Happy Hour Heaven | Scotty’s Beach Bar has just what you need, no matter who you are

The view from Scotty’s Beach Bar in Surfside Beach. Photo by Mandy Rodgers for The Surge.
The view from Scotty’s Beach Bar in Surfside Beach. Photo by Mandy Rodgers for The Surge.


▪ Scotty’s Beach Bar, Surfside Beach Resort


▪ 111 S. Seaside Drive, Surfside Beach. Call 843-238-9363 or visit


Maybe you want to kick back with a beverage and a beautiful view of the ocean.

Maybe you want to belt out karaoke songs on a Saturday night.

Or maybe you need a delicious bloody mary to get you through your Sunday.

All of the above is waiting for you at Scotty’s Beach Bar. That’s where we went for happy hour this week.

Scotty’s Beach Bar is located next to the Surfside Beach Resort on Ocean Boulevard in Surfside Beach. The oceanfront bar is a raised building so it provides a great view of the Atlantic, whether you’re peering out one of the windows or sitting on the covered outdoor deck. Plus, you can just hop down some stairs and you’ll have your toes in the sand.

The beach bar recently did some remodeling — everything from new paint to a new bar, a new floor and new furniture.

You’ll find a mix of locals and tourists at Scotty’s. The atmosphere can range from laid-back to high-energy depending on the day and time. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays you’ll catch karaoke. On Sundays there is live music — usually on the outdoor deck, pending weather.

Happy hour runs from 4 to 7 p.m. daily. Drink deals include $2.50 canned beer, $3 domestic bottled beer and $4 house liquors.

Throughout the week you can also snag specials including $5 margaritas on Mondays, $2 canned beer on Tuesdays, $3 wine on Wednesdays, $4 vodkas on Thursdays and $4 Fireball on Fridays. On Saturdays you can get Southern Comfort for four bucks, and on Sundays you can cure your hangover with a $5 Bloody Mary.


There’s a small parking lot under Scotty’s Beach Bar. And if you happen to drink too much to drive home, just stumble over to the Surfside Beach Resort for a room.

By Mandy Rogers, For The Surge