The Bank

Beer Garden coming to Hilton Head Island
March 2, 2023

The brew will soon flow on Hilton Head Island. Watterson Brands announced plans for The Bank, a $13 million investment at 59 Pope Ave., which is set to open this spring.

The 17,000-square-foot former Bank of America building, turned brewery, beer garden and restaurant complex, will include indoor and outdoor seating, Side Hustle Brewing Company craft brews, outdoor activities and dining options, including Taco Bills, Bank Burgers, Pizza Co. and Benjamin’s seafood truck, a news release said.

“We’re working on elevating the types of entertainment experiences and venues on Hilton Head and Bluffton,” said Billy Watterson, CEO of Watterson Brands. “We view entertainment as an opportunity to do more than eat a meal. I want people to revel in Lowcountry experiences – in nature, culture, history, cuisine, games and live entertainment.”

The outdoor band shell, measuring 26 feet in diameter, will serve as the main entertainment venue featuring live music. The stage will be located next to the outdoor games and designated family zone. Two new restaurant concepts, Taco Bills and Bank Burgers, are from restaurateurs Marshall Sampson and Bill Alberts, co-owners of Santa Fe.

The Bank plans to add 100 positions. Visit