Maui Nightlife

Looking for wild island nightlife? This island has little of Waikiki's after-hours decadence, and the club scene can be quirky, depending on the season and day of the week. But Maui will surprise you with a big-name concert or world-class DJ, and local block parties are always entertaining. Outdoor music festivals are usually held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, or even a randomly scouted

performance space in Hana.

Block parties in each town happen on Friday, with Wailuku leading the pack. Main streets are blocked for local bands, food vendors, and street performers, and it’s a family-friendly affair. Lahaina, Paia, and Kihei are your best bets for action. Lahaina tries to uphold its reputation as a party town, and succeeds every Halloween when thousands of masqueraders converge for a Mardi Gras–style party on Front Street. Kihei has more club venues for live music but can have something of a rough-and-rowdy crowd in parts. On the right night, the towns stir with activity, and if you don't like one scene, there's always next door.

Outside Lahaina and Kihei, you might be able to hit an "on" night in Paia (North Shore) or Makawao (Upcountry). Charley’s in Paia is the go-to venue for mainland and international DJs looking to play an intimate set. But, generally, these towns are on the mellow side. Your best option? Pick up the free Maui Time Weekly, or Thursday's edition of the Maui News, where you can find a listing of all your after-dark options, island-wide.

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Alaloa Lounge

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When ambience weighs heavy on the priority list, this spot at the Ritz-Carlton might just be the ticket. Nightly performances range from...

Ambrosia Martini Lounge

  • Bars/Pubs

A South Maui favorite, Ambrosia is a lively hangout for house music and old school jams, as well as the occasional absinthe drink. It's...

Casanova Italian Restaurant & Deli

  • Bars/Pubs

Casanova sometimes brings big acts and electronic dance music DJs from the mainland. Most Friday and Saturday nights attract a hip, local...


  • Bars/Pubs

The closest thing to country Maui has to offer, Charley's is a down-home dive bar in the heart of Paia. It hosts reggae, house, Latin...

Cheeseburger in Paradise

  • Bars/Pubs

A chain joint on Front Street, this place is known for—what else?—big beefy cheeseburgers, not to mention a great spinach-nut burger.

Cool Cat Café

  • Bars/Pubs

You could easily miss this casual 1950s-style diner while strolling through Lahaina. Tucked in the second floor of the Wharf Cinema Center,...

Feast at Lele

  • Themed Entertainment

This place redefines the luau by crossing it with island-style fine dining in an intimate beach setting. Each course of this succulent...

George Kahumoku Jr.'s Slack Key Show: Masters of Hawaiian Music

  • Music Clubs

Beloved musician George Kahumoku Jr. hosts this program on Wednesday and Thursday, which features the Islands' most renowned slack-key...

Grand Luau at Honuaula

  • Themed Entertainment

This show captivates with a playful interpretation of Hawaiian mythology and folklore. Indulge in pre-luau fun with Hawaiian games, lei...

Hyatt Regency Maui Drums of the Pacific Luau

  • Themed Entertainment

By Kaanapali Beach, this luau shines in every category—convenient parking, well-made food, smooth-flowing buffet lines, and a nicely...