Top 10 Things to Do
on Maui After Dark

Aloha and welcome to our Top 10 Things to do on Maui After Dark! Maui is an active island full of gorgeous beaches, excellent snorkeling, and amazing hiking. With so many incredible options for daytime fun, sometimes visitors don’t realize that we also have some pretty great choices for things to do at night.

Best Maui Nightlife After Dark Activities

For those who would like to keep exploring into the evening, there is a wide variety of nightlife options for some fun on Maui after dark. There is surely something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for something relaxing or adrenaline-pumping, we’ve got you covered!


Experience Nightlife at The Dirty Monkey in Lahaina

Voted the “Best New Bar on Maui,” in MauiTime Weekly, The Dirty Monkey is just what the Island of Maui needed! You can tell that the owners truly put their heart and soul into this Front Street remodel. Located in Lahaina (where the old Moose McGillycuddy’s used to be), Dirty Monkey has really breathed some life back into Front Street.

You will love the fresh new look and all of the fantastic food and exceptional cocktails here. The tasty food is shareable, as it is served family-style.

Whiskey enthusiasts will be in heaven with Dirty Monkey’s extensive menu that is composed of whiskeys from all over the world. They offer happy hour from 3 pm to 6 pm daily, and they are one of the only places on Maui that stays open until 2 am! Finally, there is a place for some real nightlife on Maui again. It boasts a full professional stage, lighting, and the top sound system on Maui. This is the place to find a host of local and world-famous DJs, live bands, karaoke, comedy shows and more for your entertainment pleasure. The Dirty Monkey is the perfect place to dance the night away during your visit to Maui.

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Explore Maui Friday Town Parties

Every “Aloha Friday” on Maui, the Maui County Office of Economic Development hosts a free town party in a different location throughout the island. This is truly one of the best ways to celebrate Maui’s culture, community, art, and music. These family-fun events are also a great way for visitors to check out Maui’s historical small towns, taste some delicious local foods, enjoy some of the island’s best talent, and shop for local art, crafts, and goods. These parties offer fun for both visitors and residents of all ages.

“Five Towns, Five Fridays, Five Parties!”

1st Fridays – Wailuku
2nd Fridays – Lahaina
3rd Fridays – Makawao
4th Fridays – Kihei
5th Fridays – Lana’i

No matter which town party you choose to attend, they are all family-friendly and community-minded, with a hometown feel full of good vibes. This is an awesome way to spend a night on Maui after the sun goes down.

1st, 3rd and 5th Maui Friday Town Parties are temporarily on hold until further notice.

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Go Bar Hopping & Dancing in Paia Town

The historical town of Paia is a great spot for a fun night of bar hopping, live music, and dancing. After a day in the sun, take a break and enjoy everything Maui’s North Shore has to offer visitors after dark. A few of Paia Town’s restaurants and bars offer happy hour from 3 pm to 6 pm daily.

We suggest that you start your happy hour at Milagros for a tasty signature margarita or an ice-cold Maui Brewing Company beer. Pair this with the daily happy hour food special before wandering across the street to Café Des Amis where happy hour carries on. Here, guests can enjoy half-priced drinks and nosh on some yummy snacks in a charming courtyard with live music. We love the Lilikoi Margarita served here, and you can pair it with the Mediterranean Plate for tasty perfection.

You just can’t go wrong with any of the happy hour offerings in Paia Town. Make sure to check out some of the live music while you’re there!

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Hop Aboard a Sunset Dinner
Cruise and Luau

The Pride of Maui is the place to enjoy a sunset dinner cruise like no other. Relax with aloha in a casual luau atmosphere and enjoy spectacular views of the Hawaiian sunset. This is one of the most enjoyable after-dark activities you can do while on Maui.

Imagine the calm ocean breezes, sipping on premium cocktails, and savoring fresh and tasty foods. Now picture all of this while enjoying a luau-style dinner show and watching the gorgeous Maui sunset. Polynesian dancers perform traditional hulas, and they will even encourage you to try it out for yourself. You won’t want to miss out on the incredible experience to be had on our sunset dinner cruise.

Onboard the Pride of Maui, the drinks are included! Our drink menu features locally brewed beers, regional red and white wines, and a full bar for some delicious cocktails and mixed drinks.

