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They don't throw dance parties like this anymore. On Saturday, July 20, two of Hawaii's veteran vinyl DJs will rock Honolulu's Downbeat Lounge with rare reggae records and a heavy dose of good vibes, courtesy of Honolulu promoters Dig This Vibe. Papa Woowu of Hilo and Jah Gumby of local reggae band Ooklah The Moc will be DJing at 42 N Hotel St. from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. for a $6 cover. The event is open to ages 21 and over.

"Growing up in Hilo in the 80's, I started listening to groups like Black Uhuru, Twinkle Brothers and The Itals," says Woowu, who hunts for hard-to-find reggae records from around the world. "I love collecting records, it just gets rarer and rarer!"

Woowu, whose real name is Justin Legaspi, was also in local hip-hop group Direct Descendants and the underground dub duo known as Burning Religiously. He recently released a free, vinyl-only mix of rare reggae music available exclusively at

The dance party also features Jah Gumby (Ryan Murakami) whose musical projects Ooklah The Moc and Father Psalms Studios have become staples in the islands' reggae community. Also performing that night are guest artist Ryan Chun and Dig This Vibe residents Oliver Seguin, Shitzr, Aloha Got Soul and hypoetical.

In addition to the Downbeat Lounge event, Dig This Vibe is hosting a BYOB booze cruise with Yacht Rock Hawaii from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the same evening. Transportation to Downbeat Lounge is included with the boat party. Tickets are required in advance, and are available through

For more event details, including an exclusive interview with Papa Woowu, visit

Launched in February 2013 by a group of Oahu-based DJs, Dig This Vibe seeks to infuse good vibes into the Honolulu music scene by featuring local and mainland artists in an ongoing series of all-vinyl dance parties.


Beginning on July 10th Downbeat Lounge will be showcasing live entertainment paired up with our already successful whiskey Wednesday night. Enjoy one of our specialty whiskey cocktails for $5 while watching some of Honolulu's most talented musicians and performers. No cover, event begins at 8:30pm.

Whiskey Wednesdays Music Showcase

Downbeat Lounge

42 N. Hotel St.


Date: July, 10th

Time: 8:30-11:30PM

Cover: FREE

Ages: 21+

Performing: Mano Kane and friends

Drink Specials: Rotating unique specialty Whiskey Cocktails $5 each.

The Downbeat Diner & Lounge is located at 42 North Hotel Street Next to Manifest & across from 39 Hotel.

Serving quality classic diner favorites; burgers, house made vegan burgers, fries, milkshakes, sandwiches, nonstop breakfast, and desserts with vegetarian and vegan options for every menu item. Downbeat is open 11am-3am M-TR and 11am- 4am on the weekends.

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Happy Hour from 5 to 7pm for 2 dollar drink specials and diner deals.

Our entire Downbeat menu is available for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Late Night.

Downbeat Diner is inspired by classic American diners and serves up many familiar dishes like burgers, sandwiches, milkshakes, and fries, but also focuses on healthy vegetarian and vegan options as well. Along with this, Downbeat only uses grass fed Hawaii free range beef for their hamburgers, and as much local produce as possible. Downbeat believes that good comfort food should come from good sources and should be enjoyed by omnivores and vegetarians alike.

"Was there on opening night... What a great place. Had the loco moco and was so full that I had to take dessert to go (Otto Cake). Simply delicious. The staff was great. Instantly became my favorite diner."

"Even as we walked into Downbeat, the modern diner decor and cozy feel was enough to have me praying to the gods that the food and service would be up to snuff enough for me to make this a regular stop on my Chinatown circuit. We sat at the bar and our very friendly bartender - Serena - gave us menus and gave us the breakdown about their alcohol policy."

The basket of fritters are a MUST GET, though. Big pieces, a cup of caramel sauce, and fritters so soft and sweet that the sauce is almost an after thought. if you MUST get dessert, get the basket of fritters.

Monday through Thursday 11am-3am and Friday and Saturday 11am-4am.

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