edible indulgences deemed “Social Bites” were perfect for the bar vibe they’re going for and the service was among the best I’ve experienced, especially for a soft opening.

For their official grand opening the venue is bringing in some legit entertainment with superstar DJ Devin Lucien providing the soundtrack and reality television star Brody Jenner holding court. That’ll take place on Aug. 29. Make it a point to get there early because there are only a couple of elevators to take guests up to the spot. The line is sure to be ridiculous.

On Thursday, one of my long time favorites Addiction Nightclub celebrates its third anniversary with Rev Run from Run DMC. Seems like it’s been longer than three years of partying at this legendary spot but it’s probably due to its first incarnation as Crazybox.

Also going down is the return of the Iron DJ competition at The Republik. The first round was on Tuesday; come cheer on all your favorite club DJs as they compete to be dubbed the best in Honolulu. The annual contest continues for the next few weeks.
When he’s not out and about at the hottest parties and other events in Honolulu, Derin “Dare” Derego works as an account executive at a local radio station group. Reach him via email at or follow him on Twitter.

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