Give Your Staff Some Love!

For many local businesses, it has been a tough year all around, but we all have something to celebrate. South Shore Tiki Lounge would like to extend an invitation for your business to host a holiday party for your employees no matter how large or small. It’s a great opportunity to show your employees your appreciation for their hard work.

Tikis Holiday Staff Party on Trilogy 2009

Some ideas to keep in mind when planning your event:

CASUAL HOLIDAY DINNER OR LUNCH: Sample menu might include mixed appetizers served family style and a variety of pizzas, plus 2 drink tickets per guest.

PAU HANA CHEER: We offer live music and happy hour specials from 4-6pm every day. Take off work early with your crew and get affordable drinks with a lively atmosphere on our outdoor lanai.

NIGHT OUT: There is dancing every night of the week starting at 10pm with DJs every night except Sunday. Treat your employees like VIPS and reserve tables and drink tickets.

No matter what you decide, it will go a long way to kicking off the new year right!

Best of Maui

Maui Time Weekly‘s Best of 2010 issue just hit the stands and we are stoked to have received not only so many awards, but mentions throughout the issue. Congratulations must first go out to the entire staff of Maui Time Weekly for putting together such a rad 3D issue. What an impressive accomplishment.

Congrats to Chef Danny Paquette for earning BEST LOCAL PIZZA for the first time! This is the one we really wanted and we are so excited to be recognized. We also received BEST PLACE TO DANCE for the first time. Considering we are the only place on Maui with a dancing every single night, we are glad people noticed. Sarah Stern is now the 2 time reigning BEST BARTENDRESS, and we also got runner up nods for Jake Morris for Best Bartender and Charissa Hernandez for Best Server.

Other wins worth mentioning: Thursday Happy Hour Musician Erin Smith won Best Female Musician, Monday night’s DJ Blast won Best Local Club DJ, runner up Twitter king Brendan Smith @ReqB won highlighting his running commentary on Tikis nightlife, and Ron Pitts won Best Local Artist who’s art adorned our Tiki Art Show.

Mahalo MTW readers for voting and supporting local businesses!

"I'm on a Boat" Staff Party

We closed the bar this morning for a little R&R with the staff. Our Triangle neighbor, Ambrosia, also joined to make for a great cast of characters on the trip. At 8am we set sail on Trilogy and could not have asked for a more beautiful day on Maui with clear skies, calm waters, and light wind. Luckily, we scored whale and dolphin sightings, then stopped at Molokini for snorkeling. We are blessed to live in such an amazing place and we all had a blast indulging ourselves, if only for the morning. Back to work!

We Heart Marla

n163145098064_7730A benefit concert and silent auction to help offset medical expenses for our good friend and Tiki employee Marla Johnson who is having her 2nd total hip replacement on October 2nd. Marla’s doctor, who performed her first hip replacement two years ago, no longer participates with her health insurance provider, which leaves her responsible for all of her surgical expenses. A big Mahalo to all these musicians, and silent auction supporters and sponsors for their love and support!!!!

Anybody wishing to contribute to this silent Auction,
email: or

Silent Auction from 5 to 9pm
with Artwork • Island Activities • Spa Services • Dining • Golf • And More
Music from 5pm to close
Giveaways and more
Tickets available at Tiki Lounge in Kihei, 808Deli in Kihei, Requests Music in Wailuku, and at Mulligans on the Blue, Wailea

4-Peat Best Bar and More…

mauitimebestIt’s official. South Shore Tiki Lounge won Best Bar for the 4th straight year in Maui Time Weekly’s “Best of” issue – available today! Much mahalos to Maui Time Weekly and the readers that vote for us year in and year out.

We are also proud to announce Tiki’s own Sarah Stern won Best Female Bartender and Jake Morris got runner-up for Best Male Bartender. We also received a nod as runner-up for Best Place to Dance.

Congratulations to the best staff on this island – particularly GM Terry “T-Bone!”, head of security Tony, chef Danny, and bar manager Renie – plus all the musicians/djs who grace our lanai.

We’d like to send out a special congratulations to recent Tiki Lounge host Maui Thing for winning Best Local Designer; Thursday happy hour musician and all around friend of the bar Erin Smith for Best Female Musician; and fellow Kalama Village neighbors: Kihei Caffe for Best Breakfast; Fat Daddy’s for Best BBQ for  & Mahina for Best Boutique.

Best Bar at 'Aipono Awards!

South Shore Tiki Lounge won a silver ‘Aipono Award for Best Bar this past Friday at the awards gala! The ‘Aipono Awards recognizes the best in restaurant and culinary achievement and we were so proud to be among such fabulous company. The reception drinks flowed and phenomenal dinner impressed us all. Big love for everyone’s support.


Tiki Staff Props

We’ve been getting some recognition lately and the people below (as well as a few missing from the picture), deserve all the credit. 

tiki staff

Vote 4 Tiki Lounge

[Update: Voting now closed] South Shore Tiki Lounge has been fortunate to win past Maui Time Weekly’s “Best of Maui” awards and we’d love to have a 4-peat in the Best Bar category. When you have the time (it’s a long one!) click here to get your vote in. You have to “create an account” to get started. Remember you must fill out 40 categories for your vote to count. Don’t forget to give props to our awesome staff. Bartenders: Renie (2008 Best Male Bartender winner), Scott, Jake, Sarah, and Amy (2006 Best Female Bartender), plus Chef Danny Paquett. We suggest a write-in for Best Bouncers – Tony and his fearless crew!