The Best Venue Bars in Maui

Are you looking to discover the best bars in Maui?

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On this page, you’ll find the official shortlist of all the bars in Maui. (More in-depth further below). And, each with why it’s best to go.

Feel free to check out each bar’s official profile to find out more and to find out which is best for you.

We’ve also created separate shortlists for each genre you might like to visit on your time out.

Furthermore, you can get on the guest list or book a table with bottle service on some of the more exclusive bars. We are happy to help you out with either.

15. The Pint and Cork Bar Maui

With high energy all around you, The Pink and Cork have some excellent drinks and music going on for you. You will find a mix of locals and tourists here watching a game while sipping on drinks and eating. Open from 11 am to 2 am, they continue to serve food and beverages to you throughout the day. Bring the kids with you and enjoy custom cocktails or unique craft beers while the kids savor some of the killer dishes on their menu.  

The sitting area is big with wooden floors and walls. Tables are placed all around, and there is seating at the bar. The blue chairs add a nice touch of color to the space. The space has a more industrial feel to it. Lights hang low from the ceiling on the wooden shelf behind the bar, which showcases all the drinks offered. Multiple TV screens are placed along the walls so everyone can view the game well. 

The drinks menu is divided into sections called ‘Rock and Rolled,’ ‘Shake and Bake,’ and ‘Boozy and Stirred.’ The drinks, namely ‘Soup to nuts,’ ‘Pleasure Spiked with Pain,’ ‘Yacht Rocki,’ ‘one Night in Paris,’ have some delectable ingredients which complement the names. Like ‘Port of Envy’ is a mix of angel’s envy bourbon, dubonnet, amaro lucano, black walnut, and orange bitters. We hope you have a ride back home cause, after this, you will need it for sure. There are also red and white wine lists for you to pick from, along with many types of beers. 

The food menu has some starters like garlic parmesan fries, soup and salad options, and sandwiches. Their signatures include Ami tacos, a must-try, and baked mac and cheese. There is also a special Keiki menu for the kids.

14. South Shore Tiki Lounge Bar Maui

As the name says, this place is a fun Tiki bar. It is called the best Pau Hana, which means it’s the place to be during happy hour. The local DJ spins here after 10 pm, so your night out will become a lot more fun while you’re here. The decor has plenty of bamboo and tikis scattered across the place with a thatched roof. The table tops are painted beautifully by artist friends visiting this place. From mermaids to underwater animals, there are stories painted around the area. 

From regular locals here to tourists out to explore the area, you will find the place crowded every night. Their website has a calendar that mentions the events and performances coming up in the next month. They offer you hot sandwiches, pizza, and burgers along with pups which are local and main dishes. Their pizza is famous as it is made from scratch and is the best you will find on the island. There are a few salad and vegetarian dishes that you can try out. The kids’ menu is curated separately, keeping them in mind.  

The drinks menu offers you some specials and classics like ‘Sneaky Tiki’ and ‘Painkiller.’ Other options have blended drinks and some light and refreshing options as well. ‘Tiki Rita’ is a mouth-watering combination of Tres Generaciones tequila, citrus, and lime with a float of Grand Marnier for just $11. That is a steal. Juices and non-alcoholic drinks are also available, along with beer cans or those on tap. The bartenders are full of energy and very chatty so that you will be part of some interesting conversation at some point. 13. 13.

13. Milagros Food Company Bar Maui

A Tex-Mex cuisine special bar located by the scenic views of Maui‘s North Shore. A family-run business, Milagros serves a fusion of the local food and a touch of the southwestern taste. The staff is super fun and talented and claims to be the best on the island. You can taste the food and drinks for yourself if you want to believe their word. Their artisan bartenders come up with cool concoctions for you all. You will find tourists dropping by here and looking at old surf movies on the TV.

