some one puts in a picture of Joe's at Waikiki. It was a bar/restaurant
on Kalakaua Avenue, on the Mauka side in the jungle area, across from
Kuhio Beach. Joes was famous to us haole surfers for being off-limits
to haoles. Heard about some spectacular fights there in early 1960's.
Seems as soon as a west coast surfer, newly arrived, would hear it was
locals only there, they would immediately go there and usually precipitate
a fight. (Interestingly enough haole women could go there, as long as
they looked good). Sort of sounds like George Bush today - that there's
just no place on earth that a haole shouldn't be allowed to go to.
I don't think I ever went in there but knew several California surfer
types that did as well as a couple of female California women who were
more adventurers than surfers. Not too many haole women adventured to
Hawaii then compared to the number of haole surfers.