The Islander turns one, celebrates with the community

Daniel Island News

The Islander is set to celebrate turning “One” in a big way. On July 2, the community is invited to come out and help “Celebrate Islander Style.” With a variety of food offerings planned beginning at 5 p.m., guests will enjoy a pig pickin’ on the patio, a variety of hors d’oeuvres, a kid’s food station, dessert station and more [begins at 5p.m., and while supplies last]. Live Music and drink specials will run from 4-8 p.m. and feature the launch of their newest cocktail “The Islander”.  Executive Chef John Whisenant explained, “It’s been an exciting and wonderful year. We have certainly felt welcomed by the Daniel Island community. We’ve had the pleasure of building strong relationships with local businesses and organizations such as FCC and DIBA. We look forward to a bright future with the continued support of our friends and family of this island we have come to call our home.”

Aside from the food and drinks offered, The Islander has planned games and contests, raffles and even a treasure hunt for the kids. Guests can be entered into the grand prize drawing by emailing to  Additional fun will include a Children’s Snow Cone Station, Live Music from Mark Schuler, 4-8 p.m., Face Painting for the kids, Adult and Kids Hula Hoop Competition, and a Post for Prizes! Contest: Islander partiers will be encouraged to post while at the event using #IslanderDIParty; Raffles every hour featuring but not limited to the following prizes:  2 tickets to see Lone Bellow at The Charleston Music Hall, 2 tickets to see Rusted Root at The Charleston Music Hall, 2 tickets to see Tommy Emmanuel at The Charleston Music Hall, a free night stay at Hampton Inn, Holy City Hospitality Restaurant gift cards and swag, liquor & wine packages from Country Vintners, Ben Arnold, Southern Wines, Southern Eagle, Lee Distributors and so much more…The grand prize consists of a custom Cornhole Board, $250 gift card to The Islander and rare wine package.

Drew Baklik, bartender at The Islander, said “Over the past year, the bar staff has not only built business relationships with so many island residents, but also friendships. Customers have gone so far as to invite us on their boats and social functions in their homes. We are grateful for the success we’ve enjoyed during our first year and we look forward to many more as members of the DI community. Our creativity and zest for mixing up cocktails knows no bounds so feel free to challenge us to make a custom drink especially for you. If cocktails aren’t your thing then come to the bar to enjoy the coldest beer on the island, our versatile wine list, and some funny/friendly conversation.”

The islander is located at 160 Fairchild Street, Daniel Island.
For more info, visit or call  843.388.6366.

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