Best Big Island, HI Nightlife

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    6. Blue Dragon Restaurant & Musiquarium

    Blue Dragon Coastal Cuisine & Musiquarium is known for giving guests a really good time. Always crowded with locals and visitors alike dancing away the evening and taking breaks for bites of delicious food. The...

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    5. Huggo's on the Rocks

    The younger, wilder sibling of the famous seafood eatery next door called Huggo's, this spirited joint is a terrific place to wind down the day and usher in the evening. Indeed, Huggo's on the Rocks is a popular...

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    4. Kona Brewing Company: Kailua-Kona Pub & Brewery

    The pub at the Big Island's most famous brewery (choices are slim, but fame is fame, right?) is a terrific place to wind down after shopping. Brewery tours are quick and personal -- an added bonus is that visitors...

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    2. Hilo Town Tavern

    The Hilo Town Tavern is Hilo's answer to the classic dive bar. The full bar with local beers on tap can make just about anything a guest could want, but don't expect anything too fancy or gourmet. There's always an...

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    1. Humpy's Big Island Alehouse

    "For beer lovers, by beer lovers" is the slogan at Humpy's Alehouse where a huge array of beers on tap and really good bar food make for happy days and fun filled nightlife. Humpy's is the new spot in Kailua Kona for...

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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.

About Jade Eckardt

Raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, Jade has traveled the world and doesn't intend to stop, yet the Hawaiian Islands are still her favorite place. She spent seven years living on Oahu and exploring the island. A regular visitor to Kauai, Jade recently authored a full-length Kauai guide book. She is a writer and photographer, whose work has been published...  Read more »

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