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The Lodge

The LodgeThe Lodge

Taps: 35 / Bottles: 125
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
98
world-class

32 Ratings
Ratings: 32
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 8.65%
$$ - reasonable


[ Bar, Eatery ]

7B Greenwood Dr
Ste 4
Hilton Head, South Carolina, 29928-4529
United States
phone: (843) 842-8966

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(Place added by: hiltonheadbeer on 02-01-2010)
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Bung

North Carolina

3.54/5  rDev -21.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Place looked interesting. Nice woody atmosphere. Some outside patio seating. Excellent tap list, 36 in total. Far and away the best selection on the island. Full and mini growlers available. A Cigar City offering on tap was the draw for me.

4 oclock opening time even on a Saturday, holiday, bowl game weekend? Fail.
Can't speak to the service from looking through the windows.
Hopefully next time I will be around when they are open.

12-29-2013 02:30:43 | More by Bung
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Frodo

Ireland

4.88/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Quite simply ... fantastic. If you are in the area, do not miss this place.

We were on HHI for a week (Sept '12) and came here for a couple of looseners every night. The beer selection is huge and the quality superb. Plus the taps rotate so there is always something new.

Both the staff and the regulars were really welcoming. If you wanted advice they were on hand and helpful....if you knew what you wanted then they didn't force it on you.

Great job guys...hope to see you next year

PS; For those who been before but not recently the area the bar and surrounding restaurants has had a lot of work done, so the old scuzzy pond out back has been filled in and the whole area is improved.

11-11-2012 11:41:24 | More by Frodo
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$

This is the BEST bar in Hilton Head Island. We didn't try any food here, but do yourselves a favor and hit up Hilton Head brewing Company (about 15 feet away) and get the sweet potato fries. They will rock your world with awesome.

Unrelated notes: the best seafood places on the island are; The Crazy Crab and The Boathouse. If you're looking for a nice dinner with the family, hit up Crazy Crab. If you're a 20 or 30-something on a date, check out Boathouse. Trust me.

Anyway-- I really liked the Lodge. I love the woodwork everywhere. The bar top being a thick slab of wood is a perfect touch. They have pool and shufflepuck in the back-- for free (just ask the bartender!)! I really feel like this place could belong in a ski-resort mountain town as well as here on the island!

But who cares what the place looks like if the beer is good, amiright?!
The Lodge has the BEST selection on the island. No jokes. No bs. If you're looking to have a tasty beer, head here.

As an added note, they also do growler fills!
The prices were a bit higher than some other places, but other places didn't offer virtually ANY of these selections.
A pint of the Westbrook DIPA was $9... A growler fill would have been $22 + $5 for the glass.
My wife had a $6 pint of Fox Barrel pear cider...

Check out their nightly deals though-- I think Tuesday is $2 pint night?! Hell yeah!

09-29-2012 19:53:46 | More by AleWatcher
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DCon

Missouri

4.24/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Coming here twice while on vacation in Hilton Head Island, I came back merely because of the selection! Unbelievable!

Part of the "Triangle" Bar scene in HHI, it was a $5 cover both nights I came to enjoy beer on the weekend. The atmosphere was full of college crowds because of it being Memorial Day weekend. Not sure it if it is always like this but entertaining to say the least. Very crowded and took a minute to get a drink.

Both nights, anything on-tap went into a 16oz plastic cup. Didn't offend me since I could carry my beer into all of the other bars including Hilton Head Island Brewing Co and O'Reilley's Irish Pub.

Tough to get a drink but when I did, was able to ask about new beers that I should try and the bartender was quick to help. Ask for the "beer bartender" though... The first one didn't know much about their offerings.

What a selection! They offered over 30 beers that seemed to be "rotating" on-tap. Their can/bottle selection was quite impressive as well.

When coming back to HHI, this will be a future stop without question! Now I would like to see what this place is all about on a "quiet" night!

07-05-2012 15:51:49 | More by DCon
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VaTechHopHead


3.89/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$

Been here a few times, mainly for the beer selection. Not the biggest place and the bar only has about 25 seats but the selection is very good. There are about 30 taps and the rotate frequently, complimented by about 50 bottles of craft brew. Everything from local Palmetto Brewing Company to Chimay, Bells, Avery, Great Divide, etc. Even a few bottles of Batch 9,000 and 10,000 available. The prices are very reasonable, I don't think I've ever paid more than $6 for anything on tap. It gets pretty busy and there is a pool table, shuffle board, and a place for a live band to play. Definitely recommend this place for any craft beer enthusiast if they find themselves on Hilton Head Island.

01-02-2012 14:33:05 | More by VaTechHopHead
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.16/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

Hit up The Lodge a few times while vacationing in Hilton Head.

