Drink up: For the diviest, most authentic drinking experience in Kauai, hit up Tahiti Nui in Hanalei. They pour cheap, cold beers, dangerously delicious mai tais, and best of all, play live local music nearly every night. Fair warning, though -- someone will inevitably try to get you to do the hula. Just keep drinking the mai tais. IMPORTANT NOTE TO FOOTBALL FANS: Because of the time difference, NFL games start here at 7a. Talk about getting the day started right; most bars are open, and nobody’s gonna give you the stink eye for cracking a beer at sun up.