10Best Big Island, HI Nightlife
Let's be honest, the Big Island isn't home to wild, raging all night dance clubs. It's all about drinks at a bar, socializing with (new) friends and enjoying local live music.
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Aloha Theatre is a historical site that offers live music, plays and the occasional film. Located in the quaint town of Kainaliu, the theater is a great place to begin, or end, a night out on Kona town. Have dinner and drinks in Kailua-Kona before catching a show at the theater, or follow up a production with late-night cocktails in town. Read more »All New & Notable Big Island Nightlife »
LuLu's is Kona's longest standing bar and restaurant for nighttime fun. Offering live music, DJs and sports on flat-screen TVs as well as themed parties and games, LuLu's is a tried and true Big Island staple. With doors open later than most in Kona, LuLu's is the best choice for those looking to party late. Read more »All New & Notable Big Island Nightlife »
About Big Island, HI Nightlife
The Big Island has a different definition of nightlife then say... Waikiki in Honolulu. Rather than open till 4 a.m. night clubs with laser lights and booming bass, the Big Island is home to a wide selection of bars and restaurants that serves drinks into the night with a rather casual ambiance. Locals and visitors alike chat and get to know each other, dancing to a sound system or a live local band entertains night owls, and it's an overall friendly and someone intimate experience.
Kailua-Kona is the central place for nightlife. Long standing bars like Lulu's serve as the local watering hole. Lively spots like the Kona Brewing Co. and Humpy's Big Island Ale House offer live music, dancing and a late night bar too, in the heart of Kona near the ocean. If you're really looking to party, Kailua-Kona is the place to be.
Over in Hilo, it's really about smaller bars-slash-restaurants for late night fun. Cafe Pesto and the Hilo Bay Cafe offer delicious custom cocktails and local brews in a lovely ambiance, but not too late.
Enjoy the Big Island after sunset, by going casual to places the locals go.
- Big Island Expert Jade Eckardt