Can you tell us a little bit about this place?
Although Fleetwood’s is best known for its scenic rooftop dining, its downstairs, speakeasy-inspired bar is where it’s really at. The space is cozy, moody, and sophisticated, with glossy dark woods and plush leather banquettes. It’s a refined alternative to the loud and lively beach bars that dominate West Maui.
Cool. So who’s there?
A mix of older Fleetwood Mac fans—it’s owned by Mick Fleetwood himself—as well as well-heeled locals kicking back after work.
How are the drinks?
There’s a formidable selection of island-inspired cocktails, the standouts being the lilikoi margarita and the foam-topped Mai Tyler (get it?). But there’s also a handful of serious cocktail-lover’s concoctions, like the Secret Society, a mix of Fleetwood’s own añejo tequila, herb and apricot liqueurs and flavored with cherrywood smoke (a whopping $45). Also on the menu: Fleetwood’s own wines, which are quite nice and offered by the glass.
Worth ordering something to eat, too?
The 2 to 5 p.m. happy hour menu is excellent: oysters on the half-shell at $1.25 each, ahi poke ($12), crab mac ‘n’ cheese ($13). Portions are modest, so make dinner plans afterwards.
How was the service?
Not overly friendly or eager, but pleasant enough.
Wrap it up: what are we coming here for?
This is the place to go when you want a shrimp cocktail and an Old Fashioned in a cozy leather booth but still want to wear flip-flops.