Where to Find the Best Happy Hour on Kauai

After a morning exploring the beauty of the Garden Isle, you probably need a cold and delicious break. And sometimes it helps to hit the good stuff at 2pm instead of waiting until 5pm, especially if there’s an added bonus of a happy hour menu. We’ve collected a list of some of the best places to enjoy happy hour on Kauai. Bottoms up!

We have cross checked our picks with top sources like The Hale ‘Aina Awards, Tripadvisor, and OpenTable to make sure we’re offering you the best happy hours on Kauai. Bon appetit!

Kauai Happy Hour

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Brennecke’s Beach Broiler

This casual spot has both oceanfront views and outdoor seating. It’s just the place to sip on mai tais and snack on fried coconut shrimp. The American-style cuisine has all the basics, plus gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. Happy hour is Tuesday to Saturday from 2pm to 5pm. Start with the lilikoi mimosa and finish with the Poipu Kiss martini. Or just go all in and get cocktails by the pitcher—just pick a flavor and your preference of colada, daiquiri or margarita. Open Monday through Wednesday 11am to 9pm and Thursday through Sunday 9am to 9pm. Beach deli open daily 7am to 8pm. Happy hour daily 3pm to 5pm. brenneckes.com

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Hanalei Gourmet

For over 30 years, this family-run business has been serving fresh and delicious food to Hanalei. They’ve got booze, they’ve got burgers, and they’ve got an open-air setting — everything you need for happy hour. Open 11:30am to 8:30pm. hanaleigourmet.com

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Jo2 Natural Cuisine

Chef Jean-Marie Josselin has created a menu that merges the culinary influences of his native France, the clean flavors of Japanese cooking, and Hawaii’s multi-ethnic community. Jo2 focuses on using local organic produce and freshly caught fish. Their happy hour comes in the for of an early bird special, $35 for a three-course prix fixe dinner, that’s available Thursday through Sunday 5pm to 6pm. Open Wednesday through Monday 5pm to 9pm. jotwo.com

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This Hawaiian-themed pub has a bamboo bar and outdoor patio. The local dishes include favorites like huli huli chicken, kalua pork sandwich and their legendary loco moco. Happy hour is served 3pm to 5:30pm featuring $4 Kona beers and a small selection of pupus (appetizers). On Wednesday, happy hour starts at 3 pm and lasts until closing time. Open Thursday to Tuesday 3pm to 5:30pm and Wednesday 3pm to 9pm. kalypsokauai.com

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The Bistro

Since 1999, The Bistro has been serving fresh European and Pacific Rim fusion cuisine made from local ingredients. The open-air, plantation-style restaurant has a goal of keeping a low environmental impact, in addition to cooking up tasty food. There are plenty of gluten-free and vegan options. Open Monday through Saturday 3pm to 8:30pm. thebistrohawaii.com

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Kauai Happy Hour

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