Bar talk

Great places to have a private conversation

By Iwana Bevvie

“Sometimes you want to go, where everybody knows your name. And they’re always glad you came. You want to be where you can see. Our troubles are all the same. You want to be where everybody knows your name” — Cheers

Best place for a private group

The Bluffton Room

15 Promenade St., Bluffton

For groups of 20 or more you can host a private lunch or dinner.  Voted one of the top 10 percent of restaurants worldwide by Tripadvisor you are sure to impress your group and have a wonderful meal. Pro tip: It is a busy place so make reservations. 

Best bartender to talk to

Wise Guys  

1513 Main St., Hilton Head

All the bartenders are nice but if you want to learn more about your cocktail or wine, ask for Tony. He won’t steer you wrong and will know when to top you up. 

Best place to impress your friends

Burnt Church Distillery  

120 Bluffton Road, Bluffton 

You can become a member with benefits that range from discounts as a Brand Ambassador to a silver ring and VIP access as a Sippin Saint Elite Member. Even if you don’t have a membership, you can learn about and enjoy fine locally crafted spirits in a beautiful venue. 

Moment of truth 

Truth Serum Martini

Can you handle the truth? If you think you can, this Campari-laced cocktail might be for you. It’s the perfect libation to enjoy after a long day at the office. 


  • 1 part Campari
  • 1 part sweet vermouth
  • 1 part gin
  • 1 drop angostura bitters
  • Ice

Chill a martini glass. Combine the Campari, vermouth, gin and bitters in a shaker with ice. Shake well, then strain into the chilled glass. Serve immediately.


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