Nice selection of craft beers, roughly 20 on-tap and twice as many in bottles. Lots of local beers from newish breweries, too, which I liked. Skull Coast, Coast Brewing, RJ Rockers, etc. The Skull Coast Watermelon Wheat was superb, as was their Maelstrom IPA. They also had Coast Hop Art, some offerings from Bell's and Terrapin, and North Coast Old Rasputin on nitro-tap.

Wait-staff was friendly, a local got into a heated argument with the bartender while I was nearby, but it seemed the bartender was in the right and the patron--a drunken, cursing idiot. Prices are inexpensive, and they have various specials throughout the week. I also appreciate the fact that you can get most of the tap offerings as a $2 5oz. pour, giving visiting beer geeks the chance to try 3-4 beers in a sitting for relatively cheap and still feel safe driving home. Overall, the best place on the island for a selection of pints, save Mellow Mushroom.

08-04-2011 19:28:57 | More by wagenvolks
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MarineDwg9

South Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -16.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$

I visited The Lodge for the first time a few days ago while on vacation. Despite the few gripes I outline below, the overall experience was good and I would definitely go back if in the area.

While they boast 36 rotating taps, I was disappointed to find some of the taps taken up by Bud Lite, PBR, etc. Pushing those aside, the selection of craft brews was excellent.

My first choice beer of which I wanted to purchase a growler (Avery "Mephistopheles") was denied by the staff. The bartender said they don't sell that one by the growler because they only get a limited supply each year. I settled for a growler of Bell's "Oberon Ale" instead, and was quite pleased. I went back a day or so later, tried a pint of the Mephistopheles, and was glad the bartender didn't send me home with a growler of that. A pint was more than enough.

My first drink at the bar was Grand Teton "Pursuit of Hoppines." For first pour, I got the last of the keg and a big foam burst which resulted in less than a pint of beer. I may have expected too much, but I was again disappointed when they didn't offer even a discount on the beer.

At about 10pm, the atmosphere changed from what you would expect of a lodge, where you can hang out, socialize, and enjoy the brews with decent background music, to more of a club where the volume on the music was so loud it was impossible to carry on a conversation at your same table. I would actually be interested to know if most of that crowd were drinking the craft brews or the Bud, PBR, etc.

06-05-2011 18:29:27 | More by MarineDwg9
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

Located next to the brewpub in Hilton Head, this is the place to have some good beers. When entering it is a bit rustic and a log cabin atmosphere, and a large bar that can seat about 20 is on the left. A nice stuffed bear drinking out of a glass provides a nice laugh. There are several booths around the bar area and a pool table in the back.

Beer wise this place rocks on the island. Over 30 draft beers with some good stuff to entice someone like me. Two COAST beers, along with some New Belgium (including La Folie), Brooklyn, RJ Rockers, Rogue, Victory, Bear Republic, and several other good brewery offerings.

Beers were fresh and a bit expensive, but service was prompt. Food wise they only serve hamburgers and hot dogs, so we did not have any food.

A nice place to have a beer on Hilton Head. Worthy of a stop.

02-27-2011 21:50:50 | More by Gavage
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Beiseras

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$

I have been a patron at The Lodge since 2003. Back then it was a Martini and Cigar Bar, and was still my bar of choice. When the renovations were completed in 2010 and the bar transformed into a craft beer establishment, I was ecstatic! Their selection of beer continues to be amazing. They do not just restock the same breweries each week. The breadth and diversity of product is the best I have seen in the Low Country.

The Lodge ownership does a great job making sure their product does not sit too long, and also that their staff is well versed in their selection of beer. I believe they have done a great job promoting craft beer and broadening Hilton Head Island's beer knowledge!

Thanks to The Lodge for creating a little spot of Heaven on Earth!

02-09-2011 19:11:33 | More by Beiseras
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Quads

New York

4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

Recently on my trip to visit my parents in Hilton Head,we saw that the Lodge had an A plus rating and decided that we had to check it out for ourselves. We arrived in the early afternoon, but since it was off season they were not open yet. Tony, the owner, was there prepareing to open and invited us in. When I walked in i noticed the bar, I was impressed with the thirty-six taps they had available to their customers. He spent time explaining to us the history of his business and how difficult it was to obtain good beers in his area. Later that day, we were anxious to go to the Lodge. Tony wasn't in anymore, but Nicole, the bartender had alot of knowledge about each of the beers, making our selection quick and simple. She texted Tony to tell him that we were back at the Lodge, and he referred to us as "the beer advocate guys from New York". He was also generous enough to buy us a round of beer. I reccomend that people around the Hilton Head area who want to enjoy good beer and have a good time, should take an evening and visit the Lodge for themselves.

12-06-2010 00:05:13 | More by Quads
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The Lodge in Hilton Head, SC
98 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.