Great Cocktails on the Big Island?
My husband and I, along with two of our friends, are heading to the Big Island and we’re looking for someplace to get GOOD cocktails. We’re kind of snobby about alcohol, and it would break our hearts to drink crappy sour-mix drinks. Any suggestions about where to find interesting cocktails made with fresh ingredients and with good liquor? We’re staying near Kauila Kona. Thanks for any advice!
Our last visit to Don the Beachcomber will be our last visit there. Disappointing cocktails. Beach Tree, Roy's at Waikaloa, believe it or not Forrest Gumps in Kona, and Daniel Thiebaut's are the best bet for west side cocktails. For an unexpected treat of magnificent cocktails, try Hilo Bay Cafe on the east side of the island. If you are visiting the volcano, Kilauea Lodge. Or book a special dinner for four at Mahinui Na Lani - private pavilion at the volcano with ono tiki drinks, all fresh.
Hilo Bay Cafe
315 Makaala St, Hilo, HI 96720
65-1259 Kawaihae Rd, Kamuela, HI 96743-8406
Kilauea Lodge & Restaurant
19-3948 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano, HI 96785
Don the Beachcomber
2780 Kekaa Dr, Lahaina, HI 96761