For dinner, you will choose from top-quality, chef-inspired, freshly prepared dishes. We offer delectable fare like island-style baby back ribs, coconut-roasted sweet potatoes, and shoyu chicken. After dinner, enjoy a sweet Hawaiian-style dessert. We have some vegan and vegetarian options from which to choose too!

The Pride of Maui boasts a 3000-sq ft. open deck. You just can’t beat the sights to be seen from the expansive observation deck with unobstructed views of Maui’s unsurpassed coastline. While visiting during the winter (December through March), you may also see some of Maui’s famous Humpback Whales!

Discover the perfect way to experience Maui after dark with the one and only Pride of Maui Sunset Dinner Cruise and Luau. We promise that this will be one of the most cherished memories of your Maui vacation.

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Go Stargazing at Haleakala

Haleakala is the largest dormant volcano in the world and reaches a height of 10,023 feet. This is one of the best places in the world to stargaze as it offers excellent visibility. It’s easy to see why this spot is such a popular destination for astronomers from all around the globe.

Maui Stargazing offers private group tours that are unique and perfect for all ages. The tour starts out with a magnificent sunset from the summit of Haleakala. The view from up here is simply breathtaking. You’ll have time to watch as the sky changes colors over the cloud line. It’s such a rare and amazing perspective.

Before the dark descends, you will be moved to an observation site for a captivating laser-guided tour of the constellations. This family-friendly adventure includes the use of a telescope for viewing star clusters, galaxies, and visible planets. Temperatures do drop quite a bit at this elevation, but don’t worry. All of the warm clothing that you and your group will need to keep you comfortable throughout your stargazing session will be provided.

If you are looking for something totally different and awe-inspiring to do while visiting Maui, then look no further. Stargazing at one of the most beautiful places in the world is the perfect after-dark option!

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Visit Maui Arts & Cultural Center (MACC)

While planning your next vacation trip to Maui, make sure to check out the event schedule at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center (MACC). Since opening its doors in 1994, the MACC continues to be the top performing arts complex on Maui. It is located right in the heart of Kahului.

This amazing center offers a wide array of Hawaiian cultural programs, live music, theater, and dance performances. Guests will also enjoy movie screenings inside or, if you’re lucky, outside under the stars.

Check out one of Maui’s special music events in the MACC’s Castle Theater or at one of the ongoing cultural events, like the Ku Mai Ka Hula competition. One of our favorite events held here is the family-friendly movie night, “Starry Night Cinema.” This is a free movie night under the stars that your kids will love! For a more mature crowd (21 and up), ArT=Mix is one of Maui’s most popular events. This is an amazing interactive event for artists and guests, where they will have the space to work together and connect on an artistic level.

There is always something fun and interesting going on at the MACC. This spot is another perfect place to head to when the sun goes down on Maui.

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Attend a Luau

Nothing will immerse you in Hawaiian Culture quite like experiencing a luau on Maui. This fun Hawaiian tradition is enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Traditionally, Hawaiian luaus begin with a lei greeting and a refreshing Mai Tai or tropical fruit punch. Most of the luaus offer an open bar featuring several delicious tropical drinks.

Prior to seating time, Hawaiian arts and crafts will be set up for purchase. Guests can participate in demonstrations of Hawaiian practices, such as husking a coconut or playing traditional games.

Of course, there will be an offering of everyone’s favorite, Kalua Pig, cooked the traditional way in an imu (underground oven). It is unearthed just before dinner and served at a customary Imu Ceremony. Guests will also enjoy an array of other Hawaiian dishes served at luaus. There will be foods like poi, a native Hawaiian staple that is made from Toro root, and of course some fresh island fish. After dinner, the show begins with dances, music, and featured costumes from all of the chief Polynesian cultures.

While visiting the Valley Isle, you will not want to miss out on the unique and engaging phenomenon that is the luau. This is the most authentic after-dark event that you will experience here. It will leave you with a lasting impression of the true aloha spirit that Maui embraces long after the sun goes down.

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Peruse Friday Night Art Night in Lahaina

“Aloha Friday” on Front Street is always known for being tons of fun! Fridays have been designated as “Art Nights” in Lahaina Town. What better way is there to spend time after dark on Maui than to stroll through this beachfront town, exploring world-renowned art galleries and meeting local and visiting artists?

