On Hilton Head Island, sunny days and pristine beaches are the norm! However, even in paradise, sometimes all you want to do is kick back, relax, and catch your favorite sports games. Fortunately, Hilton Head Island has some fantastic restaurants and bars catering to sports enthusiasts, ensuring you never miss a moment of the action.

Of course, you can stay in at your Beachside Hilton Head vacation rental, pick up some snacks and appetizers, and watch the game from the comfort of the couch. Or, you can head out and cheer on your favorite team while savoring delicious food and drinks with other fans at one of these sports bars. Here are some of the best sports bars and restaurants to enjoy delicious food, refreshing drinks, and the thrill of live sports on TV:

The Black Marlin Bayside Grill

Address: 86 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Phone: (843) 785-4950

Experience waterfront dining like never before at Palmetto Bay Marina while you indulge in unique concoctions from our outdoor Hurricane bar. The Black Marlin Bayside Grill menu goes beyond the ordinary, offering distinctive dishes. And while you’re enjoying your feast, you can cheer your team on with the game playing in the background! The sports bar guarantees to raise the bar for your game day experience, believing it’s the “premier sports bar” on the island.

Top Dawg Tavern

Address: 13 Harbourside Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Phone: (843) 785-5600

Top Dawg Tavern offers a relaxed dining atmosphere that perfectly encapsulates the charm of the Lowcountry on Hilton Head Island. The restaurant has many TVs and a massive projection screen for major events. And with a game always on their TVs, you can cheer for your team in style or simply unwind at the full bar with your friends. While Top Dawg Tavern is the go-to destination for watching the Georgia Bulldogs, they warmly welcome fans of all teams.

Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers & Pizza

Address: 7 Trent Jones Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Phone: (866) 420-4478

Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers & Pizza provides a laid-back dining spot suitable for families, golf enthusiasts, and residents and tourists of Hilton Head Island. Enjoy their extensive outdoor seating area, offering panoramic views of the Jones course! It’s an ideal location for sports fans to watch their favorite events throughout the year. Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Big Jim’s menu features Southern staples that’ll tantalize your taste buds while your favorite teams take the field.

Reilley’s Grill & Bar

Address: 7D Greenwood Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Phone: (843) 842-4414

Football at Reilley’s Grill & Bar is always in full swing on Saturdays and Sundays. Fans gather at the bar and high-top tables, chowing down on classic pub grub while watching the big-screen TVs! Reilley’s Grill & Bar is near the main gate of Sea Pines, making it a widely recognized sports bar ideal for college and pro game viewing. And even amidst the bustling crowd, the staff guarantees exceptional and prompt service at this sports bar. What else can you ask for?

Hinchey’s Chicago Bar & Grill

Address: 70 Pope Ave. Suite H, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Phone: (843) 686-5959

Since 1996, Hinchey’s Chicago Bar & Grill has become a beloved establishment among Hilton Head locals and visitors. They offer a homely environment that makes everyone feel welcome. You can celebrate family dining at its finest with its all-encompassing American menu, comfortable ambiance, and strategic location. And the best part? You can savor an incredible meal and sip on a refreshing drink while catching a game on one of their 25 satellite TVs!


Address: 2000 Main St, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Phone: (843) 682-2444

Mangiamo’s is renowned for its mastery in crafting delicious pizzas, pasta, wings, and homemade sauces. Mangiamo serves as your second home for The Ohio State Buckeyes events. For Ohio State Football Games starting at noon, they open two hours ahead of kick-off. For games scheduled at night, they continue serving food until half-time, and the bar wraps up immediately after the match.

Street Meet American Tavern

Address: Port Royal Plaza, 95 Mathews Dr., Suite #D11, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Phone: (843) 842-2570

Street Meet, a local gem, is an American tavern in Bluffton and Hilton Head. If you’re searching for a home-away-from-home dining experience, feel free to drop by for a leisurely lunch, a hearty dinner, or a late-night meal! It’s also a popular gathering spot for locals and a perfect place for sports enthusiasts. Street Meet hosts events like March Madness and NFL games, proudly being the official venue for Browns Backers. You’ll also find people gathering here after high school sports games!

Skull Creek Boathouse

Address: 397 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Phone: (843) 681-3663

Skull Creek Boathouse combines breathtaking waterfront views with a fantastic sports-watching atmosphere. This Hilton Head restaurant is known for its seafood offerings and Southern-inspired dishes, making it an excellent choice for foodies and sports fans alike. The bar area is well-equipped with TVs, so you can enjoy your favorite game while sipping on a refreshing cocktail or craft beer. Try their seafood platters or low-country boils for an authentic taste of Hilton Head cuisine!

Get Ready for Gameday Dining!

While Hilton Head Island offers plenty of outdoor activities and scenic beauty, it’s also a great place to enjoy sports and delicious food. These sports bars and restaurants are the best spots to catch the game, whether you’re a die-hard sports fan or just looking for a good time!

We won’t blame you if you’d rather stay in at your Beachside Hilton Head vacation rental, though. Our properties have flat-screen HDTVs, high-speed internet connection, and other amenities to complete your game day experience. Order takeout from one of these local restaurants, and then curl up on the couch. There’s no better way to spend a Saturday afternoon!