Where to Drink on the Island of Hawaii
Collected by Andrea Rip, AFAR Local Expert
74-5612 Pawai Pl, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
It hardly seems like Hawaii could be a part of the United States without its own brewing company. The most popular brewery is the Kona Brewing Company on the Big Island. With its year-round beers including Longboard Island Lager, Firerock Pale...
75-5815 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
Originally an Alaskan favorite, Humpy's has a satellite location on the Big Island in Kona. The open-air restaurant serves up the same great food with a speciality of seafood. The fish tacos will wow tastebuds, as will most of the menu. Humpy's...
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Waimea, HI 96743, United States
Manta Pavilion & Wine Bar is the perfect way to end the day on the Island of Hawaii. An interesting enomatic wine dispenser keeps an impressive selection of beautiful wines from around the world available by the glass. But don't let the fancy...
1 N Kaniku Dr, Waimea, HI 96743, USA
In many ways, the Fairmont Orchid is the quintessential Hawaiian luxury resort. Its big, elegant lobby is blooming with purple orchids and birds of paradise, its enormous, 24-hour swimming pool wends its way around black rock islands, and its 32...
72-100 Ka'upulehu Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
Peace, relaxation, beauty, and a tasty menu—the Beach Tree Bar is a fabulous place to watch the sun close out the day past the Pacific Ocean. With swaying palm trees and a large tree right on the beach, the casual lounge is perfect for pupus...
65-1279 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, HI 96743, USA
With a tag line like "Come for the Coffee...Stay for the Aloha!" a wonderful Hawaiian experience awaits at the Waimea Coffee Company. Just a 20 minute drive from the resorts on the Kohala Coast, the coffee and food at this little cafe is worth the...
69-1081 Ku'uali'i Pl, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738, USA
If searching for turtles, sticking your feet in warm afternoon sand, and sipping a mai tai are your idea of a perfect day on the Big Island of Hawaii, you'll want to loll about at Lava Lava Beach Club. A place where locals and tourists both feel...
75-5824 Kahakai Rd, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
Arguably the best bar to enjoy a sunset mai tai, Huggo's on the Rocks has seen more than its share of the green flashes, a solar phenomenon that happens as the sun dips below the watery horizon of the Pacific. Self-described as a “toes-in-the-sand...
64-1066 Mamalahoa Hwy, Waimea, HI 96743, USA
Inspired by Hawaii itself, the Big Island Brew Haus blends Island-grown ingredients into their own creative concoctions like Mele Mai Bock, Pau Hana Pale Ale, and Overboard Ipa. Like any pub, the Big Island Brew Haus brings people together over...
168 Keawe St, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
Live weekend music in an indoor/outdoor, small town bar is the perfect way to immerse in local culture while tasting the Island’s brews. For travellers who want learn a bit about life in Hilo, stop in at Hilo Town Tavern to catch up with the...
54 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
When I think of Hawaii, the tropical produce comes to the top of my mind. Big Island Juice Co. has taken advantage of the Island’s produce, cold pressed fruits, and bottled it up. Served from their tiki bar cafe in Hilo, the stand also offeres...
75-5819 Ali'i Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
With a Hawaii-crafted beer in hand, Laverne’s is a great place to meet locals and exchange stories about the day. Laverne’s Dive Bar and Sports Oasis has a lovely view of the waterfront and the town of Kailua-Kona which should be enjoyed with an...
75-5729 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
Sam’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...
75-5664 Kaahumanu Pl, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
Located in the Courtyeard King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel, in walkable distance to shops of Kailua-Kona and right on the waterfront, the Billfish Bar is a great meeting place to plan the afternoon, or pause and rest before for an evening. The...
48 Kamana St, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
Fresh cane juice and self-proclaimed “Hawaii’s Favorite Smoothies,” the fresh Island flavors are a bit like a drug: Once you’ve had Sweet Cane Cafes delicious drinks, you’ll be back every day for more. Even the rainiest Hilo day will brighten with...
110 Keawe St, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
For the kombucha fanatic, there is no better place to drop in than Big Island Booch. Local flavous like mamaki, spirulina, ginger, honey, lilikoi, and coconut are infused into kombucha to add distinct Island flare to the healthful beverage. For...
75-170 Hualalai Rd, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
In many cultures, coffee is a community-builder. At Kona Coffee Lounge, the inviting decor and spacious interior invites coffee lovers to congregate over Hawaiian coffee from a perfectly tuned espresso machine. Tourists and locals alike find the...
69-425 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738, USA
On the expansive grounds at Hilton Waikoloa Village, Lagoon Grill is a laid back place where “burger, fried, and mai tais” are on the tip of everyone’s lips. The Hawaiian-influenced American menu goes a little deeper than that with fish & chips,...
75-5770 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
A coffee house, a restaurant, and a bakery: It would be an understatement to say that Daylight Mind Coffee Company only has coffee on their mind. With a food menu and selection of beers, wines, mixed drinks, and, of course, coffee, there is a...
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