Guests will also enjoy some complimentary refreshments, pupus (appetizers), and live music. Art Night is a popular ongoing event that occurs every Friday from 6 pm to around 10 pm.

It’s plain to see how Lahaina has earned its nickname, “The Art Capital of the Pacific.” Believe it or not, they have more art galleries per capita than any other town in the U.S. does. Lahaina gallery treasures range from local handmade arts and crafts to beautiful blown glass pieces and hand-carved Koa wood bowls. There are also vintage posters and rock and roll memorabilia, photography, fine art, and contemporary paintings. Many galleries will hold special events on Art Night including exclusive releases of an artist’s work, limited edition pieces, live art demonstrations, and special promotions. Visitors will also enjoy many merchant, restaurant and foodie specials.

The Lahaina Visitor Center at the old Lahaina Courthouse in Banyan Tree Park is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. They offer guests a complimentary walking map at participating galleries.

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Sing Karaoke

What better place is there for you to sing karaoke than in a tropical island paradise where nobody knows your name? Maui truly offers a wide variety of karaoke bars for your after-dark entertainment. Here are a few of our top recommendations:

The Dirty Monkey
As the newest player on Maui’s karaoke scene, The Dirty Monkey is certainly delivering! Head to Lahaina’s Front Street for “Karaoke with Casey” every Tuesday night. Here, you’ll find a lively late-night scene full of hilarious moments and delicious drinks. With top-shelf liquors, a huge assortment of draft beers, and the best sound and lighting system on the island, this will be your go-to spot for one of the best karaoke nights to be had on Maui.

For more information, please visit The Dirty Monkey.

Sansei now offers two locations. There is one in Kihei on Maui’s South Shore and the other is in Kapalua, West Maui. This is one of our absolute favorite spots for karaoke in Maui. With its fun and upbeat atmosphere, it is easy to see why Sansei is so popular with residents and visitors alike. Plus, you can enjoy ono (delicious) sushi, sake, and specialty cocktails while belting out your favorite tunes!

For more information, please visit Sansei.

Stopwatch is Upcountry Maui’s karaoke hot-spot on Thursday and Saturday nights. The entertainment begins at 9:00 pm but keep in mind that it can get busy here. Make sure to show up early (by 8:30) to get a table and pick out your songs. If you are looking for a late dinner or pupus (appetizers), please note that the kitchen does close at 9:30 pm here. Some of our favorite menu items are the patty melt, Maui onion rings, and the crispy fried pickles!

For more information, please visit Stopwatch.

Haui’s Life’s a Beach
Located in Kihei, Haui’s Life’s a Beach is a sweet local karaoke spot on Maui’s South Shore. This is the perfect place for straight-off-the-beach happy hour drinks and some great karaoke. It’s a lively and friendly bar with delicious cocktails and food, plus it has indoor and outdoor seating.

The karaoke nights can change here, so make sure to check out their entertainment schedule at Life’s a Beach.

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See a Show

At any given time of the year, Maui offers its fair share of excellent shows for visitors to enjoy after dark. In addition to booking your luau, you will want to make sure that you schedule one or more of Maui’s excellent stage shows into your plans.

While on Maui, you’ll find a wide variety of stage shows from which to choose. You might see a spontaneous night of comedy, a highly acclaimed magic show, or some spectacular theatrical and dance productions. If you and your family enjoy the theater, you will love experiencing a full-blown show that rivals those of many of the cities on the mainland.

Maui On Stage’s Historic Iao Theater has been voted the “Best Live Theater on Maui.” They offer amazing shows with top talent in a gorgeous and intimate historical theater.

For a calendar of upcoming events, please visit Maui On Stage.

Known for being one of Maui’s most elegant settings, as well as having been voted one of the most fun shows on the island, Warren & Annabelle’s Magic show is definitely on our list of things to do after dark on Maui. You will enjoy 4 hours of drinks, food, and amazing magic. Guest must be 21 or older to attend.

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Mahalo nui loa for reading Pride of Maui’s Top 10 Things to Do on Maui After Dark. Maui offers a variety of fun and exciting activities to enjoy after the sun goes down. What was your favorite after-dark experience while visiting Maui? Until next time, a hui hou!