Admit it: you came to Maui for relaxation, and for a lot of people, relaxation includes alcohol. This is your vacation, your time to enjoy! Whether you’re looking for the classic mai tai on the beach, or a fun local hangout spot, here are some of the best bars in Maui to suit your every whim. Just remember to be safe and careful and enjoy nightlife in Maui, as you would back home.
Hula Grill – Kaʻanapali Beach
This is it, the quintessential Hawaiian cocktail experience that every visitor must have at least once: Dig your toes into the sand at the Barefoot Bar, enjoying live ukulele music and that delicious mai tai you’ve been dreaming of. Enjoy locally grown pupu (appetizer) delights, including poke tacos, Hawaiian ceviche, and shrimp cocktails. And watch the sun set, of course!
Maui Brewing Company – Kahana
With a new location in Kīhei, Hawaii’s largest completely local craft brewery is growing fast, but you’ll still want to check out their original location for the true Maui nightlife experience. Beer aficionados will enjoy an array of brews not available in stores, but only here at the brewery. And while you’re at it, bring the whole family: this is a gourmet pub, not only a bar in Maui. Their locally grown menu even includes house-made ketchup and mustard, as well as a variety of beer-infused recipes. It’s a delicious experience that’s hard to beat!
Lobby Lounge at Four Seasons Resort – Wailea
This is a classy resort bar at its best: sexy and swanky, with gourmet cocktails made from 100-year old liquors. Bring your date here, and impress them with your taste. There’s live Hawaiian music early in the evening, along with amazing pupus; later on, it’s a more modern contemporary musical vibe, accompanied by great after-dinner drinks and dessert options. Even if you can’t afford to stay at the Four Seasons, you can feel like a million bucks here in the Lobby Lounge!
Tiki Bar & Grill – Kaʻanapali Beach
A beach this beautiful just cried out for an outdoor, beachfront bar in Maui; in the 1980s, the Tiki Bar opened to answer the call. It was the first of its kind on Maui, and it’s still one of the best bars on Maui. Tiki bar aficionados will not want to miss happy hour here, with the great range of classic tiki drinks to enjoy. Live Hawaiian music and hula performances nightly complete the scene!
What Ales You – Kīhei
Finally, if you’ve had enough of tiki drinks and locally-inspired everything, head down to What Ales You Taphouse, a great spot for beer lovers in Kīhei. They offer an incredible selection of international brews, with a down-home atmosphere and great food to match. Maybe best of all, they’re located in Kīhei’s Triangle area (as in Barmuda Triangle: once you get sucked in, it can be hard to leave), so if you’ve had your fill at What Ales You, you can turn the evening into a bar-hopping exploration of the local nightlife in Maui. This is the best place on Maui to do it!