Nightlife in Kauai?

Old Dec 26th, 2001, 11:27 AM
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Waimea Brew Co and kalua pork nachos! ONO!

I'll take some email addys and see if I can find a cyber cafe (I think Bubba's has free i-net service or e-mail. I recall seeeing a few in lobbies of the bigger hotels) and post a travel update.

Or to establish a "bail fund"?
Old Dec 26th, 2001, 11:54 AM
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Kal do you think you will see whales this time of year? Remember to tell us of the sitings and I think you are right about bubbu's atleast the one in Hanalei has internet if memory serves. Have a great Trip!!!
Old Dec 26th, 2001, 12:17 PM
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Yes, Bubba's in Hanalei has a WebTV unit and will provide email access.

Dee: The aforementioned Happy Talk Lounge closes at 8, no ifs, ands or buts, and what drinks they have are extremely expensive.
Old Dec 26th, 2001, 12:17 PM
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We've been fortunate to see quite a few whales the past 3-4 trips over.
We usually go over Nov/Jan months.

One year we didn't even have to leave the barstool at the hotel! (And no, they weren't pink!).

We could see them and dolphins romping off the east shore from our room. Awesome!

The best was 2 yrs ago when were were staying in Poipu. We were at the beach next to the Sheraton and they came in so close you could see them smile at ya!

We have also had the big ol' monk seals come on our beach for a day long snooze the past 2-3 trips. Pretty funny.
Looked like me after Christmas dinner yesterday!

Who needs nightlife when ya got "daylife"?
Old Dec 26th, 2001, 12:31 PM
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found these on a websearch we were doing for our trip hope this helps.

Happy Talk Lounge
Hanalei Bay Resort & Suites
5380 Honoiki Rd., Princeville 96722
808-826-6522, 800-827-4427
Open Mon.-Sat. 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

This lounge is named after that Rodgers and Hammerstein tune, from the musical and movie, South Pacific, which was filmed in Hanalei. The music here is varied, with Hawaiian and contemporary vibes played by the likes of Norman Soloman, Malani Bilyeu (he's the Kalapana singer), Kirby Keogh and Kenny Emerson & Michelle Edwards. A Sunday jam session is relaxing fun, particularly if you have a Bloody Mary in hand. On Tuesdays, Hanalei Hula Night with Lady Ipo perform.

Living Room Lounge
Princeville Hotel
5520 Ka Haku Rd., Princeville 96722
808-826-9644, 800-826-4400
Open nightly 7-11 p.m. No cover.

It feels like a living room in the middle of a giant hotel lobby and the drinks are pricey, but the entertainment fills the air with a Hawaiian-style warmth. Offerings range from a Hawaiian chant and hula dancing to pianists or, on occasion, musical duos.

Stevenson's Library
Hyatt Regency Kauai
1571 Poipu Rd., Koloa 96756
808-742-1234, 800-233-1234
Open nightly 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Music most nights 8-11 p.m.

Patterned after a '20s gentleman's bar, this lovely lounge is a cross between a bar and reading room. International newspapers, books, two pool tables, mini-grand player piano, board games, checker and chess tables and two televisions keep guests entertained. There's jazz most nights, too. The air is warm, but not stuffy and the ocean views are divine. It's the perfect retreat for solitude, and for the cigar-lovers, there's a humidor

Tahiti Nui
Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei 96714

Gregarious local crowds, mixed with visitors who hear the word-of-mouth buzz, make this a unique find in Kauai's quaint Hanalei. You can start early with breakfast or lunch, but the real fun is when there's some to-do with the locals. For instance, the Happy Hawaiians play Fridays from 8 p.m.-midnight, and sing-happy karaoke patrons prevail Thursdays and Saturdays from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Wednesday is luau night. Reggae and dance bands keep the momentum upbeat and convivial. The atmosphere is Polynesian, but authentically so. Best of all: you don't have to dress up to be a part of this party! Also see reviews in Restaurants and Nightlife/Luaus.


Sea View Terrace
Hyatt Regency Kauai
1571 Poipu Rd., Koloa 96756
808-742-1234, 800-233-1234
Open nightly. Entertainment schedule varies.

