The tradition of happy hour goes back decades and was intended as a way to entice workers who were getting off their shift to drop by their local bar for a drink. This tradition has continued to thrive in bars, restaurants and cafes all over the country. On Maui, there are dozens of places where you could potentially enjoy a craft cocktail, local beer, or discounted appetizer depending on what part of the island you happen to find yourself in. Below is a short list of some of our favorite happy hour spots across the island.
Mulligans on the Blue - Wailea
Mulligans is one of the only places on the island where you can enjoy great drinks alongside traditional Irish foods, like Shepherd’s Pie and Irish Stew. Don’t worry, they have some local favorites too including coconut shrimp and fish tacos. The drink specials include a selection of Irish whiskeys, imported beer and craft cocktails all for $7 and below. Daily happy hours are from 2pm – 5pm and 10pm – 12am.
Maui Brewing Company - Kihei
Maui Brewing Company makes some of the best beer in Hawaii, and if that were not enough, they have now opened a full restaurant to accompany the tap room in their Kihei facility. The main draw of their happy hour is the 50% discount on pizzas which are perfect for sharing with friends. Drink specials include a $1 discount off house beers and a $3 discount off their culinary cocktails. Daily happy hours are from 3:30pm – 5:30pm and 9:30 – 11pm.
Three’s Bar and Grill – Kihei
Three’s Bar and Grill has an incredibly loyal fanbase both locally and with tourists from all over the world. Their food is very reasonably priced for the high-quality flavors they put on the plate, but during happy hour those prices drop even more. Popular dishes like the kalua pork nachos and the hurricane fries can be enjoyed for under $8 and the sushi rolls all range between $3.50 and $6. Drink specials include a wide variety of craft cocktails and beer, including a margarita that is only $3.75. Daily happy hours run from 3pm – 6pm and 9pm – 10pm.
Down the Hatch – Lahaina
Down the Hatch is one of the most popular bars and hang out spots in Lahaina for a reason. Every day tourists and locals alike come to enjoy their long happy hour with deeply discounted appetizers and cocktails. From draft beers to craft cocktails everything is under $6. The daily happy hour runs from 2pm – 6pm.
Café Des Amis – Paia
Paia is known for its colorful and laid-back culture that differs from the more resort laden areas of the island. In the heart of Paia town sits Café Des Amis, one of the most delicious and unique restaurants on the North Shore. During happy hour you can enjoy discounts on their most popular appetizers including the butternut squash curry and a mixed platter of things like hummus, salami, and olive tapenade. Drink specials include a local coconut porter as well as a $5 lilikoi margarita among others. Happy hour runs daily from 4pm – 6pm.
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