Kava is a plant that has been used for hundreds of years in the Pacific and South Pacific. You can find it in a powder or capsule form, but there are also places across the US where you can enjoy kava in its natural form. Here's my list of America's best kava bars.
Roots Miami Kava, Miami
Roots Miami Kava is a kava bar in Miami that's open seven days a week. It has a good atmosphere and is popular with the locals. The food and drinks are also good, as is the music.
Insomnia, Temple Terrace, Florida
Insomnia elevates the kava experience with a menu of beautiful mixed drinks, teas and coffees available at the bar as well as a range of products available to take home to enjoy. Their beautiful location is a great place to relax and chat with the staff about some of the unique items they carry.
Kavasutra, Multiple Locations
Kavasutra, Locations in Florida, New York, Colorado, & Arizona
Kava is a relaxing beverage that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. However, there are times when you may want to get together with friends and have fun while sipping kava. In those cases, it’s important to find a spot where people enjoy hanging out and socializing while drinking kava.
If you are looking for such a location, then Kavasutra is your ideal choice! This bar offers its customers a wide range of kavas from different regions in Fiji as well as other regions around the world. You will also find specialties like juice shots and smoothies that pair perfectly with their selection of kavas.
Bula Kava House, Portland
If you're in Portland, Oregon and have a hankering for a kava bar, Bula Kava House is a great place to visit. It's located in the Alberta Arts neighborhood and has an inviting atmosphere: it's dark with lots of pillows and couches, making it feel like a cozy home away from home. The kava is perfectly mixed every time so you know what you're getting every time - no watered down drinks here! If you need some extra relaxation after drinking your kava drink or shot (depending on which one you got), they also sell CBD tinctures at their shop next door which are great for your endocannabinoid system health maintenance needs.
Rooted Reef, Fort Pierce
Rooted Reef in Fort Pierce, Florida is an oasis of calm in the middle of a bustling city. The building itself has a bright and airy feel to it, which makes you want to stay there forever.
The staff is extremely knowledgeable about kava and they will take care of all your needs while you enjoy your time at Rooted Reef.
Austin, TX is one of the most vibrant cities in the American South and it's home to many innovative food and drink establishments.
SQUARERÜT is one such bar that serves kava in a variety of ways, including by the cup or by the bowl with a wide variety of mixed drinks.
Kava Kulture, Los Angeles
In Los Angeles, there's a bar called Kava Kulture. It has a great atmosphere and is a great place to meet friends. You can sit back and relax with a nice kava drink in this little slice of paradise. The selection of drinks is varied and excellent. They call their Kava drinks “K Tea”
When you're done drinking your kava, consider visiting nearby Echo Park or Silver Lake—both are lovely neighborhoods that make for an excellent evening walk after some relaxation at Lava Lounge!
Melomelo, San Francisco
“You are going to be happy here,” the hostess told me as she seated me at a small table tucked in the corner of this charming kava bar and cafe. I didn't know what kava was at the time, but I knew that if she was right, I'd be smiling all night.
Melomelo has a few locations around San Francisco. All worth checking out.
Juice House, Chicago
If you find yourself in Chicago, Juice House is your best bet. The cafe serves a variety of kava drinks, and also has an extensive menu of food if you want to pair it with your beverage.
Kava Culture, Tampa
Kava Culture is located in downtown Tampa, Florida. At the right time you’ll catch some live music to enjoy a few shells with. They have an extensive menu and lots of options. Be sure to try the Raspberry Lemonade - my favorite.
Oahu Kava Bar, Honolulu
You can find Kava at corner stores and grocery stores all over the islands, but if you’re looking for something a bit more fun try Oahu Kava Bar where you can also play some pool or video games. Don’t miss Trivia Night!
Kava has long been something best enjoyed with friends, A good kava bar is a place where you can find yourself having a great conversation with old friends or meet someone new.
Nowadays there are many different kinds of kava bars all over America: from big cities like New York City to small towns like Eugene Oregon; from places with large Polynesian populations like Honolulu Hawaii to places where there isn’t any Pacific Islanders at all (like Omaha Nebraska).
So, if you’re looking for a new way to relax and destress, we highly recommend trying kava! Get some buddies together for a fun evening out. We've listed 10 different kava bars across the country that offer everything from relaxing drinks to delicious food and good vibes. So yeah—these spots will definitely have something for everyone!