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5 Best Bars on Kauai

While Kauai is known for being more mellow and laid back, it does have a pretty good bar scene to appeal to all the singles, couples and honeymooners. Everyone likes to kick back and socialize once in awhile, right? Even if you ARE on your honeymoon. Check out the five best bars on Kauai.

1-Keoki’s Paradise:

Tropical greenery and tiki torches highlight the landscape of this open-air bar. With a welcoming vibe and delicious menu featuring fresh fish and steaks, Keoki’s bar is a great place to grab a drink, have fun with friends and munch on appetizers. Live bands play on the weekends, with plenty of room for dancing. You’ll find Keoki’s on the south side.

2.Duke’s Barefoot Bar:

Located at Duke’s Canoe Club, this bar really plays up the laidback beachside atmosphere with an open-air casual feel. Have a drink before or after dining in the restaurant upstairs. Go on the weekend if you want to catch some local performers who specialize in traditional Hawaiian music. The alcoholic drinks are amazing, but if you’re into virgin drinks, you won’t be disappointed. They have a great selection featuring fresh island fruits. You don’t have to travel far from the hotels, as Duke’s is conveniently located on the east side.

3.Tahiti Nui:

With a local ambience punctuated by bold stylings paired with traditional décor, you’ll appreciate the homestyle food and tropical drinks. No matter which night you decide to visit, you’ll be treated to anything from karaoke to local performances to bands. This North Shore must-visit locale, nestled in Hanalei town, is a hit with locals and tourists alike.

4.RumFire Poipu Beach:

This modern bar/restaurant gives you spectacular views of the Ocean Courtyard – a staple of this beautiful resort – along with the beach and ocean. Its sister is actually the original RumFire in Waikiki. There’s plenty of seating (240 seats) and 180-degree ocean views, making this a hot spot for both natives and tourists. Be sure to order an exotic tropical cocktail, such as a mai tai, mango mojito, or lycheetini. It’s closed on Sundays and Moneys, but be sure to get there throughout the week for international cuisine and amazing drinks.

5.Hanalei Gourmet:

This bar doubles as a restaurant (a former schoolhouse) serving excellent local fare all day. The bar portion comes alive at night, as live music is a part of the scene every night. From rock to jazz to folk, you can hit the dance floor or snack on anything from burgers to fresh fish.

If you’re headed to Kauai, be sure to check out the bar scene here. If you’re planning a side trip to Oahu, come see our bar scene too for a completely different experience, and while you’re here, hit Hoku Hawaii Tours up for a tour!