Are you looking to discover the best bars in Maui?
Then we have you covered!
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.
You must go out and have a few drinks if you’re in the ultimate vacation spot; what is better than a few pupus to nibble on while sipping on your Mai Tai or Lava Flow. The prices here are not as high as you would expect at a vacation spot. So having fun here won’t cost you to break your bank. The local ingredients come together to make the most delicious concoctions served to you in tall glasses with ice and lemon wedges. Scroll down to choose your pick!
7. 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.
6. 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.
5. 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.
4. 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!
3. Barefoot bar at the Hula Grill Bar 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.
2. 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.
1. 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.
When you’re in Hawaii then fun is a must have! We need an escape from all the cement structures and pollution that surrounds us in the city. Here in Maui, you will get to step in the sand barefoot and walk alongside the palm trees as they sway with the breeze. To make this even better you can go to one of the many bars around the area, especially after the sun sets so that you get to enjoy the music scene here at the island. Grab a Mai Tai and dance along to the tunes of the local music