Bar Manager Kyle Reutner of Town - Honolulu, HI

3435 Waialae Avenue, #104
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 735-5900
Hours: Mon-Sat 6:30am-2:30pm; Mon-Thu 5:30pm-9:30pm; Fri-Sat 5:30pm-10pm

The bar space at Town is cozy to the point where you’ll happily chum up to fellow tourists looking to wet their whistle, but the restaurant is just as popular among locals (and fellow bartenders). Bartender Kyle Reutner has brought his crowded-bar savvy (that he gleaned from thirtyninehotel) to craft an expedient but deep bar menu that pairs well with Chef-owner Ed Kenney’s menu. It ranges from the refreshing (the Campari challenge-nominee Pa cocktail) to the smoky (the Devil You Know, essentially a fancy ginger beer). Reutner, who is now bottling his own bitters when he’s not barrel-aging his drinks, is one of those rare breeds of Hawaiian bartender looking to de-tourist the island mixology scene while decidedly NOT detoxing it.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Pa
  • Devil You Know

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