Earl’s at House Without A Key

Introducing Earl’s, our new pool bar located within the iconic House Without A Key, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Diamond Head.

Named in honor of Earl Derr Biggers, the acclaimed 20th century novelist who wrote “House Without a Key” while vacationing in Hawaii,  Earl’s features extraordinary cocktails by the sea, reminiscent of Hawaii’s golden age of travel.  Exciting new creations include the Coconut Cake Martini, inspired by the hotel’s signature Coconut Cake, Earl’s Daiquiri, the Sweet Persea, a “spirit-free” avocado-based cocktail, and of course our signature Mai Tai.

In addition, House Without A Key’s Chef Jarrin Otake has created a new re-imagined health-conscious menu, emphasizing locally produced products, fresh island fish selections, and freshly baked flat breads using the new rotary brick oven created in Italy, exclusively for Halekulani.

For Ernest Hemingway fans, be sure to reserve Table 97 – a specific table near the ocean showcasing views of Diamond Head that the legendary author would frequent during his stays at Halekulani in the 1940s.

Coconut Cake Martini



Located at House Without A Key.


*subject to change

11:30am – 5:00pm

Dinner & Sunset Cocktails:
Nightly 5:00pm – 9:00pm;
Entertainment 5:30pm – 8:30pm


Casual Resort or Beach Attire. Cover-up or shirt and footwear required. Beachwear, exercise attire, or flip-flops are not permitted.

Other Details

*Pricing subject to change without notice.


Call (808) 923-2311 for information.

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Quality, fresh, and locally sourced

We make every effort to support our local farms.  Ingredients used at Earl’s Bar are sourced from across the Hawaiian islands to enhance our unique and signature flavors.

Ingredients used are sourced from across the Hawaiian Islands
Provisions & Hawaii Specialty Meat
Kualoa Farms
Ho farms
MA‘O Organic Farms
Dry Land Nursery
SK Natural Farms
2 Lady Pig Farmers
Mari’s Garden
Kunoa Beef
Big Island
The Hawaii Island Goat Dairy
Kawamata Farms
Hamakua Heritage Farm, Inc.
Hirabata Farms


Author of "House Without A Key"

Earl Derr Biggers

Earl Derr Biggers was an acclaimed 20th century American novelist and playwright. His novel, House Without a Key, was written at Halekulani in 1925 with the first appearance of fictional Chinese American detective Charlie Chan, inspired by real life Honolulu police detective Chang Apana. A rare first edition of the 1925 novel will be on display to welcome guests at the namesake restaurant.

This literary thread continued when legendary novelist Ernest Hemingway honeymooned in Hawaii in the 1940s, and preferred a specific table overlooking the ocean and Diamond Head. This table is now distinguished as Table 97, available with advanced reservation.


Earl Derr Biggers

“One of the world’s great hotels. This is not just a place to stay, it is a place to create lifelong memories. The staff with make you feel like you have come home to somewhere very special and if you are lucky to return, Halekulani will always have a special place in your heart.”

Robert Spinrad
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