Maui Nightlife: Best Things To Do After Sunset
Maui, Hawaii brings more than beach loungers, sunshine, and lazy afternoons by the pool. As the spectacular sunset approaches, you might like to turn your mind to the evening entertainment. Maui nightlife options include stargazing at Haleakala, relaxing on a sunset cruise and maybe the theater, a luau, or a show later. To help you decide on your evening’s entertainment, here are a few suggestions on the best things to do at night.
South Maui Nightlife
Kihei Town is the place to be in the south of Maui. One of the finest ways to kickstart a night out is at the Kamaole Beach Park III, a.k.a. Kamaole Park 3. It’s cooling down, the crowds are gathering, and a beach barbeque is wafting on the breeze. Spectacular sunsets abound in Maui, and this beach is a great way to end the day and start your night. Join the others there and enjoy the splendor of the setting sun.
Looking for some drinks and a good meal while you’re in Kihei? Try the Three’s Bar and Grill at 1945 S Kihei Road, Suite G. They have two happy hours, and the earlier one from 3 PM to 6 PM is very popular with families and children. Try the later one from 9 PM to 10 PM if you’re more of a night owl. There’s full bar service, a place to sit outside and enjoy the ambiance, and waiter service. The place gets busy, so booking a reservation is a good idea.
If you’re staying at Wailea, you may think there’s not much going on at night. However, you’ll always find somewhere to eat out, and people enjoy the Luau at the Wailea Marriott. The outdoor atmosphere in the Tommy Bahama restaurant is nice for dinner and you’ll find them at the Shops of Wailea.
Mulligans on the Blue, across the road from the Fairmont Hotel, is known for good music, great service, and delicious food. The quaint Irish pub gets popular when Willie K’s playing at the dinner shows, so it a good idea to book a reservation well in advance. Check out their event calendar for musical performances and comedy and magic shows.
Enjoy Maui Sunset Cruise on board of Pride of Maui catamaran, sailing from Maalaea. Freshly prepared delicious food, live music, premium open bar and unforgettable Maui sunsets – this will be the night to remember!
West Maui Night Entertainment
West Maui nightlife options are numerous and fun. The Dirty Monkey goes all out to keep you entertained. They offer over 200 different whiskeys and loads of craft beer. In the pub, you’ll find shared plates as well. On stage, they provide an awesome sound system and space to dance. It gets a bit crowded sometimes, but not worry, as they have two bars. Plus with DJ’s and live music to keep the party atmosphere going, it’s a fun destination. They open every day from 12 PM – 2 AM.
Maui’s ‘Aloha Fridays’ are legend across the island. Actually, put this on your bucket list for anywhere in Maui. Each Friday, they host a party in a different area. For Lahaina, the parties come on the second Friday. The parties also happen on different Fridays in Wailuku, Makawao, Kihei, and Lanai. The parties see locals and guests gather for an evening of music, culture, vendors, food trucks and fun from 5 PM to 9 PM. It’s nice to stroll around, listening to live music, check out what’s on offer and just welcome the weekend in a fun atmosphere.
Luaus on Maui are excellent and diverse. Feast at Lele is different from the rest of West shore luaus, because you will be served a dinner at your table, rather than have a buffet. Your courses come from the Polynesian cultures of Hawaii, New Zealand, Samoa, and Tahiti. Plus your entertainment comes from those places as well. This very popular venue is best reserved and you can find out more on their website. But there are many other luaus. The Ultimate Guide to Maui Luaus can help you choose from 6 luaus on West shore and 3 – on the South shore.
Central Maui Nightlife
Central Maui is conveniently close to the airport at Kahului, and once you settle in, you can explore the shopping experience in the town region that encompasses Wailuku, Kahului, Puunene, and Waiehu. When night falls, hit the theater, bars, restaurants, and other nightlife.
The IAO historic theater in Wailuku is the Maui landmark for local shows. The talented community brings excellent musicals, drama, comedy, and more. Their program includes music concerts and shows like ‘The Boys Next Door’, or hilarious ‘Mamma Mia!’. Enjoy an evening show with the authentic ambiance of the 1920s.
If you’re in Kahului, combine dinner and a full-service bar with arts and culture at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. The dining options include a meal before the shows start and bar service extends through intermission. The world-class arts center presents local, national, and international performers of a very high standard.
Tiffany’s Bar and Grill beckons for a late night out. You’ll find it at 1424 Lower Main St, Wailuku, Maui. Both visitors and locals enjoy the party ambiance and karaoke. They’re known for delicious Asian fusion food. Plus they get inventive with their cocktails. The sports bar features TVs and a happy hour Monday to Friday from 4.00 PM to 6.00 PM. The place rocks on Fridays and Saturdays until 2.00 AM.
Maui Upcountry, Haleakala, Kula
Maui is small, about 50 miles from Kahului to Hana. So, getting into the beautiful upcountry is easy enough. And driving from Kahului all the way up to the summit of Haleakala takes about an hour. Try to drive to the summit in the afternoon to watch a Maui sunset – this can be a life-changing experience!
Conveniently located on the way to Haleakala, is the Kula Lodge and Restaurant. Set in a lovely flower garden with a stunning view, why not stop in for dinner or even stay overnight? It’s also ideal if you want to get up very early to experience a sunrise at Haleakala. There’s a full-service bar, and a wood-burning pizza oven and the restaurant serves local cuisine. In fact, you could just grab a drink and a bite to eat and relax as the sun sets in splendor while you dine.
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