Maui is the perfect escape for sitting back and unwinding by the beach relishing the island life with a few cocktails. The island also has some great bars. Here’s our list of the top five best bars in Maui which you will love to spend your nights at. From classy lounges serving creative craft cocktails to cool pubs with rotating local brews, there's a bar in Maui to suit every taste, mood and price limit.
Here are our 5 Most Favourite Bars in Maui
South Shore Tiki Lounge
South Shore Tiki Lounge is decorated with bamboo and tiki furnishings, surf videos playing on the television, and an outdoor lanai for live music and dancing. The lounge is open every night with live music during happy hours and also a routine lineup of DJs. Their drinks menu features a range of traditional and creative speciality cocktails, namely tiki-style mai tai and the zombie. Do try out their specials, like old school Tuesdays and ladies’ night Wednesdays.
Address: 1913 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI, USA.
Milagros Food Company
A local family-owned southwestern-style restaurant, Milagros Food Company has the most comprehensive tequila selection in Maui. Their margaritas are praised for being the best on the island, making them famous for the same. They also have a range of cocktails and beers to choose from. Milagros’ daily happy hour is from one to five in the afternoon and offers Kona Brewing Company draft beers, Modelo Especial and Tecate, and house margaritas for only three dollars.
Address: 3 Baldwin Avenue, Paia, Hawaii, 96779, USA.
The Pint & Cork
High ceilings, industrial-chic gastropub vibes and lots of buzz and high-energy weekends characterize The Pint & Cork. There is a rotating list of almost 20 brews—mostly local—and more than 100 whiskeys, making it one of the best-stocked bars in Maui. The menu also includes 30 cocktails, a mix of classics like Negroni and Old Fashioned, island drinks like Mai Tais and Daiquiris and house craft cocktails. If you are overwhelmed by the choices, just share your preferences with the bartender and she will stir up something you will absolutely love. There is also an impressive wine list to satisfy every palate and price point.
Address: 3750 Wailea Alanui Dr EW4, Kihei, HI 96753, USA.
Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman
Monkeypod Kitchen in Wailea utilises local Maui vendors to create the best drink selections. They have 36 craft brews on tap that comprise local Maui and Hawaiian beers, a wine list with plenty of diversity from around the world, and culinary cocktails. Monkeypod holds live music performances three times daily and an outdoor patio where customers can enjoy the Pacific Ocean and sunset vistas while sipping a no ka oi. The happy hour timing is from 3 pm to 5:30 pm and 9 pm to 11 pm every day.
Address: 10 Wailea Gateway Place B-201, Kihei, HI, USA.
The Dirty Monkey
This is the ultimate sports bar: buzzy and rowdy and fun, with beers flowing and games on TVs everywhere you look. This is the ultimate sports bar with all the buzz and rowdiness and fun, with beers flowing and games on TVs everywhere you look. There are 100 or even more different varieties of whiskey from all around the world and there is an exceptionally exciting selection of American bottles. There is also a thoughtful menu of around 15 keg beers sourced mainly from microbreweries in Hawaii and across the mainland. The cocktail list is not particularly inspired but the Mai Tais are good and strong.
Address: 844 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA.
Many of the off-beat-path bars are also the best bars in Maui, so be sure to make a toast at these local watering spots during your stay. Have we missed out on any of your favourites? Let us know in the comments below!