Kapua Kava Bar Gift Cards

Tis the Season to Share the Bula! A Kapua Kava Bar gift card is the ideal gift for your loved one or bestie who loves the kava bar lifestyle, and what better place than Southwest Florida’s first and most authentic kava bar.

Your kava-tender can help you choose between a digital or hard copy gift certificate to leave under the tree. Our gift cards can be made for any dollar amount and can be redeemed for anything purchased at Kapua Kava Bar.


Kava, Anxiety and PTSD

Kava, also called “kava-kava,” is an herbal substance that comes from the root of Piper methysticum – a plant native to the western Pacific Islands. The name kava comes from the Polynesian word “awa” and literally means “intoxicating pepper.” The substance has been used by native islanders for centuries as both a medicinal treatment and a part of religious ceremonies due to its sedative, euphoriant, and psychotropic properties. Typically consumed as a beverage, kava is considered to be non-alcoholic but psychoactive. As people have become increasingly interested in the concept of natural and herbal remedies to treat various diseases and ailments in today’s society, kava bars have become more popular and well-known. Especially in South West Florida since the opening of Kapua Kava Bar in 2017.

The main use of kava is to help with anxiety. In fact, kava has become an increasingly popular natural alternative to benzodiazepines such as Xanax and Ativan. Despite the therapeutic effects of prescription “benzos,” the drugs have the potential to cause a lot of negative side effects that people don’t want to experience. Taking benzodiazepines can leave people feeling tired, weak, confused, and nauseous. The drugs can also cause debilitating mood and psychological side effects, including depression, irritability, and hostility. Research on the usefulness of kava has shown that it is possibly effective at helping with the symptoms of anxiety and anxiety disorder, and this is believed to be because of the similar way that it affects the brain as anti-anxiety drugs.

People that regularly consume kava say that the herb induces a calming sensation similar to alcohol and benzodiazepines; however, unlike that of alcohol, they are able to remain “clear-headed” while using kava. Most people experience a kind of euphoria when drinking kava and increased levels of relaxation. Kava essentially acts as a central nervous system depressant as it impacts the receptors of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and stimulates dopamine in the brain.

Many of these effects also lend themselves to sociability. Kava can be a very social drink and kava bars provide a safe social outlet for many people who prefer to avoid the traditional “Booze Bar” scene. Kava bars like Kapua are generally warm, down to earth and welcoming to all walks of life. For people suffering from the effects of anxiety and PTSD, kava and the calming atmosphere of the kava bar can be the perfect space to unwind, socialize and relax.

Many kava strains produce a relaxing effect in the body that can be effective for chronic pain. Kava has been used in the Pacific Islands as a traditional analgesic for thousands of years. Kava has been shown to relieve muscle spasms and soreness, making it a potential replacement for muscle relaxants. Many military veterans and athletes have found kava to be a much safer alternative to the pharmaceuticals often prescribed by doctors.

Introducing the SIREN

Introducing the newest masterpiece to our canon of kava elixirs; The Siren! According to the legend of Odysseus, the Sirens resided on a small island and would sing whenever ships sailed near. So beautiful and captivating was their song that the sailors who heard it were drawn toward the jagged rocks surrounding the island where they met their demise. Ours is not so treacherous.

What makes the Siren so special? It’s a careful blend of Kava, Fresh Coconut Creme, Tropical Juices and Malaysian extract will entice you to the shore again and again, On the rocks or straight up you’ll certainly feel it.
The next time you visit Kapua Kava Bar in Fort Myers, be sure to tell your kava tender, I Need a Siren! You will not be disappointed.


Phase 1 Opening Kapua Kava Bar

As we move into Full phase one in Florida, (I don’t recall being told we were in half phase 1, but government whatever) Restaurants are now allowed to open to 50% capacity, but still must maintain 6 feet between customers. This means we are still not able to open bar seating, but we have re-arranged the room to easily accommodate everyone with ample distance between them.

We ask that all of our guests show the courtesy of allowing 6 feet of space between them and other guests so that everyone can feel safe and enjoy the space together.

We have also upgraded our outdoor seating with large sunbrellas.  We are asking that our outside tables be used by paying Kapua guests only as per our 1 drink minimum policy. We can not have unnecessary loitering, our staff has authority to ask anyone not abiding to leave.

We are checking all employee temperatures each day prior  to starting their shift.  So far everyone has tested well below the 100.4 standard of concern.

We have also brought back our entire menu of delicious drinks and treats for you all to enjoy.  Our hours have expanded and will continue to do so as regulations and customer confidence dictates.
(Full) Phase One Hours 

Monday – Sunday
Noon – 8:00 p.m.


COVID-19 Kapua Operating Information 4-2-20

Kapua Kava Bar is working extremely hard to adapt to the ever changing public policies surrounding Corona Virus (COVID-19).

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our staff and customers, while conducting business in the most efficient manner possible.

As of March 2, 2020 Kapua Kava Bar will be in compliance with Governor Desantis most recent executive order regarding restaurant operations for as long as the “Safer at Home” order stays in effect.

