A refreshing cocktail on the beach is a delight at any time of day during a Hawaiian vacation. Whether it's a mai tai on the beach at noon, or a martini while watching the sunset on the ocean, beach bars are the best when it comes to cocktail time. Thanks to Kauai's abundance of gorgeous white sand beaches, there's plenty of beach bars to enjoy the sun, sand and surf while sipping on a cocktail or a local beer.
At Duke's Canoe Club, take advantage of the place's beachside locale and open-air ambiance. It's a great place to hang out with friends on its own or either before or after dinner upstairs. On weekends, local performers entertain guests with terrific Hawaiian music, and the place comes alive with folks grooving, dancing, and chatting.
As Kauaui's newest foray into beachside nightlife, RumFire Poipu Beach is a contemporary bar and restaurant experience with amazing views of the resort's Ocean Courtyard, Poipu Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Offering nearly 180-degree ocean views from all of its 240 seats, RumFire is Kauai's newest hot spot for locals and visitors alike.
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 Shore place is a great destination for dinner and drinks after rolling in off the gorgeous beaches of Hanalei.
Whether visitors are looking for a casual or upscale beach bar, it can be found on this list.