Happy Hour at Kai Bar at the AC Hotel by Marriott Maui Wailea – Wailea, Maui, HI
Updated 11/11/2023 by the Maui Happy Hours team
Happy Hour at Kai Bar 4:00pm-6:00pm Daily
KAI Happy Hour Food
- Sampler $17 – 3 Pot Stickers, 3 Spring Rolls, Fries
- BBQ Sampler $18 – BBQ Pork Ribs, BBQ Wings, Fries
- Hummus Platter $12
- Charcuterie Platter $11
- Poke $15
KAI Happy Hour Drinks
- $8 Draft Beers – Kona Big Wave Golden Ale, Kona Nua Bay IPA, Longboard, Seasonal
- $8 Canned Beers – Kona Island Seltzer, Kona Longboard Lager, Kona Light
- $17 Signature Cocktails
- $14 White Wine
- $14 Red Wine
- $14 Sparkling Wine
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About Kai Bar in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
Nestled in the AC Hotel by Marriott Maui Wailea, Kai Bar has emerged as a serene oasis offering a blend of delightful culinary experiences and stunning scenic views. Reflective of its Hawaiian name, meaning “sea” or “seaside,” this poolside, ocean-view bar is famed for its open-air setting and a unique lava stone firepit, creating an ambiance that effortlessly marries the tranquility of the sea with the warmth of Hawaiian hospitality.
Kai Bar’s menu is a tasteful journey through a variety of flavors, appealing to a diverse palate. The “Small Bites” section, featuring items like Shishito Peppers and BBQ Kalbi Ribs, serves as a perfect introduction to the meal, while the salad options, including the Traditional Caesar and House Salad, cater to those seeking lighter fare. Entrees such as the Noodle Stir Fry, Teriyaki Chicken Bowl, and Shoyu Poke Bowl offer a mix of local and international tastes.
For vegetarians and vegans, dishes like the Tofu Stir Fry and Beyond Teri Burger ensure inclusive dining options. The dessert offerings, with simple yet tantalizing choices like Carrot Cake and Passion Mango Cheesecake, provide a sweet end to the culinary exploration. Complementing the food, the bar offers a selection of beers, both local and international, enhancing the dining experience.
Patrons of Kai Bar frequently praise its delightful ambiance, particularly during happy hours, when unique cocktails like a gin & tonic with fresh kiwi juice and yuzu take center stage. The bar’s happy hour is noted for its fantastic vibes and breathtaking views, adding to the charm of the place. The detailed design of the bar and its furnishings, coupled with the friendly and efficient service, contribute significantly to the overall experience, as noted by guests.
The physical setting of Kai Bar further elevates the guest experience. With both ocean and mountain views, it stands out as a serene and picturesque spot, less busy than other touristy resort bars. The relaxed and peaceful atmosphere is a hallmark, offering guests a chance to unwind in a beautiful setting.
Kai Bar, located in Wailea, Maui, stands as a testament to Hawaiian leisure and gastronomy. More than just a dining destination, it offers an immersive experience that combines delectable food, inventive drinks, and a tranquil ambiance. Its position by the poolside, complemented by sweeping ocean and mountain views, establishes it as an essential visit for those eager to indulge in the unique flavors and scenic beauty of Maui in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
According to these patrons of Kai Bar Happy Hour
“Found this place on the happy hour and glad we did. Not a big menu but what they had was real good and great Mai Tais and cold beers. All in an outside open air setting and you get an awesome sunset. This place is great for light eating and sunset cocktails!”Fred W., November 2023
“Such a hidden gem right in Wailea! I’ve eaten here many times and it’s always great and the staff are so friendly. It has great views and isn’t usually crowded.”Isa C., October 2023
“Wonderful experience, great place to watch sunset, live music, great food, such a gem!”Danielle G., October 2023
“Great vibes and service! Special shout out to Mark for his hospitality and always making the best cocktails!”Lisa Z., November 2023
“First time staying at this beautiful hotel and decided to check out their outdoor bar. Luckily it was still happy hour. Our bartender Ui was absolutely friendly, delightful and lovely! We ordered the chicken wings and two drinks. It was the best chicken wings we’ve ever had here in Maui.
The margarita was also fantastic. It’s a very relaxing and peaceful vibe, not crazy busy like most touristy resort bars. The views are fantastic-both ocean and mountain views. This Marriott owned hotel and tiki bar are amazing. The detailed design of everything is absolutely gorgeous. We will return in the future!”R.B., March 2022
“Happy hour here is fantastic!! They have a gin & tonic made with fresh kiwi juice and yuzu, it’s so delicious! I also love their chicken wings, teriyaki bowl, and kal-bi ribs, it’s all so good!
I’ve already brought my friends, my sisters, and my mom just for an excuse to dine here. It’s a hidden oasis in Wailea and the vibes and view are amazing. The staff is amazing and seem genuinely happy to work here. Just go, you won’t be disappointed!”Brandi B., March 2022
“I don’t usually review after one visit but this place is special and deserves to have more than one yelp review. So we only went there for happy hour and sunset. The vibe is delightful, views expansive, and the barstools comfortable and roomy. The latter is more difficult to find than one would think. The design of the place and furnishings are top notch. We were treated to live music and the acoustic guitarist actually played Hawaiian music which is also more difficult to find than one would imagine. The cocktails are expensive (14$) for a maui gin and tonic (FY gin!) but the beers are reasonable, and they have local beers on tap for $5.00. We didn’t try any pupus but they had the full range from greasy offerings to a poke bowl. The bartenders were fun and the 99% hotel guests were there for a good time. We saw whales and a fabulous sunset. This is definitely on my Happy Hour rotation.”Carol K., February 2022
Happy Hour at KAI is from 4pm-6pm daily and features discounted beer, wine, seltzers, and food items.