Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Barefoot Bar at Queen’s Surf

During the 1950s and 60s the Barefoot Bar on the beach across from Kapiolani Park was the hottest nightspot in Waikiki. The star attraction was Sterling Mossman whose songs and comic patter caught the antic mood of post-war Hawaii. The fun stopped in 1969 when, despite public outcry, the mayor of Honolulu shuttered the club in order to advance his pet project for beach improvement.

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