The largest and most populous city on the Big Island, Hilo is a nightlife paradise, offering plenty of live music, entertainment, and enough deals on cocktails and draft beer to warrant a trip to island’s eastern coast – and that’s not even counting the bevy of natural attractions and exciting activities present near Hilo! But sorting through the many happy hours throughout the city can be dizzying, so we’ve assembled a few of our favorites to keep you on the straight and narrow while enjoying this classic coastal city.
A Big Island favorite, Jackie Rey’s isn’t just an excellent choice for dinner – it’s one of the best happy hour spots on the whole island. $5 cocktails, $4 draft beers, and snacks and entrees at deeply discounted rates make a group outing to Jackie Rey’s an economic no-brainer.
A local’s mainstay and one of the best places to grab a beer and a burger, this combination diner and sports bar keeps things simple and delicious. With discounted margaritas, cocktails, and shots, you’re sure to find something to enjoy and help take the edge off after a long day of adventuring or exploring historic Hilo.
Fresh-made ingredients in a fusion setting, this hometown rice, taco, and burrito joint isn’t just a great way to fill up in a hurry, but it’s a great place to grab a quick drink before heading off to your next adventure. Discounted cocktails and $5 specialty margaritas are sure to satisfy your thirst while grabbing a snack or custom-made dish at this fun and unique take on Hawaiian cuisine.