A Great Place to Relax and Be Social

Kava Bars are popping up all over the US and for a great reason! A Kava bar is a great place to socially drink Kava, interact, and learn more about this increasingly popular root.

Kava is a perfect social drink. It makes you a little more talkative, happy, and relaxed. 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 Kava bar near you. Scroll down to learn more about what you can expect to find when you visit and about Nakamals, the original pacific island kava bars.

Root of Happiness Kava Bar in Ranch Cordova California USA

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Melo melo kava bar in Berkeley California

What to Expect At a Kava Bar

Kava bars are 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 to minimize the regular earthy flavor of the drink. Snacks or tapas with a pacific island flair are also available since kava is best consumed with food.

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

When you visit a Kava bar you’ll soon discover why they are a great alternative place to chill out and de-stress after work.


Kava Bar Origins

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 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.


Kava Culture

Nakamal or Kava Bar outside in Vanuatu

Discover a Kava Bar in Your State!


Kava Bar Name City
Melo Melo Kava Bar Berkeley
Root of Happiness Davis
Hayward Kava Club Hayward
Root of Happiness Kava Bar Rancho Cordova
Aladdin Café Hookah and Kava Bar Roseville
Fiji Kava Pool Bar Sacramento
San Bruno Kava Bar San Bruno
Roots Kava Bar Santa Cruz
Mystic Water Kava Bar San Diego
Kava Lounge San Diego
Rooted Kava Bar San Diego
Kava Lounge SF San Francisco


Kava Bar Name City
Kavasutra Denver
Ohana Kava Bar Colorado Springs


Kava Bar Name City
Nakava Boca Raton
The Nak Kava Bar Boca Raton
Kavasutra Delray Beach Delray Beach
Purple Lotus Delray Beach Delray Beach
Delray Kava Lounge Delray Beach
Kavasutra Fort Lauderdale Ft. Lauderdale
Awa Na Kava Kava Bar Ft. Lauderdale
Kava Bar & Hookah Lounge Gainesville
Low Tide Kava Bar Gulfport
Mystic Water Kava Bar Hollywood
Kavasutra Lake Worth
Purple Lotus Miami Beach
Green Spot Botanicals Miami
The Awa Kava Lounge Miami
Island Root Kava Bar Melbourne
Pacific Rootz Orlando
Tenaga Kava Palm Beach Gardens
Purple Lotus West Palm Beach
Te Mana West Palm Beach
Zen Root Kava Pompano Beach
Awa Na Kava Kava Bar Miami
Mad Hatters Ethnobotanical Tea Bar St Peterburg
Kavakaze Tallahassee


Kava Bar Name City
Kava Kafe Hawi
Bayfront Coffee, Kava & Tea Company Hilo
Diamond Head Cove Health Bar Honolulu
Kanaka Kava Kailua-Kona
Uncle Roberts Awa Bar Pahoa
La Hiki Ola Kava Bar Pahoa

New York

Kava Bar Name City
Brooklyn Kava Brooklyn, NY
House of Kava Brooklyn, NY
Kavasutra New York
Mystic Water Ithaca

New Mexico

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Santa Fe Oxygen & Healing Lounge Santa Fe

North Carolina

Kava Bar Name City
Noble Kava Asheville
Noble Kava Boone
Krave Carrboro
Kat 5 Kava Wilmington
Port City Vapo Kava & Oxygen Bar Wilmington
Wow-Wee Maui’s Kava Bar & Grill Wilmington


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Bula Kava House Portland


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Sol Luna Tea Room & Hookah Lounge Trevose

South Carolina

Kava Bar Name City
Kava Konnection Greenville


Kava Bar Name City
Square Rut Congress Austin
Square Rut Lamar Austin