by Roland Gilmore
photo by Kyle Rothenborg
"To go out in Hawai‘i, you have to go to a club," Andrew says with an amiable smile. "I personally want to go to a bar: I want to have a conversation; I want to be in an environment that you don’t have to pay for." While it’s common in other large cities, the environment that Andrew is bent on fostering is something of an anomaly in the Islands: The music is cutting-edge club, but played at background levels; the walls are a deep red and covered with edgy work by rising local artists. There are sofas and there’s an intimate, upstairs space.
"I wanted to be creatively fluid," he says to explain both his design aesthetic and the bar’s name. "I wanted to partner with artists and creative minds to build a Bohemian space that gathers not only my likes and visions, but other people’s as well." In that, he has succeeded beautifully.