Yesterday, I visited a coffee and cocktail lounge in Kaka'ako that peaked my interests. They weren't open yet, so taking a peak at their ideas was such a privilege and honor! From what I saw, I'm excited to return when they finally cut the red tape and welcome all inventive minds, mouths thirsty for knowledge and craft beverages, innovators with fresh ideas, or just someone on their lunch break into this castle of creativity!
WORKPLAY is located in Kaka'ako at 814 Ilaniwai St. Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 (close to Ward Ave. and Ross' on Ward). If you noticed their slogan above, "where great ideas are created over cocktails and perfected over coffee!" As a small business owner/supporter, I for one can totally agree with what they're saying!
How many times have you met up with friends for cocktails and the conversation soon lead to talking about creating a business that could improve the way people live, eat, sleep, or shop? Then, as you're building this model, you meet for coffee to fine tune the details. Well, now you have a place to bring your conversations from start to finish!
Within this covert lounge, are private rooms, each with their own theme to set the mood for your meetings! Some look like you've adventured to Asia while another looks as if you stepped into a mafia hangout waiting for Vito "The Don" Corleone. From immaculate tapestries, light fixtures to take selfies under to walls of whiskey, I'm sure these environments will serve as the birthing place for many innovative and creative ideas to come!
Out in the lounge, is a large bar top and intimate tables for casual meet-ups. Pull up a chair and indulge in tasty libations that range from handcrafted cocktails to piping hot coffee creations using Hawaii grown beans!
Is that a stage I spy in the distance? It's TRUE! They will be having LIVE performances throughout the week!
Might you be interested in learning more? Be sure to visit them at www.workplayhi.com and sign up to receive their newsletter and stay in the KNOW!
814 Ilaniwai St.
Honolulu, Hi 96813