Best Kauai, HI Nightlife

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    Hukilau Lanai Restaurant

    Capture the laid-back spirit of the islands with an evening at this low-key restaurant, which boasts a comfortable lanai, gently illuminated by torches....

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    The Point

    One of the island's more popular clubs, this South Shore venue is located on the water and knows how to take care of its patrons. Folks especially like to...

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    Duke's Barefoot Bar

    The bar, like the restaurant at Duke's Canoe Club, takes advantage of the place's beachside locale and open-air ambience. It's a great place to hang out...

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    Stevenson's Library

    Harking back to the days of its namesake author Robert Louis Stevenson, this refined bar has the feel of a Victorian gentleman's club, thanks to dark woods,...

    Photo courtesy of Chris Corwin
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    Bar Acuda Tapas & Wine

    Hip, gleaming Bar Acuda is a chef-run business that has taken the island by storm. Intent on creating stylish atmosphere and scrumptious food, the North...

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    Tahiti Nui

    This colorful, relaxed place provides a healthy dose of local style and an authentic taste of traditional Kauai. The comfortable hangout welcomes folks...

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About Kauai, HI Nightlife

For nightlife, Kauai doesn't have huge raging nightclubs with laser lights lights, but it has its fair share of bars and restaurants that offer live music and dancing on a regular basis. The highest concentration of these are in Lihue and Kapa'a on the east side, as well as Hanalei on the North Shore. Kauai's late night bars are always inhabited by a blend of locals and visitors alike, mingling, playing pool, watching sports, and dancing.

Restaurants slash bars such as Tahiti Nui and Bouchon's Hanalei offer live music every Friday and Saturday nights. Bands are usually local and play either reggae, Hawaiian music, or cover rock songs. Another common type of nightlife on Kauai is simply late dinners out with friends at trendy restaurants such as Bar Acuda in Hanalei, or Keoki's in Poipu.

Partying on Kauai is generally a casual affair. Dressing up a bit is common, but it's also perfectly acceptable to head out in a beach dress or shorts and a t-shit. Flip flops are a common sight in the bars and restaurants, since Kauai nightlife reflects the casual style of island.

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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