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Press and Media: Celebrating Local Nakamal's Story in Sheridan

Local Nakamal Owner - Top 20 Business Owners Under 40 , Dalton Goodyear

In the heart of Sheridan, Wyoming, Local Nakamal's story has been a captivating journey of culture, wellness, and community. We're delighted to share with you the echoes of our narrative as it has been beautifully captured in an article by The Sheridan Press.

Dalton Goodyear: A Serial Entrepreneur

The article titled "Dalton Goodyear: A Serial Entrepreneur" sheds light on the visionary behind Local Nakamal, Dalton Goodyear. It delves into the story of how Local Nakamal came to be—a dream nurtured by tradition and ignited by innovation.

In the article, you'll discover the genesis of Local Nakamal, a fusion of Nakamal culture from the South Pacific islands and the vibrant spirit of Sheridan, Wyoming. It beautifully portrays how Local Nakamal has become a cultural oasis, wellness haven, and gathering place for locals, college students, and wellness enthusiasts.

Local Nakamal - Sheridan Wyoming Ribbon Cutting

A Beacon of Tradition and Wellness

Local Nakamal's commitment to preserving tradition while embracing wellness shines through in the article. It highlights our dedication to offering wellness experiences that nourish both body and soul, from our Kava drinks to our oxygen bar and sound therapy.

A Community Hub

As you explore the article, you'll see how Local Nakamal has become a cherished escape for college students, offering a welcoming environment for study and relaxation. It serves as a testament to the warm embrace of our Nakamal ohana.

Join Us on this Journey

We invite you to delve into the article, which captures the essence of Local Nakamal's unique identity and its profound impact on the Sheridan community. Our Press and Media page is a testament to our commitment to sharing our story with the world.

Read the full article by The Sheridan Press here and be a part of our ongoing narrative. We're excited to welcome you to Local Nakamal at 2047 Coffeen Avenue, Sheridan, WY 82801, where our story continues to unfold, and every visit is a chapter in our vibrant tale of tradition, wellness, and community.


Wyoming Kava Bar - Top 20 Under 40 Award - Dalton Goodyear

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.