The bar started the paper straw movement on the island, is conscious of their wastage, and aims for sustainability. They also help the Paia youth center with their efforts and by organizing charity events. Their drinks menu has many tequila options like Patron, Jose Cuervo, Herradura, Hornitos, Don Julio, and many others. With lime wedges and candy cane-like straws with glasses full of drink and ice. Pineapple, mint, hibiscus, and mango are grown locally and used in their margaritas. ‘Mermaid water’ is a crowd favorite with Koloa coconut rum, blue curacao, fresh lime, and pineapple served on ice. Other menu options include margaritas, wine, beer, agave, and zero proof. 

In breakfast options, we have food like huevos rancheros and egg burritos with special sauce. They also specialize in tacos, burritos, TexMex plates, and quesadillas. They are priced at $15 to $20 on average and will make your stomach full. You can also get fish fresh from the ocean to your table. Varieties like ono, opah, blue marlin, Papio, mahi-mahi, swordfish, and ahi are popular among locals and tourists alike. 

12. Leilini’s on the beach Bar Maui

Polynesian voyagers brought the Lelani flowers, and the bar owner is also named after it. The atmosphere and decor honor Hawaiian traditions and a contemporary flair. This is the place that unites everyone, whatever their ages are. Locals and tourists find their homes on the island over here. Everyone shares the aloha spirit here. The place is airy and open with a lanai, grill area, and a restaurant. You can sit and enjoy the stunning views of the Kaanapali beach while you sit in the restaurant. The lava rock walls and wooden beams are everywhere when you step in.

They support over 40 local farms and fishers alike. Their fish, fresh from the ocean, is prepared island style along with other meat cuts. Local products available every day are used in their drinks and dishes. Poke, fish, and calamari for appetizers, lobster tails, fish hotpot, and ahi steak in mains and filet mignon and rib-eye steaks if you want an option other than seafood. Hula pie and Pino pie on the dessert menu will make you lick your fingers. 

Their seasonal selection of drafts has about 20 or so options for you. The tropicals have the famous ‘Fresh Squeezed Mai Tai,’ their signature cocktail made with aloha, fresh Hawaiian juices & two types of rum for $16. This, along with 1944, is a must-try. Wine options include red, white, rose, and sparkling options. Whether you’re a couple looking for a date night or a family wanting a place to relax, Lelanis is where you should be!


11. Barefoot bar at the Hula Grill Maui

Mai Tais all around you, thatched umbrellas on each table, and sand everywhere you step. This is what welcomes you when you enter the Barefoot bar. The beach bar is mainly full of tourists enjoying the island and its views. It is a laid-back and relaxed place with mellow yet fun vibes. There is live music and performances sometimes, and people enjoy the sights around you. The staff is super friendly, just like all the natives you will find around you. 

‘Lava Flow’ is their house-made fresh piña colada with an eruption of strawberry or mango. You can also add a dark rum float. ‘Upcountry Mint’ and ‘Maui mule’ are one of their famous drinks. 

Pupu, tacos, and tropical drinks. These are the specialties of Barefoot bar. You have six options of local beers. The local drafts are priced at $5 and cocktails at $7. You will find the place packed during happy hour and at night. Grab a wine by the glass or a whole bottle if you’re in the mood to celebrate. 

Like everywhere around Maui, you will find some tasty seafood pupus here like Hawaiian ceviche and poke tacos. Their ingredients, sourced from the local farms, add an 

exquisite flavor to each dish, especially ones with seafood like their take on fish and chips. 

10. The Dirty Monkey Bar Maui 

A place that is a bar, restaurant, and nightclub all in one! It is located on the second floor. As soon as you step into The Dirty Monkey, you will see a dark gray L-shaped bar with seats for around 25 people. There are booths with charging stations scattered about, and the seats are soft and comfortable. The walls are a dark brown, adding allure to the space. There at Tvs installed all around for you to watch for a while. Behind the bar, you see about 200 varieties of whiskey and bourbon. 

Live matches, Jenga, shuffleboards, and Plinko games are going on around you if you step in during the evening. Live music and Dj nights are typical here, and you must go to one of these! Other events include Taco Tuesday, Karaoke Night, Whiskey Wednesday, and NFL Sunday. The place overlooks Front Street and is family-friendly. You’re here for the whiskey as they have around 100 bottles worldwide and many American bottles. Other options include beers from microbreweries in Hawaii. They have about 15 different options for these. 

