Best Maui Happy Hours & Secret Mai Tai Recipe

Happy Hours are a popular past time on Maui- not just to meet friends and imbibe in a drink or two, but also a place to get discounted food, relax and just enjoy the Maui vibe. Here are some of the best happy hours near your condo. We’re also sharing the secret recipe to the best Mai Tai on Maui! Start your drinks tour here!
If you are staying with us on the west side at Kuleana Resort:Closeby
Maui Brewing Co– Happy Hour 3:30pm to 5:30pm daily
Address: 4405 HI-30 Ste 217, Lahaina, HI 96761
$1 off drafts every daily

Best deal on the west side
Down the Hatch- Happy Hour 2pm-5pm Daily
Address: 658 Front Street #102, Lahaina, HI 96761
15% off Select Appetizers
$5 Select Draft Beers
$5 Well Cocktails
$5.50 Hawaiian Cocktails

If you are staying at one of our resorts in Maalaea on the central coast at Island Sands ResortMa’alaea Kai ResortMa’alaea Banyans ResortHono Kai ResortKanai A Nalu ResortLauloa ResortMakani A Kai Resort

Very scenic, top chefs
The Mill House Maui– Happy Hour 2pm-5pm Daily
Address: 1670 Honoapiʻilani Hwy, Waikapu, HI 96793

  • Specialty Cocktails $6
  • Glass of Red or White Wine $5
  • Happy Hour Beers – Domestic $4, Import & Craft $5
  • Small Bites $6 – ask your server for today’s selection
  • Hand-tossed Flatbread Pizza $14 – fresh from our oven
  • Col Lettuce Wraps $11 – Chicken, Shitake Mushrooms, Water Chestnut

If you are staying in South Maui at Kihei Beach ResortKihei Bay Surf, Shores of MauiNani Kai HaleKealia Resort , Koa Resort  or Menehune Shores

Late night thai one on
Maui Thai Bistro- Happy hour 4pm-6pm and 8:30pm-Close Daily
Address: 2439 S Kihei Rd # 103B, Kihei, HI 96753
$1 off Beers
$2 off Cocktails
$2 off Pupus
$8 House Red or White Wine

Best deal on south side + island’s best tacos 🌮
Maui Tacos Kihei- Happy Hour 3pm-5pm Daily
Address: 2411 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753
50% off Tacos
50% off Beers
50% off Margaritas

Longest happy hour + NFL Sundays
Gilligans Maui (overlooking Maui Nui golf course)- Happy Hour 1pm-5pm Daily and All Day Sunday
Address: 470 Lipoa Pkwy, Kihei, HI 96753
Many beer, drink and bar appetizer specials
NFL Sunday Ticket featuring all NFL games on one of many TV’s both inside and outside
10% off on Sunday if wearing NFL jersey + happy hour all day

Best Mai Tais on Maui
Monkeypod Kitchen- Happy Hour 3:30pm – 5pm
Address: 10 Wailea Gateway Place, Unit B-201 Kihei, Hawaii 96753
or westside 2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI 96761
Draft Beers $2 off
Wines by the Glass $3 off
Handcrafted Culinary Cocktails $5 off
Happy Hour Appetizers – 1/2 off (some exceptions apply)
Happy Hour Wood Fired Pizzas – $10 (four types offered on special and they are gourmet yumminess)

Monkeypod Mai Tai

This is the drink thirsty pirates swim to shore for on Maui🏴‍☠️🍹…and then they climb the hill to Monkeypod Kitchen at the entrance to Wailea!  There are a couple of unique twists to this libation, and we’re not talkin’ the pineapple slice on top. One is macadamia nut orgeat in the mix. But the first taste of heaven you will likely notice is the liliko’i in the foam. We have duplicated this at home to perfection, though it took a lot of tries with more than willing adults 😲. We used a NO2 whip cream dispenser to create the foam, but you can also whip the foam ingredients- just make sure all ingredients are chilled first. The results of this receipe are a perfect combo of sweet and tart.

We spent a lot of $ and time sourcing the ingredients and supplies, so you might just want to stop by Monkeypod Kitchen in Wailea or Kaanapali (at Whaler’s Village) and try one for yourself. Save the mixology for home trials- these baby’s pack a wallop!

Monkeypod Mai Tai (makes 4 cocktails)


  • 1 oz. Old Lahaina Light Rum
  • 1 oz. Old Lahaina Dark Rum
  • 1/2 oz. macadamia-nut orgeat
  • 1/2 oz. Marie Brizard Orange Curaçao
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lime juice

Honey Liliko‘i Foam

  • 1/2 oz. honey
  • 1 oz. liliko‘i purée
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 oz. egg whites
  • 1.5 oz. cold water

Directions: Mix foam ingredients well and put in a nitrous-oxide (NO2) infuser* to half capacity. Use 4 charges for a liter-sized infuser. (Or blend ingredients on high speed till foamy.) Add lime juice, orgeat, orange curaçao and Old Lahaina Light Rum to mixing glass. Shake with 1 cup cubed ice about 30 seconds and pour into highball glass. Float dark rum. Top with honey-liliko‘i foam and garnish with pineapple half moon. * Available on Maui at Bargreen Ellingson Restaurant Supplies, 380 Ho‘okahi Street in Wailuku Industrial Park.

Note: All restaurant guests must be fully vaccinated two weeks prior to be seated indoors. Masks are required indoors unless eating or drinking (generally to and from your table, so it’s really not a big deal).

By |2022-09-27T06:03:08+00:00January 28th, 2022|Dining, Entertainment|0 Comments

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