If your idea of nightlife includes hitting a bar for drinks and socializing, then our Maui guide is just what you want. Capitalizing on first-hand experience and extensive research, we've located the best bars in Maui for hanging out and kicking back in. From long-lived mainstays like Hula Grill to busy places like Kimo's that get lots of 10Best reader approval, we present the top bars in town and offer details about them all. What's the energy like? How do the bartenders pour? Are most bars located in the Lahaina area? No fear - we share all the facts!

Hula Grill

Set on the beach, this busy restaurant boasts ocean views and a festive environment. Designed in the style of a 1930s-era house, it's accented with hula figurines, koa-wood canoes, and other mementoes. Its location, unsurprisingly, makes seafood...  Read More

Volcano Bar

Sure, it's a novelty, and sure, it's open only to hotel guests, but there's something to be said for having a cocktail while you float around a resort pool on the south shore of Maui. This cave-ensconced bar sports underwater stools, and water...  Read More

Moose McGillycuddy's

Front Street is the main drag in Lahaina, and this busy club is at the center of the festivities. In the evenings, you can hear music from down the street, and the place attracts crowds of locals and tourists alike. When the music's live, it's...  Read More

Kahale's Beach Club
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Small, easygoing Kahale's is definitely a locals' bar, given to good times and cheap drinks. It can appear a little sketchy at first glance, but patrons are pleasant, and the beachy ambience means that no one gets too bent out of shape about...  Read More

This two-story, oceanside restaurant is perennially popular with tourists to Lahaina. Naturally, great views and affordable prices are a draw, and fresh seafood also sells the place. In addition, Kimo's serves as a fun destination for drinks...  Read More

Molokini Bar

Named after the island that lies in the distance, this lounge offers great sunset views. A terrific selection of pupu (appetizers) and cocktails will help you ease into the evening, and the live entertainment will give you a special appreciation...  Read More

Sports Page Bar & Grill

Adorned with the requisite posters and pennants, this bar misleads no one as to its focus. Sports of all types are king, from football to basketball and hockey. Even the menu keeps the theme, thanks to sports-named pub grub. A handful of TVs...  Read More

The Alaloa Lounge

When a refined nightlife experience is in order, the Lobby Lounge stylishly and fittingly suits. Overlooking the Pacific, it grants seating both indoors and out, so you can take in live music nightly or enjoy a romantic, moonlit interlude....  Read More