You should try the New Belgium Blue Paddle, which is available here exclusively. There are about 265 bourbon options, and many locals and tourists alike are new to all these flavors and want to try them out. The staff is educated and trained about all these available varieties to guide the customers and help them make an informed decision. There are also a few high-end options available now.   

The food is very Californian, with share plates like tacos, fries, pickle chips, corn lollipops, shrimp, and avo salad. If you’re here with friends, you grab some food and drinks and share them. The place is most fun during the weekends when there is live music by a Dj in house, so if that is your vibe, do try it out! 

9. Ohia bar at Duke’s beach house Maui

Palm trees, palapa umbrellas, and tiki torches welcome you to the Ohia bar. You might hear someone strumming on the ukulele in the background. Open from 3 pm to 9:30 pm; you will have a fun time here whether you’re with family or a significant other. Watch the Molokai sunset here amongst the mix of eccentric tourists worldwide.  

Tikis and wooden furnishings surround the bar. Glasses hang from the top, which reflects the light that hits them. This beach bar has fresh mojitos and fruity daiquiris on their cocktails menu, which suits the ambiance very well. The menu mainly focuses on cocktails like their Mai Tai or Lava Flow which has rum, strawberries, coconut, and pineapple juice. The prices here are like most of the bars throughout Maui, around $10 to $15. You should also try ‘Lokilani,’ their locally made sparkling rose. They also have bottled wine and bubble options on their menu. 

Beers are only served on tap to reduce the usage of single-use plastics, which is a commendable effort. The food can be ordered from Dukes, but Ohai has one of their own. Locally grown tomatoes with feta cheese and a drizzle of olive oil or Korean fried chicken will make you lick your fingers. They even have a cheeseburger, nothing fancy but straightforward yet delicious food. Ask the staff, and they will recommend something tasty to you. 

8. Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman Bar Maui

Monkeypod Kitchen is open daily from 11 am to 11 pm. If you’re staying in Wailea, this is a restaurant you cannot miss. The place itself is significant, with many tables scattered around the restaurant. Wooden table tops and printed sofas complement one another and add a touch of elegance to the whole place. There are surfboards of every color hanging from the top. Waiters are running around carrying colorful foamy drinks everywhere. Foodies, beer lovers, and families gather here every night. The crowd is full of honeymooners, locals, and visitors. 

There is also live music every day, which you can listen to while eating and drinking. It is not so loud as to disturb you or your conversation. Their jalapeno mashed potatoes and rosemary roasted chicken wings are a big hit. They sound so simple but taste good. Find how you would like your fish—a sandwich, burger, taco, or on its own with a crust. You must try out one of their pies to wrap up your meal. 

They boast about their drinks, but their Mai Tai is excellent for a good reason. It was full of light juicy flavors and foam on top. Their Makawao Ave high west double is a mix of rye, angostura bitters, lemon, and house-made cayenne-ginger beer. Over 50 or more carefully curated bottles of wine are also up for you to taste. Many seasonal and limited-release beers are also available. The serves are fun; you know what you should get when you’re here. 

7. Fleetwood’s on Front Street Bar Maui

One of the area’s most popular bars and restaurants, Fleetwoods on Front Street, or just Fleetwoods for short, is located just alongside Lahaina’s gallery row. You might even get to meet a legendary performer here someday. Unlike all the other bars in Maui, this bar is more like a speakeasy. It is moody, sophisticated, and refined. The wood is glossy and dark, with leather booths that add a mysterious vibe to the whole space. You could also grab a seat on the rooftop lounge, where you will get to see the sunset ceremony.  

Here you will find some Fleetwood Mac fans and neatly dressed white-collar individuals dropping by post-work or those in their shorts and flip-flops. At 6 pm every evening, a torch is lit here that keeps Hawaiian culture alive. On the deck’s lower level are comfortable sofas and artifacts kept as decor. There is also a set of drums that Fleetwood plays himself occasionally. There are also many performances lined up throughout the week.

