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Mai Kai Kava

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Mai Kai Kava

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Unlocking Relaxation, One Sip at a Time

Are you seeking a haven of tranquility in the heart of Athens, GA? Look no further. Welcome to Mai Kai Kava Lounge, where we blend the ancient traditions of the South Pacific with modern wellness to create a unique sanctuary for relaxation, connection, and well-being.

Explore the World of Kava

At Mai Kai Kava Lounge, we invite you to discover the world of kava, a centuries-old tradition known for its remarkable benefits. Our lounge is not just a place to unwind; it’s a cultural experience where you can:

Savor Kava Drinks: Indulge in our meticulously crafted kava beverages, derived from the sacred kava plant, known for its natural relaxation properties.            Join Our Community: Immerse yourself in a community of like-minded individuals who value mindfulness, social connection, and well-being.                   Enhance Wellness: Explore kava’s potential to reduce stress, anxiety, and promote better sleep naturally.

Our Commitment to Quality

At Mai Kai Kava Lounge, we prioritize quality, authenticity, and your well-being. Our kava is sourced from trusted suppliers, ensuring that every sip is a step towards relaxation and rejuvenation.

Visit Us Today

Whether you’re seeking stress relief, a unique social experience, or simply a cozy corner to unwind, Mai Kai Kava Lounge welcomes you with open arms. Join us at 1035 Baxter Street in Athens GA, and let the soothing allure of kava transport you to a world of tranquility.

Experience the Power of Kava Today

All-Natural, Non-Addictive, Alcohol-Free, Health & Healing

Mai Kai Kava Lounge is the newest go-to place in Athens!

Outside the “bar scene” is a quaint little lounge, just outside downtown, serving alcoholic alternative beverages, providing a safe and nurturing space for the talented individuals living in and near Athens.

In addition to the relaxing, uplifting, mood-enhancing effects of our kava and kratom beverages, Mai Kai offers a variety of board & video games, a free-to-play pool table, live music events, and more.

Not only is Mai Kai a great choice for those not yet old enough for the bar scene, but also for those who struggle with addiction or dependency issues. There is a safe place for those in Athens to express themselves, without fear or judgment, through their arts.

Mai Kai welcomes all arts including comedians, jewelry makers, many different types of musicians, artists, and DJs, as well as meditative, healing arts such as yoga, guided meditation and movement, Reiki, song bowls, and more.

From Open Mic, where all comedians, musicians, and poets display their lyrical talents, and Open Decks, where all DJs of every experience level are encouraged, to First Friday Comedy Night, where an array of talented comedians have the crowd laughing all night, and Live Musician Nights, where many talented performers present a grand show, the events at Mai Kai Kava Lounge are always a great time and should not be missed.

Mai Kai also provides an array of fun, interactive events such as Trivia Nights, Video Games Nights, Bad Movie Night, and more.

Kava Menu

Traditionally brewed kava beverages which produce euphoric and anti-anxiety effects. 

Kratom Menu

All natural tea beverages which increase mood and provide energy and mental clarity. 

Our History

What Is Mai Kai & How Did We Get Here?

Well, Mai Kai Kava Lounge, in Athens, GA, is owned by AJ & Kourtney Ervine. Bringing their experience in business and their love for kava together, they created a chill place where all are welcome. This is their story…  

Living in South Florida, together they owned and operated a professional service business.  

One day, they stumbled upon a kava bar in downtown West Palm Beach, while socializing with some family and friends. The atmosphere and chill vibes combined with the cool people and soothing feelings from the kava drink, whirled together to make a relaxing experience they wouldn’t soon forget.

Kava quickly became a valued staple within their family and became popular at get-togethers. AJ & Kourtney witnessed the use of kava and kratom help to better the lives of members of their family - and found they loved being in the kava bar, enjoying the vibes and connections.

Their professional service business was doing well for 7 years, but they decided for a change of pace in life. This meant selling their business, packing up and moving near the beautiful Georgia mountains to be closer with loved ones and begin a new adventure - kava!

They wanted to bring alive an environment where everyone is welcome – where people can be soothed by friendly connections and the relaxing euphoric feelings of a kava beverage. So, the two set out to provide a positive space so that the people of Athens and surrounding areas could experience the many benefits of not only the kava, but also by feeling a part of a family-like community as their retreat to relax and chill or to focus on studying and schoolwork.  

AJ & Kourtney have heard many stories of how kava and/or kratom have helped so many people with their lives, and they were eager to be a part of that and share it with others.  

Athens, is the third location of Mai Kais, all independently owned by various family members - the first being in Gainesville, FL and the second in Blairsville, GA. 

On August 30, 2021, Mai Kai Kava Lounge, Athens, opened its doors to share the kava culture with all who wander in, like you!

