South Shore Tiki Lounge
They won last year, and you readers are more than happy to come back again. And what’s not to love? The place is lined with more Hawaiian tiki kitsch than you could shake a bamboo pole at—they did win Best Mai Tai runner-up (page 27), after all. They’ve always got a band or DJ playing for no cover charge and they serve pizza around until midnight every night. The staff is also one of the best on the island—you’ve got Amy Docherty (Best Female Bartender, page 24) behind the bar during the day and Renie Hamayelian (Best Male Bartender runner-up, page 25) offering dry intoxicants and even drier puns at night. 1913 S. Kihei Rd., 874-6444.
Runner-up: Mulligan’s on the Blue. 100 Kaukahi St., Wailea, 874-1131. (AP)