It’s midnight on Hilton Head Island, a place where even most grocery stores close by 10 p.m.?
Even though most bars and restaurants have started winding down for the night, the island still has many late-night offerings.
Check out this list for ways to extend an evening out with friends.
After midnight food options
• Remy’s, 81 Pope Ave.: Over the past year, this island institution has evolved into a popular late-night spot. Remy’s boasts live music many nights, theme parties and now a place for night owls to grab some grub between midnight and 6 a.m. The menu includes bar favorites like wings and burgers, but also full breakfasts. ?
• Brick Oven Café, 33 Office Park Road: A dark, sophisticated place to end the night. Tapas-like appetizers served until midnight, and wood-fired pizzas until 1 a.m. Order a glass of wine and enjoy the conversation at this Park Plaza bistro.?
• Street Meet, 95 Mathews Drive: The closest thing we have to a sidewalk chef. This unique pub in Port Royal Plaza serves food until 1 a.m. The menu includes regional styles of hot dogs, sandwiches and appetizers patterned after street vendors in major cities. Try the slider skewer and wash it down with a frosty chalice of Pabst Blue Ribbon.
• Big Bamboo, 1 North Forest Beach: This Coligny Plaza bar that’s part tree house, part tropical, World War II-era officer’s club serves a late-night appetizer menu until 1 a.m. We recommend the grouper fingers.?
• Hilton Head Diner, 6 Marina Side Drive: This 24-hour diner is the old standby, and is perfect for groups who can’t decide between ordering breakfast or dinner. The menu is extensive and the portions generous, but service is sometimes slow.
Just a nightcap, please
The days of bars staying open until the sun rises are over: Hilton Head instituted a 3 a.m. last call in early 2009.
With that said, many island watering holes stay open until at least 2 a.m., some later depending on the crowd.?Consider these options for a round of cocktails:
• Palmetto Bay Marina, 86 Helmsman Way: With our heat and humidity, late-night sometimes is the most comfortable time to step outside. If the weather’s nice, consider heading to the marina’s Hurricane Bar, an outdoor oasis. ?
• Hilton Head Plaza, 5 Greenwood Drive: Our bar district. Dubbed the “Barmuda Triangle” by locals, the four bars here share a central courtyard, but each has a different atmosphere inside, from the singles scene at The Lodge to hip-hop at the Brew Pub. Reilley’s is your friendly neighborhood bar. One Hot Mama’s is a good place to cut the rug.?
• Prana International, 130 Arrow Road: Even laid-back Hilton Head has a metropolitan dance club. Expect loud music, crazy lights, stylish furniture and a youngish crowd.
Places serving food until midnight, drinks even later
• Alligator Grille, 33 Office Park Road (Park Plaza)
• Aqua Grille & Lounge, 10 North Forest Beach Drive
• Casey’s Sports Bar & Grille, 37 New Orleans Road
• Hinchey’s Chicago Bar & Grill, 2 North Forest Beach Drive (Beach Market)
• Wise Guys Lounge, 1303 Main St.?