Best Summer Night
Hangouts on Tybee
With pristine sand beaches and the bright, shining sun casting its glittering reflection over the great Atlantic Ocean, nothing compares to a beautiful summer day on Tybee Island. Summer is when the island is in its prime. The days are long and filled with adventure – kayaking, fishing, paddleboarding, surfing, seining, you name it. From sun up to sundown, the possibilities are almost endless on Tybee. Between the watersports, the shopping options and the art and culture scenes, there’s never a dull moment. Still, most of the advertised action takes place before the evening settles in. With so much emphasis on the sunny summer days, you might find yourself unsure of the options for nightlife if you’re new to town or just passing by. Good thing you’ve come across this post; there’s plenty of fun to be had for you night owls. Tybee is home to a thriving nightlife scene for people who prefer to skip out on the summer heat and venture out after 9 pm. If the best part of your summer involves an ice-cold cocktail, a crowd of fun-loving people and a friendly game of pool or an emphatic night of karaoke at a spot that’s open well past midnight, then keep reading. Here’s the scoop on the best summer night hangouts on the whole of the island.
Benny’s Tybee Tavern
Laying claim to the coldest beer in the country, Benny’s Tybee Tavern is an iconic island hotspot for good food, great drinks and lively nights. Karaoke enthusiasts, both spectators and performers, Benny’s is the place for you. The Tybee tavern hosts karaoke four nights week, Thursday through Sunday, and the singing – the good, the bad, and the ugly – kicks off promptly at 9 pm. The drunken, warbling patrons on stage are just part of the nightly appeal. Wednesday nights at Benny’s offer another compelling reason to come out. Every hump day, patrons can look forward to an exciting pool tournament. Mix it up with friendly locals over a fun game of pool and a round of ice cold beer. What better way to unwind after a hot summer day?
Tybee Time Sports Bar is the premier spot on the island for flavorful frozen daiquiris with enough kick to keep you going all night long. This beloved dive bar is situated in a strip right on the oceanfront, making it the perfect go-to after busy day at the beach or the prime first stop before a nice night out on the shore. Tybee Time is stocked with ten daiquiri machines offering conventional fruity flavors like banana and mango and more off-the-wall options like the Hurricane Rum Runner. In addition to the daiquiris, they’ve got a full bar, so you aren’t limited to drinks of the frozen variety. Add in friendly staff, 13 TVs broadcasting your favorite sports and the relaxed beach bar vibe and you’ve got a pretty sweet spot to hang out at after sundown.
Huc-A-Poo’s Bites and Booze
This gritty island bar coyly describes itself as “a place where everyone knows your name but can’t remember it.” Given this tongue-in-cheek sense of humor, it’s duly one of the best places for after-hour fun on the island. You’ll never have an uneventful evening at Huc-A-Poo’s. This hotspot has a flair for kitsch and quirk, hosting everything from ice-cream eating contests to lip sync battles. With a wide variety of entertainment, great libations and some of the best pizza in the Lowcountry, you’re sure to have a night to remember.
The Quarter Sports Bar and Grill
The Quarter Sports Bar and Grill is an unassuming spot for food with bold flavors and nightly fun. Open 7 days-a-week, patrons can swing by and enjoy great drinks and fun locals any night of the year, to include holidays. They’ve got pool tables, dart boards and every game you could possibly want to watch, even the obscure ones. The kitchen closes at 2:45 am, so The Quarter is the perfect choice if you prefer a post-midnight meal with your drinks.
Boasting strong drinks and sweet jelly shots, The Sandbar is the late-night hangout for live music. This celebrated venue is an island gem for underground music, a place where unlike genres amalgamate into a whole new sound. You’ll hear things like Celtic Punk and Rock Reggae . . . game-changing, right? Enjoy the best local talent the region has to offer as performances and open mics are almost nightly occurrences. Aside from the live entertainment, The Sandbar has everything you could want in a nighttime hangout: stellar drinks, welcoming staff, fun games and a great crowd.
This is just a sample of the many great bars on Tybee Island. We hope you will give them all a try!
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About the Author:
Chantel Baul is a Savannah native with a knack for writing and an ever-growing curiosity. She received her BA in English and Professional Communications from Armstrong State University, and when she’s not writing she’s serving the country as a US Army Reserve Officer. She’s an NPR nerd/foodie with a deep passion for all things travel, sustainable living and fun.