Drink Easy At The 5 Best Bars In Maui

Drink Easy At The 5 Best Bars In Maui

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Maui has enough options to satisfy even­ the thirstiest of honeymooners and there are plenty of different types of bars here. Many of the off-the-beaten-path bars are the best on the island, so be sure to make a toast at these local watering holes during your stay.

  • Four Seasons Maui

    Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Wailea-Makena, HI, United States
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    Wailea is a beach town where you’ll find a cluster of luxury resorts hugging the shore, like Andaz, Fairmont, Waldorf Astoria and Four Seasons. Four Seasons Maui is the most enticing, but there are also plenty of other spots available here to knock back a stiff drink. The best bar here isn’t even a bar, strictly speaking: it’s the lobby lounge. The lobby is where you can find sunset hula dancing, live Hawaiian music and unbelievable views of the sea. Sure, the cocktails are pricey, even for Maui, but that view will have you forgetting the cost. It’s also one of a few places on the property you can show up to wearing basic resort attire, so get as casual as you want.

    beach town | live music | casual

  • Monkeypod

    Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman - Wailea, Wailea-Makena, HI, United States
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    The most hipster place in Maui, Monkeypod is actually a restaurant, but tons of couples pop in for a cold one. Known for its killer views and awesome atmosphere, Monkeypad boasts a not-so-subtle surf theme that attracts plenty of local dudes. There’s always a live Jack Johnson-style band and they have 30 beers on tap (including local Hawaiian brews), which is unique for Maui. There are plenty of non-beer options as well, like the craft cocktails, which have Hawaiian themes (the No Ka Oi, with Ocean vodka, Thai basil, lime, simple syrup, and honey-lilikoi puree, is our favorite) . Monkeypod is an easy, breezy spot that’s all about good times.

    hipster | killer views | surf theme

  • Tommy Bahama’s Wailea

    Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store, Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea-Makena, HI, United States
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    In the Shops at Wailea, a major highbrow, outdoor mall, Tommy Bahama’s has a relatively secret bar in the back that you’d never find unless you were actually going to shop there. There’s an outdoor terrace that gets an excellent coastal breeze, so you can knock back beers and cocktails under that trademark Hawaiian sun until your wife is done shopping. You need to get the Cucumber Smash (Henrick’s Gin, St. Germain, Elderflower, and muddled cucumber), a refreshing cocktail they’ve perfected.

    secret bar | outdoor terrace

  • Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon

    Charley's Restaurant & Saloon, Hana Highway, Paia, HI, United States
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    Paia is a small surf town in North Shore that’s overrun with surfers, college students, artists, Hollywood folk, and local hipster Hawaiians. It’s the type of town where you can walk around in your swimsuit and not be ashamed to show off your tribal tattoo or toe ring, because it seems like everyone else has one too. All the local color comes together at Charley’s. The surfers talk about the wild waves they rode that morning, locals sit down to chill, and usually there’s a live band playing. Charley’s opened in 1969, and remains fully old school. Don’t be surprised to find a bunch of stoned dudes knocking back beers in this cool, dressed down dive bar.

    surf town | old school bar

  • Ambrosia Martini Lounge

    Ambrosia Martini Lounge, South Kihei Road, Kihei, HI, United States
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    At some point, your wife will want to dance. She’ll feel an overwhelming need to hit the dance floor, celebrate your marriage and party like it’s 1999. Thankfully, you can get your groove on at Ambrosia Martini Lounge. It’s a swank little lounge that specializes in martinis (especially Hawaiian-themed martinis like the lilikoi lemon drop) and after hours it turns into a raging nightlife scene. There’s a tiny dance floor, usually accompanied with a live DJ banging out chart-toppers. It’s fun, intimate, and a total crowd pleaser, with a scene that’s not so common in Maui.

    dancing | live DJ | raging nightlife scene