10 Best Restaurants on the Big Island for Late Night Meals

Late night fun on the Big Island doesn't mean huge clubs with pounding bass and laser lights. The most happening it gets on the Big Island is dancing and live music in a bar-slash-restaurant, or just late night dinner and drinks. Certain restaurants on the island turn into a busy bar scene, and others are more accustomed to groups having sit down dinner and drinks into the wee hours. If you're looking for one of the other, you'll find a place for it on our list of the ten best restaurants for late night fun.

Perhaps the hottest place on the Big Island for late dinner and drinks is the Kona Brewing Company in Kailua-Kona. On any given night it is pretty crowded, but that adds to the fun. A reservation is a good idea.

For a venue that's a bit more rowdy and a true party scene, Humpy's Big Island Alehouse is a fun and more lively take on the common local dive bar. It's a local favorite for live music, dancing, and a place to go to party how the locals party. Centrally located in Kailua, the ocean is in full view from the bar.

For those in search of a gourmet late meal, Cafe Pesto in Hilo offers an upscale take on Italian food and pizza. Exotic drinks and delicious food make it a fun late night experience.

So enjoy a night out on the town thanks to our list.

Big Island Brewhaus
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Kamuela Provision Company


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Kona Brewing Company: Kailua-Kona Pub & Brewery


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Hilo Bay Café


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Meet 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...  More About Jade