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!

Strange Ideas

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It kicked off in the summer of 2013 like a rabid wildebeest: Primitive folk singer-songwriter Matthew Hable (center) launched his latest musical vision, Strange Ideas, and hasn’t looked back. Later that year, Hable enlisted Eliot Curtis (left) on bass guitar and Fred Jennings on drums, quickly establishing themselves as core members of Strange Ideas.
The Monterey native cites his influences in legit, record store-geek fashion: “psych folk (Kurt Vile, Syd Barrett), garage rock (The Velvet Underground, The Kinks, Thee Oh Sees), oldies soul (Otis Redding, Bill Withers, Fats Domino) and some traditional country influences (The Carter Family, Hank Williams).”
For its first live performance on Jan. 25, 2014, at Pierce Ranch Vineyards in Monterey, Strange Ideas opened for Jake Bellows (Saddle Creek Records). The show sold out. The buzz was on. Since then, the trio has performed regularly throughout the Bay Area and Central Coast, including The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, supporting Sparrows Gate (Rat Palace Records), and The Starry Plough in Berkeley with The Tomb Weavers (Burger Records). Additionally, Strange Ideas has toured the Pacific Northwest and performed on two radio programs: KWVA in Tacoma, WA and KRML in Carmel, CA.
In the summer of 2015, Strange Ideas began recording their first album at El Studio in San Francisco, which is owned and operated by Phil Manley (of Trans Am, formerly of The Fucking Champs; produced The Fresh & Onlys, Sleepy Sun, Howlin' Rain, etc.). Expect their debut EP to be released on 10" vinyl later this year, followed by their first SXSW tour in 2016.


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