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Thursday’s are hopping

We came here both Thursday’s we were on the island and enjoyed it both times. The bar is very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Victoria, Canada
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Home of the Original Mai Tai

Great place to watch the sunset. So many people will be lined up along the wall as the sun dips... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
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75-5852 Alii Dr, Royal Kona Resort, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there twice on vacation and both times were horrible. Took 45 minutes to get drinks. The only good thing was the sunset.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here both Thursday’s we were on the island and enjoyed it both times. The bar is very busy with both the football game on and live music. The entertainment both weeks was really great. Service is fantastic and the food was good. Also...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to watch the sunset. So many people will be lined up along the wall as the sun dips into the ocean. Perfect way to end a perfect day in Kona. Fun retro 70s architecture gives a groovy vibe. Mahalo!

Thank hrs314
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This is our favorite place for an evening bite when we travel to the Big Island. Food and service are very good and the view is awesome.

Thank Roger P
Reviewed September 30, 2018

My husband and I dashed down here from Waikoloa for the happy hour. The $6 mai tais were worth it, along with the unbeatable sunset view and midcentury Hawaiian aesthetic. The select appetizers are barely marked down for happy hour, but they were awesome nonetheless....More

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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

I go to Don's every month to see Henry Kapono perform. It's always crowded because he has a big following. Last night I waited an hour and a half before I asked a waitress if she could take my order, and she was RUDE about...More

1  Thank nancyjeanw
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

This bar offers awesome cocktails and has excellent and very friendly service . Besides the Mai Tais which are legendary do try out the Pina Colada, Lava Flow and other great cocktails on offer . The bar is located right on the waterfront and one...More

Thank Arun N
Reviewed September 2, 2018

My buddy and I came here for happy hour during the last week of August 2018. The $6 Mai Tai's were tasty, I had 2. My friend had a Mai Tai and a $6 Pina Colada which he liked better - cool and creamy. Non...More

Thank motoman206
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Great views of ocean; but service and staff suck! We had the coconut prawns were dee-lishhhh; come to find out they com from Don the BeachComber ... drinks on the other hand HORRIBLE! Super watered down and the staff are rude and not friendly! Their...More

Thank Dora K
Reviewed August 27, 2018

My husband and I ate here once during our honeymoon last week, and drank at the bar several times, as we were staying at the hotel. We didn't interact too much with the wait staff, as the bar was ALWAYS busy, but had a few...More

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Anthony P
May 12, 2015|
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Response from Al B | Reviewed this property |
Bar closes early. Laverne's restaurant (across the street) is open late.
Shell m
January 14, 2015|
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Response from Susan D | Reviewed this property |
There were several people sitting solo at this bar. I found the bartenders to be very nice & friendly. A great place to watch the sunset & relax.