Big Island Bars, Clubs, Kava Cafes
The Big Island has so many types of venues supporting live musicians, live bands, and DJs for your listening and dancing pleasure. These bars and night clubs support our local music community.

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A Bay’s Island Grill
250 Waikoloa Beach Dr
Waikoloa Village
Reservations: 808.209.8494

A-Bay’s Island Grill is a family-friendly restaurant serving local favorites, seafood, and Pacific Rim cuisine. We are situated in the Waikoloa Beach Resort at the King’s Shops. We offer an indoor air-conditioned bar and dining area as well as open-air umbrella-covered dining area. We keep the budget-oriented in mind as well as those wanting that special dinner prepared by a renowned Chef. Come enjoy great food and cocktails, unbeatable service and a taste of the Islands


Gertrude’s Jazz Bar

Hours of Operation:  Open Every Day 5-10:30 pm
75-5699 Ali’i Drive, Kailua-Kona
Phone: 808-327-JAZZ

“We are happy to present to you a collaborative atmosphere when we can all come together for conversation and culture: music, dance, and art.”



Korner Pocket Bar & Grill
81-980 Halekii St
Phone: (808) 322-2994

Great meeting place, great food, and drinks, a nice sports bar with 9 large HD screen, live music on Fri. nights. Pool league on Tues. Football Sunday breakfast at 8 am-11 am. Daily Food & Drinks Specials.

Hilo Town Tavern
168 Keawe St, Hilo
Phone: (808) 935-2171

The Hilo Town Tavern is Hilo’s answer to the classic dive bar. The full bar with local beers on tap can make just about anything a guest could want, but don’t expect anything too fancy or gourmet. There’s always an equal blend in here of college students, locals, regulars and visitors. Open mic happens every Tuesday night with no cover charge. A porch area provides space and fresh air, while a pool table and game room a big draw for a lot of people. The menu has standard bar food offerings but with a local twist. Live music happens most nights of the week, with official concerts – booked popular bands – taking place also. Look around town for flyers or call to find out about those. A dance floor happens most nights of the week, and patrons can feel free to let loose on it.

Huggo’s on the Rocks
75-5828 Kahakai Rd
Phone: 808-329-1493

The younger, wilder sibling of the famous seafood eatery next door called Huggo’s, this spirited joint is a terrific place to wind down the day and usher in the evening. Indeed, Huggo’s on the Rocks is a popular outdoor bar and dance club under a thatched roof whose specialty drinks and beautiful clientele always ensure a great time. A light bar menu features fajitas, salads, sandwiches, and tasty appetizers and offers a cure for the late-night munchies. Watch the sunset, and whales jump in season. Located in the heart of Kailua, you can easily walk to other bars and clubs and explore the town

Lava Lava Beach Club – Waikoloa
69-1081 Ku’ualii Pl
Phone: (808) 769-5282

Located on Anaeho’omalu Bay in legendary Waikoloa Beach Resort, Lava Lava Beach Club is the ideal destination for your worry-free dream getaway or special event.  With beachfront venues and event services in the family, you can bet we’re all about service with Aloha.

Uncle Robert’s Awa Club
12-5038 Kapoho Beach Rd, Kalapana
Phone: (808) 987-7247

At the bottom of Big Island’s Kalapana Highway outside of Pahoa lies Uncle Robert’s Awa Club, the district’s newest foray into socializing, food, shopping, and nightlife. In fact, it’s the only place to shop for miles around until returning back to Pahoa. Named after the patriarch of the Keli`iho`omalu family that’s lived on the four-acre compounds for decades, Uncle Robert’s has taken off and turned into a hot spot for locals. Each Wednesday evening the outdoor market takes place and draws a wide array of local farmers, artists, craftsmen, and entertainers. Among the shopping and food, live music jams all night long and people dance and drink beer from the “donation bar.” This is an ideal place to experience the local culture. It’s fast to become a gathering place for people not only to eat and shop but to socialize, share and expand their connections.”

Kava Kafe
55-3412 Akoni Pule HwyHawi
Phone: (808) 889-5015
“On the frequent live music nights, it feels more like a house party than anything else. The crowd spills out onto the tiered decks because there’s just enough room inside for, say, a three-piece reggae band, a low-slung couch filled with local girls and a handful of dancers trying not to trip over the mutts and free-range toddlers.” – SF Gate

Bayfront Kava Bar
264 Keawe St., Hilo
Phone: (808) 345-1698
Live music and open mic nights.