Cocktails and Nightlife
The East shore of Kauai has a vibrant nightlife scene. Many bars and restaurant in the Kapa'a and Lihue areas have live music. Lava Lava Beach Club, Tree's Lounge and BV Bar are all within walking distance of Wailua Bay View. Nearby restaurants offer wine, beer and / or cocktails with their meals. These include Avalon Gastropub, Street Burger, Oyster 369, Brick Oven Pizza, Kintaro's, and Hukilau Lanai (see descriptions in Restaurant section).
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.
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.
Tree's Lounge - 0.3 Miles Away
Tree's Lounge is the most popular live music venue on Kauai. They have live music every night except Sunday. They also have surprisingly good food. Tree's typically has an acoustic or Hawaiian music act from 6 - 8 pm. Full piece bands take the stage from 9 pm until midnight. You can hear a wide variety of music at Tree's including Blues, Rock, Reggae, Jazz, Country, Hawaiian and Funk. Tree's has a dance floor with a great vibe. Check their web page for upcoming bands.
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.
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.
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.