7 of the Best Places to Enjoy Maui Nightlife

No trip to Maui, Hawaii, is complete without a night out on the town! Spend your day relaxing on the beach before hitting up a bar, restaurant, or dinner theater on the island. Whether you want to throw back a few cocktails or watch a beautiful sunset, Maui’s laid-back nightlife scene has something for everyone. Here are some of our favorite places to enjoy an evening with family and friends.

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Where to Experience Maui Nightlife

1. Ambrosia Martini Lounge

Located in Kihei in South Maui, Ambrosia Martini Lounge is one of the most popular Maui nightlife destinations. This award-winning bar is open seven nights a week and specializes in live entertainment and delicious martinis. (Try their signature Lilikoi Lemon Drop – it’s to die for!) Guests are welcome to dance, mingle, and drink well into the night. Be sure to check Ambrosia’s calendar for upcoming parties and events.

2. Haui’s Life’s A Beach

Haui’s Life’s A Beach was voted Kihei’s “Best Sunset Cocktail Spot”, and with spectacular views of Kalama Beach, it’s easy to see why. Locals and visitors love the bar’s classic pub fare and often stop by to catch a sports game or play pool. Haui’s even offers live music during happy hour and karaoke three nights a week. 

3. Old Lahaina Luau

If experiencing an authentic Hawaiian luau is on your bucket list, visit the Old Lahaina Luau. This beachside eatery presents a dazzling show each night, complete with traditional island cuisine, music, cultural dances, and demonstrations. It’s the perfect place to learn about Hawaii’s history while enjoying a spectacular ocean view! Call ahead to make your reservations.

4. ‘Ulalena at Maui Theater

Named a “spectacular theatrical sensation” by National Geographic, ‘Ulalena is a must-see performance at the Maui Theater. This show shares the rich history of Hawaii through music and dance, giving audience members a deeper understanding of the island’s culture. Shows are held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 5 p.m.

5. South Shore Tiki Lounge

South Shore Tiki Lounge is located in Kihei Kalama Village. Here you’ll find delicious food and a casual, laid-back atmosphere both inside and on the outdoor lanai. Enjoy a regular lineup of DJs every night as well as live music during happy hour. Don’t forget to try a slice of their award-winning pizza!

6. Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Got a craving for late-night sushi? Head to Sansei Seafood Restaurant. With locations in Kihei and Kapalua, Sansei is the perfect place to go for sushi, karaoke, and sake. If you’re not sure what to order, we recommend the crispy Kapalua “Butterfry” roll made with salmon, crab, fresh shiromi and veggies served with a tangy ponzu sauce. Yum! Stop in from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday or Friday.

7. Charley’s Restaurant and Saloon

Charley’s has been a staple on Maui since 1969. It’s located in historic Paia and is frequented by surfers, writers, hippies, and rock stars – including Willie Nelson! Grab a group of people and enjoy great food, music, drinks, and fun on Maui’s North Shore.

Come Home to The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono

After you’ve had a few too many, head home to our Maui bed and breakfast and doze off. Our gorgeous guest rooms have everything you need to unwind, including luxurious linens, top-notch amenities, and beautiful views. We even serve a delicious gourmet breakfast each morning. Check our availability online or give us a call to book your stay – we look forward to hearing all about your adventures!

Looking for something to do before the stars come out? Consider taking a sunset cruise.