The Signature Beef Wellington or their Harley Davidson Hog Burger is an excellent dish to try if you’re hungry. The burger has a one-pound beef patty and grilled applewood smoked bacon, MF burger sauce, shredded lettuce, tomato, and grilled onions. It has a lively bar scene. Their hand-crafted cocktails include ‘Kokomo,’ ‘Dreams,’ ‘Edge Of Seventeen.’ the latter is a mix of Gray Whale gin, wild blueberry, basil, fresh lime juice, and Peychaud bitters for just $16. There’s vodka, gin, bourbon, mezcal, whiskey, tequila, rum, scotch, cognac, brandy, and aperitif for you to drink. 

6. Down the Hatch Bar Maui

Be prepared when you come to Down the Hatch cause your tastebuds will go on a rollercoaster ride. Even though it is located in a shopping mall, it is one of the hot spots in the area. The place is constantly popping but even more so during happy hour. Bartenders are going crazy serving one drink after another. The freshest ingredients are sourced from the locals, and this place is famous for having the best of them. It is a modern dive bar. You can sit in the open-air courtyard that features live music as the ukulele is played in the background. 

You order at the counter and find a table where they will serve your drinks. Balconies surround you, and sunlight shines down on you. Their fish tacos are so heavenly you must try them! This is the place to try one of the most delicious fish you’ve had. The prices are very affordable, and the taste is top-notch. They proudly represent and serve Hawaiian cuisine in their appetizers and mains. You will enjoy your night out. 

The bar is open till 1 am, so if you crave a drink at night, just pop by. 

The place also hosts many events like a surf n turf event, trivia night, dancing, karaoke, and many other live performances. Mai Tai and Lava Flow are crowd favorites here. There are tiki cocktails and craft cocktails, mocktails, smoothies, and mules. The prices are slightly lower than in other places ranging from $10 to $14. You could also have draft beers or cans if you want. 

5. Kahale’s Bar Maui

Maui’s local dive bar, Kahale’s, is the oldest one of its kind here. Located in the area that is called the Bermuda triangle, the place has live bands, DJs, and other events hosted here. With the most extended happy hour in the area, this bar is open 365 days a year, with no breaks. It’s been 20 years since its opening, and even though it is not that fancy in appearance, it attracts a lot of tourists and locals alike. The place is clean, familiar, and comfortable with cheap drinks. A chalkboard menu is displayed on one side, with posters and flyers being the only decor in the bar. What’s not to like?

You can host receptions, birthday parties, weddings, New Year’s Eve, football, or any other occasion you can think of! You can groove to their music seven days a week, although it is mainly Hawaiian, so if that is not your vibe, you have to get used to it. Cheap shots, mixed drinks, and beers are what you will get here. Their beer list includes around 35 options for you, depending on availability. Their cocktails taste good, like the Mai Tao, but they won’t be decorated or fancy. 

It is usually full of locals only as the place isn’t much of sight, but if you are short on money and want a drink, this is your place. There is no food served here, so you are welcome to bring your own from wherever you want.  

4. Sea House Restaurant Bar Maui

Opened in 1963 as Tea House of the Maui Moon, Sea House Restaurant was renamed in 1985. It is a landmark restaurant located on the crescent-shaped Napili bay. The restaurant is famous for its sunset views, comfortable ambiance, and great staff. In recent years, the restaurant has updated its menu with a contemporary fusion in its dishes and drinks. 

It has received accolades for its pau hana happy hour and delicious pupus. 

The ceiling of the place is hardwood with bamboo tabletops. These are divided by glass that is designed in such a way that it looks like waves in the ocean. A lava rock wall runs throughout the length of the dining room. Many tourists come in the daytime after spending some time in the sun to have a pineapple rum, Mai Tai, at the bar. Happy hour starts at 2 pm, and more tourists drop by then. You might even have to wait to get a seat.

Music sessions go on from 7 to 9 pm, and you can go for a nighttime dip in the sea afterward. Their fishers bring in the catch early in the day, along with farmers who come by with their fresh produce. This includes passionfruit, apple bananas, and Haden mangoes. It really cannot get any better than this. The menu has a wide variety of dishes that add a touch of Hawaii to the famous pre-existing ones.

