When you’re on Hilton Head Island, savoring the sea breeze and enjoying your vacation, there’s no better way to unwind than with a perfectly crafted cocktail in hand. Cocktails in Hilton Head are as varied and vibrant as the culture itself! After getting ready for a night out in your Beachside Hilton Head vacation rental, here are the best places to sip on a few drinks and celebrate your vacation:


Address: 38 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite 121, Shelter Cove Towne Center, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Phone: (843) 341-3838

Named after the ocean deity, Poseidon is a high-end, centrally located hotspot boasting stunning views and a lively night scene. This establishment houses two distinct bars: the Rooftop Bar and the NautiBar. Both offer a wide range of beverages, including Rum Punch, a tantalizing cocktail that harmoniously blends Admiral Nelson’s Coconut Rum and Don Q Gold Rum, adding a tropical twist with apricot liqueur.

Pool Bar Jim’s

Address: 10 N Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Phone: (843) 816-4648

Pool Bar Jim’s embodies laid-back, beachfront enjoyment. As the brainchild of resident Jim Lisenby, this bar has secured its spot as a top-tier destination for sun-soaked fun in Hilton Head’s Coligny Beach area! Each drink on the menu is delightful, but skipping the Lava Flow isn’t suggested. This tropical blend features Bacardi light rum, pineapple juice, bananas, and coconut cream, all topped off with fresh berries.

The Salty Dog Café

Address: 32 S Sea Pines Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Phone: (843) 671-2233

The Salty Dog Café presents indoor and outdoor waterfront dining where you can enjoy live music against the backdrop of a picturesque sunset. The restaurant boasts an expansive bar with a beach-themed seating arrangement on its exterior. You might want to try their namesake “salty dog”. It is a blend of grapefruit juice and vodka, served over ice, with a rim garnished with salt.

Tiki Hut

Address: 1 S Forest Beach Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Phone: (843) 785-5126

The Tiki Hut welcomes you to indulge in a quintessential beachfront experience where your toes are in the sand, a chilled beverage rests in your hand, and the rhythmic symphony of live music syncs perfectly with the lapping of ocean waves. Try the crowd favorite “Local’s Jam,” a sublime mix of Wild Turkey bourbon, lemonade, and raspberry puree.

Hurricane Bar – The Black Marlin

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

Phone: (843) 785-4950

The Hurricane Bar is next to the Black Marlin Bayside Grill, with an outdoor circular bar overlooking the scenic Palmetto Bay marina. We recommend their signature Hurricane, a potent mix of Tropical Jack rum, Cruzan 151 rum, amaretto, and fruit juices! You can also step inside for Fat Tuesday Frozen Daiquiris.

Cocktails in Hilton Head? Yes, Please!

As your Hilton Head Island adventure unfolds, explore these fantastic cocktail destinations. And after your evening of libation exploration, come back home to your Beachside Hilton Head vacation rental, where relaxation and comfort await. Our properties are the perfect accompaniment to a night of cool cocktails. So, whenever you’re in the mood for a delightful sip, we say cheers to an unforgettable getaway on Hilton Head Island!