Hawaii nightlife has got a new addiction which has nighttime revelers coming back for more. The Addiction Nightclub, located in The Modern Honolulu in Waikiki, is the most recent addition to Oahu’s post-sunset scene.
It made its grand debut earlier this month, complete with 40,000 luminous lights to bust a move under and VIP tables to lounge at while listening to some of the best DJ’s from near and afar. DJ’s from Los Angeles and Las Vegas played alongside Hawaii’s own Nocturnal Sound Krew. DJ Spider and Sid Vicious also brought the dance floor to life this month and will hopefully be making a reappearance in the near future.Lights, lights, lights! Addiction brightens up Hawaii’s nightlife.
So far, so good for the new nightclub, which replaced what was formerly the Crazybox. Many have given the Addiction two thumbs up, with one person online saying it’s “without a doubt the best nightclub/music/DJs in Waikiki.” In addition to some of the minor tweaks – wall images and digital video frames – the biggest change is the seating. Addiction did away with the bleacher seating that Crazybox had and instead put more intimate and private booths to provide “high-end service” to customers. High-end means an “upscale casual dress code” is strictly enforced, so no shorts, slippers or hats allowed.
Because the club usually gets pretty packed by midnight, it’s best to make a reservation beforehand by emailing the nightclub (see info below). If you’re a hotel guest, then check with the front desk about putting your name on the guest list for complimentary access. Otherwise, guests should stand in line and expect to pay $20 at the door (ladies pay $10). Spacious seating areas add to the “high-class” vibe in the nightclub.
On Sundays, the Addiction Nightclub also becomes the Addiction BeachClub on The Modern Honolulu’s sunset pool deck. It’s opened in the afternoon from noon to 4 p.m., with no cover charge.
New Year’s Eve is your chance to check out what everyone’s been raving about. The Addiction is having a “Modern Experience” party at various spots in the Modern Honolulu, which includes New York DJs Roctakon and L.A. DJ Lucky Lou. It happens Saturday, from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. If you get the VIP pass, then check out the day-after party at the hotel’s pool deck on Jan. 1. Tickets sold at www.groovetickets.com.
Photo Credit: Addiction Nightclub
ADDICTION NIGHCLUB • 1775 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96815 • Opens Thurs-Sat, 10:30pm-3am • www.AddictionNightclub.com • Upscale casual dress • For reservations, e-mail reservations@AddictionNightclub.com • Street or hotel parking; Near bus route