Cocktails and Nightlife

The East shore of Kauai has a vibrant nightlife scene.  Below are brief descriptions of nearby bars and restaurants that serve alcohol.  Avalon Gastropub, Street Burger, Lava Lava Beach Club, Johnny's Wingz N Tingz, BV Bar and Hukilau Lanai  are all within walking distance of Wailua Bay View. 

Many bars and restaurant in the Kapa'a and Lihue areas have live music.   Paniolo Santa Maria BBQ in old Kapa'a town is currently the best place for full band live music on the East side.  Recently opened Johnny's Wingz N Tingz is also expected to have full band live acts.  Lava Lava Beach club has nightly acoustic acts with hula dancers some evenings.

Avalon Gastropub
Avalon Gastropub

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Bar
Bar

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Beer and Wine
Beer and Wine

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Avalon Gastropub
Avalon Gastropub

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Avalon Gastropub - 0.1 Miles Away

Avalon Gastropub is an incredible craft bar with upscale food  across the street from Wailua Bay View.   Their dishes are very high quality with local meats and ingredients.  Their food is much better than typical bar and grill type food.  They also have a full bar.   Behind the bar, the owner makes the best craft cocktails on the island.  The air conditioned dining room is a great place to cool off after a long day in the sun.

Large Bar on the Beach
Large Bar on the Beach

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Large TVs with Surfing or Sports
Large TVs with Surfing or Sports

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Gorgeous Ocean View
Gorgeous Ocean View

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Large Bar on the Beach
Large Bar on the Beach

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Lava Lava Beach Club - 0.3 Miles Away

Lava Lava Beach Club is a popular restaurant / bar known for its on-the-beach location.   Lava Lava has a large full-service rectangular bar with HD Flat Screen TVs overhead.  With very high ceilings and open to the ocean, Lava Lava seems spacious and inviting.   For more information, see the Lava Lava Beach Club listing under Restaurants.

Johnny's Dining Area
Johnny's Dining Area

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Entrance and Logo
Entrance and Logo

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Johnny's Wingz N Tingz
Johnny's Wingz N Tingz

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Johnny's Dining Area
Johnny's Dining Area

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Johnny's Wingz N Tingz is a sports bar next to the Coconut Marketplace near Lava Lava Beach Clus.   They have a full bar.  They are open for lunch and dinner every night except Wednesday.  Johnny's Wingz 'N Tingz is open later than most nearby bars - until midnight on weekends.

BV's Bar
BV's Bar

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Tables and Chairs
Tables and Chairs

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Available Beers and Wines
Available Beers and Wines

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BV's Bar
BV's Bar

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BV Bar - 0.3 Miles Away

BV Bar has recently opened in the Coconut Marketplace by the owners of Bobby V's.   They are open daily from 11 am to 9 pm.  They have a full bar and large beer and wine selection.  Food can be ordered from Bobby V's menu.  Sporting events are shown on two TVs. They have the NFL Sunday Ticket and open at 7 am for the games on NFL Sundays.  BV Bar is popular with local residents.  You may find Bobby sitting at the bar next to you.  This is a great place to cool off on hot days.

Duke's Barefoot Bar
Duke's Barefoot Bar

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Nawiliwili Harbor
Nawiliwili Harbor

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Duke's Hula Pie
Duke's Hula Pie

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Duke's Barefoot Bar
Duke's Barefoot Bar

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Duke's Barefoot Bar - 7.3 Miles Away

Duke’s Barefoot Bar is a fun bar on the lower level of Duke’s Canoe Club in Lihue.  This is a great spot for lunch.  They have great fish taco special on Tuesdays (4 pm – 6 pm).  They often have live Hawaiian music.  Duke's Hula Pie is available in the restaurant or the bar.  It's a great treat to share with the table.

Second Floor of Building
Second Floor of Building

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Dining Room
Dining Room

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Ocean View Opposite Side
Ocean View Opposite Side

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Second Floor of Building
Second Floor of Building

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Olympic Cafe - 2.2 Miles Away

Olympic Cafe in old Kapa'a town is a comfortable, casual restaurant/bar.  Go upstairs to the entrance.  You can grab a drink with the locals sitting at the small corner bar.  Or get a table along the rail to watch the activity in Kapa’a below.  Olympic Cafe is known for a lively bar scene at night.  They have surfing and other sports on TVs.  This is a good spot for breakfast or lunch too.