Kona is a laid-back former plantation town and with a few exceptions winds down early, so you won’t find any big city glitz and A-list nightclubs open until the wee hours. But that doesn’t mean Kona is devoid of nightlife. There are a number of fun Kona nightlife hot spots with great food, drinks, and live music. Kona is home to two lively microbreweries and several sports bars; karaoke is popular in Kona, so if you want to show off your vocal talent you needn’t look far. Live music, be it Hawaiian, jazz, or rock-n-roll, can be found at a number of places any night of the week.
Kona’s Top Nightlife Spots
Huggo’s On the Rocks is a hopping beachside bar by the Royal Kona Resort and offers nightly entertainment by some of the island’s most talented musicians and dancers. With live jazz, Hawaiian, and classic rock bands performing nightly, many Huggo’s patrons take off their dancing shoes and shake their tail feathers right on the sand in true island fashion. For beer lovers, Humpy’s Big Island Ale House has 36 handcrafted microbrews at their oceanfront bar and restaurant. Upstairs you will find live music and dancing, and Humpy’s is one of the few bars in Kona open until 2 a.m. Kona Brewing Company is a super-popular spot for both locals and visitors alike. Featuring a great selection of excellent microbrewed beers, great food, and live nightly music by some of Hawai‘i’s hottest reggae and rock bands, Kona Brewing Company won’t disappoint in terms of bringing you an ultimate Kona Hawaii nightlife experience.
Other Fun Kona Nightlife Spots
Laverne’s Sports Bar on Ali‘i Drive cuts loose on the weekends with live concerts, sometimes by some of the Big Island’s hottest recording artists, such as Anuhea and Rebel Souljahs. After 10 p.m., DJ dancing rules the floor. Sam’s Hideaway is a lively, long-lived neighborhood sports and karaoke bar with the friendliest wait staff and bartenders in town. Ocean Sports Bar and Grill in the back of Coconut Grove Marketplace is your spot for watching the big game, with dozens of TVs tuned to a variety of sporting events. Ocean Sports Bar also has pool tables and karaoke on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Turn Your Lights On
After the sun goes downturn your party lights up and explore all the nightlife fun Kona has to offer! Line up all of your after-dark plans today by contacting our Kona vacation specialists at Kona Coast Vacations.