Best places to
get a drink
Throughout the Island of Maui, you’ll find award-winning mixologists and a selection of some of the most highly rated bars and restaurants in the United States. If you’re looking for the best place to have a drink on Maui, please know that there are a host of choices. When planning your itinerary and researching the best things to do in Maui, consider the areas to which you’ll travel. In this way, you can stop by a few places to enjoy a tasty drink, too. From West Maui to South Maui, and North Shore areas, you’re in for a real treat.
After careful consideration, we’ve handpicked our list of the Best Places to Have a Drink on Maui, plus we’ve chosen our favorite drinks on their menu. Enjoy the read, and enjoy cocktailing your way through Maui’s paradise!
Share this list with your family and friends, and add these locales to your Maui to-do-list. Take it from us, your taste buds and smiling faces will thank us. A hui hou!
Located on Front Street in the heart of Lahaina Town, The Dirty Monkey is one of the best places on Maui for happy hour. Happy Hour is from 3 pm-6 pm daily. During Dirty Monkey’s Happy Hour, guests can enjoy $6 Mai Tai’s, well drinks, and local draft beers.
Without a doubt, the Monkeypod Kitchen (Wailea and Ka’anapali) has one of the best mixology drink menus in all of the Hawaiian Islands. What makes their bar menu so unique is their twist on traditional, modern and tropical drinks, utilizing expert levels of mixology and bar craft.
Enjoy all the best that Maui’s North Shore beaches have to offer, then, take a break from the sun to hit up Milagros Food Company in the bohemian-style Paia Town. Milagros is an independent, locally owned Maui restaurant located on the corner of Hana Highway and Baldwin Avenue.
Located in the Shops at Wailea, Pint & Cork is a Maui gastro-pub that offers up a menu with an innovative twist on comfort food and seriously tasty craft cocktails. It’s easy to see why both residents and visitors congregate here to relax amidst shopping, watch sports games (with its row of 17 flat-screen TVs), and relax with the easy parking. This is truly the optimum location for sports watching in South Maui while sitting back, and enjoying a glass of wine, local beer, or a refreshing cocktail.
If you’re planning on spending a day in West Maui, don’t miss Maui’s top Latino addition, Frida’s Mexican Beach House. With a deliciously authentic Maui-Mexican and Latin fusion menu, sit back and enjoy superb service, a killer view, and awesome cocktails. Their menu includes incredible food options, over 40 tequilas (YES!) and an innovative cocktail menu that includes a Margarita Traditional, Margarita Especial, Coctels, Classic Tropical Cocktails, beer and wine.
Mama’s Fish House isn’t just one of the top restaurants in all the Hawaiian Islands. It’s also one of the ‘Top 10 Fine Dining Restaurants’ in the United States! This North Shore Maui restaurant is not just a place to enjoy a meal and cocktails, it’s a straight up high-end Maui attraction. At Mama’s, the dining experience is like no other. The location is out of this world, the views are mesmerizing, the menu is top, and the service absolutely supersedes any restaurant you’ve ever been to.
Three’s Bar & Grill has an honest upbringing; it’s basically the definition of a Maui restaurant conglomerate success. Dreamt up by three surfy Maui chef friends, Three’s began as a catering company in 2019.
Owned by Maui resident, British musician, and actor Mick Fleetwood, Fleetwood’s on Front Street is the creme-de-la-creme of Maui’s rock-and-roll scene. Here is where you go to enjoy a fulfilling meal and live music in West Maui.
Lahaina Grill is located in West Maui, right in the heart of Historic Lahaina Town. Rated ‘Best Maui Restaurant’ for 22+ years in a row by Honolulu Magazine, Lahaina Grill has maintained its rightfully deserved culinary status. With an award winning menu, you better believe that there’s an award winning cocktail and wine list, too!
Located poolside at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, the Tiki Bar & Grill is Maui’s only traditional “Tiki Bar.” In fact, it also happens to be the very first outdoor beach bar in West Maui. Offering ocean access, Ka’anapali Beach Hotel’s ‘Old Hawaii-style’ tavern is just steps from the sand. Here, guests can find a super casual and low-key spot to enjoy a cocktail before, during, or after a day under the sun at Ka’anapali Beach.
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