5 hottest bars in Maui
Don't miss these awesome cocktail bars. The hottest places to unwind after dark.
Leilani's on the Beach
Aloha Hour, everyone
Nightlife in Maui begins at sunset. All eyes turn expectantly westward to soak up the rainbow colours of the dying rays. Whether it’s blood red, tropical storm grey or just a giant peach, the best way to appreciate this fiery view is with a full strength Mai Tai (or any of a number of cocktails). You’ll also want to be at busy, upbeat bar, with tables right on the sand, and lapping waves just a few feet away. This is that place: people and nature watching at its best – all at happy hour prices!
2435 Kaanapali Parkway, Bldg. J 1, Lahaina
Tel: +1 808 661 4495 www.leilanis.com
Mulligan's On The Blue
Irish Hawaiian fusion drinking
Yep, it’s a strange brew alright. Frothy pints of Guinness, a good craik and sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean… You’re not in Ireland anymore, that’s for sure. This is Mulligan’s On The Blue, a tribute to the Emerald Isle on beautiful Maui. There’s always fun, frivolity and whimsy at this family-friendly joint, be it foot-stomping Irish jams, dancing of jigs or singing mournfully about whiskeys and wet rolling hills (whilst actually being in sunny paradise). Rather fun, actually!
100 Kaukahi St., Wailea
Tel: +1 808 874 1131 www.mulligansontheblue.com
Tel: +1 808 875 1234 www.wailearesortdining.com
The art of drinking, taken seriously
The Grand Wailea Resort is the height of opulence at any time of the day. But it’s in the evening hours that the art of sophistication rises to new levels. Swirl and sip any number of stylish beverages in this exquisite bar, amidst Hawaii's largest collection of art including the famous sculptures of Fernando Botero. There’s live Hawaiian music every night to keep that island feel but the particularly parched will visit on Thirsty Thursdays for a three-cocktail tasting at just $20 and happy hour all evening.
The Grand Wailea Resort, 3580 Wailea Alanui Rd., Wailea-Makena
Tel: +1 808 572 0220 www.casanovamaui.com
Roll the good times and the pizza
Go Italiano for a night and venture up-country to a mega popular ristorante/ bar for a night of fun, socialising and sangria. Casanova’s spacious bar boasts large booths (presumably for Casanova-type activities) but there’s also a huge stage and dance floor. There are DJ’s week-nights and live acts on the weekends, running the full range of tastes, including blues, rock 'n' roll, reggae, Hawaiian and even jazz on Sundays. Just check the website for the programme.
1188 Makawao Ave.
Tel: +1 808 891 1011 www.ambrosiamaui.com
Ambrosia Martini Lounge
Named Best Bar in Maui two years in a row
Ambrosia practices the art of mixology with aplomb – and has received the plaudits for doing so. Whether it’s the latest fad concoction or an old favourite, you can expect it to be mixed to perfection here. You’ll be sipping it in the right company too: the bar attracts the young, trendy and beautiful, making this a lively, sexy hangout for house music and old school jams. There is daily entertainment and drink specials at the full-service bar, so expect to be entertained. You will be!
1913 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei