ALOHA [??l??hä] – Aloha embodies a deep spiritual and social ideology at the heart of Hawaiian culture.
It is used to say hello, good-bye and best of all… Love.
In 2004 I was given a surprise vacation to Maui for my birthday (Thanks Mom!). I immediately fell in love with the spectacular beauty and the Aloha Spirit that embraces the island. I loved it so much that I decided not to catch my return flight and stay indefinitely. Fortunately, my extensive background as a bartender and corporate hospitality trainer for a large restaurant chain in Florida helped me to attain bartending positions at several premier restaurants on Maui including Wolfgang Puck’s Spago at the Four Seasons Resort, Chef Yamaguchi’s Roy’s (formerly in Kihei) and Capische?, located at Hotel Wailea. I have also had the yummy pleasure to work at the only gourmet cheese & wine boutique on the island…Guava, Gouda & Caviar(formerly Who Cut the Cheese?) for several years. These experiences have broadened my knowledge of pairing fine wines with gourmet cheese and Pacific-rim cuisine as well as allowing me to think outside the box in creating cutting edge, island-inspired cocktails.
My passion for entertaining and making delicious drinks actually made me a bit of a local celebrity on Maui, and after repeated requests to cater numerous weddings and private events I started realizing that this is the business avenue I was meant to follow… and Aloha Bars Maui was born! Since then I have been focused on filling a very important niche within the Maui wedding & event industry… clients who want a high quality, professional mobile bar service that gives their guests a real “taste of Maui”, while staying within your budget. I’ve accomplished this by developing amazing business relationships with local organic farmers and unique product vendors from various islands so that I can buy directly from them, thereby supporting local businesses and avoiding costly store mark ups. The result is a surprisingly affordable, yet extraordinary drink & cocktail menu that uses the freshest ingredients available in stylish & innovative ways!
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Brittany · Married on 09/01/2018
- Your event will not be complete without Aloha Bars! -
We are so thankful that our wedding coordinator recommended using Aloha Bars…no other service could have been better! I have always been very detail-oriented. From the first email exchange with Kirsty, I knew I had met a fellow perfectionist! Kirsty has put a very thorough and fun questionnaire together for couples who aren’t local, so she can get to know you. From this, she and her team create a completely custom experience tailored to your tastes, from signature cocktails and personalized drink menus, to a variety of glassware and garnishes that fit your look, to the style of the bar and lit bar signage.
My husband is all about the booze, and I am all about presentation and aesthetics. We agree that Aloha Bars knocks both of these aspects out of the park. All of our wedding guests were wowed by the quality and beauty of our signature drinks, and thought the service was outstanding. William, the mixologist during our wedding, was so fun, but also on top of it and professional. Kirsty had suffered a leg injury and was in the hospital having a cast put on during the beginning of our wedding. Afterwards, she still came to our wedding to see how everything was and tell us congratulations…that’s dedication!
The first wedding vendor I’d recommend to anyone getting married in Hawaii is Aloha Bars. If we had them on the mainland, I’d be throwing parties all the time!
Konnie H · Married on 08/11/2018
ABM to the Rescue!
We were so lucky to have found Aloha Bars Maui to bartend at our wedding!
TLDR: 6 months before our wedding, our original bar vendor backed out on us so our new coordinator immediately had ABM on hold. Although we were devastated with the situation, it's clear to see from ABM's reviews that we couldn't go wrong. ABM has extremely reasonable pricing, quality drinks and most importantly, top notch staff!
Through ABM, we were able to work with Wailea Wines to order and deliver our alcohol directly to our venue which was so convenient and saved everyone time. They also offer no hassle returns on unopened bottles after the event! We filled out a long questionnaire when we first booked with ABM which included our drink selections, whether we wanted toasts, what we wanted to drink after the ceremony, etc. It was so thorough and well thought out that I was skeptical if the day would actually go as planned.
Fast forward to the day of: During getting ready, the guys requested to have a shot of patron which ABM delivered with juice chasers. For the ladies, lemonade and water to keep us hydrated. Right after the ceremony, we were whisked away for group photos but ABM came over with our (DELICIOUS) drinks of choice that we had selected from the questionnaire (lifesavers!). The staff consistently checked in on us throughout the evening to make sure we were okay and got us whatever drinks we wanted (we felt like royalty! so spoiled! :P ). Even our guests raved about how awesome they were.
After reception, when they poured shots for a group of us (upon request), they specifically gave the groom an ounce less because they wanted to make sure the groom doesn't get wasted and ruins his own wedding haha. We truly appreciated their thoughtfulness while being accommodating.
The whole ABM team was fun to work with and they remembered everything we wrote down on the questionnaire. Honestly, booking with Kirsty was such a smooth and pleasant experience. She's happy to chat over the phone and quick to respond to emails.
Excellent bar vendor. Heartwarming team. You won't regret it!
Thanks Kirsty & the Aloha Bars Maui team -- we couldn't have done it without you :)
Rachel · Married on 08/01/2018
The epitome of customer service!
I cannot say enough good things about Aloha Bars Maui! They were AMAZING and seriously embody what a wedding day should be all about. They just get it. When booking I had no doubt that the bar would look beautiful and the drinks would be delicious (which OMG they were). What I had not expected was the incredible caliber of service the would deliver. They were SO helpful from pre-ceremony to final call. They had great energy and seemed genuinely happy to be a part of our day. They undoubtedly added to the magic of the day making not only our us but all our guests feel special and excited. Our guests still (6 months later) talk about how fun and funny our bar tenders at the wedding were.
To Kirsty and the rest of ABM crew, THANK YOU for being a part of our day. Ya'll are the absolute best and we are so happy we chose you!
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I have worked with Aloha Bars Maui and they are an amazing company! Their staff is upbeat and friendly and make all guest feel welcomed and pivotal! I enjoy working with them and know that it will be a class act when they are pouring the cocktails.
I'm fortunate to work with all the beverage companies here on Maui as one of the top DJ's. No one better than Kirsty and her team! They strive for professionalism and most importantly fun! They work hard on their absolute incredible creations! With fabulous decor and bar fronts they are so prepared for any size wedding and event! Aloha Bars brings the love, the energy, the mixology and the best damn time for everyone!
Aloha Bars Maui is one of the top bar services here on Maui! We love working with them. The owners and staff are a pleasure to work with! Our clients are always satisfied and so are we.