People visit Hawaii to see its vibrant and colorful culture and landscape and take several sun baths. But, however exciting it may sound, only a few are ready for the tan they’ll be getting strolling around in Hawaii.
So, what are the options? Hawaii is not just known for its landscaping beauty but also for its entertaining nightlife.
Kauai is the one place in Hawaii where you can have the nights of your life. If you want to know what to do in Kauai at night, we have curated a list of suggestions for you!
Relax At Rob’s Good Times Grill
Confused about what to do after a long, tiring day? Well then, head to Rob’s and enjoy some fun activities there.
But apart from fun activities what more you can enjoy is getting your favorite drink at the bar. And don’t worry if you get lost in the numerous options you see, the bartenders are so friendly that they might even suggest their special drinks to try out.
After you’re done with the drinks, go through some delicious food options while you enjoy watching live performances, dancing, and karaoke.
Spending your night here will be pretty light on your pockets, so you can enjoy the time with your friends and family.
Plus, this is one of the best places to hang out for the night owls, as they’re open late.
Timings: Open from 7 AM to 10 PM
Must try: Their happy hour food options are something you must try.
Note: The bar is closed every Tuesday.
Enjoy Live Music At Hukilau Lanai Restaurant
We highly recommend this place if you want to spend your night peacefully yet with some fun. The best thing we liked about this place was its overall vibe.
It has a cozy lanai softly lit by torches, creating a comfortable atmosphere. Here, you can experience the relaxed island vibe by spending an evening at this easygoing restaurant.
Hukilau Lanai is known for its picturesque setting along with its famous and delicious Pacific Rim cuisine. It’s an ideal spot for live entertainment and a tasty meal.
You can find everything from fresh local seafood to a lengthy list of unique cocktail options. The place also serves vegetarian food options, so you don’t have to worry about your diet.
Timings: Open from 5 PM to 9 PM
Must try: Listen to traditional Hawaiian tunes on Wednesdays and Fridays from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
Note: The restaurant is closed on Sunday and Monday.
Experience Contemporary Hawaiian Music At Duke’s Barefoot Bar
The Duke’s Barefoot Bar is the place’s beachside locale where you can make the most of its beachside setting and open-air atmosphere.
Even after a tiring day, we had an absolute blast here due to the atmosphere, with lively people enjoying the music, dancing, and chatting. The place is a perfect spot to chill with friends or go on a date before or after dinner.
If you want to experience some fantastic Hawaiian music, you can get to hear that here on weekends from performers residing in Hawaii.
Don’t worry if you don’t drink! If you love the tropical vibe but don’t drink alcohol, they also have a menu of virgin drinks filled with island fruits and goodness.
Timings: Open from 11 AM to 9 PM
Must try: Enjoy gorgeous sunset views and live Hawaiian music.
Note: The bar is open on all days.
Taste Local And Authentic Kauai Food At Tahiti Nui
This is a great place to enjoy nightlife with your whole family. Local people and tourists alike can spend their time dining.
This vibrant and laid-back spot offers a great food option, serving you the authentic taste of traditional Kauai.
It’s a cozy place that encourages people looking for home-cooked meals and those seeking a tropical beverage with excellent entertainment.
You’ll find that there’s something always happening, whether it’s karaoke, local bands playing tunes, or spontaneous dancing. The friendly crowd and relaxed atmosphere make it a favorite among those visiting North Shore.
Timings: Sunday (9 AM-9 PM), Monday & Tuesday and Thursday & Friday (11 AM-9 PM), Wednesday (3 PM-9 PM).
Must try: Explore happy hour food options, multiple cocktail options, and vegetarian food.
Note: The bar is closed every Saturday.
See Local Performers Entertain Guests Through A Traditional Hawaiian Luau In Lihue
Traditional Hawaiian Luau is a Hawaiian feast normally accompanied by a traditional entertainment piece.
All those visiting Hawaii for a unique experience are treated to an enchanting experience as local performers showcase the rich cultural heritage of the islands.
Set against the backdrop of breathtaking landscapes, the Luau brings the spirit of Hawaii to life through traditional music, hula dancing, and storytelling.
Visitors can immerse themselves in the Hawaiian people’s vibrant traditions, the rhythmic beats of traditional drums, the graceful movements of hula dancers, and the mesmerizing chants that echo Hawaii’s history.
The Luau not only offers a feast for the senses with its authentic Hawaiian cuisine but also provides a genuine connection to the local culture, making all the folks groove to the beat of the tunes.
Timings: Mostly in the evenings.
Must try: Listen and see authentic Hawaiian performance.
Note: Try booking a tour from Luau Kalamaku to get the best experience.
Enjoy 10-pin bowling at Kauai Bowling Center
If you’re looking for a bowling adventure in Kauai, look no further than the Kauai Bowling Center. Step into its charming bowling alley and engage in a lively game of 10-pin bowling, all while seeing folks grooving to upbeat music that adds to the fun atmosphere.
The experience goes beyond the lanes, as the center offers a well-stocked snack bar where you can refuel with tasty treats and a variety of cocktails to enhance your bowling enjoyment.
