Once drunk and fed, it was time to see the city. One thing I like about driving in other cities is you get to experience the “what the hell moments” in city planning. I was convinced that all roads were shaped like H’s. We arrived at a place called The Study located in The Modern Hotel Resort. The music was ba’zonkballs. Anyone who loves hip-hop as I do would be totally at home here. This place had a modern lounge design. The drinks were a little watered down so you need to order them without ice but overall it was a great experience. The people were friendly, and the vibe was nice. We finished our drinks and headed to our next stop, The M.
This spot was located further up on Ala Moana Blvd. It features multiple bars and a nice spacious layout. Definitely more club, with lots of room on the dance floor. I wasn’t really feeling the music as they were playing that watered-down extra pop version of every song. I was having nightmares of the clubs of Las Vegas again. We stayed for about 3o minutes and then headed back to The Modern to check out another spot, Addiction. Addiction is touted as one of the most amazing clubs in the city. We didn’t feel the need to go in as there was a large gathering of people outside having fun already so we joined. Here we encountered two Japanese women on vacation, both of whom professed their love for black men. The language barrier unfortunately prevented us from getting anywhere. Still, the night ended well.
When we awoke the next day it was time to see the island. The driving situation was crazy the night we arrived due to a parade going on, but the day drive went much smoother. Hawaii is such a beautiful place during the day. It was nice to enjoy a nice April day in the middle of December. We left our hotel and headed in the direction of the lights we saw in the mountains the night before. We knew if anything worth happening was happening where those lights were. To our dismay, we just ended up in a neighborhood, but it looked like no neighborhood we’d been in before.