10 Best places on Kaua`i for the most fun and affordable happy hours

There may not be a better ending to wonderful day in Kaua`i than happy hour with affordable prices and great tropical drinks. Each side of the island is home to a good selection of bars and restaurants with awesome happy hour deals, that ranges in ambiance from the local dive bar to elegant eateries with exotic drinks. On Kaua`i you can play all day enjoying attractions and hitting the beaches, and when your winding down from the sun and scenery, drop into Kaua`i's best happy hours.

A classic Hawaiian staple in the restaurant world, Duke's Barefoot Bar in Lihue offers one of the best happy hours on the island. Of course, Duke's puts a unique spin on there's be renaming it "Aloha Hour." Here you can catch the sunset over Kalapaki Bay and take a walk on the beach after. Move on to dinner if you like or socialize at the bar.

For a local take on a dive bar, Tahiti Nui in Hanalei has a tropical low key ambiance where happy hour draws in visitors along with a dedicated local crowd. Hang around just for happy hour or wait for live music to begin later on. You'll get a good look at the local culture and enjoy exotic cocktails.

Look no further than this list for the best happy hour places in Kaua`i, and end your day with a mai tai or local brew.

La Bamba


Just the scent of La Bamba's authentic Mexican cuisine will have your taste buds dancing in anticipation of the good things to come. Substantial portions of all the hearty standards ensure that no one goes hungry, and you'll be hard-pressed to...  Read More

Bar Acuda Tapas & Wine
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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 with friends or with a romantic...  Read More

Nawiliwili Tavern


This relaxed neighborhood hangout is open late and offers plenty of late-night fun. Dancing, pool, darts, video games, TVs, and a rousing night or two of karaoke can all be found. Of course, sitting back with a cold one or a cocktail and taking...  Read More



Having trouble deciding what to do with your night? Rob's is always a good choice, and you'll find plenty to occupy your time. Naturally, the bar can set you up with your favorite poison, and the bartenders will probably introduce you to a few...  Read More



Illuminated by tiki torches and surrounded by trickling streams and tropical vegetation, this lively, open-air establishment proves irresistible to patrons. The welcoming ambience complements the menu, which boasts a wealth of fresh fish and...  Read More



Although this casual restaurant serves food all day, it's also known for its nightlife scene. The venue holds court in a former schoolhouse, and it almost seems like sacrilege to enjoy loud music in the space. Still, patrons kick back at the bar...  Read More

Tahiti Nui
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This colorful, relaxed place provides a healthy dose of local style and an authentic taste of traditional Kauai. The comfortable hangout welcomes folks craving homestyle sustenance, as well as those who come to enjoy a tropical drink and great...  Read More

Kalapaki Beach
Duke's Barefoot Bar
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The bar, like the restaurant at Duke's Canoe Club, takes 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...  Read More


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