Best Bars on Kaua'i for Fun after the Sun Goes Down

Jade Eckardt

By , Local Expert, Kauai
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Kauai may be all about natural beauty and outdoor fun, but it has its share of bars and restaurants for late night fun. Those in search of a cocktail and socializing will be pleased to find options from classy, mellow lounges to the Hawaiian version of the local dive bar. From long-lived mainstays like Bouchon's to hip places like Bar Acuda Tapas & Wine, going out on Kauai is always a good time.

While there aren't any bars that truly qualify as a wild dance hall night club with thumping bass and laser lights, there are plenty of local style bars with live music, sports bars, and upscale lounges and bars in resorts.

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    Bar Acuda Tapas & Wine

    Bar Acuda is Kauai's newest and most modern eatery, serving an eclectic selection of food and drinks.

    Local Expert Tip: "They're only open for dinner, so plan accordingly."

     
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    Duke's Barefoot Bar

    Duke's Barefoot Bar offers a fun atmosphere with dancing, drinks, and good times overlooking the beach.

    Local Expert Tip: "Aloha Hour is from 4 to 6 p.m. daily."

     
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    Living Room

    The Living Room is one of those places those in search of an upscale and classy bar scene can relax.

    Local Expert Tip: "A fun place to dress up and get a little more formal than at other places on the island. "

     
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    Nawiliwili Tavern

    This is Kauai's answer to the neighborhood bar where everyone knows each others names and good times are had.

    Local Expert Tip: "Fun option for a pool table and karaoke."

     
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    Kauai Island Brewing Co.

    As the only brewery on Kauai, this pub is a great place to find local flavor mixed with late night fun.

    Local Expert Tip: "Happy hour is daily from 3:30 to 5:30."

     
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    Tahiti Nui

    This is Kauai's take on a local dive bar and it's always a fun time.

    Local Expert Tip: "Get ready to people watch and enjoy dancing with locals loyal to the place. "

     
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    Stevenson's Library

    Stevenson's Library is a true, classy lounge style bar that's unlike any other on Kauai.

    Local Expert Tip: "Have fun a dress up a bit for this place."

     
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    Keoki's Paradise

    A fun atmosphere and great drinks come together to make Keoki's one of the funnest south side bars.

    Local Expert Tip: "Catch live music here on weekends. "

     
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    Rob's Good Times Grill

    The name says it all, Rob's offers a really good time.

    Local Expert Tip: "Two daily happy hours, 3 to 6 and 8 to 10."

     
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    Bouchon's Hanalei

    Dancing, music and good food and drinks at Bouchon's are centrally located in Hanalei.

    Local Expert Tip: "Call ahead for a listing of live music. "

     

 

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