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Big Island Nightlife

The Big Island is pretty laid back and casual when it comes to nightlife; you won’t find any dance clubs with flashing lights and a thundering bass boom that are open until 3:00 a.m. What you will find, though, are plenty of places with great food, drinks, and live music. Whether you’re looking for a little local watering hole with sports and karaoke, or live music, food, and dancing, we guarantee there’s a Big Island nightlife hotspot for you!

Top Big Island, Hawai‘i Nightlife Spots

The best nightspots on the island are in Hilo and Kailua-Kona. Hilo Town Tavern is the hottest ticket on the east side. The place packs out on Friday and Saturday nights, and features some of the best live bands and dancing on the island. Also in Hilo is Coqui’s Hideaway. A popular local Big Island bar with several pool tables, Coqui’s serves up great food and live local music nightly. For beer lovers visiting Kailua-Kona, Humpy’s Big Island Ale House and Kona Brewing Company won’t disappoint. Both places feature live music by some of Hawai‘i’s hottest reggae and rock bands and have excellent selections of microbrews and outside beers. On the Rocks, also in Kailua-Kona, is a hopping beachside Big Island bar right on the sand. With awesome food and nightly entertainment by some of the island’s most talented musicians and dancers, you can eat to your heart’s content then enjoy awesome local music and hula.

Other Fun Hawai‘i Big Island Nightlife

Sam’s Hideaway in Kailua-Kona is a lively, long-lived neighborhood sports bar that features karaoke and some of the friendliest bartenders and wait staff around. Down in Pāhoa on the Big Island’s east side, Lava Shack is a fun, funky place offering live music, a well-stocked bar, and pool tables. For something completely different, check out Kozy’s Tiki Palace in The Shops at Mauna Lani for a super-fun nightly comedy and magic show.

Party On!

Create a perfect end to a perfect day by checking out the Big Island, Hawai‘i’s nightlife! Our Big Island vacation experts will help you choose the best nightlife for your vacation, so contact our vacation specialists today at IloveHawaii.com.

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