Our Story: Embracing Tradition, Inspiring Wellness in Sheridan, Wyoming

Local Nakamal - Wyomings first Kava bar

Welcome to the captivating tale of Local Nakamal, a place where tradition, wellness, and the vibrant spirit of Sheridan, Wyoming converge to create an extraordinary experience. Our journey began with a dream—to bring the South Pacific's Nakamal culture to the heart of this picturesque town. As we invite you to explore our story, you'll discover how Local Nakamal became a cherished haven for locals, college students, wellness enthusiasts, and seekers of unique experiences in Sheridan.

The Genesis of Local Nakamal

In the heart of the American West, amidst the rolling hills and serene landscapes of Sheridan, Wyoming, the idea of Local Nakamal was born. Sheridan, known for its small-town charm, was about to embrace a concept unlike any other—a Kava Bar and Nakamal inspired by the traditions of the South Pacific islands.

Sheridan's Oasis of Wellness

Our vision was clear—to introduce the residents of Sheridan Wyoming and its thriving college community to the soothing, wellness-promoting properties of Kava. We envisioned a place where travelers, Wyoming locals and Sheridan College students could gather, unwind, and nourish their bodies and minds in a tranquil, culturally rich environment.

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A Fusion of Cultures and Wellness

Local Nakamal is a fusion of two worlds: the timeless Nakamal culture of the South Pacific and the wellness-driven mindset of Sheridan. Kava, the cornerstone of our offerings, is a traditional South Pacific elixir known for its calming effects and sense of community. Sheridan's wellness community has embraced it as a way to de-stress, socialize, and enhance their overall well-being.

Wellness for Body and Soul

At Local Nakamal, wellness is not just a concept; it's a way of life. We offer an array of wellness experiences, from our Kava drinks and mocktails, which promote relaxation and mental clarity, to our oxygen bar and sound therapy, designed to rejuvenate and elevate your spirits.

A Destination for College Students

For the vibrant college community in Sheridan, Local Nakamal has become a cherished escape. It's a place where students can study, connect with peers, and enjoy a break from the academic hustle. With its inviting atmosphere and wellness-focused offerings, Local Nakamal has become a second home for college students seeking balance and community.

A Cultural Oasis in Sheridan

Local Nakamal is not just a place to enjoy wellness; it's also a cultural oasis. Our decor and ambiance pay homage to the South Pacific, with handcrafted tiki masks, woven mats, and an atmosphere that transports you to distant shores. It's an invitation to experience the rich traditions of Nakamal culture right here in Sheridan.

Sheridan's Gathering Place

As a community-driven establishment, Local Nakamal takes pride in being a gathering place for locals and visitors alike. Whether you're seeking a relaxing evening, a unique cultural experience, or simply a place to unwind, our doors are open to all who wish to join our Nakamal ohana (family).

Your Invitation to Local Nakamal

In the heart of Sheridan, Wyoming, Local Nakamal is more than just a Kava Bar; it's a sanctuary of wellness, a cultural gem, and a testament to the spirit of unity that binds our community. Whether you're a local resident, a college student, a wellness enthusiast, or someone in search of a unique Sheridan experience, we invite you to be a part of our story.

Wyoming Kava Bar Community


Join us at 2047 Coffeen Avenue, Sheridan, WY 82801, and embark on a journey that celebrates tradition, inspires wellness, and welcomes all who seek solace, connection, and the vibrant heartbeat of Local Nakamal.

Welcome to Local Nakamal, where small-town America meets the spirit of the islands in a way that's uniquely us. Forget everything you thought you knew about "Local Dive Bars." Here in Sheridan, Wyoming, we've redefined the local watering hole, and this is our Local Nakamal.

Facts About A Nakamal

Origin of the Name:

The term "Nakamal" is rooted in the Pacific Island culture, particularly in Vanuatu. Traditionally, it's a gathering place for community members to come together, share stories, and enjoy beverages.

The Sheridan Connection:

Our Local Nakamal is a nod to this island tradition while paying homage to our beautiful town. It's a fusion of cultures where you can experience the warmth of small-town hospitality with a tropical twist.

Cultural Significance:

Nakamals play a vital role in island communities, fostering a sense of togetherness and community bonding.

Tropical Influence:

Nakamals often incorporate elements of tropical decor, tiki-inspired aesthetics, and island-themed ambiance.


Many Nakamals serve Kava, a traditional beverage made from the roots of the Kava plant. It's known for its calming and mild euphoric effects.

Mocktails and More:

In addition to Kava, Nakamals often offer a variety of mocktails, herbal teas, and other non-alcoholic beverages to cater to a wide range of preferences.


What is Kava?

Kava is a beverage made from the roots of the Kava plant. It's known for its relaxing effects and is often used for social and ceremonial purposes.

Is Kava Alcoholic?

No, Kava is not alcoholic. It's a non-alcoholic beverage. However, it can have mild sedative properties.

What Are the Effects of Kava?

Kava is known to induce a sense of relaxation, reduce stress and anxiety, and promote sociability. It doesn't impair cognitive function or motor skills.

Is Kava Safe to Consume?

When consumed in moderation, Kava is generally considered safe. However, it's essential to follow recommended dosage guidelines and consult with a healthcare professional if you have any concerns.

Do You Serve Alcohol?

Local Nakamal primarily offers non-alcoholic beverages, including Kava, mocktails, herbal teas, and more. We do not serve alcoholic drinks.

What Is the Dress Code at a Nakamal?

Nakamals typically have a relaxed dress code. Casual attire is the norm, but you're welcome to dress up if you prefer.

Are Children Allowed at a Nakamal?

Some Nakamals may have age restrictions, so it's best to check with the specific Nakamal you plan to visit. Local Nakamal welcomes families during specified hours.

Do You Have Live Entertainment?

Many Nakamals offer live entertainment, including music, dance performances, and themed events. Check our event schedule for upcoming performances.

Can I Reserve a Table for a Special Occasion?

Yes, you can reserve tables for special occasions at Local Nakamal. Contact us in advance to make arrangements.

What Sets Local Nakamal Apart from Other Bars?

Local Nakamal offers a unique blend of island-inspired ambiance, Kava experiences, mocktails, and a welcoming atmosphere that fosters community and relaxation.

Keeping It real

Now, let's address the elephant in the room (or should we say the tiki torch?). We know when you think of a local dive bar, you might picture dimly lit spaces with sticky floors. Well, it's time to throw those stereotypes out the window.

At Local Nakamal:

No Sticky Floors:

Our pristine floors are made for dancing, not sticking. We take cleanliness seriously.

Aloha, Not Attitude:

You won't find surly bartenders here. Our staff greets you with smiles and a warm "Aloha!"

More Than Just Drinks:

Sure, we have your favorite beverages, but we're also your go-to spot for Kava drinks, mocktails, and even an oxygen bar (yes, really).

This is OUR Local Nakamal:

Local Nakamal is not just a place to grab a drink; it's an experience. It's where friends gather, strangers become friends, and good times are had. It's the place where you can escape the daily grind, even if you're miles away from the ocean.

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Our Nakamal

2047 Coffeen Avenue, Sheridan, WY 82801

Wednesday - Sunday

10:00AM - 10:00 PM
Open Late Friday/Saturday.


So, come on down to 2047 Coffeen Avenue, Sheridan, WY 82801, and experience the magic of Local Nakamal for yourself. It's not just a bar; it's a slice of paradise right here in small-town America.