The Big Island may not deliver nightlife like Honolulu, but it offers its fair share of nightlife. On the east side in Hilo you'll find local style bars and hangouts where you can mingle with Big Island residents and enjoy great drinks accompanied by conversation. In Kailua-Kona those in search of after dark fun can have their pick between low key bars, elegant lounges, and truly raging night clubs. Relax and enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset or dance till the wee hours of the morning, and pick from the array of offerings on the Big Island.
Over at the Kona Brewing Company at the other in Kailua, truly amazing beer and food add up to a perfectly fun, but still somewhat mellow night. For those looking for a classy and elegant night out, head out to the Lava Lounge located ocean side in a beautiful resort.
Over in Hilo on the East Side, a quintessential dive bar called the Hilo Town Tavern draws locals in on weekends nights. Dancing and live music prevails on weekends, and the crowd is a window into local culture. Also in Hilo is Pineapples, a new hip restaurant with an eclectic cuisine, hot bar, and live music throughout the week.
On the Big Island nightlife can be found from the east to the west side. Whether visitors are looking to dance all night long or relax by the sunset, the Big Island delivers.