the study lounge / hidden happy hour

One of the top bars in Waikiki

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. Wednesday through Sunday, 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 Sailor Jerry, a mix of spiced rum and orange curaçao served on the rocks and enhanced by fresh-pressed lemon and a cinnamon-tincture rim. Each evening, The Study features Happy Hour from 6 pm to 8 pm Wednesday through Sunday, along with live music from 8 pm to 10:30 pm.  Stop by tonight and enjoy the most popular place for live music in Honolulu.  Click here to make a reservation.

VIP service at The Study is not limited to small groups. Celebrating a special occasion with friends and family? Or just getting together for a night out? For groups of 6 or more email our team at The Study to make your reservations and ensure your night is a memorable experience. 

Introducing - Whiskey Club Wednesdays

Join us at The Study at THE MODERN HONOLULU for Whiskey Club Wednesdays. To become a member of the club simply sign up at The Study on Wednesdays and follow three simple rules. The first rule is that you can ONLY sign up on Wednesdays. The second rule of Whiskey Club is that YOU CAN ONLY SIGN UP ON WEDNESDAYS! The third Whiskey Club rule is that you must follow The Study on Instagram (@thestudymodern). And while you can only sign up on Wednesdays, you can get whiskeys checked off any day of the week.

As a club member, your goal will be to try/buy 50 of our different whiskeys. The Study will stock 50+ bottles of whiskeys; an eclectic blend of American Bourbon, Rye, Canadian, Irish Scotch and Japanese whiskeys. Upon trying/buying any 15 different whiskeys, club members will be awarded a whiskey glass etched on one side with The Study logo, and on the other side with the members name to be stored at The Study for their exclusive Whiskey Club usage. Upon trying 50 whiskeys (5 of which must be top tier), club members will receive a Whiskey Club Wednesday shirt and their name added to our "Wall-of-Fame" plaque.

Whiskey Club Wednesdays – The Run Down

-  The Study features 50+ whiskey options

-  As a Club Member, your goal will be to try 50.

-  After trying the first 15, Club members will be awarded a whiskey glass etched on one side with The Study logo, and the other side with your name to be held at The Study for your personal use.

-  Upon trying 50 whiskeys, you will receive a Whiskey Club Wednesday shirt and have your name added on our plaque.

-  Every Wednesday we will feature several different whiskeys with special pricing.

-  Anyone can join! But only on Wednesdays!

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  • events / study weekly lineup


      Jeremy Cheng

      8 pm - 10:30 pm






      Randy Allen Ubaldo

      8 pm - 10:30 pm

      Sean Cleland

      8 pm - 10:30 pm

      Izik, featuring Ekona Ravey on bass

      8 pm - 10:30 pm

      Jegaan Singh Faye

      8 pm - 10:30 pm


    8 pm - 10:30 pm

    Sundays at The Study have become the place where musicians go to listen to music, largely thanks to Jeremy Cheng and the talent that seems to tag along with him wherever he goes. From the guys playing alongside him to the area musicians that congregate in the crowd, Sundays at the Study often become a Who’s Who Open Mic Night, only you have to be extremely talented to mix it up with Jeremy and his gang. 

    Learn more about Jeremy and watch his video teaser



    The Study is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Please check out our schedule Wednesday through Sunday.



    The Study is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Please check out our schedule Wednesday through Sunday.


    Randy Allen Ubaldo

    8 pm - 10:30 pm

    Randy’s passion for music started in high school where he picked up guitar, ukulele, and singing. He started a local group "First Verse" and in 2005, their debut album, "From the Top" peaked at #5 on local radio station Island 98.5. Randy Allen performs as a solo guitarist with his remarkable relaxing vocals, at various venues on Oahu. He has a very unique acoustic lounge sound with influences from R&B, Soul, Pop, Oldies, Rock, and Local Contemporary Music.


    Sean Cleland

    8 pm - 10:30 pm

    Sean Cleland is a performing and recording musician based out of Honolulu, Hawai’i. He is a songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and instructor. Sean was born in Honolulu but spent his formative years in the wine country of northern California, and then proceeded to backpack through Europe/North Africa for three months before settling in San Diego. Throughout this time he never stopped studying music, playing guitar, singing, writing songs, and honing his production skills. In 2009, after three years in San Diego, he returned to Honolulu and began building his life professionally around music. He now performs, records, and teaches full-time.

    IZIK (featuring Ekona Ravey on bass)

    8 pm - 10:30 pm

    When asked how he would define his personal sound and genre, Moreno admits that he wants to break free of what “certain types of music are supposed to sound like.” He believes that no song should be performed the same way twice. Preferring to let the interplay between his emotions and the surrounding ambiance drive the sound of his music and performance in any given moment, Moreno views it as a constant process of creation between his voice and the energy of the space he is in.

    Learn more about Izik and watch his video teaser

    Jegaan Singh Faye

    8 pm - 10:30 pm

    Jegaan Singh Faye brings his blend of jazzy acoustic renditions, up-tempo funk and modern soulful crooning to The Study. In addition to his solo performances throughout Waikiki, Jegaan often performs with the Island Kings Band.


    Dante's Inferno $13

    A classic gin beauty with a unique twist, prepared with Bombay Sapphire, Averna Amaro and sweet vermouth, lightly chilled and strained up in a martini glass with a dash of Peychaud's.

    Hummus and Naan Bread at The Study located in The Modern Honolulu
    Hummus and Naan Bread $15

    Balsamic Tomatoes, Salted Cucumber, Greek Feta, Roasted Garlic

    Champagne Haze $13

    Bombay Sapphire, bound in fresh pressed lemon juice, balanced with Hawaiian honey and fresh sweet strawberries, served in a pilsner glass and capped with Prosecco.

1775 Ala Moana Boulevard Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

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