Kapua Kava Bar will be providing Carry-Out Service of most menu items. We are encouraging our customers to take advantage of the convenience and savings of our 32oz. growlers.

We are limiting ONE customer at a time inside of the bar. We ask that all others wait outside out front or in their cars and give a minimum of SIX FEET of distance between people. As most of you know each other, please help us maintain order while waiting and keep things moving in an orderly fashion.

Inside the store we ask that you place your order from the signage “ORDER FROM HERE”  and only approach the bar after your order is completed and the bartender calls you over. Please be sure to “Check In” to the Clover App while waiting or prior to entering. Once the bartender calls you over please have your card or cash ready. Insert your card into the pin pad or your cash onto the tray.  

We want to be able to service as many of our guests as possible while limiting the trips they make to Kapua. We feel that limiting the hours will help consolidate your trips and limit travel during this time where we are being strongly encouraged to “Stay at Home”.

We know that this is hard for everyone and quite frankly we are making it up as we go along due to the lack of clear guidance from our State and Local Officials. Please bear with us as we adapt to the current and inevitable future changes. We are here to serve you and we feel very strongly that as long as Alcohol and Liquor Stores are deemed “Essential” that Kava and Kratom are also Essential.

As we have decided to close Cirrus Smoke Shop during this period we will be transferring a lot of our Kratom and CBD inventory over to Kapua. This will make it possible for our regular customers to maintain a semblance of normalcy and the ability to get the supplies they need.

Our hours of operation are currently (Subject to Change) :

Monday – Saturday (Closed Sunday)
Noon – 5:00 P.M.
Phase One 4-40-20
NEW HOURS Noon – 8:00 PM Mon. – Sun

“Where Local Music Comes to Play”

Kapua Kava Bar is just over a year old and has throughout its young life been a labor of love. Our vision was to give South West Florida their first very own Kava Bar and in doing so create a warm, communal space where all walks of life could enjoy solitude, companionship and fun without the hindrances of the stress and drama of daily life or the usual toxic bar scene. We are proud to say that we feel that we have been successful on all of those fronts.

Our original vision also included music. Not your run of the mill basic bar band music, but a place where exciting new artists could emerge and explore their creativity in a fun and friendly environment. This next phase of our evolution is currently underway and is being warmly embraced by the local music community.

First, we decided to take the old, stale open mic and breathe new life into the concept by taking a more “organic”  approach to the types of performers we wanted to see and hear. This is now known at Kapua Kava Bar as our “Home Grown” Artist Showcase. Each Home Grown Showcase starts out by featuring a unique artist, performance style, genre  or specific group of artists and opens up into an open mic / jam for all who wish to perform whatever material they want afterward.  We have featured song writers from “Hope by Song”, Local female artists, Duos, poets and Hip Hop. All of these artists bring their own original music and performance to our stage for all to enjoy.

Announcing the Kapua “Roots” Showcase. This next phase was to provide a stage for original artists and an opportunity for a more in-depth showcase of their music while giving the audience a great variety of different genres and styles. We wanted to have three different acts fill an evening by performing one set each filled primarily with original music, but with the freedom to add their own style to covers. This will be a monthly show, the first Kapua “Roots” Showcase will be on September 15th 2018 and feature local artists; Markie Dyann, Katie & Kyle and Ultrasuede featuring brothers Steve and Michael Mangione.

Kapua Kava Bar has also begun booking top rated local talent for full gigs. These artists will also be playing original music as well as covering the songs we all know and love. Look for acts like “Acoustic Soul” and Kyle Anne Duggan coming up on the Kapua stage soon.

We want to personally thank everyone who has been so supportive of the musicians and performers we have brought to our stage. We are committed to not only honoring the roots of our home grown original artists, but to providing exceptional entertainment for our guests. If you would like to learn more about performing at Kapua Kava Bar, please direct message us on Facebook or email us at Info@KapuaKavaBar.com

For more information on our upcoming events please visit our Events page or join us on Facebook for up date information about the shows and artists you care about.

New Kratom Cold Brew Teas

At Kapua Kava Bar we are constantly working to improve our menu and offer new and interesting herbals in the most flavorful way possible.

For the past few months we have been perfecting our “Cold Brew Kratom Tea” process. This has brought about the development of cold brew teas that highlight all three very unique strains of kratom.

The first cold brew kratom tea we came up with is affectionately known as “Berry” White” We blended a Superior quality  Hulu Kapuas White Vein and infused it with Blueberries, Apple, Hibiscus Flower and Rose Hip for a deliciously effective mood enhancer with stimulated focus and energy.

Our Blood Orange Green takes a  fantastic Borneo Green Vein Kratom  that is Infused with Blood Orange, Hibiscus Flower and Rose Hips. This green tea offers a relaxed and uplifting mood enhancement.

Finally we perfected our Strawberry Red. The perfect combination of Borneo Red Vein Kratom infused with Strawberries, Raspberry Leaves, Apple, Hibiscus and Rose Hips. Well known for its pain management properties, this red vein tea provides and calm, relaxed sense of well being.

