7 Best Happy Hours In South Maui – Where To Find Kihei’s Best Eats & Cocktails Before Sunset
Mmmm… Mai Tai’s, Chi chi’s, Lava Flows, Pina Coladas, Ice Cold Beer… no matter your favorite cocktail or adult beverage to drink while visiting the island paradise that is Maui, you are sure to find some great deals at our local watering hole happy hours.
You’ve been soaking up the sun all day at the beach, tummy is grumbling, it’s not quite dinner but you’re ready for some *pupu’s and a nice adult beverage. Here’s a list of South Maui’s top happy hours and a few menu samples. We’re featuring 7 top happy hours, one for each day of your 7-day itinerary!
*pupu [poo-poo] noun, From the Hawaiian word pūpū. Polynesian-Hawaiian Cookery.
1. any hot or cold usually bite-size appetizer, snacks, small bites, often served in a varied assortment.
Showing 7 of our Happy Hour picks – In Blue Martini’s and the
Orange Bed is our condo location.
We’ll start at the top of the map, the northern most watering hole which is;
Maui Brewing Co.
This is a fantastic spot for happy hour, but it’s also great for lunch, dinner and brewery tours! But if happy hour is your thing, check out their Logo Wear Wednesdays where wearing any of their logo shirts or hats will get you $2 off MBC beers all-day-long! Combine that with their happy hour which runs 3:30pm-5:30pm & 9:30pm-11pm Daily and you’ve got yourself a great deal!
They have a great patio and the brewery sits up on a hill so you get a great view toward the ocean and sunset. Happy Hour – $1 Off House Beers, $3 Off Culinary & Classic Cocktails, $10 Pizzas, 50% Off Select Appetizers.
(I love their Panko Calamari with Sriracha mayo, lime & furikake!! Pair this with their Imperial Coconut Porter and OMG!)
Check out our blog post about Maui Brewing Co here!
Menu Link: https://www.mbcrestaurants.com/kihei/
Address: 605 Lipoa Pkwy Kihei, HI 96753
South Shore Tiki Lounge
Next on our map we scoot over toward the beach where we find South Shore Tiki Lounge. Recently voted BEST Bar in Hawai’i.
“The young (and young at heart) flock to South Shore Tiki Lounge, where bamboo and kitschy tiki decor complement a full bar, outdoor lanai, great wait staff, surf videos and a menu of sausages, burgers and some of the best pizza on the island.”
– Maui Time Weekly
All Day Happy Hour 11am-6pm Daily
$4.00 Sauza margaritas, Well drinks from their premium well, Bloody Marys & Pacifico Draft,
$3.00 Primo Draft
Give their TBone’s Famous Sliders a try! A trio of local Maui beef sliders with pickles and a garlic aoili mayo on a Hawaiian sweet roll.
Menu link: http://southshoretiki.com/menu/
Address: Kihei Kalama Village, 1913-J S. Kihei Rd., Kihei
Three’s Bar & Grill
Located in what is locally known as the ‘Triangle’ and just a few doors away from South Shore Tiki, we find Three’s Bar & Grill. Called the Triangle due to the location of several bars within a few meters of one another. Definitely walking distance if you wish to bar hop.
With accolades such as MauiTime Best of Maui 2017: Best Pupus on Maui 2017 and MauiTime Best of Maui 2016: Best Happy Hour on Maui 2016 how can you go wrong with Three’s!
Three’s gets it name from the 3 chefs, surfers and best friends Travis Morrin, Cody Christopher, and Jaron Blosser, owners of not only Three’s but also my favorite healthy noshing joint Fork & Salad (soon to have a 2nd location in Kahului!) and Three’s Food Truck which is generally featured at Kihei 4th Fridays.
Happy hours run 3pm to 6pm and again 9pm-10pm (late night HH in the Surf Lounge only)
Why not give their Coconut crusted fish tacos a try!
Well drinks, draft beer and house margaritas $3.50, top-shelf cocktails $6.50
Menu Link: https://threesbarandgrill.com/
Address: 1945 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753
Fred’s Mexican Cafe
Up next we head just a little further south down the beach to Fred’s Mexican Cafe. Fred’s is our Tuesday watering hole. Fred’s is also the next door neighbors to our condo complex and a quick 3 minute walk from our door to theirs. On Tuesdays during the busy season, you’ll find a line out the door for their Tuesday Taco happy hour special. Fish-bowl sized house margaritas (great with shot of Cuervo on the side!) and plate of fish tacos make up their Tuesday special. But any day is a great day for happy hour because Fred’s has a great lanai that sits over South Kihei road, directly across from ‘our ‘ beach Kamaole II, where you can catch sunset just after happy hour if you time it just right.
