the study lounge / hidden happy hour

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 5 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. Cocktail tables are barely an arm’s length from endless sectionals, lush ottomans and melt-into-me chairs, but you can always command a seat at the bar – the drinks here are legendary. Try the Fire Across the Sea (The Study’s signature mix of wasabi and Sriracha with Grey Goose vodka and Japanese horseradish) or the Wuthering Heights, mixologist Tony Abou Garmin’s epic of Sailor Jerry spiced rum and orange curaçao served on the rocks and enhanced by fresh-pressed lemon and a cinnamon-tincture rim.

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  • events / study weekly lineup

    • SUNDAYS

      Jeremy Cheng

      7PM - 10PM
    • MONDAYS

      Kaleo

      7PM - 10PM
    • TUESDAYS

      Alex Oasay + Jeremy Cheng

      7:30 - 10:30PM
    • WEDNESDAYS

      Melaniie + Drew

      6:30-9:30PM
    • THURSDAYS

      Simple Souls

      6:30-9:30PM
    • FRIDAYS

      Tahiti Rey

      6:30-9:30PM

    ICE CREAM SUNDAY DJ

    10PM - 2AM

    The Study sounds different during Ice Cream Sundays (10 p.m. to 2 a.m. every Sunday night), when Honolulu DJs Anit and Compose will spin you into a trance. (Frozen indulgences sweeten the scene.)

    KALEO

    7PM - 10PM

    Kaleo Vai is a Hawaii boy, ukulele player, longboard surfer and an avid singer/songwriter. But before you pigeonhole his tunes to the next luau-themed playlist, try to recall having heard Brazilian bossa nova enter the Hawaiian music mix. “You just have to feel it,” he says of the Latin rhythm. “Essentially, you play bossa nova like you ride a wave.” Kaleo Vai is a nod to his Hawaii middle name, Kaleowai’olu, which means, “the voice/sound of sweet water.” After spending the last few years fine-tuning his craft and composing music for Hawaii musicians, Kaleo is releasing his second studio record, “Overhead.” A tribute to those moment when you must decide to charge ahead or hang back – picture that set rolling in, that stranger passing by, that empty stage – Kaleo’s version of Hawaiian tunes is sure to catch you off guard, and make you feel right at home.

    ALEX OASAY

    7:30 - 10:30PM

    My music is influenced by Hawaii because of the many diverse visitors that come to visit here, I try to play music that hopefully everyone will enjoy no matter where they are visiting from.

    What is different about performing at THE MODERN HONOLULU is the atompshere. From the beautiful hotel to the view of the sunset, there are not too many venues like this. I enjoy playing at THE MODERN HONOLULU because of the people, the clients are always friendly and the staff here always go out of their way to help. This is one of my favorite places to perform.

    MELANIIE + DREW

    6:30-9:30PM

    Melaniie has been singing before she could even walk. Her burning passion for music eventually pushed her in the direction to follow her dreams. She started singing as a featured artist in the latter part of 2012. When it comes to music, says Melaniie, “It is the only thing that feels right. It is the one thing that can make everything in this whole wide world okay. It soothes my soul.”

    SIMPLE SOULS

    6:30-9:30PM

    Simple Souls, the acoustic incarnation of established musical group, Kanalo, has been performing together since July 2003. What was initially a dare to play aside from their established band, Kanalo *which was then a four-piece band), turned into a new passion for “unplugged” music and a fresh acoustic sounds. Simple Souls holds it down with an acoustic guitar, percussions, two vocals and a killer list of songs.

    TAHITI REY

    6:30-9:30PM

    Regularly in The Study, Tahiti Rey, a Hawaiian-born singer/songwriter, won a Hawaii Music Award for her debut album, Acoustic Beauty. Rey’s voice set to Alan’s guitar blends smoothly into The Study’s subtle sexiness. Request a signature cocktail and drink it all in.

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