Charley's is my kind of place - Willie Nelson


Take a step back in time and find true Aloha.

Charley's Restaurant and Saloon, established in 1969, is an award-winning, Maui Landmark.

Charley’s is a reflection of the culture of Maui, the essence of its foods, and the warm spirit of entertainment and Aloha.

We welcome you to a favorite community gathering place and celebrated destination spot.

Charley’s is located in Paia, Maui, Hawaii; a former sugar-plantation town that serves as the crossroads to the North Shore of Maui.  Known for its large waves and ideal conditions for surfing, windsurfing and kite-boarding, the North Shore of Maui is a water playground. The North Shore is also known for its rainforests, waterfalls and hiking.

Paia maintains its small-town, old Hawaii charm, and is now a bustling destination with restaurants, bars, shopping, coffee and gelato.

At Charley’s you never know who might be sitting next to you. It’s long been a favorite hang-out for surfers, adventurers, writers, hippies, rock stars, artists, business leaders, celebrities, and all types, looking to get away and find the ultimate in Maui hospitality.

Willie Nelson’s Favorite Spot on Maui! See him at work at Charley’s here!

Chad Warrix

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Music flows through the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky just like the many rivers and lakes that run through it. Names like Loretta Lynn, Ricky Skaggs, Patty Loveless, and Keith Whitley all took their first breath of life in the area, and Jackson native Chad Warrix says that music was everywhere he looked growing up – so much that he never thought about it as a career. “I grew up with music all around me,” he recalls. “I was a typical kid. I never really considered music to be something I would pursue the rest of my life as a career. I just knew I loved music from an early age. My mom was a musician, and she loved guitar. Everybody on her side picked an instrument – banjo, mandolin or something. I always grew up with it, and maybe even took it for granted that it was available. I was into riding ATV’s and dirt bikes, or being outside playing basketball and baseball.” As he grew older, Chad says his parents really began to encourage him musically. “My mom and dad encouraged me to take piano lessons early on, and later in life - as I picked up the guitar on my own, I became known as the musician guy around town. I was always in bands, and I was the kid that always had a guitar with me.” Following his parents’ encouragement, Warrix took that guitar and his dreams to Nashville upon graduation from high school to attend Belmont University. “I enjoyed college, and that was my way of giving back to my parents. Nobody in my family had ever had a college degree, and they really wanted that. While I was here in school, I really got the bug for playing. I was playing on Broadway, traveling, and doing music more than I anticipated I would. Ever since then, I’ve been a road dog – playing every place you can imagine from one person on a back porch to arenas and stadiums.” One of those places he performed at proved to be an important part of the Chad Warrix story. “At the end of school, we were playing a little club out in Antioch called the Courtyard Café. I didn’t know it at the time, but one of the acts we saw there were the Warren Brothers. Phil Vassar and the Kinleys played there too. But, I was doing a rock band that had nothing to do with country. We were playing two or three nights a week, and had a pretty good following. At the same time, a buddy of mine that I had known a little bit from back home in Kentucky named David Tolliver decided to move to town. He was known as a singer, and started to come out to see me at the Courtyard. We became fast friends, and he started traveling with us – tuning guitars and driving the van. He wanted to do country music, so I told my manager at the time, ‘You gotta hear this guy do Country.” Warrix’s career was in th


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