Local nightlife consists mainly of gathering with friends and family, sipping a few cold ones, strumming ukuleles and guitars, singing old songs, and talking story. Still, there are a few ways to kick up your heels. Pick up a copy of the weekly Molokai Dispatch and see if there’s a concert, church supper, or dance.
The bar at the Hotel Molokai is always a good place to drink. To catch a showing of Na Kupuna, a group of accomplished kupuna (old-timers) with guitars and ukuleles, visit Paddlers Restaurant and Bar on Fridays from 4 to 6 pm.
For something truly casual, stop in at Kanemitsu Bakery on Ala Malama Street in Kaunakakai for the nightly hot bread sale (Tuesday–Sunday beginning at 7:30 pm). You can meet everyone in town and take some hot bread home for a late-night treat.