This casual perch, affording views of the sea, is a bustle of activity when Hawaiian singers and dancers take the spotlight.
Old Dec 26th, 2001, 12:38 PM
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Great research Kathy. Wish I had that list when we went in September. Personal experience with the places at the Hyatt-No action. May have been due to the lack of visitors post-9/11 but there was no music or dancers on the terrace and nothin goin in the library. The grounds are very pretty at night with the tiki torches and the pool lights. They have swings all around and the nights are warm with many stars in the sky. Makes it kind of hard to duck inside. Think "to-go" cups!! Also helps to be with the right person.
Old Dec 26th, 2001, 12:41 PM
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sorry forgot to mention these;

Duke's Canoe Club
Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club
3610 Rice St., Lihue 96766
Open daily 4 p.m.-midnight, Barefoot bar 11 a.m.-11 p.m., dinner 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Entertainment 6:45-11 p.m.

Named after the surfing legend, Duke Kahanamoku, this seafood-and-steak house boasts contemporary island music performed by the best local talent, including the Apana Sisters, the Papaa Bay Boys, Sidekicks and Almost Hawaiian. With a tropical drink in hand, you're in party central.

Gaylord's Restaurant
Kilohana Plantation Estate
3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue 96766
Open daily for cocktails & pupus 3:30-9 p.m.

It's a bar, a lounge, a restaurant and a plantation estate home. Cocktails in the courtyard bring back images of the sugar plantation era of yesteryear, and sitting in the dining room will make you feel like a sugar baron. Cheerful cordials, attractive menus and a spectacular view of the Kilohana Mountains make this a splendid spot to stop.

Keoki's Paradise
Kiahuna Shopping Village, Poipu 96756
Open nightly 4:30 p.m.-midnight, dinner 5:30-10 p.m.

The indoor-outdoor setting, amid a manmade waterfall, is a cozy gathering spot for enjoying tropical drinks and local entertainment. At the seafood and taco bar, you can order appetizers-yes, tacos and even margaritas. Some like the two bars so much that they cancel their dining room reservations.

Kukui's Restaurant
Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club
3610 Rice St., Lihue 96766
808-245-5050, Fax 808- 245-5049
Open daily 6:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Music 4 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

This poolside haven, mostly frequented by hotel guests, offers both old-school and contemporary Hawaiian serenades by local acts. A related activity, popular among shutterbugs, unfolds at sunset on Kalapaki Beach-it's the nightly torch-lighting ceremony, with a bit of music, too.

Old Dec 26th, 2001, 01:03 PM
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Kathy...Been there...done the hangovers.

Guess we'd need somebody's definition of "nightlife". I just like a bar or coffee place that stays open so you can hear yourself "talk story" over the crowd noise or music with Mrs Kal or some people you've just met from other parts of the country/world.

As for boogeyin' until the cows come home, I've given up on listening for those hoofbeats around 15 years ago.
Old Dec 26th, 2001, 01:43 PM
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21 days till our 'quickie' Kauai trip to celebrate hubbie's 40th birthday under balmy skies. Hoping to spend it beachfront at the Beachhouse with a wicked maitai and a fancy waiter hovering. Bought tickets in response to 9/11 fears (as in, #@*#%!, can't take my favorite escape away!) and have since doubted my rash decision to dig into savings since we have another Hawaii trip in the works for 12/02. Reply's to Dee's concerns re: nightlife on Kauai just wiped away all of my doubts about this trip- can't wait to wander the Hyatt's tiki torch lit paths (so sorry Suzy that you missed the music at the Seaview Terrace at sunset- must have been due to drop in tourism during September) and take the long trek out to Polihale for some stargazing- what an otherworldly spot. Thanks for the reminder's of Kauai's incredible beauty.
And just have to ask, where the heck is R'ville?
Old Dec 26th, 2001, 02:34 PM
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alohaaa mj,
21, yah? Hope you don't tick off Suuuuuz as much as I have with the "K countdown"! ;^D>

I'll try and have Mrs Kal leave a few mai tais at the Beach House for you guys.

I can't promise the same if it comes to their ahi nachos appies!

"R'ville" is our quaint, tiny little village in No Cal, outside of Sacramento in the beginning of the Sierra Nevada foothills.
She lives on the good side of the tracks while I have to struggle on the mean streets of the westside. But it's closer to the airport!

4 and forrrrre!

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