What is a Kava Bar? A Great Place to Relax and Be Social

Kava Bars are popping up all over the US and for a great reason! They are great place to hang out socially, and connect and talk with others while enjoying the super relaxing effects of a drink of kava.

Kava is a perfect social drink. It makes you a little more happy, chatty and chilled. You’ll sleep real well after a night drinking Kava. And, unlike after a trip to a traditional bar serving alcohol, you’ll have no nasty hangover or side effects in the morning.

Use the interactive map below, or review the list of bars by city and State at the bottom of the page, to find a USA Kava bar near you whether you live in NYC or Miami. You'll soon see why Florida is called the kava capital of the U.S.A.

And scroll down to learn more about about  "Nakamals" the original, community meeting places on Vanuatu where locals gather to drink kava.

Root of Happiness in Rancho Cordova California USA

Can’t find a bar near you? Then buy kava to make and drink at home!
Melo Melo in Berkeley California

What you'll experience

Typically designed around a Pacific island theme to create a very relaxed atmosphere, most bars serve traditionally prepared kava root either in coconut shells, called Bilos, or in similarly shaped, more modern, colorful cups.

As well as traditionally prepared kava drinks, most bars also offer customers other types of kava drinks where kava mixed with a fruit juice or puree or coconut water or milk. These recipes help to minimize the regular earthy flavor of the drink. For the same reason, you may be served a kava chaser, a slide of fruit or a small snack along with your beverage. Many bars sell tapas or small plates with a pacific island flair too.

Kava cafés will very rarely serve alcohol since kava and alcohol consumption should not be combined.

You'll soon discover why these very different bars, where no alcohol is served are a great alternative place to chill out and de-stress after work.

Nakamals

On the island of Vanuatu in the South Pacific, Nakamal is the word used to describe a traditional meeting place, a place for get-togethers, ceremonies and, of course, gathering to drink kava! Nakamals are the original kava bars.

Nakamals are located in most populated Vanuatu communities and, it is interesting to note, most do not bear lockable doors, signifying that all friendly guests are welcome. With that said, traditionally, Nakamals only allowed men to enter. Women might be allowed in to prepare or serve kava but not to join the group gathering or consume the drink. Nowadays, many urban Nakamals have discarded this rule. Learn more about Kava Culture.

Nakamal in Vanuatu

Discover a Kava Bar in Your State!

Kava Bar Name

Location By State

Name

Arkansas

CBD American Shaman + Kava Bar Fayetteville, AR

Name

California

Aladdin Cafe Hookah & kava Bar Roseville CA
Elixart Nevada City, CA
Fiji Kava Pool Bar Sacramento CA
Hayward Kava Club Hayward CA
Kava Lounge San Diego San Diego CA
Kava Lounge SF San Francisco CA
Key Tea House San Rafael, CA
MeloMelo Kava Bar Berkeley CA
Mystic Water Kava Bar San Diego San Diego CA
Root of Happiness Davis Davis, CA
Root of Happiness Kava Bar Rancho Cordova CA
Rooted Kava Bar San Diego CA
Roots Kava Bar Santa Cruz CA
San Bruno Kava Bar San Bruno CA
Sunset Kava San Diego, CA
Wu Wei Tea Temple Fairfax, CA

Name

Colorado

Mad Hatters Mile High Kava Bar  Denver, CO
Ohana Kava Bar Colorado Springs CO
Kavasutra Denver Denver CO

