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Rooftop Bars Hilton Head Island

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Rooftop Bar Hilton Head Island
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Hilton Head Island Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

Voted America’s Favorite Island, the beautiful Hilton Head Island in South Carolina is known for its rich history, Atlantic Ocean beaches and golf courses. But, there are also some great Hilton Head Island rooftop bars to enjoy the pleasant climate, some ocean breeze and soothing views, with a drink in hand.

This complete guide will help you find the very best venues for some truly elevated experiences, complete with all info you need about every HHI rooftop bar worth a visit: opening hours, booking links, pictures, maps and much more. Just scroll down and find the Hilton Head Island rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list

5 best rooftop bars in Hilton Head Island

Rooftop bar HHI High Tide Rooftop Bar on Hilton Head Island
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop bar + pool
  • 360° views
  • Sophisticated

Found a short stroll from Coligny Beach Park, the modern Courtyard Hilton Head Island offers one of the best rooftop experiences along the South Carolina coast. Covering all of the top floor, the rooftop includes both a refreshing rooftop pool and the High Tide Rooftop Bar, and comes surrounded with panoramic 360° views over the Atlantic Ocean and the island. While the rooftop pool is exclusive to guests staying at the hotel, the High Tide Rooftop Bar is open daily for all to enjoy local brews, frozen concoctions, specialty cocktails and top shelf spirits. Either under the sun, or by the cosy rooftop fire pits.

Rooftop bar HHI Ocean Lounge at Sea Pines Beach Club on Hilton Head Island

Ocean Lounge at Sea Pines Beach Club

$$$$ | 2nd floor | Sea Pines
  • Highlights
  • Extensive bourbon selection
  • Ocean views
  • Stylish

The Sea Pines Resort is a 5,000-acre oceanfront retreat, including stylish accommodations, world-famous golf courses, activities and several dining options. One of them is an elevated rooftop space, called the Ocean Lounge. Set on the second floor of the Sea Pines Beach Club, here you get amazing views over the Atlantic Ocean. The rooftop bar and restaurant serves a full dinner menu from the upscale dining destination Coast one floor below, as well as specialty cocktails, an extensive selection of bourbons and wine, and a fine collection of spirits.

Rooftop bar HHI Rooftop Bar at Poseidon on Hilton Head Island

Rooftop Bar at Poseidon

$$$ | 2nd floor | Shelter Cove Town Centre
  • Highlights
  • Vibrant nights
  • Sunset views
  • Entertainment

Located in the middle of Hilton Head Island and in the heart of Shelter Cove Towne Centre, Poseidon offers dining, shopping and entertainment, all under one roof. Coastal dining is available inside and outside downstairs every day, and when the sun starts to set, it's time to hit the rooftop bar, HHI's premier entertainment and celebration destination. Overlooking Broad Creek, here you can enjoy coktails inspired by flavors from coastal adventures during sunset, along with fun-filled and vibrant nights where Dueling Pianos, Coastal Country line-dancing, music performances and much more is part of the entertainment.

Rooftop bar HHI Santa Fe Cafe on Hilton Head Island

Santa Fe Cafe

$$$ | 2nd floor | William Hilton Pkwy
  • Highlights
  • New Mexico look
  • Southwestern cuisine
  • Charming rooftop cantina

With a refined and charming New Mexico look, Santa Fe Café is the only place on Hilton Head Island where you find authentic Southwestern cuisine. Best of all, you can dine under the sun, or under the stars, at the open-air and climate controlled rooftop cantina. The restaurant offers innovative Southwestern cuisine and popular Mexican dishes, as well as refreshing (and spicy) Margaritas, local and imported brews, tequilas, and a nice selection of wines. Aim for a spot at the rooftop cantina's kiva fireplace for an extra romantic experience.

Rooftop bar HHI Captain Woody's Bar & Grill on Hilton Head Island

Captain Woody's Bar & Grill

$$$ | 2nd floor | Bluffton
  • Highlights
  • Casual
  • Rustic
  • Daily happy hour

Captain Woody's is a fun and casual bar and seafood restaurant, with plenty of options for land lovers as well. Found in both Hilton Head and Bluffton, mixing indoor and alfresco spaces at both venues, it is Captain Woody's in Bluffton that offers a rooftop bar experience. The charming and rustic rooftop patio offers nice views over the trendy Promenade restaurant and bar district, and here you can enjoy a full lunch and dinner menu including everything from great seafood and salads to steaks and burgers, happy hour daily, live music seasonally, and of course, ice cold beer always.

Rikard Fredricson
Rikard Fredricson

Rikard has spent the last 10 years exploring, enjoying, researching and working with rooftop venues. During these years he has visited more than 700 rooftops across the globe. The experience he has gained is used to create helpful, in-depth and accessible content, and to share his knowledge and rooftop expertise with fellow rooftop-lovers.

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Rooftop bar Hilton Head Island

Rooftop-grade: 5/10

Prime season: April-Oct

Which is the best rooftop bar Hilton Head Island? This complete guide will help you find the all the top rooftop bars Hilton Head Island has to offer. Not a place for impressive skyscrapers and skyline views, but rather comfy terraces and soothing ocean vistas.

Hilton Head Island has a rather pleasant climate year round, and even though the winters can be a bit chilly, they are relatively mild, and the Hilton Head Island rooftops can stay open year-round.

About Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island is a Lowcountry resort town and barrier island in Beaufort County, South Carolina. Known for its rich history, Atlantic Ocean beaches and golf courses, it has been voted America’s Favorite Island, and it is a popular tourist destination.