Menu Link: Fred’s
Address: 2511 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753
5 Palms Restaurant
If you’re not too tipsy by now, we’ll waddle over to 5 Palms Restaurant & Bar. 5 Palms is located just about a mile south of our condo and Fred’s and sits on the north end of Keawakapu Beach. If you don’t want to walk from our condo why not hitch a ride with our favorite $3 Turtle Tracks shuttle! Perfect for when you want to drink and not drive!
5 Palms is fantastic for it’s location, stellar views of the beach and sunset. Their happy hour is immensely popular so make sure to get there early enough to grab a seat. It’s not overly crowded, but it’s a more intimate restaurant with limited seating.
You can count on tropical cocktails with an umbrella and a garnish of pineapple! Their mai tai’s are good but hold out for our next up happy hour spot, their mai tais are my favorite. This place is all about ambiance. Tiki torches, tropical drinks right over the beach, sunset. Doesn’t get much better!
Happy Hours run 7 days a week from 3-5pm with Late night happy hour from 9-10pm.
Happy hour specials include 50% off Happy Hour Sushi & Pupus with a one drink minimum per person. Select draught and bottle beer $6, wine $8 on up to house cocktails for $8.95
Address: 2960 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753
If mai tais are on your bucket list, then look no further. We’ve posted about Monkeypod’s mai tais before – they’re that delish! Crafted from old lahaina silver rum, old lahaina dark rum, lime, house-made macadamia nut orgeat, orange curacao, honey-lilikoi foam – they’re a departure from the very traditional but we think you’ll love it!
This is a hopping-busy restaurant so plan accordingly. Happy hour is popular as is dinner (reservations recommended)
Two happy hours each day, I recommend the earlier to catch sunset if you time it just right. Happy Hours run from 3pm-5:30pm and 9pm-11pm.
$4.75 for beers originally $9 and under, $7 for beers $9-$11, $10 for beers $12 and over.
Ocean Vodka cocktails $6, White and red wines by the glass $6, Culinary cocktails $8
50% off All Appetizers
with the exception of the raw bar mixed plate and poke tacos. Pizzas $9
Menu Link: https://www.monkeypodkitchen.com/dine_wailea
Address: 10 Wailea Gateway Place, Kihei, HI 96753
Mulligan’s On The Blue
Last up on our Happy Hour train is Mulligan’s! Come experience our “Irish Aloha” on the south coast of Maui! Maui’s only Irish Pub! Mulligan’s is a happening pub well known for their daily live entertainment and pub grub!
Located in Wailea, just a hop, skip and a jump from our condo, at the Wailea Blue [Golf] Course’s 19th hole. Mulligan’s is well known for their nightly entertainment.
Head over for a pint, cocktail or Whisky and some pub grinds and hang out for the entertainment. Don’t expect three asparagus spears with a twig of thyme here, you will find decent pub fare, the food is good, filling and the beer and whisky menu will impress!
Happy Hour Beverages – Jameson, Powers & Tullamore Dew $7, Imported Bottled Beer $5, Well Drinks and House Wines $6, Domestic Draft Beer $4, Mai Tai’s & Mojitos $7, Domestic Bottled Beer $4
Mulligans’ Happy Hour runs 2pm-5pm & 10pm-Midnight, Daily. 33% Off Food Items / Beverages as listed on their menu
Menu link: http://mulligansontheblue.com/menu/
Address: 100 Kaukahi St, Kihei, HI 96753
(UPDATE: Our friends at Mulligans have let us know the following;
“A few changes have been made to the Happy Hour menu at Mulligan’s on the Blue with daily specials now offered from 2pm to 6pm. $5 drink specials and a menu of 8-10 items all at just $8!!! Items include Fish Tacos (3), a Cheeseburger with fries, Mini Fish and Chips, Jumbo chicken wings, Coconut shrimp, Chicken or Veggie quesadillas, Parmesan and Panko Macaroni and Cheese, and more!!!!”
Prices and menus are accurate at the time of this blog posting but are subject to change. Let us know if you find something that needs updating!
Have a favorite Maui Happy Hour? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll give them a try, uh…um… for research purposes of course!
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