75-5729 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
Photo courtesy of Sam's Hideaway
Perfect Kona HideawaySam’s Hideaway is a bar’s bar. Its claim to fame rests in its patronage by locals and nightly karaoke. Literally, a ‘hole in the wall’ with little in the way of bar bites, the establishment specializes in serving a good local beer, stout Bloody Mary, and maybe a mai tai, but the bartender doesn’t particularly cater to the frilly island cocktails you can find at every other beach bar. Upon arrival, you’ll find a festive atmosphere—and quite possibly a singing bartender with friendly folks on both sides of the bar.