Maui Brewing Company
Keahupua‘anui, Kailua, O‘ahu
Located in Kailua’s Lau Hala Shops, MBC Kailua features an open-air interior and family-friendly vibe that celebrates our brewery’s history, passion for the craft beer way of life, and love for our island home.
The concept behind Maui Brewing Company’s Kailua location celebrates the surrounding local neighborhood, history and context. One mo‘olelo that is central to this location’s design revolves around a boy with a magic stick that attracted throngs of fish from Kawainui’s waters to a secret pool up mauka. The story tells of the abundance of the valley and how the wetlands must be remembered and cared for. A throw net sculpture hanging from the bar restaurant’s exposed ceiling is a metaphor for the abundance and joy that this neighborhood bar offers to the community. Guests are drawn in from afar by this feature element that drapes over the bar and creates a screen effect. Tips of the rope are also painted to coincide with MBC’s branding colors. Local artist were commissioned to paint large, floor-to-ceiling murals to further tell the mo‘olelo of Kailua, from pali to makai. Other design features include a brick wall that plays homage to the former Liberty House facade. Over the bar, an undulating wood ceiling creates subtle visual movement, while cast-in-place concrete is used on several half-height walls throughout the space in order to delineate dining and bar areas.