3. Life’s a beach Bar Maui

This is where locals gather to watch sports on TV, watch the sunset from the lanai with a bunch of friends, maybe play some pool, grab a bite to eat, or even a drink to sip. Lifes a beach is also called LAB. It is the only Kihei bar that serves draft beer in proper 16-ounce pints and 24-ounce mugs. From Sunday to Thursday, a Karaoke night starts at 7 pm. You send in your song suggestions to their hotline rather than using any papers. That means no wastage. Every night they have music nights. 

Every Tuesday, they have Tacos and Tequila. In appetizers, we have nachos grande, buffalo wings, jalapeno poppers, calamari rings, taquitos, and many, many more. You have a few salad options as well. You can also have breakfast here like burritos or a sandwich. The Mexican section has dishes like enchiladas, taco special, chili Verde, chimichanga, or fish tacos. The American section has burgers, sandwiches, and wraps.   

There are tables inside and outside as well. You can bring your dogs with you to sit outside as well. It’s more of a hole-in-the-wall sort of a bar. The drinks are tasty and served well. There are lots of margaritas options that will make you feel refreshed with their tangy, fruity taste. Mai Tai here is great as well. 

2. Grotto Bar Maui

Located inside the Hyatt Regency hotel, Grotto bar is inside an artificial cave that rests between two waterfalls that separate the resort’s swimming pools. The bar is open all seven days of the week from 11 am to 5 pm. So you have to grab a drink here before the sun sets. The sunlight shines through the cave’s opening and is reflected in the water, creating a magnificent view for all who come here. The setting is rustic with a touch of contemporary. Lights hang from the cave top and are reflected on the marble top bar. 

The bar is open for all, even those not living at the resort. You can grab a drink from their exotic menu and step into the pool—the ultimate relaxation dream. The happy hours are from 11 am to 12 pm and 4 pm to 5 pm. If you’re a guest at Hyatt, you can walk through the waterfall and be at the Grotto bar. Otherwise, you can walk on the oceanfront Kaanapali beach trail, it will lead you to it. You can watch any game on the TV put up on one side. 

The menu includes pupus like flatbread, calamari, hummus, poke, and nachos. Their cocktail menu reflects the culture and the personalities of the bartenders who make them. The location itself inspires the names and mixes. Like ‘The Merciless Sun’ is a mix of tequila, mango liqueur, our house-made jalapeno syrup, fresh lime juice, and cucumber. That sounds like such a tasty combination! 

1. What Ales You Bar Maui

What Ales You is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 12 pm to 10 pm. It opens at 8 am on Sundays during NFL season and serves breakfast. This place is a hidden oasis. It is owned and operated by locals. There are many beers and wines with remarkable flavors available. There is no shortage of options, with many outstanding breweries and vineyards on their list. There are around 20 taps on rotation, so you get the best of what the island offers. 

Savannah and Jess are the owners, so that you might see them around. They have events according to different weekdays like Taco Tuesday, Wing Wednesday, and Aloha Friday. You can try the taco of the week or wings coated with sauce or coated crispy. The popper burger and caesar salad have great reviews. The patio atmosphere is good with excellent service, tasty food, and refreshing drinks. The burgers menu has delicious options and grub that you can munch on. Their specials are tacos and Bahn Mi sandwiches. There are seltzers, canned, sake, and non-alcoholic drinks. You get to taste Maui Brewing company’s tasty beverages.   

There is a hidden marketplace behind it, and the patio is covered but has a tropical vibe: bamboo and cane chairs with red leather seating all around the space. There are also plants hanging in pots all around the area. 

Conclusion:

Maui is full of sand, tikis, and the sun. A bar is an excellent place to go out to if you are here on a honeymoon with your significant other or with your family on vacation. There are many open-air bars where you can sit and have a great view of the sunset every evening. The Hawaiian cuisine is delicious, and the fresh ingredients, especially the fish, are a must-have if you’re here. We have some unique bars in caves; a few are more speakeasy type, while most are tropical with bamboo decor and tikis all around. You will get to see Hawaiian performances and listen to their local music. 

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