What People Say About US

When visiting Athens, GA, there are plenty of exciting things to do. Here’s a list of the top nine activities in Athens, and make sure to include a visit to Mai Kai Kava Lounge as one of the options for relaxation.
1. Explore the University of Georgia campus: Take a stroll through the beautiful campus, visit the Georgia Museum of Art, or catch a Bulldogs event.
2. Visit the Botanical Garden of Georgia: Enjoy the serene natural beauty, walk through the various themed gardens, and discover the diverse flora.
3. Discover history at the Georgia Museum of Natural History: Explore fascinating exhibits on archaeology, paleontology, and natural history.
4. Explore the Georgia Theatre: Catch a live performance or concert at this historic venue that has hosted renowned musicians.
5. Walk through vibrant Downtown Athens: Experience lively atmosphere, browse local boutiques, enjoy great cuisines, and visit unique art galleries.
6. Take a food tour: Athens is known for its culinary scene. Join a food tour to sample a variety of local dishes and learn about the city’s culture.
7. Enjoy the Athens Farmers Market: If you’re visiting on a Saturday, head to the farmers market to explore local produce and artisanal products.
8. Go hiking at the North Oconee River Greenway: Enjoy a scenic walk along the river, rent a bike, or have a picnic in the park.
9. Visit Mai Kai Kava Lounge: Unwind and relax at this kava lounge, known for its tranquil atmosphere and traditional Polynesian kava drinks. Enjoy the calming effects of kava and take a moment to rejuvenate.
The Mai Kai Kava Bars go beyond just serving quality beverages; they also host a wide range of captivating events that contribute to their vibrant atmosphere. These events cater to different interests and create opportunities for like-minded individuals to connect and form lasting friendships. From live music performances and open mic nights to poetry slams and game nights, the bars are constantly abuzz with exciting activities that bring people together. The events at the Mai Kai Kava Bars not only entertain but also provide a platform for local artists, musicians, and performers to showcase their talents. By supporting the local arts community, these bars foster creativity and contribute to the cultural fabric of the cities they inhabit.
Here are some of the events you can look forward to at Mai Kai:
Open Mic Nights: Enjoy an evening of live performances by local musicians, poets, and spoken word artists. Open Mic Nights are a great opportunity to showcase your talent or simply sit back and appreciate the local arts scene.
Trivia Nights: Test your knowledge and have a blast at Mai Kai’s trivia nights. Gather your friends or join a team to compete in a fun-filled trivia competition while enjoying the relaxing atmosphere.
Live Music Performances: Experience the joy of live music at Mai Kai. From acoustic sets to bands performing various genres, there’s something for everyone. (Check the event schedule to see when your favorite local artists or bands will be performing.)
Wellness Workshops: Mai Kai Kava Lounge also hosts workshops focused on health and wellness. These workshops can include yoga sessions, meditation classes, sound healing sessions, or other wellness-oriented activities.
Theme Nights: Keep an eye out for theme nights at Mai Kai, where the lounge transforms into a themed oasis. Whether it’s a tropical luau, a beach party, or a cultural celebration, these events offer a unique and immersive experience.
Art Exhibitions: Mai Kai occasionally showcases local artwork. Attend these exhibitions to appreciate the talent of Athens’ artists and support the local art community. Remember to check Mai Kai Kava Lounge’s website or social media pages for the most up-to-date information on their events.
Enjoy the events and the relaxing atmosphere at Mai Kai!!

What truly sets the Mai Kai Kava Bars apart is their dedication to building a warm and inclusive community. These establishments have become more than just places to enjoy a kava drink; they have become gathering spots for individuals seeking camaraderie, support, and a sense of belonging. The staff and regular patrons create an inviting and welcoming environment where everyone feels like part of the family. Through events, workshops, and social initiatives, the Mai Kai Kava Bars actively promote a spirit of togetherness and unity. Whether it’s hosting charity drives, organizing wellness seminars, or supporting local causes, these bars continuously strive to make a positive impact on the communities they serve.

One of the defining features of the Mai Kai Kava Bars is that they are a family-owned and operated business.
This aspect lends a personal touch and a sense of genuine care to every aspect of the bars’ operations. The family behind these establishments is deeply passionate about kava and its cultural significance, and their commitment to sharing this passion shines through in every detail. Being family-owned allows the Mai Kai Kava Bars to prioritize quality, community, and customer satisfaction above all else. With a strong sense of pride in their establishment, the owners and their family members are often present, interacting with patrons, and ensuring that every experience is memorable. Their personal involvement fosters a warm and welcoming environment, making visitors feel like part of the extended kava family. In addition, being family-owned and operated means that decisions are made with the long-term well-being of the business and its patrons in mind. The owners are deeply invested in the success and sustainability of the Mai Kai Kava Bars, and this dedication translates into consistently exceptional service, an ever-evolving menu, and a commitment to supporting the local community.
As a family-owned and operated business, the Mai Kai Kava Bars embody a level of passion, care, and dedication that is truly unique. Their commitment to delivering quality products, hosting engaging events, and fostering a close-knit community has solidified their reputation as premier establishments in the kava scene. Whether you’re seeking a rejuvenating kava beverage, an exciting event to attend, or a place where you can connect with like-minded individuals, the Mai Kai Kava Bars offer an unparalleled experience. Step into their doors and you’ll find a vibrant atmosphere, exceptional kava products, and the warmth of a family that truly loves what they do. By combining their commitment to quality, engaging events, community building, and the personal touch of a family-owned business, the Mai Kai Kava Bars have become more than just places to enjoy a beverage – they have become havens where people can relax, connect, and create lasting memories.

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1035 Baxter St, Suite A Athens, GA 30606