Cocktails are best enjoyed with good friends or a date, but on the Big Island they can be enjoyed oceanfront, on the sand and in front of the sunset. Big Island bars, restaurants and lounges offer so much more than the classic rum and cola and common beer. You have exotic tropical options such as strong mai tais with dark rum floats, macadamia nut and lychee martinis, and even a wide array of locally produced beers.
The Big Island may not be riddled with clubs that rage all night long, but it has an abundance of casual and high end places for cocktails by the sea, at sunset and well into the night. Huggo's on the Rocks is one of the long standing oceanside bars in Kona. Huggo's has a modern ambiance and unique custom tropical cocktails.
Just down the street is Humpy's Big Island Alehouse. A casual Big Island staple, they offer a huge array of beers, cocktails and Pacific Rim bar food, right across from the ocean. Live music is offered throughout the week, and the sand bottom volleyball court outside completed the beach bar feel.
For upscale beach side cocktails and dining, the Beach Tree can't be beat. Sit on the sand and have the best seat on the island for the sunset. Watch the sunset over the ocean, relax local style, and make sure to try something new.