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!

Ben Yonda

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Ben Yonda was born and raised on a Christmas tree farm in Upstate NY. He has a tenuous relationship with folk music and has equally embraced, rebelled and reconstructed the form and traditions in his lifelong musical wanderings as a member of the Brooklyn band Proud Simon, the Rochester-based Hue of Two and as frontman of Cricket Spin. In 2010, Yonda packed his bags and moved from Brooklyn to LA and began working on a new solo effort, releasing two EPs, including a split with longtime friend and collaborator Brian Keenan (link: Now performing as a 4-piece band, Yonda and company blend the simple structures of indie folk with the modern punch of warm buzzing synthesizers, frantically strummed guitars and distorted sharp-edged vocals. The visceral songwriting style of a Conor Oberst or Blood on the Tracks Dylan meets the crackly croak of J Mascis and the pop sensibilities of Ray Davies.


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