Kīhei By Night

Posted in: Food & Drink, Things to Do

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. 

A couple of the concoctions you can get at South Shore Tiki Lounge
A couple of the concoctions you can get at South Shore Tiki Lounge

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.

The cool, laid back interior of VIBE Bar Maui
The cool, laid back interior of VIBE Bar 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.

Further Reading:


[A version of this article appeared in print in the pages of This Week Maui]


keywords: kihei food drink bar lounge cocktails craft cocktails mai tai daiquiris tiki entertainment speakeasy south shore tiki lounge vibe bar maui da playground nightlife afterhours


A couple of the concoctions you can get at South Shore Tiki Lounge


Plan Your Trip

Book Your Vacation

Book Your Vacation

Plan your own idyllic getaway with the Hawaii travel experts. Our partner, Pleasant Holidays, has created unforgettable vacations to the Hawaiian Islands for more than half a century, and can help you with all your travel arrangements.

Book now

Book Your Activities

Experience Your Hawaii

Enhance your vacation with activities and experience the very best of the islands. From helicopter flights to snorkeling adventures, from luaus to eco-tours, Pleasant Activities has hundreds of engaging activities that will catch your fancy.

Book now!

Follow Us

Follow Hawaii's #1 visitor guide magazine for the latest happenings! Hashtag #thisweekhawaii to be featured on our page!

Follow Us On Instagram Follow Us On Facebook