With its welcoming ambiance and entertainment options, the Kauai Bowling Center ensures a memorable and enjoyable experience for both casual bowlers and those seeking a lively night out.
Timings: The timing of the bowling center differs on certain days.
Must try: Bowling with your group of friends.
Note: The facility is closed on Tuesday.
Enjoy a Sunset Dinner Cruise At Na Pali
While in Kauai, immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring landscapes and delectable luau-style cuisine to experience the best nightlife. Get on Kauai’s premier Na Pali sunset dinner cruise for a good time while you are here.
Delve in a three-course dinner featuring fresh Hawaiian favorites while witnessing the spectacular setting sun that bathes the island cliffs and crystal-clear Pacific waters in a golden hue.
This sightseeing cruise not only allows you to savor exquisite flavors but also provides insights into Hawaii’s rich history and offers opportunities to spot marine wildlife.
If you are bored of hopping around the bars, try this! It’s a perfect blend of culinary delights and Hawaii’s natural scenery, making it a must-do activity for a memorable Kauai visit.
Timings: Anytime in the evening.
Must try: Dine and drink while witnessing the scenic sunset.
Note: Just make sure you are not too full to explore the cruise options.
See The Night Sky With Stargazing Kauai
This is one of the best activities you can participate in at night in Kauai. Due to its clear sky, you don’t just enjoy the sky’s blue hue, but you can stargaze while relaxing at night.
Kauai stands out as a perfect location for seeing the night skies, which is why it has earned its reputation as a nighttime paradise.
You can take in the gorgeous views of Kauai after sunset and unwind amidst the calmness and tranquility of the Hawaiian skies.
When you’re done with the day of exploring the island, this stargazing experience provides a wonderful way to conclude your Kauai vacation.
Timings: Anytime after the sun goes down.
Must try: Looking at the clear dark sky and blinking stars.
Note: Do take a piece of cloth with you so you can lie down without compromising on your clothes.
Enjoy At The Na Pali Coast On An Exciting Boat Trips
If you want to do something exciting, take part in this exhilarating adventure by hopping aboard a speedboat and zipping across the sparkling waters along the coastline.
As you move ahead on this trip, you’ll see playful dolphins as you enjoy a delightful meal accompanied by refreshing beer, wine, and delicacies, all served onboard.
What we found the best about this trip was that you can treat yourself to views of Na Pali Coast that are only accessible by boat, helicopter, or hiking trails.
Cruise by enchanting waterfalls, witness vibrant rainbows and delve into captivating Hawaiian history and legends shared by your knowledgeable captain. The dedicated staff ensures your comfort throughout the journey.
Once you’ve soaked in the natural beauty and relaxation, the journey concludes with a safe and happy return to your departure point after showing the beautiful sunset.
This speedboat tour promises an unforgettable experience, blending thrill, scenic wonders, and cultural insights along the stunning coastline of Kauai.
Timings: According to the package you’ve booked.
Must try: The scenic view during the tour.
Note: Ensure to take in all the beauty without getting distracted.
Have Late Night Fun At Keoki’s Paradise
To have an amazing experience after a tiring day of exploring Kauai, head to this casual restaurant, Keoki’s Paradise.
The place is lit up by tiki torches and surrounded by flowing streams and tropical plants, giving a proper Hawaiian feel. It has an amiable atmosphere that goes well with the menu, where you can find fresh fish and other great food options.
Keoki’s bar is a great option for people who want to have fun but in a calm setting. The bar offers plenty of beverage and snack options that you can discover.
What’s best about this place is that if you visit here in the evening on days between Thursday and Sunday, you can enjoy live bands playing awesome island folk Hawaiian music. You’ll see tourists and locals dancing to catchy beats and enjoying their time.
Timings: Open all day of the week from 11 AM to 9:30 PM
Must try: Their fish items, happy hour meal options, and aloha hour drinks.
Note: Don’t worry about your dress as you can dress up fancy or visit the place in your beach wear.
Is there a nightlife activity for those interested in sports and games?
The Kauai Bowling Center offers an exciting 10-pin bowling experience, a lively atmosphere, a snack bar, and cocktails.
What is the recommended timing for stargazing in Kauai?
The recommended time for stargazing in Kauai is anytime after the sun sets. It provides a unique opportunity to enjoy the clear night sky and the beauty of the stars.
Are there any closures or specific days to note for these nightlife spots?
Yes. The timings of each place vary and may be closed on different days. Although we’ve mentioned the timings above, it is always better to check Google or call the place for the exact timings and days of operation.
Enjoy A Night In Kauai And Have The Best Time Of Your Life!
Kauai offers a diverse and vibrant nightlife scene that goes beyond its stunning daytime beauty. Whether you’re looking for a lively hangout, a peaceful evening with live music, a traditional Hawaiian experience, or exciting activities after dark, Kauai has something for everyone. With its diverse offerings and breathtaking scenery, Kauai’s nightlife ensures that your evenings are as memorable as your sun-soaked days on the island.