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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Blue Dragon Restaurant & Spa

  • Music Clubs

Dancing under the stars in the open-air "Musiquarium," amid swaying coco palms and cooling trade winds, makes for some of the best nightlife...

Cronie's Bar & Grill

  • Bars/Pubs

A sports bar by night and hamburger joint by day, Cronie's is a local favorite. When the lights go down, the bar gets packed. ...

Gathering of the Kings Polynesian Feast at Fairmont Orchid

  • Themed Entertainment

Offering bang for your buck, this show is slickly produced and well choreographed, incorporating both traditional and modern dance and...

Haleo Luau Dinner & Show at Sheraton Kona Resort

  • Themed Entertainment

On the graceful grounds of the Sheraton Kona Resort, this luau takes you on a journey of song and dance, celebrating the historic Keauhou...

Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel's Let's Go Crabbing

  • Themed Entertainment

While the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel's clambake gets all the acclaim, this buffet is just as bountiful and at a fraction of the price. Held...

Huggo's on the Rocks

  • Dance Clubs

Jazz, island, and classic-rock bands perform here nightly, and outside you may see people dancing in the sand. The food can be hit or...

Humpy's Big Island Alehouse

  • Bars/Pubs

Beer drinkers appreciate the craft brews on tap at this oceanfront restaurant. It's always busy with young, local revelers. Humpy's food...

Island Breeze Luau

  • Themed Entertainment

With traditional dancing showcasing the interconnected Polynesian roots of Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti, and New Zealand, the "We Are Ohana...

Kona Brewing Co. Pub & Brewery

  • Bars/Pubs

The only genuine brewpub in Kona, this spot is beloved by locals. Good pizzas and salads, excellent locally brewed beer (go for the sampler...

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.