Tiki-karaoke bar Hula Hula has reassimilated in Capitol Hill following its closure in Queen Anne, with plans for a grand reopening on Friday.
“The layout is pretty much the same as it was,” said owner Keith Robbins before a soft opening Tuesday night. The liquor license came in Monday. “There’s been people poking their noses in, for sure, but we just peeled the wrap off the glass today.”
Robbins said the Hula Hula team from Queen Anne came over to Capitol Hill, and spent several days getting the bar ready and getting used to the space. The island decor and the front and back bar came from the Queen Anne spot.
“That bar, we literally got a big truck, hauled it over, and reassembled it,” Robbins said.
Hula Hula’s new spot at 1501 E. Olive Way was formerly an Irish pub, Clever Dunne’s. The pub’s closure provided space for Hula Hula, which had to close in Queen Anne because of site redevelopment. Robbins’ Tini Biggs bar next door will not be returning.
“It had a good life,” he said. “Its 20-plus year.”
Hula Hula has flaming bowl libations, beer, wine and cocktails, plus Island-themed bites served until midnight, including Hawaiian corn dogs, loco moco and sriracha honey shrimp.
Karaoke is offered 365 days a year, starting at 9 p.m. Hula Hula boasts more than 2,000 consecutive days of karaoke, only broken due to the move.
Private karaoke is available for $125 an hour from 4-9 p.m., with a two-hour minimum. Mikey Valentine is the karaoke host.
Happy hour will be 4-6 p.m. daily.
Find out more about Hula Hula at hulahula.org or on Facebook.