Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman

Visit Wailea restaurant’s fresh and eclectic bar

With signature drinks like the Monkeypod Mai Tai, this casual dining restaurant and bar created by chef Peter Merriman stays true to its Hawaii Regional Cuisine roots.

Beyond classic tropical drinks, Monkeypod’s bar mixes up creative cocktails like the Ai Ono, a tiki-inspired martini made with Knob Creek bourbon, Lustau East India Solera Sherry, pineapple juice, and house-made cinnamon syrup.

The restaurant also offers a wide selection of craft beers, as well as a diverse wine list featuring some rare and obscure vintages.

There are also plenty of non-alcoholic options, including “Righteous Path,” a green juice blend of pineapple, cucumber, kale, spinach, parsley, and ginger pressed fresh daily, as well as mocktails like a sweet and tangy strawberry-mint shrub.