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Thirtyninehotel, Honolulu

39 N. Hotel Street
Honolulu , Hawaii
Tel: 808 599 2552's insider take:

There's Chinatown by day—a loud, bustling, pungent open market—and then Chinatown by night, populated by young hipsters who seem more Tokyo or New York than Honolulu. The center of the scene is this club/arts center co-founded by world-famous DJ Harvey, where fashionistas dance in the gallery and mingle outside on the open-air deck. Entry fees vary, but are usually under $20; the cheapest nights are Tuesdays, when a live jazz quartet plays. Up-and-coming young designer Zana Tsutakawe also hosts monthly sample sales here for her clothing line, Akane (

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