Whichever strain you choose, expect a never before experienced enhanced flavor profile that will have you rethink kratom teas forever.

Cheap Kratom; Is It Worth the Risk?

Only a few short years ago, only a small segment of the population was aware of kratom and it was only sold in a handful of stores and online retailers. Word  of mouth and media attention, (driven largely by the DEA’s attempt to make it a Schedule 1 Drug in 2016) have raised awareness of this amazing plant and have brought it to attention of hundreds of thousands of Americans, many who regularly use kratom for things like pain management, anxiety, energy, focus and as an aid to help them quit and withdraw from opiates.

Along with Kratom’s rise in popularity the availability of kratom has also become more wide spread.  Kratom companies have grown from a just a handful into the thousands in just the past few years. Consumers now have a dizzying amount of kratom suppliers to choose from. Since the competition has grown, kratom suppliers have begun to come up with creative colorful packaging to catch the consumers attention and have cut prices to remain competitive.

This wide availability and lower costs could seem like a huge win for kratom users, but without looking more closely at from where and from whom you buy your kratom you could be putting your own health at risk.

For starters; let’s look at packaging. The kratom community at large as well as the American Kratom Association have taken a strong position against kratom companies that resort to bright colorful child like packaging as well as product names that are designed to create a spectacular, over the top brand. These companies are being watched carefully and are under constant scrutiny because they pose a large threat to the legitimacy of kratom as a plant with medicinal value.

As for cost, the price of kratom varies from brand to brand and there are certainly “cheap” ways to buy kratom compared to some of the larger more established kratom suppliers, but what are you giving up by buying from the cheaper supplier? The most common way to keep the price of kratom low is by skipping over the “Testing Process”. Let’s not forget, kratom comes from a third world country. The sanitary conditions there are not regulated and they do not test kratom for export. It is solely on the shoulders of the American “Importer” to make sure that the kratom they are distributing is free of toxins, metals, insects, ecoli, etc.

The best kratom is kratom that is tested and packaged in a sterile lab environment. Many online kratom sellers simply import the kratom to their home or warehouse, weigh and bag it there. Some don’t even bother with labels.  Of course it’s cheaper, but is it really something that you want to put into your body? We must also look at which companies are doing their part to help keep kratom legal. (This applies to smoke shops and convenience stores as well) If they are selling their kratom so cheaply that they are most likely NOT testing it, are they also neglecting to donate monies to the American Kratom Association? This organization is almost single handedly responsible for fighting back against the DEA, local and state governments and keeping kratom for the most part legal throughout the country.

We have been a part of the kratom community for going on seven years and have been able to closely examine suppliers and their methods of production and packaging. We take our kratom seriously, because we want our customers to be assured that they are getting the very best kratom that is available. Our kratom suppliers regularly visit their kratom farms and monitor the quality of the leaves and make sure that the “Strain” of kratom they are selling is accurate.

Here are some things that you can do to insure you are getting the very best and most pure kratom available.

Ask your Kratom supplier:
What are your companies purity standards and how do you insure them?
How do you ensure that your strains and origins are accurate?
What measures do you take to support the fight to keep kratom legal and which kratom support groups do you regularly donate funds to?

We hope that you find this information helpful. Our wish is that all who use kratom only use the best and most safe products available. Stop by Kapua Kava Bar or Cirrus Smoke Shop to learn more. If you have more kratom questions, we have the answers.


Our First Month…

We want to thank everyone who has joined us for our first month as Fort Myers first Kava Bar. After seeing the popularity of kava throughout Florida in areas like St. Petersberg, Tampa and entire East Coast we knew that it was due time that South West Florida had an opportunity to have their very own kava bar.

We also knew that for many there would be a learning curve, since Kava is still not a mainstream drink. We were excited about being the first in the area to explain the benefits and relaxing effects that kava possesses while offering a fun and relaxing lounge to enjoy it in.

We have traveled to many kava bars throughout the state and found some we liked, some we loved and some, well not so much. We wanted to integrate the things we loved, while injecting our own personality into Kapua Kava Bar so that it would be  familiar to regular kava bar customers, but also unique.

After one full month in business we could not be more thrilled with the overall response that we have received. We have had so many kava lovers come in and tell us that they are so happy to finally have a kava bar they can call their own as well as many who did not know much about kava, but are now huge fans.

We have many plans for Kapua Kava Bar and intend to do everything we can to make it a unique destination and alternative to the average Fort Myers scene. There will be all kinds of fun events that will take advantage of the spacious parking lot at night and a continuous evolution of menu offerings.

Once again, we want to thank you all for the warm welcome and promise to continue to serve the very best kava and kratom available.


Rob & Rhonda Fontano



Grand Opening

Kapua Kava Bar is Now Open! Come celebrate the 2017 “July Fourth Weekend” at our bar or in our comfortable lounge while enjoying a shell of Kava, a mug of potent Kratom Tea or any of our tasty botanical elixirs.

This weekend your first shell or kratom tea is 50% Off!

Kapua Kava Bar is located at 12951 Metro Pkwy Ste 15 Fort Myers, Florida, Just North of Daniels Pkwy.