Best Nightlife

Out of all the clubs and bars in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Hilton Head nightlife on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Hilton Head Best Nightlife list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

Two Eleven Park Wine Bar and Bistro


Contemporary decor and a huge wine list attract patrons to this upscale bar. Folks who come for dinner are also in luck; the popular dinner menu offers crowd-pleasing pizzas, steak and seafood. Try the cornmeal dusted catfish with spicy corn...  Read More

San Miguel's Mexican on the Marina
Photo courtesy of San Miguel's


At this fun Mexican restaurant, patrons may enjoy live entertainment and a view of the water from the outdoor bar. San Miguel's is famous for their margaritas, best with an order of guacamole or chili con queso. The sirloin chimichanga, chili...  Read More

Forest Beach
Big Bamboo Café


A tropical and casual atmosphere serves as the backdrop for this American café patterned after an imaginary World War II bar on a Pacific island. Nothing fancy here, just really good food. Some favorites include black bean burgers, BBQ ribs and...  Read More

Aunt Chiladas Easy Street Cafe


Irresistible drink and appetizer specials are the main attraction at this happy hour spot, where sports fans get hooked on the 18 flat screens. The bar boasts a sound selection of bottled domestics and imports, tasty frozen drinks and a giant...  Read More

Frankie Bones


Sophisticated and appealing, this Sinatra-themed restaurant and lounge offers a change of venue from the island's many seafood bars. The extensive menu offers Italian-inspired fare, from "The Godfather" sandwich (ham, salami, provolone,...  Read More



Hilton Head's premier club, Stages hosts national live acts such as David Allen Coe, Bad Company, Saliva, Red Jumpsuit Apperatus, and Buckcherry. Fun atmosphere complete with colorful metal streamers and a disco ball dangling from the ceiling.

The Lodge


Sophisticated cigar and martini bar that boasts two stone fireplaces, an antlered chandelier, a walk-in humidor and some of the best martinis on the Island. Also has four billiard tables, darts and shuffle boards.

The Jazz Corner


In a sophisticated environment that is both elegant and intimate, the Jazz Corner presents a range of regional and national jazz acts focusing on the smooth sounds of the '50's and '60's. Full dinner menu served 6pm-10pm on Tuesday through Sunday.

Salty Dog Cafe


This Island institution is one of those places you have to visit even if it is only to buy a t-shirt. Laid-back, fun atmosphere on the waterfront. Serves food and your favorite drinks inside or outside on the deck.



Filled with golf-related decor, this British-style pub in the Lowcountry caters to the fans who frequent the spot after leaving the green. Patrons dig into sandwiches, burgers, fish and chips, and shepherd's pie. They also get to enjoy a wide...  Read More