(UPDATED JUNE, 2019)
It's been said that every hour is happy hour on Maui. But not every hour on Maui features special prices on food and drinks. That's what makes happy hour even happier! Here is a list of our favorite happy hours on the south side. For a list of our favorite happy hours on the west side, including Lahaina, Ka'anapali and Napili Bay, click here.
- Monkeypod Kitchen (Wailea)
Part of the Merriman restaurant group, Monkeypod features a large bar with a great happy hour. All appetizers are 50% from 3:00 - 5:30. Our favorite apps include the Kauai shrimp and Hamakua mushroom potstickers and the wood roasted chicken wings. For us, though, the best deal is the $9 pizzas. The wild mushroom and truffle pizza is our favorite, but we've tried all of them, and they're all excellent. As for the drinks, all beers are special priced, vodka drinks featuring Maui's own Ocean Vodka are $6 and various wines and culinary cocktails are also on special. Many consider Monkeypod's mai tais, with their unique lilikoi foam, to be the best on Maui. (Monkeypod Kitchen)
- Three's Bar and Grill (Kihei)
Featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," Three's Bar and Grill has quickly become one of the more popular dining places on the south shore. The happy hour menu is loaded with great deals on items like sushi rolls starting at $3.50, fish tacos for just $3.75 a piece, kalua pork quesadillas for $7.50 and our favorite, the bacon fried brussel sprouts for $6.00. Three's also has a wide assortment of drink specials. It gets crowded quick, so try to get there right when happy hour starts. Happy hour runs from 3:00 - 6:00 and again from 9:00 - 10:00 P.M. (Three's Bar and Grill)
- Lava Rock Bar and Grill (Kihei)
This 2nd floor sports bar has quietly been serving up one of the top happy hours in Kihei for a few years now. Lava Rock is a sports bar and a great place to watch football on Saturdays and Sundays. But for happy hour, all appetizers are 50% off, with many drink specials including $4 mai tais and margaritas. (Lava Rock Bar and Grill)
- Manoli's Pizza Company (Wailea)
Good deals on pizza are hard to find on Maui. Thankfully, happy hour at Manoli's features pizza slices starting at just $2.50. But the happy hour specials don't stop with pizza. You can find both their popular coconut shrimp ($7) and their scampi-style shrimp ($8) on the happy hour menu, along with such favorites as garlic truffle fries, pork sliders and meatball sliders. Plenty of cocktails, beers and wines are also available. Happy hour is served from 3:00 - 6:00 and again from 9:00 - midnight. (Manoli's Pizza Company)
- Kono's on the Green (Kihei)
We were recently told to check out the happy hour at Kono's on the Green, located up near the Maui Technology Center. Once there, we were not disappointed. While the happy hour menu only includes four items (Asian chicken wings, Saint Louis Ribs, calamari and pepperoni flatbread,) they're all really good and cost just $6. There are also good deals to be had on specialty cocktails, beers and wines. The daily happy hour, which runs from 2:30 - 6:00 is one of the longer happy hours on Maui. (Kono's on the Green)
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