Bar Leather Apron

The place to go for after-work cocktails

Locals in the know go to the mezzanine of a downtown Honolulu office building for their cocktails. 

That’s where Bar Leather Apron, a dimly lit, tiny bar is located. 

Don’t let the location fool you, this is a serious cocktail joint. In fact, you’ll want to make reservations — ask for a spot at the bar. 

The bar is helmed by co-owners Tom Park and Justin Park (no relation). 

Justin Park is an award-winning mixologist, including in 2012 and 2015 for the Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival “World’s Best Mai Tai” competition. 

Naturally, you have to try his E Ho’o Pau when visiting Bar Leather Apron. It’s made with raisin-infused, five-year-old El Dorado rum, 12-year-old El Dorado, coconut water syrup, spiced orgeat, ohia blossom honey, lime and Absinthe. The cocktail is finished with kiawe wood smoke. 

It’s more than a cocktail, it’s an experience.