By day, Maui is all about its unrivaled natural wonders, sunny, pristine beaches and unique cultural attractions. But what’s there to do at night? If you’re out on the south shore, there’s quite a bit, actually.
Kihei Kalama Village may seem like a typical shopping center shopping mall by day, with it’s cool and eclectic collection of shops and eateries, but surprisingly, this shopping center houses a pretty vibrant nightlife. You can pre-game your night out by filling up on a number of cuisines like Chinese, seafood or Southern-style barbecue. Then you can switch gears and head to a number of after-hours spots on-premises. Choose from sports bars, karaoke joints, Irish pubs, and more.
Kihei Kalama Village is also the home to South Shore Tiki Lounge, another a great place to unwind with some drinks and enjoy your night. As the name suggests, they’ve got a cool, retro Tiki theme going on, and mix up Tiki-appropriate cocktails including an assortment of Mai Tais, daiquiris, and other specialty house drinks that have people clamoring for more. Owners Alma Tassi and her husband Mikhail took over South Shore Tiki Lounge over a decade ago, seizing upon a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase this venue and turn it into one of the coolest little places on Maui.
Vibe Maui is another of Kihei Kalama Village’s hidden treasures. They’ve got an ultra-modern, yet relaxed atmosphere with a speakeasy vibe (no pun intended) and thoughtfully crafted specialty cocktails like the Mio Amaro. They also have regular live entertainment, taking pride in their support of local, upcoming artists. Owners Myline and Brandon Dahle traded in corporate life for a new start on Maui, and haven’t looked back. They’re not slowing down, though—they’ve got something cooking for 2020! Follow @daplaygroundmaui for the latest on that venture.
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[A version of this article appeared in print in the pages of This Week Maui]
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