Maui Nightlife: The Best Nightclubs & Venues on Maui

When the sun sets in Maui, the entertainment only gets better. Dine under the stars in Wailea, dance the night away at the eccentric bars and cafes in Kihei and Lahaina, see headline entertainers perform at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center (MACC), and lose yourself to the romantic, exciting nightlife on Maui. Below are some of our favorite must-dos on the beautiful island!

Dianna Ross at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center (MACC)

Hawaii Regional Cuisine in Maui

Hawaii’s regional cuisine blends diverse, ethnic flavors from all across the globe on Maui. There are many great places to dine but for now, I will mention a few exotic, beach-front restaurants.

West Maui has The Cliff Dive Bar is encircled by the crystal blue waters of a lava-enhanced swimming pool and offers tropical specialties throughout the day. The Banyan Tree, another hot spot for dining, provides Maui’s freshest fish, meat, and produce, and features a farm-to-fork concept.  Kai Sushi, serving Maui’s most refreshing Japanese cuisines, features a lobby venue with views and is a must-see for people of all ages on Maui.

If you’re craving fresh cheeses and rich pasta, visit Casanova Italian Restaurant in charming Makawao.  They serve inventive specials in a charming, traditional Italian setting.  Enjoy life entertainment and dancing.

Humuhumunukunukuapaua’a is a romantic ocean front restaurant in South Maui located in Wailea.  The name is inspired by our Hawaii state fish.  Enjoy the South Pacific ambiance in an open air structure with Polynesian décor and thatch roof.  The restaurant floats on a lagoon filled with tropical fish all surrounded by lush tropical foliage.  If you like lobster, select your own fresh from the tank.  There are many delicious Polynesian and Hawaiian Island fish and meat entrees to choose from.

Live Music and Entertainment on Maui

After dining, it is time for live music a must do experience at night, especially on Maui! From traditional Hawaiian and contemporary music, Maui offers a variety of music spots.

West Maui and Lahaina offer plenty of venues to enjoy, including the Hula Grill, Kimo’s, and Cheeseburger in Paradise.

Santana at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center (MACC)

Be sure to check out the MACC in Central Maui, Kahului, it is the island’s largest venue for concerts and theatre performances. On August 19, the MACC will be celebrating vintage Hawaiian fashion at their food and wine tasting event, and on August 21, Thompson Square will be playing live. Check them out!

Kathy McCartney with Lucas Nelson

Paia town is a cool place to visit.  Check out Charlie’s Restaurant and Saloon with live rock n roll and blues.  Surprise celebrity performances from time to time.  Lucas Nelson performs here; his father is famous Willie Nelson.  Lucas is a great talent and when he is in town performing, his shows often sell out.

Lucas Nelson

In Kihei Three’s Bar & Grill features something new nightly:  comedy, piano, salsa, dancing, jazz night, and solo guitar.

Fleetwood’s on Front St.

Willie K. and Mick Fleetwood  at Fleetwood’s on Front Street

Fleetwood’s is more than just an entertainment restaurant — it’s an art gallery meets entertainment hub meets dinner and dessert bar on Maui’s trendy, hip Front Street. The food at Fleetwood’s is to die for and the servers are top-notch, featuring a mix of specialty coconut & lime drinks and outstanding, mouth-watering meals.  I love their happy hour menu and their $1 Oysters.

Mick Fleetwood on drums at Fleetwood’s on Front Street

This month, a variety of musicians will be playing including the Homeshakers, Ryan Robinson, Noa Zeb, Cole Sulenta, Paul Johnson, and many more! Every Friday, Fleetwood’s has a Late Night Happy Hour and showcases creative musical performances. Don’t miss these amazing, live shows!

Mick Fleetwood on YourTube short clips:

We hope you enjoy all of the adventure, entertainment, and excitement that Maui has to offer! At Maui Vision Rental, we love the cultural diversity of Maui and hope to share that Aloha with YOU! 🙂

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