This shop is located just across the street from Kihei's popular Kamaole Beach Park. You can literally wander in wearing a swimsuit and flip-flops, and when you do, chances are, you'll fit right in. There is a fairly extensive menu of specialty cocktails and alcohol-free juices. The burgers are delicious, if a little pricey considering the beach-shack atmosphere, but the live music is really the key here.
Named "the best food and entertainment combo in Maui" by Zagat's Restaurant Survey, this lively eatery features energetic dancing and live music upcountry. The sprawling dining area with the bar at one end turns into one of Maui's hottest nightclubs after hours. A huge wooden sun-deck is great for lounging and people-watching in the daytime. The menu features a nice selection of salads (made with organic greens), wood-fired pizzas and delectable homemade pastas smothered in rich sauces and savory meats.
Top-notch entertainment and perfectly prepared cuisine make this a premiere Maui attraction. A little island history: Lahaina used to be known as Lele. In those long-ago days, gala royal feasts were held along the beach. They featured the best food, music and dance of the island. This is a reconstruction of the ancient royal celebrations. Executive Chef James McDonald presents a mouth-watering array of specialties representing all the regions of Polynesia.
Tourists and locals alike return to this oceanfront landmark in central Lahaina. Sit on the lanai, sip cocktails and look out on the Pacific. The prime rib is savory and tender, and on the lighter side, there are four to five fresh fish offerings daily. Be sure to save room for the Hula Pie, made from a chocolate wafer crust, macadamia nut ice cream, chocolate fudge and whipped cream. Live Hawaiian music is a firm feature here.
This restaurant is located in the courtyard of a downtown Lahaina landmark. The Inn (P.I. to locals) was the only hotel in Lahaina for a long time and is currently a comfortable Best Western property. Fusion-influenced cuisine and fruity drinks are served in a tropical garden setting. The menu features fresh local seafood and produce. Graze on Kula green salad and spring rolls, or go for a heartier choice such as the Fettuccine with Scallops and Mussels.
If you are a sports freak and want to enjoy your meal and drink in your favorite kind of environment then Ale House is the right place to be. Voted as the best sports bar in Maui, it has video games, pool and darts to play while you enjoy your food. Burgers, juices, steaks and a lot more is on offer to satiate appetites and you can also quench your thirst with the frosty draft beers. Kids eat free at Ale on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with every adult spending only USD13 on their meal. A rocking place for all those hardcore fun loving people!
Whoever has said that Maui's nightlife is non-existent needs to wander over to South Maui to get with the real action. One of several late-night spots, this bar has style, comfort and action. Not your typical tequila tavern, this bar attracts the stylish and sassy islanders who come for the contemporary setting and the ambiance. The ice bar is something to see, since it really is a frosty curiosity that keeps the beer chilled so patrons can chill. The bar has two levels. The upper level is cuddly cozy and has a view of the dance floor while the main floor is the perfect spot to see and be seen. -Lottie Tagupa
Located in the Maui Dive Shop building in Kihei, this pizza spot is the perfect place to get out of the sun and heat of South Maui, have a bite to eat and relax. The setting is inviting with a décor that hints of pirate ships and whimsical pieces or sea creatures and pizza. Much more than a simple pizza joint, this eatery offers a menu that includes sub sandwiches, pastas, chicken wings and of course a long list of thin crust pizzas with all the expected toppings. It is also one of the better go-to spots for live sports. Plasma screens and chilled beer are readily available at the bar on sports nights. -Lottie Tagupa
Housed inside the Kihei Kalama Village, Vibe is the go-to place for grabbing a few drinks and forgetting about your daily lives. The live music performances by local musicians sets the mood and complements the overall ambiance. If not for live music and their outstanding drink selection, visiting Vibe for its exciting parties and DJ nights is a must. Live sports screenings is also organized at this venue much to the delight of sports-lovers. Refreshing cocktails made by the skilled mixologists at this bar will help you loosen up and have a great time.
Although it is in an extremely touristy part of Kihei, this bar seems to attract a mainly local crowd. Perhaps this is due to its half-hidden location in the Kalama Village, but in any case, this place provides a welcome change from the overpriced, crowded bars of South Kihei. Kick back at a plastic table and order a Bud or a Miller from the harassed waitress. For a more than reasonable price, you can get oyster shooters or wings to go with your drink.
Tucked away behind several cafes and eateries in the Kihei Kalama Village, this small and funky bar and grill offers lots of character, great Irish specialties and live satellite sports and entertainment. The crowd is mostly island visitors that come for a familiar atmosphere and to feast on bangers and gravy, sandwiches and lots of cold beer. There is trivia night that has grown to be one of the area's more interesting and popular bar events. Happy hour is a great time to mingle with the locals and during football season the place rocks during University of Hawaii away games. -Lottie Tagupa