BYOB…Hmm, the mind boggles. Bring Your own Baby? Bring Your own Backgammon, or maybe for the foodie in all of us, it could be Bring Your own Basil.

Let’s stick with Bring Your Own Bottle (the adult kind).

Do your plans involve a late lunch and a casual, relaxing night soaking up an afternoon on Maui? Then you can have the best of both worlds with cafes, restaurants, and brunch venues that allow visitors to bring their tipple of choice.

A mimosa in the afternoon, a champagne celebration lasting long into the night. Choosing your favorite spot with your favorite drink is now easier than ever.

Let’s have a look at those who offer Maui BYOB at its best.

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Can of Maui Brewing Co.'s Big Swell IPA in the sand at a Maui Beach

Kula Bistro

If you happen to find yourself in upcountry Maui, stop at Kula bistro for a refuel. Italian fare is served with a smile and is located in a small town on the road to Haleakala.

A casual setting offering meals derived from fresh local ingredients, Kula Bistro welcomes visitors to experience the cuisine of a traditional Italian trattoria. From seafood to stroganoff, the choice is varied so much that you may want to try it all, but don’t forget to leave some room for the desserts on offer.

It's affordable and delicious, so bring a six-pack and enjoy the day or evening.

Street parking plus the addition of a parking lot means no hassles with staying for that bit longer.

Why not. You’re in one of the finest parts of Maui. Make the most of it.

Location, Cuisine, and Hours

Location: 4566 Lower Kula Rd, Kula, HI 96790, USA

Cuisine: Italian, pasta, pizza, seafood, meat dishes

Hours: Sunday - Friday from 11 AM to 7 PM, Saturday from 11 AM to 8 PM

Umi Sushi

Considered to be one of the most underrated restaurants in Hawaii, Umi Sushi prides itself on a genuine wish to serve the best.

No reservations are needed, so bring your preferred beverage to enhance your choice of this fresh, delicious food.

Definitely one for lovers of the finest quality Japanese cuisine in all its glory.

Served traditionally, almost in an art form, this dedication to presentation is not often seen anymore.

Raw intuition indeed.

Location, Cuisine, and Hours

Location: 1951 East Vineyard Street Wailuku HI. Food truck located at 150 Hana Hwy.

Cuisine: Japanese, sushi

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 5 PM to 9 PM and the Food Truck hours are from 11 AM to 2 PM Tuesday to Friday

An appetizer, salad and pink cocktail on a table at the Gazebo restaurant

The Gazebo

Want an ocean view with your meal? The Gazebo offers just that.

You might even catch a few whales making their way along the coast. Choose meals ranging from sandwiches, burgers, hotdogs, and the usual breakfast fare, all while enjoying the fresh Maui air.

The perfect spot for hungry tummies. Breakfast and lunch are only available at this venue so you won’t need a large dinner. Servings are generous, and all are made with the intention of setting your energy levels up for the day ahead.

A word of warning though. This is a very popular eatery so get in early.

A tip? Try the macadamia pancakes.

Location, Cuisine, and Hours

Location: 5315 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, HI

Cuisine: American

Hours: 7:30 AM to 2 PM all week

A fancy that meal at My Thai Maui, well plated and placed for the customer

My Thai Maui

When you crave genuine Thai food, there’s not a lot you can do about it. It just must happen… and quickly. Authentic is the way to go, and you’ll get exactly that at My Thai. Pick up your favorite bottle of wine and enjoy several dishes to share.

The restaurant offers fresh meats, seafood, and vegetables, all cooked with the attention and love the owners have for these traditional foods. Go for the standard dishes or try something new.

Location, Cuisine, and Hours

Location: 230 Hana Hwy Kahului, HI (near Kanaha Beach)

Cuisine: Authentic Thai

Hours: Open Daily from 11 AM to 9 PM - Closed Tuesdays

A group of delicious assorted cocktails, laid out on a table at the Bamboo Hale.

Bamboo Hale

A trip to Maui is not complete without a day soaking in the atmosphere and tropical bliss that is Hana Farms.

From its beginnings as a small roadside fruit and vegetable stand, Hana Farms has transformed into a proud working farm, a bakery, a marketplace, and now the Bamboo Hale Café.

BYOB or take advantage of some of the non-alcoholic beverages made from true home-grown Hawaiian ingredients.

A meeting spot for locals, certainly, but this is a must-see tourist destination when visiting Maui.

This is history and deliciousness all rolled into one.

Location, Cuisine, and Hours

Location: 1175 Manono St, Hilo, HI 

Cuisine: Freshly baked Pizza, salads, and desserts

Hours: 11 AM to 3:30 PM Sunday - Thursday and 11 AM to 8 PM Friday and Saturday

Two friends clinking glasses and sharing drinks over a sunset view in Maui.

What Do I Need to Remember?

While it’s fun to BYOB, it's important to keep in mind some rules that may apply if you choose to partake in this service.

  • Corkage fees may apply. Depending on the venue, a charge may apply to BYOB.

  • Regulation applies for the same as a licensed venue, such as times of the day alcohol can be served.

  • Check on local laws. There may be restrictions or no taking-home leftovers policies due to open bottle regulations. That shouldn’t be a problem, right? Cheers!

  • Remember, the islands are people’s homes, and their businesses are their livelihoods. Patronage is one thing. Respecting the environment is another. Always dispose of packaging thoughtfully.

BYOB Restaurants Are Here to Enjoy

Whether watching the vacation budget or simply just wanting your favorite beverages while eating out, the places to eat where you’re welcome to bring your own are many and varied.

Local cafés dotted around Maui and higher-end venues can cater to the traveler who prefers to bring their own.

Call it a trend, call it a traveler’s love affair with convenience, BYOB seems here to stay on Maui.

The aim here is to keep restaurants in business, so if it means patrons understanding a corkage fee might apply to bring their favorite bottle, then most are comfortable paying for it.

Oh, and feel free to bring that Backgammon. Although you might get a few stares, trust me, after a few glasses of your favorite wine, you won’t care.

I’ll drink to that.

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