Big Island Nightlife

If you're the sort of person who doesn't come alive until after dark, you might be a little lonely on the Big Island. Blame it on the sleepy plantation heritage. People did their cane raising in the morning, thus very limited late-night fun.

Still, there are a few lively bars on the island, a handful of great local playhouses, half a dozen or so movie houses (including those that play

foreign and independent films), and plenty of musical entertainment to keep you happy.

Also, many resorts have bars and late-night activities and events, and keep pools and gyms open late so there's something to do after dinner.

And let's not forget the luau. These fantastic dance and musical performances are combined with some of the best local food on the island and are plenty of fun for the whole family.

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Laverne's Sports Bar

  • Dance Clubs

On weekends, live concerts are on tap. Sometimes Hawaiian headliners perform here, like recording artist Anuhea and Rebel Soul Jahz.

Legends of the Hawaii Luau at Hilton Waikoloa Village

  • Themed Entertainment

Presented outdoors at the Kamehameha Court, this show is aptly subtitled, "Our Big Island Story." A delicious buffet offers Big Island–grown...

Luana Lounge

  • Bars/Pubs

This wood-paneled lounge in the Fairmont Orchid has a large terrace and an impressive view. The bartenders are skilled, service impeccable.

Malolo Lounge

  • Bars/Pubs

A favorite after-work spot for employees from the surrounding hotels, this lounge in the Hilton Waikoloa Village offers decent music,...

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Clambake

  • Themed Entertainment

The weekly clambake near the sand at Hau Tree beach restaurant features an extensive menu with oysters on the half shell, Manila clams,...

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Oceanfront Luau

  • Themed Entertainment

On the oceanfront North Pointe Luau Grounds, you can sample the best of island cuisine—a traditional feast of imu-roasted kalua pig,...

Oceans Sports Bar & Grill

  • Bars/Pubs

A popular gathering place, this sports bar in the back of the Coconut Grove Marketplace has a pool table and an outdoor patio, along...

Royal Kona Resort Lava Legends & Legacies

  • Themed Entertainment

This resort lights its torches for a spectacular show and oceanfront buffet four times a week. Traditional luau fare is served along...

The Mask-querade Bar

  • Bars/Pubs

Hidden away in an unassuming strip mall, this is one of the Big Island's most venerable gay bars. Drag shows, hot DJs, live music, drink...

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Sunset Luau

  • Themed Entertainment

Overlooking the white sands of Anaehoomalu Bay, this Polynesian luau includes a spectacular Samoan fire dance performance as well as...