When the weekend comes, I find myself often wondering where
to go. Iím getting tired of the same old thing Ė letís put
all our money together and go get a keg and have another lame
party in the middle of nowhere with all the same people. I
discovered Oahuís two best kept secrets, and the best part
is, theyíre both in town, on University Avenue mauka (mountain
side) of King Street.
The first is Bedroq. If you arenít 21 yet, this place is
great because itís 18 years and older, so getting in is not
a problem. The cover for 18-20 year olds is $5 and for 21
and over, itís $3. For those of you who are 21, the drinks
are the best deal in town. Pitchers of beer range from $4-$5
depending on what youíre drinking, and Ė this is the best
part Ė Long Island Iced Teas are $2 a piece. Who can beat
Bedroq is two stories. Itís not the roomiest place, but the
drinks are so cheap, you wonít even notice it. On the first
floor, a long bar runs along a wall, but itís cramped. The
walking distance between the bar and the stairs is about 30
feet. The dance floor is also on the first floor. This floor
has the capacity of holding about 40 people, but as the night
goes on and the liquor flow opens, the dance floor packs about
100 people Ė shoulder to shoulder, butt to butt. This place
really heats up. I think there is only one fan, so wear as
little as legally possible if youíre planning to dance.
There is a lanai on the second floor that has tables and
a great view of the Jiffy Lube. There are also pool tables
and dartboards and a lone bar that stands in the far left-hand
corner. The crowd at Bedroq ranges from UH-Manoa students
who arenít old enough to get in anywhere else to military
guys to surfers, to, well, just about every type of person.
The party really doesnít start to get going until about 11
p.m. and it closes at 2 a.m.
Right across the street is Magooís Pizza. This is definitely
for the mellower crowd. This used to be the place where everyone
from UH went to hang out, but the crowd is opening up and
youíll see a variety of people there. Sorry, kids, itís 21
and older here. There is no cover charge (yea!). Magooís basically
serves two things: pizza and beer. Letís just say we didnít
go there to eat. Pitchers are $5 and they have $1 margaritas.
There is no DJ, but there is a juke box that plays everything
from Bob Marley to the Eagles. The atmosphere is very laid
back but it's cramped. There are tables and chairs crammed
into this place. Make sure you get there early because it
can get crowded.
Magooís is a great place to meet people outside of HPU. Rarely
does a fight break out and itís also a great place to watch
sports. They have two huge screen TVís in opposite corners
and the L-shaped bar is right in the middle.
All in all, if youíre looking for a way to have fun and conserve
money, these are the places to go. So grab some friends, pool
your money, and see what happens.