Beach Tree Bar

Beach Tree Bar and Lounge-Elegant Open-Air Bar with California-Italian Inspired Menu
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Beach Tree Bar and Lounge is in the Four Seasons Resort in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The elegant open-air lounge is steps from the beach. Tucked behind the bar is the Beach Tree restaurant with a more sophisticated setting and menu. Beach Tree Bar and Lounge is a great place to watch the sunset while sipping craft cocktails. 

- The Local Expert Team

After your golf game or sightseeing around Kailua-Kona, head to the Beach Tree Bar and Lounge to relax and savor the ocean views. Beach Tree Bar and Lounge is at the heart of the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. The bar and restaurant took its name from the solitary tree growing on the nearby sandy beach. The elegant outside bar has comfortable wicker chairs surrounding tables that seat four. Umbrellas keep you shaded during the day as you sip a craft cocktail and listen to the surf steps away. Guests frequent Beach Tree Bar and Lounge at sunset to relax with a cool drink and watch the golden rays transform the sky and sea into a swirl of colors.  

Tucked behind the bar and lounge is Beach Tree restaurant. This open-air establishment has a vaulted wood ceiling with mahogany beams crisscrossing it like a checkerboard. Candle chandeliers add charm and elegance one would associate with Hawaiian kings. Wicker chairs similar to the outdoor lounge are around more upscale tables than their counterparts. While both areas have separate menus, patrons may choose where they sit and which menu to select during evening hours. We’ll give samples from both, so you know what each offers. 

Beach Tree Bar and Lounge

Bartenders at Beach Tree Bar and Lounge offer standard drinks but are noted for their craft cocktails. The El Matador features Hawaiian Chili infused Kapena Tequila, Pineapple Citronage, and Pineapple Sour. The Captain Ed has pineapple-infused Kuileana Huihui Rum, lime juice, orgeat, orange curacao, and Lahaina dark rum. 

Beer and wine
The choices for drought beer are limited to four Hawaiian brews. On the other hand, wine lovers have 13 options, including a rose, sauvignon blanc, malbec, and Sancerre. 

Bar Bites 
Diners can choose from something light like chips and salsa or chickpea hummus. For those with more of an appetite, a mascarpone or Margherita brick oven pizza may do the trick. They also serve blackened Mahi Mahi tacos with charred pineapple salsa, cabbage and cilantro slaw, and Calabrian chili crema. Meat lovers will want to wrap their hands around the Double Griddle Burger. Stacked atop the burger and between a sesame seed bun are caramelized onions, lettuce, burger sauce, pickles, tomato, and American cheese.  

Beach Tree Restaurant

Guests have over 60-wines to peruse for the perfect glass to share amongst family or friends. 

Beach Tree chefs combine California and Italian influences to create mouth-watering meals. A standout pasta dish is their Keahole Lobster Canestri Al Nero Di Seppia. This dish has lobster, Calabrian chilies, Kamuela tomatoes, holy basil, lemon balm, and wild garlic gremolata. Beach Tree entrees range from filet mignon, seared Kona Kanpachi to eggplant Parmesan. Brick oven pizzas are also available with several more options than at the bar and lounge. 

After sunset, the torches burn, the ambient lighting softly glows, and local musicians entertain throughout the evening. Enjoy the trade winds while the surf rolls along the beach and music fill the air. 

Reviews of the food at Beach Tree are mixed. Diners from regions rich with superb Italian restaurants said the food was mediocre. Guests from outside these areas commented that the food was delicious. But with a wide array of choices, we believe there’s something on the menu that will please the pickiest palate. 

If you want a taste of elegance while watching the sunset with a craft cocktail, we think you should visit Beach Tree Bar and Lounge.  

Insider Tips:
-The Beach Tree Bar and Lounge doesn’t have a happy hour, and the dress code is “resort casual.”
-There is free parking and complimentary valet parking, too.