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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Coqui's Hideaway Diner and Sports Bar

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Whoever named this place has a real sense of humor as the shrieking invasive frogs you hear around the Big Island at night are a ubiquitous...

Cronies Bar & Grill

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

Foster's Kitchen

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With happy hour from 3 to 5 pm and then again from 9 to 10 pm, oceanfront Foster's Kitchen offers every reason to come and kick back...

Humpy's Big Island Alehouse

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Beer lovers appreciate the 36 craft brews on tap at this oceanfront restaurant, with dining downstairs and another bar upstairs that...

Kona Brewing Co. Pub & Brewery

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The only genuine brewpub in Kona, this spot is beloved by locals and visitors alike. Good pizzas and salads, excellent locally brewed...

Kona Tap Room

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

Korner Pocket

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A favored haunt of the South Kona crowd, Korner Pocket is tucked in the back of a strip mall. But don't let that deter you. It has fantastic...

Luana Lounge

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

Oceans Sports Bar & Grill

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

The Mask-querade Bar

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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, karaoke,...


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