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Happy Hour on Kauai

Whether you’ve come to Kauai for adventure, or relaxation you’ll probably want to grab dinner and possibly a cocktail. Luckily, there are many options to choose from for happy hour on Kauai! Enjoy great drinks and a wonderful atmosphere at each of these amazing locations.

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Bar Acuda Tapas and Wine

Looking for a stylish spot for a date or to hang out with friends? Stop by Bar Acuda Tapas and Wine for delicious food and a bubbling social scene. Renowned chef Jim Moffat runs this stylish bar and restaurant, serving fresh and modern food. Any foodie will adore this restaurant, where fresh, seasonal, locally sourced ingredients are crafted into mouth watering dishes. Bar Acuda specializes in tapas, a Spanish word for small savory dishes typically shared among friends.  Delectable offerings include North Shore honeycomb with Humboldt Fog goat cheese, flank steak Banderillas, tomato bruschetta, Albondigas, and much more. The wine list is carefully selected, with vintages from small producers in Italy, France, Spain, Oregon, and California. Make your reservations today!

Nawiliwili Tavern

Nawiliwili Tavern is one of Kauai’s best neighborhood bars. It’s a familiar spot for regulars, but still welcoming to visitors. Known for refreshing cocktails and beers, this affordable hangout is open late and full of fun. Enjoy dancing, pool, darts, video games, TVs, and free karaoke. A laidback and friendly environment, this bar is easily accessible and features a variety of drink specials. Nawiliwili Tavern is well-known for its happy hour, so kick back and relax with a cold one, surrounded by tourists and locals alike at this pub. 

Rob’s Good Time’s Grill

Open late with food served till 10, Rob’s Good Time’s Grill is the perfect Kauaian sports bar and grill. Rob’s has live karaoke and lots of room for dancing. Its vibrant nightlife and club make it a fantastic spot to hang out with friends and enjoy yourself. Stop by Happy Hour from 3-6pm and 8-10pm to sip on your favorite cocktails from the full service bar, or have the bartenders make you an array of creative island cocktails. If you’re in the mood for food, enjoy sports bar style seafood—such as calamari or Ahi Poke nachos—and other classics like wings, burgers, flatbreads, and seasoned fries. There are also a variety of salads and bowls. 

Keoki’s Paradise

Taking the whole family out to dinner? Check out Keoki’s Paradise, less than a mile away from our Kauai properties! With all-day dine-in service, this open-air atmosphere takes you right to the heart of lush Kauai. Enjoy your meal with tropical surroundings and, come nighttime, watch live Hula illuminated by tiki torches. Hula dancers show guests Hawaiian myths and stories through graceful dancing and hand movement. Get out on the floor yourself with room for dancing to Hawaiian tunes, played by live bands every weekend. Keoki’s Happy Hour, or Aloha Hour, is daily from 3-5pm and 9:30-10:30pm. Enjoy happy hour pupus and sip on tropical drinks, wines by the glass, or draft beer specials. For your meal, enjoy fresh fish and steaks, or stop by the bar for drinks, socializing, and fresh appetizers. If you’re a morning person, catch the sunrise on Poipu Beach and stop by Keoki’s afterwards for Hawaiian brunch!

Hanalei Gourmet

Head to Hanalei Gourmet for fresh Hawaiian food and delicious tropical drinks. Open since 1990, this family-run bar is located in the Historic Old Hanalei Schoolhouse. This open-air restaurant has a magnificent view of the Hanalei mountains. It’s a favorite of locals and a welcoming atmosphere for visitors. Family-friendly by day, but with a vibrant nightlife, there’s something for everyone at Hanalei. With regular live music, your ears will be just as happy as your tastebuds. Hanalei Gourmet serves island twists on classic dishes, with an array of fresh sandwiches, fish, salads, and burgers. You can always pair your meal with award-winning drinks, and Happy Hour is from 3:30-5:30pm. Hanalei Gourmet serves wine and a local rotation of draft beers, along with their award-winning tropical cocktails. Local favorites include Mai Tai’s, Passion Margaritas, and Spicy Garnished Bloody Mary’s. You can also enjoy a cold tropical treat such as a Pina Colada or Blue Lemonade. 

Duke’s happy hour is fun for the whole family


Looking for fantastic food and a dinnertime Happy Hour? Check out Duke’s for 6-9pm Happy Hour and an abundance of delicious food! Named for Olympic gold medalist Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, this restaurant is dedicated to fresh flavors and sustainable practices. Duke’s variety of fresh Hawaiian fish are served in keeping with Hawaiian fishing traditions, according to their season and with sustainability practices and respect for the sea. This restaurant serves other favorite dishes such as prime rib and filet mignon, and you can pair your meal with a wide selection of drinks. Duke’s drink menu has an extensive variety of top cocktails, beers on tap, and tropical drinks. They also have a multitude of fine wines, in categories from barreled to glass, bottled, reds, whites and rosé, and wines with tiny bubbles. Duke’s is a part of the family of restaurants that includes Keoki’s Paradise, and similarly, is family-friendly! Make your reservations in advance to enjoy the Duke’s experience! 

happy hour poke bowl and craft beer at Kauai restaurant
Happy hour poke bowl and craft beer

Maybe you’re grabbing a quick beer with friends and munching on scrumptious appetizers. Maybe you’re settling in for a fine wine with your delectable dinner. Or maybe you’re kicking back with a cocktail before you hit the dance floor. Wherever you go, Kauai has plenty of wonderful places for you to enjoy every day at Happy Hour.

Photos by Robin Gotfrid.


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