Lulu’s is a scene, and that’s the main reason to go. The food is beside the point when the servers are this cute, there’s an eating contest, or a good local band playing. Drinks are fine, but you may have to wait a while to get yours (we notice that James is more forgiving than Molly when the waitress smiles her apologies). Burgers are fine (they serve one with peanut butter that is really surprising, in a good way). Other typical sports bar items like nachos and spicy chicken wings are fine, too.
The dive bar vibe is undercut during the daytime and early evening hours when lots of families with kids come. At night, salsa fans invade the dance floor, swinging one another around like practiced acrobats in spiked heels.
On a second floor in Kalama Village with a beautiful view, the open-air restaurant draws a lot of tourists looking for a break from the heat, but also locals looking for Happy Hour and hanging out, too. The farther back into the restaurant you go, the darker the ambience.
Address: 1941 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, South Maui
Location: Second Floor, Kalama Village
Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Late-Night
Hours: Daily 11am-10pm; Bar until 1am