Your plane just landed on Maui, and the fresh aroma of tropical air and flowers greets you. After getting settled in, you will be itching to get out and explore! Some people come to Maui on family trips, some on honeymoons or as a couple, and others visit with their friends or even solo! Whatever the occasion, most likely there will be some or lots of drinking going on! The main question is, what are the 6 best cocktail bars in Maui, and where do I find them?!
Now, on Maui you have a little bit of everything. You can choose anything from a local brewery all the way to a high end cocktail bar. Today we will be focusing a little bit more on cocktails. And if you are not into drinking, don’t worry, we have got you covered here at Belle Surf! Come join us for some coffee and food.
A newer and more modern bar / restaurant that is smack dab in the middle of Kaanapali! It’s more of a cute and casual place, so there is no need to wear a suit here! Not only can you drink, but you can also enjoy dinner and a sunset as it’s located right next to the beach. Whaler’s Village is next door as well, and this is where you will find many different stores or kiosks for shopping. Don’t forget to bring home a souvenir!
Looking for something a bit more dressed up? This high end oceanfront restaurant and bar in Kapalua is the perfect location for a nice night out. With dining outdoors and indoors, you can enjoy the sunset as you sip on your Mai Tai. Happy hour is between 3 and 5pm. There is limited seating, and reservations are required.
Located on the South Shore (Kihei), the Tiki Lounge is the ultimate Hawaiian Tiki Bar! With bamboo walls, surfboards mounted on the ceiling, and Hawaiian art and decor. This is a tiny and loud bar that is perfect for people looking for a party! If you head to the lanai out back, there will be live music and more seating. The vibes are great, drinks are cheap and everyone will be having a great time! A local DJ spins tunes after 10pm.
The Pint and Court
This little gem in the Shops at Wailea is an industrial-chic gastropub with TV’s and a high energy vibe on late nights and weekends. There’s a rotating list of about 20 brews-mostly local, more than 100 whiskeys, and 30 cocktails! The wine list is also quite impressive- one that will satisfy every palate and price point.
Down the Hatch
Located on Front Street right in Lahaina town, after your shopping or boat cruise is done, you can enjoy a drink and some food here! This is one of the hottest spots to eat and drink on the island. Happy hour is from 3-7pm and you will watch the bartenders slinging brews, Mai Tais, and tasty looking fried foods to a very happy and lively crowd. Maybe you’ll even be lucky enough to hear some live music!
This airy indoor-outdoor eatery in Paia, offers local Japanese inspired dishes with Hawaiian flavors, cocktails and wine. The cocktails are tropical island style drinks with their own local ingredients such as lilikoi, local organic ocean vodka, local Kula rum, guavas, and more! Come try this place out! Before or after your date, you can cruise around Paia, do some shopping or see the beach at Hookipa!
Now, with the 6 best cocktail bars on Maui, you are definitely likely to find something for everyone! Even if you end up just relaxing by the pool and enjoying a cocktail there, now you know the other fun options in Maui to bring some diversity into your stay!
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