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

  • Bars/Pubs

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

  • Bars/Pubs

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...

Gertrude's Jazz Bar

  • Music Clubs

You know you're in the right place when you climb the stairs to this little gem and notice that the steps are painted like piano keys.

Haleo Luau at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

  • Themed Entertainment

On the graceful grounds of the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, this popular luau (Monday and Friday evenings) takes you...

Hawaii Loa Luau

  • Themed Entertainment

This gorgeous show is slickly produced and well choreographed, incorporating both traditional and contemporary music and dance, along...

Huggo's on the Rocks

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Jazz, Island, and classic-rock bands perform here nightly, and outside you may see people dancing in the sand. The food can miss, but...

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...

Island Breeze Luau

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

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...


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