10 Spots for the Best Happy Hour in Maui

Are you ready to let your hair down? Perhaps after a long day of exploring the island or hiking up a volcano, you’re in need of some liquid courage and food to fill your empty bellies.

Not to worry, Maui has no shortage of happy hour spots that will give you your fix.

From beach-side restaurants with fantastic views to local dive bars with cheap pints and cocktails, keep reading for our insider tips on where to find the best happy hour in Maui.

1. Monkeypod Kitchen

Bill Terry and Peter Merriman are the proud owners of Monkeypod Kitchen, an award-winning eatery with locations in Wailea and Ka’anapali.

Monkeypod Kitchen is one of the most popular eateries on the island, and for good reason.

Not only does it have a funky vibe and convivial atmosphere, but it also offers an unbeatable happy hour.

From 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, you can enjoy $10 pizzas, half-off appetizers, and $5 off cocktails.

That’s right – Monkeypod Kitchen serves up some of the best cocktails on the island, and during happy hour, you don’t need to hold back!

Just be sure to get there early if you want to snag a spot at the bar – it’s first come, first served and it can get pretty crowded during happy hour.

Be sure to try their foam Mai Tai which is a top favorite for most people.

So go ahead and treat yourself to a little happy hour at Monkeypod Kitchen – you won’t regret it.

Monkeypod Kitchen
Photo by Monkeypod Kitchen

2. The Dirty Monkey

Looking for a great happy hour deal in Maui? The Dirty Monkey has got you covered, with $6 Mai Tais and half-priced appetizers every day from 3-6pm.

But that’s not all – this casual, laid-back spot also features live acoustic performances featuring the best acoustic artists in Maui.

And if people-watching is your thing, The Dirty Monkey’s prime Front Street location gives you plenty of opportunities for people-watching (and maybe even strike up a conversation or two).

If you’re searching for more places to eat at, check out this article for the best restaurants on Front Street.

3. Gannon’s

Set atop a hill within the beautiful Emerald Golf Course, Gannon’s offers stunning views of the ocean in the distance and is a must-visit for any true foodie.

The combination of impeccable service, great food, and a captivating atmosphere make it a perfect spot for enjoying a late afternoon drink or bite to eat.

And the unrivaled happy hour prices are an added bonus!

The happy hour is from 3 pm to 5 pm daily – from pork sliders and shrimp cocktail, you’ll find something to tickle your palate.

If you have time to linger a bit after happy hour, you’ll be treated to magical views at sunset.

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4. Kahului Ale House

Kahului Ale House is one of the best sports bars in Maui. Just a few miles from Kahului Airport, it’s a great place to stop for a bite before or after your flight.

This cozy little spot offers a daily happy hour from 3 pm to 6 pm, with discounts on both tap beer and appetizers.

With plenty of TVs to catch all the action, plus darts, video games, and a pool table, it’s a fun place to enjoy your meal.

Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar
Photo by Marlin Bar at Tommy Bahama

5. Marlin Bar at Tommy Bahama

If you’re looking for a great spot to enjoy a cocktail or two while soaking up some of Maui’s stunning scenery, Tommy Bahama is definitely the place for you.

This popular bar is located on Front Street in Lahaina, and offers breathtaking sunset views, superb service, and a relaxed atmosphere that’s perfect for unwinding after a long day of sightseeing.

And with happy hour running daily from 2pm to 5pm, it’s easy to take advantage of the great deals on drinks.

Classics like mai tais and margaritas are always on offer, along with martinis, draft beers, and a variety of wines.

And although there are no happy hour food specials, the bar does have a decent selection of small plates and appetizers at very reasonable prices.

They also have a beautiful outdoor seating area, but you might need to come early to secure a spot.

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6. Milagros Food Company

If you’re looking for a great spot to mingle with the locals, Milagros is a sure bet.

Whether you’re looking for a refreshing drink after hitting North Shore Beach or heading back from a day trip in the neighboring towns, this Tex-Mex restaurant offers a haven where you can sit back and unwind.

With its $4 draft beers, $5 house cocktails, and $6 bar bites, Milagros’ happy hour (which starts from 3 pm to 6 pm) is hard to beat.

The best part is their happy hour food specials feature a unique item every day which is not on the regular menu!

7. The Pint & Cork

The Pint & Cork may look like just another sports bar, but this hidden gem is so much more.

With a delicious menu that goes beyond your typical pub fare, affordable happy hour specials, and a family-friendly atmosphere, this gastro pub is quickly becoming one of the most popular spots in town.

Don’t let the unassuming exterior fool you – inside, you’ll find a modern and welcoming space with a nice bar and patio.

The happy hour stretches from 12 pm till 6 pm – plenty of time for discounted bites, original cocktails, and a wide variety of local craft beers!

Down the hatch maui
Photo by Down The Hatch

8. Down The Hatch

Down The Hatch is a favorite restaurant for many because of its perfect location by the historic Front Street, located at the ground floor of the Wharf Shopping Center.

The koi pond, open-air atmosphere, and variety of drinks make it a perfect spot to relax and enjoy some appetizers like lava lava shrimp.

But what really keeps people coming back is what the locals call “Southern Aloha”.

This unique blend of Hawaiian flavors and Southern comfort food is something you won’t find anywhere else.

Swing by from 2 pm to 5 pm and save big on cocktails and craft beers. You’ll be glad you did.

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9. Three’s Bar & Grill

Located in Kihei, Three’s Bar & Grill offers amazing value for money, with generous portions and affordable prices.

Their appies menu is especially impressive, with everything from Coconut Crusted Shrimps, Fresh Shucked Penncove Oysters, to Panko Crusted Ahi Rolls – all available at half price and full sized-portions!

Happy hour at Three’s Bar & Grill is every day from 2 pm to 6 pm.

10. Gilligans Bar & Grill

Gilligans is the perfect place to enjoy a beautiful Maui sunset with a few cheap drinks in hand.

With one of the longest happy hours on the island, you can start your day early with discounted wines, shots, cocktails, and beers.

If an entire afternoon of PBR draft for $2, well shots for $3, and 6 oz wine for $5 sounds like a plan, you should check this restaurant out.

Plus, Gilligans is located within the Maui Nui Golf Club so you can work on your swing before or after your meal!