6 Wallet-Friendly Kona Happy Hour Spots

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Check Out These Great Kona Happy Hour Spots

An afternoon visit to Kona is a unique opportunity to explore exciting cocktails and delicious food. With a little planning and some flexibility in your schedule, you’ll be able to hit a Kona happy hour, enjoy the best of what the Big Island has to offer, and keep that final tab reasonable. Here’s a list of our favorite wallet-friendly happy hour spots:

*Note: We update this article often, but keep in mind that specific offerings and prices may change.

1. Huggo’s On the Rocks Happy Hour

75-5824 Kahakai Rd
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Hours: 11 AM – 10PM
Happy Hour: Daily from 3-5 PM
Price: $3-6 per drink

Huggo’s On the Rocks

Huggo's on the Rocks in Kona has a great Happy Hour

A permanent fixture on the Kailua-Kona nightlife scene, Huggo’s is a live music institution that serves your typical domestics and mixed drinks alongside pub food you’d find most anywhere in the U.S., but happy hour is when the place shines. Quieter and more low key than the crowded scene later in the evenings, a happy hour at Huggo’s brings Mai Tais, Hawaiian Rainbows, beer and wine specials including a special on several Kona Brewing Company brews.

Huggos on the Rocks Kona Happy Hour Menu

Plus, live music gets rocking at 3 PM on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, making it an ideal spot to take a load off and cool down with a tasty beverage after a long day at the beach or strolling through historic Kailua Village.

2. Don’s Mai Tai Bar – Kona Happy Hour

75-5852 Alii Dr
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Hours: 11 AM – 10 PM
Happy Hour: Daily from 4-6 PM
Price: $6-8 per drink

Don’s Mai Tai Bar

Don's Mai Tai Bar in Kona has a great Happy Hour

Positioned in the Royal Kona Resort, this place tends to get fairly busy during peak season, but the view and drink specials are well worth the hustle-and-bustle. The largest open-air beachfront bar on the island, Don’s boasts 10 different varieties of Mai Tais and 14 different craft beers – the majority of which come from locally-owned breweries.

Don the Beachcomber in Kona has a great Happy Hour

If you can’t decide on what to drink, try one of their tropical flights where you’ll get a taster of four delicious beverages, choose from Mai Tais, Lava Flows, Mojitos, or Mimosas. For happy hour, enjoy discounted pupus, $6 Mai Tais, Pina Coladas, Draft Beers and well drinks! Don’s is a remarkable spot to feel the ocean breeze flow over you with a cold drink securely in hand.

3. Gertrude’s Jazz Bar Happy Hour

75-5699 Ali’i Dr
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Hours: 5 PM – Close
Happy Hour: Daily from 5:00-6:30 PM
Price: $5-8 per drink

Gertrude’s Website

With the best live music on the Big Island’s western side, Gertrude’s has quickly become a destination for evening entertainment, but a trip to their oceanside location in Kailua Kona for happy hour drinks is a great solution to beat the late afternoon heat with a refreshing drink and appetizer. Part of Historic Kailua Village, the restaurant is on the second floor and has panoramic ocean views to relax and enjoy the warm breeze off the ocean.

The Mai Tai is a mainstay of the Kona Happy Hour scene

They have local beers and select wines that fall into happy hour pricing and a good Mai Tai and Tropical Sangria on special. Their happy hour appetizer specials offer a variety of small plates for $8-$10.

4. Humpy’s Big Island Alehouse Happy Hour

75-5815 Alii Drive
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Hours: 8 AM – 2 AM
Happy Hour: Daily from 3-6 PM
Price: $3.50-6 per drink

Humpy’s Big Island Alehouse

Humpy's in Kona has a great Happy Hour

With one of the largest beer selections on the island, Humpy’s Big Island Alehouse is just that: a haven for beer lovers of all types and preferences. Humpy’s has 36 craft beers on tap and a ton of seafood options, making it a perfect destination for an early dinner or happy hour snacks.

5. Kona Brewing Company – Kona Happy Hour

74-5612 Pawai Pl
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Hours: 11 AM – 10 PM
Kona Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3-5 PM
Price: $3.95 for all happy hour items

Kona Brewing Company

Kona Brewing Company has a great Kona Happy Hour

Hawaii’s largest and most iconic craft brewer, one would be surprised to learn that Kona Brewing Company is also one of the best places to grab a meal on the Big Island. With a weekday happy hour that nicely aligns itself with a midday brew tour or an early dinner, no beer lover should miss a trip to Kona Brewing.

6. Jackie Rey’s Doubles the Fun with a Hilo & Kona Happy Hour

Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill – Kona
75-5995 Kuakini Hwy
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Hours: Mon-Fri 11AM-9PM & Sat-Sun 5PM-9PM
Kona Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3-5 PM; extended hour at the bar area from 5-6 PM
Price: $4-7 per drink

With a great atmosphere and an amazing happy hour, Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill, established in 2004, has become one of the staple eateries in the Kona area for visitors and locals alike. The food is seafood-oriented and the drinks are delicious, but the happy hour really brings out the best Jackie’s has to offer. Small plates and shareables are reasonably priced, but the drink specials are among the best on the island. Local craft beer starts at $4 and tropical drink specials alternate between $5-6, making it an ideal destination for those thirsty travelers on a budget.

Jackie Rey's Kona Happy Hour specials include these kalua spring rolls

Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill – Hilo
64 Keawe St
Hilo, HI 96720
Hours: 11 AM – 9 PM
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3-5 PM; extended hour at the bar area from 5-6 PM.
Price: $4-7 per drink

The sister restaurant of the Kailua-Kona favorite, Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill in Hilo is a laidback eatery with upscale dining. They offer the same great Happy Hour deals as the Kona location.

Kona Happy Hour Map

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