Name

Florida

Awa Na Kava Kava Bar Ft. Lauderdale FL
Bula Café Cocoa Beach Cocoa Beach, FL
Bula Kafe St. Petersburg, FL
Bula on the Beach Madeira Beach, FL
Civil Vapes Kava Bar Orlando, FL
Delray Kava Lounge Delray Beach FL
Dharma Hookah & Kava Lounge  Largo, FL
Fiji Kava Bar Fort Lauderdale, FL
Frog Vapor Palm Harbor, FL
Grassroots Kava House St. Petersburg, FL
Green Spot Botanicals Miami, FL
Hippie-Hi Clearwater, FL
InVision Creative Cafe St. Petersburg, FL
Island Root Kava Bar Stuart, FL
Island Root Kava Bar Melbourne FL
Kapua Kava Bar Fort Myers, FL
Kava Bar and Hookah Lounge Gainesville FL
Kava By the Water  Pompano Beach, FL
Kava Cove Lounge Winter Park, FL
Kava Culture Ft. Meyers Fort Meyers, FL
Kava Culture Kava Bar Bonita Springs, FL
Kavakaze Tallahassee, FL
KaVapor Kissimmee, FL
Kavastura Delray Beach Delray Beach FL
Kavasutra Ft. Lauderdale Ft. Lauderdale FL
Kavasutra Lake Worth Lake Worth FL
Kilo's Kava & Tea Bar Safety Harbor, FL
Lava Lounge St. Petersburg, FL
Low Tide Kava Bar Gulfport FL
Mad Chiller World Kava & Waffles Tampa, FL
Mad Hatters Ethnobotanical Tea Bar St Petersburg FL
Mai Kai Kava Bar Gainesville, FL
Manna Tea & Kava bar Sarasota, FL
Muddy Water Kava St. Petersburg, FL
Mystic Joint Cutler Bay, FL
Mystic Water Kava Bar Hollywood FL
Nakava Boca Raton FL
Native Kava Boynton Beach, FL
On Cloud9 Kava Lounge Largo, FL
Pacific Rootz Orlando, FL
Purple Lotus Delray Beach Delray Beach FL
Purple Lotus Miami Beach Miami Beach FL
Purple Lotus West Palm Beach West West Palm FL
Speakeasy Kava Largo, FL
SpookEasy Lounge Tampa, FL
Steep Station Tampa, FL
Syndicate Kava Bar & Tap Room Miami, FL
Tampa Vapor - Riverview / Brandon Riverview, FL
Tampa Vapor - South Tampa Tampa, FL
Te Mana West Palm Beach FL
Tenaga Kava Palm Beach Gardens, FL
The Awa Kava Lounge Miami, FL
The Garden of Tea Clearwater, FL
The Healthy Buddah Mount Dora, FL
The Healthy Buddah 2 Winter Park, FL
The Healthy Buddah 3 Sanford, FL
The Nak Kava Bar Boca Raton FL
Tiki Tide Kava Bar Fort Lauderdale, FL
Vapor Road - Disston St. Petersburg, FL
Vapor Road - Tyrone St. Petersburg, FL
Zen Root Kava Pompano Beach, FL
ZenfiniTea Botanical Bar And Lounge New Port Richey, FL

Name

Hawaii

Black Lava Vape and Kava Naalehu, HI
Bayfront Coffee, Kava & Tea Company LLC Hilo HI
Diamond Head Cove Health Bar Honolulu HI
Kanaka Kava Kailua-Kona HI
Kava Kafe Hawi HI
La Hiki Ola Kava bar Pahoa HI
Uncle Robert's Awa Bar Pahoa HI

Name

Illinois

Tropikava Kafe Chicago, IL

Name

Kansas

Mana Bar Lawrence, KS

Name

Louisiana

Euphorbia Kava Bar New Orleans, LA

Name

Sol Luna Tea Room and Hookah Lounge

 

Pennsylvania

Trevose, PA

Name

Michigan

Kava Kasa GR Grand Rapids, MI

Name

Missouri

Kickin' it with Kava St. Charles, MO
Synergy Smoothie and Elixir Bar St. Louis, MO
TikiCat Kansas City, MO

Name

Montana

Kulture Kava Lounge Missoula, MT

Name

New Mexico

Santa Fe Oxygen and Healing Bar Santa Fe, NM

Name

New York

House of Kava Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Kava Brooklyn, NY
Kavasutra New York New York NY
Village Kava Bar Smithtown, NY
Doc Concrescence Binghamton, NY
Mystic Water Kava Bar Ithaca, NY
Sacred Root Kava Lounge & Tea Bar Ithaca, NY

Name

North Carolina

Vintage Kava Weaverville, NC
Noble Kava Asheville Asheville NC
Noble Kava Boone Boone NC
Krave Carrboro NC
Krave Kava Bar Greensboro Greensboro, NC
Port City Vapor Kava & Oxygen Bar Wilmington, NC
Kat 5 Kava Wilmington NC
Wow-Wee Maui’s Kava Bar & Grill Wilmington NC

Name

Oregon

Pono Plant Portland OR
LovaKava Kava Bar and Restaurant Eugene, OR
Bula Kava House Portland OR
Nalu Kava Bar Portland, OR

Name

South Carolina

Kava Konnection Greenville SC

Name

Texas

SquareRut Congress AustinTX
SquareRut Lamar AustinTX

Name

Washington

Mad Hat Tea Tacoma, WA

Name

Mexico

Kava Kasa Playa del Carmen, MX