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"The Bank" - Hilton Head's Premier Beer Garden

Nestled in the heart of Hilton Head, South Carolina, a hidden gem with a storied past awaits your discovery. Allow us to introduce you to "The Bank," Hilton Head's beloved beer garden that not only offers a fantastic selection of craft beers and delicious food but also immerses you in the history of this charming community.

A Glimpse into the Past

"The Bank" derives its name from its fascinating history. This historic building served as a Bank of America. The old vault door, now a centerpiece of the beer garden, is a constant reminder of the site's heritage.


Stepping into "The Bank," your eyes are immediately drawn to the relics from its banking days. It…

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Picture from Facebook:  Old Town Dispensary 

Tucked away in the charming historic district of Bluffton, South Carolina, there's a culinary delight ready to be experienced. If you're all about diving into a mix of history, mouthwatering flavors, and a sense of togetherness, then the Old Town Dispensary is your kind of spot. It's not just a restaurant – it's a slice of Southern comfort, community vibes, and really good food. So, get ready to join me as we explore the magic that is the Old Town Dispensary, where the past meets the present and your taste buds are in for a treat.

A Testament to Time

In the heart of Bluffton's historic district, the Old Town Dispensary stands as a living testament to the town's past and present. The building itself…

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The Lowcountry, especially the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton areas, is known for and justifiably famous for its incredible beaches and world-class golf courses. Below are a few facts to keep you informed as you enjoy your living or visiting experience.

  • Hilton Head Island, the jewel, is five miles wide and twelve miles long, but the Island has more than 100 miles of bicycle trails. Bike riding is a great way to get around and sightsee. 
  • The Lowcountry has fewer than 70,000 year-round residents, but over 3 million visitors per year.
  • Before the Civil War, three dozen plantations in the Lowcountry grew famous Sea Island cotton.
  • Until 1956, the only way to access Hilton Head Island was by boat and resort development began the same year.

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Selling a house isn't merely about bricks and beams. It’s about the memories etched within the walls, the laughter echoed in the halls, and the potential stories waiting to unfold. Capturing these elements in photographs can significantly impact the speed and value of a sale. As the saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” But when selling a house, a picture can also be worth thousands of dollars.

Local real estate photography expert Kate Morrison says, “The first impression is the only impression when it comes to selling a home. Good photos don’t just display a house; they narrate a lifestyle.” With that in mind, let’s explore seven tips every homeowner should consider before photographing their house for a listing:

1. Declutter and…

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Michael Anthony’s Market Cafe, a Great Local Restaurant and One-Stop Culinary Destination

Michael Anthony's on Hilton Head is known for its classic Italian cuisine, featuring dishes such as pasta, seafood, chicken, and veal. The restaurant offers a cozy, intimate atmosphere, and many customers have praised the restaurant for its exceptional service and attention to detail. The Market Cafe at Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana is next to the main restaurant. It really delivers as a one-stop culinary destination. It brings the same great service, food, and quality as its sister restaurant but is a cozier more intimate space across the breezeway. It has more of a relaxed trattoria ambiance highlighted with candles and a pleasingly less expensive…

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Have you ever experienced living in a coastal village? A place where the river estuary carries you through a variety of flora and fauna, leading to the heart of the town where distinct elements of coastal village architecture can be found? All this can be experienced in one of South Carolina’s best lowcountry coastal villages, the town of Bluffton, SC.

Located within the heart of the beautiful Beaufort County, Bluffton, with a population of approximately 32,000 (2021), has a real small town charm and is one of the friendliest places to live in the state. It is consistently rated as one of the top towns in the lowcountry area. Ideally situated between historic Hilton Head and the trendy city of Savannah, Georgia, residents of Bluffton have an…

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Nestled on a high bluff overlooking the May River, Bluffton originally served as a home to native American tribes. They fished, hunted, and gathered oysters in the waters throughout the South Carolina Lowcountry.

The Yemassee Wars

Around 1670, Lord Cardass, leader of the nearby Scottish settlement in Beaufort, invited the Yemassee people to establish settlements in the area. The Yemassee were a multi-ethnic combination of several remnant Indian groups including the Guale LaTama, Apalachee, Coweta and Cusseta Creek, and others. By 1715, the population of the Yemassees had grown to over 1,200 nhabiting ten villages in today’s Bluffton and the surrounding Port Royal Sound area.

Based along the Savannah River, the tribe had developed ties with…

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Around Town

Your dog called and you have plans for Saturday.

If you've ever been to Old Town, then you know that bringing your pup is basically required! This Saturday at Local Pie is no exception. Party with your best friend on the patio and help raise money for the Palmetto Animal League. There will be Happy Hour drinks and food will be available along with pup cups and treats! Campfire Tyler will be providing live music, and on-site donations will be accepted.

Click here for more information.


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Around Town

If you've been around Hilton Head for any length of time, then you know that St. Patrick's Day is a big deal. Festivities are always the Saturday and Sunday before St. Patrick's Day. Saturday morning starts off with a 5k walk/run, Saturday evening is a concert, and Sunday afternoon is the parade. The Saturday concert is a free event and will begin with traditional pipe and drums followed by Boston's Irish rock band, The Fenian Sons. 2nd Annual Irish Concert in the Park
 WHEN: Saturday, March 11  WHERE: Lowcountry Celebration Park on Hilton Head Island   TIME: 4-7PM Stay up to date on all activities here.

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Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina Saturday, February 25th 1:00 - 4:30 PM Samplings from more than 100 food and beverage vendors. Two stages of live entertainment from music to celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and wine, beer and cocktail seminars. Your Saturday Seafood Ticket includes: Saturday Daytime Festival Access Souvenir Wine Glass All Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverage Tastings are included with your ticket $10 Food Credit to be used at any participating Restaurant Participating Restaurants include: Alexander’s Restaurant, Fishcamp on Broad Creek, Miss Katie’s Sweets, Captain Woody’s Seafood Restaurant, Tio’s Latin American Kitchen, The Darling Oyster Bar, Cay Sal Pies, Lawyer’s BBQ & Sweets, Nood, Al’s…

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