10 Best Places to Party along the Kona Coast

Although the Big Island isn't home to stereotypical nightclubs that rage with laser lights and DJs all night long, the island still delivers when it comes to nightlife. Those looking to party will find more options in Kona, where an array of oceans side bars and dance clubs offer live music, dancing, and drink specials. Most places to party in Kona are restaurants by day, that close the kitchen and get people dancing once the sun sets.

One of the most popular places for locals and visitors alike to unwind after dark is the Kona Brewing Company. Offering locally brewed beers along with a full bar, the always busy brewery offers a place for talking with friends and meeting new people. For more brews, music, and dancing, Humpy's Big Island Alehouse offers late night fun right across from the ocean. Live music, DJs, and a lively bar scene for people to socialize and dance.

Down the coast in Kawaihae is the Blue Dragon Restaurant and Musiquarium. Offering delicious food during the day, and live music most night of the week, the newly reopened Blue Dragon has quickly become and island favorite. Dance under the starts to live music by the ocean at this popular spot.

Have fun partying local style in Kona, and feel the aloha these venues.

Kahakai Bar Oceanfront


If days spent lounging in the warm waters of the Pacific and the Fairmont Orchid's pool prove too strenuous, take heart – you can get away from it all at the hotel's eminently pleasant Kahakai Bar Oceanfront. Featuring a thatched roof and a...  Read More



Any west side morning should start with the breakfast buffet at Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar. This is the place for long, leisurely breakfasts and chit chat over made-to-order waffles and omelets, fresh tropical fruits and juices, healthy whole...  Read More

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 outdoor bar and dance club under...  Read More



Few things better complement a respite in paradise than an expertly mixed margarita and views of the surf rolling in. Fortunately, the Big Island boasts a place where you can enjoy both – festive Tres Hombres, which comes complete with a beach...  Read More



As the Big Island's only gay bar, Mask has a solid roster of regulars, and it's one of the friendliest, most happening dance clubs around. Everyone is out to have a good time, so expect a lively crowd and check your inhibitions at the door....  Read More



One of the Big Island's top dance clubs, Lulu's can attribute its popularity to any number of factors – its ocean-side location, awesome open-air deck, or state-of-the-art lighting and sound. A favorite with the young and pretty sect, the bar...  Read More

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 menu is locally based and...  Read More



"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 live music and nighttime...  Read More

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 or time at the beach. Brewery tours are quick and personal – an added bonus is that visitors over 21...  Read More


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