It can get pretty hot in Myrtle Beach during the summer, and for those days when you don’t want to battle the crowds at the water parks, here are the five best bars and pubs from each section of the Grand Strand.
4868 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach; Hours: 12:00 pm – 2:00 am daily
Phone: (843) 272-4123
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Bully’s Pub & Grill serves up burgers, sandwiches, and appetizers in a sports-themed bar nestled on the waterfront in Barefoot Landing.
Bully’s lets you build your own burger, but you can’t go wrong with the flavor explosion that is the El Toro.
Bully’s not only has the many TVs showing sports you might expect, but also pool tables, dart boards, and bowling machines, so you’ll never be at a loss for fun.
Bully’s Pub & Grill is conveniently located right in Barefoot Landing, one of the grand strand’s premier destinations and only minutes from Myrtle Beach, SC’s many attractions and shopping destinations.
221 Main St, North Myrtle Beach; Hours: Monday – Friday: 11:30 am – 4:00 am, Saturday – Sunday: 11:30 am – 2:00 am
Phone: (843) 281-2325
International Cafe offers up an eclectic menu and a wide assortment of beverages sure to delight the taste buds, even into the wee hours!
The craft beer and ciders especially draw rave reviews from visitors, enjoyed in a unique environment with international decor.
When it comes to food, the specials are wonderful and the prices affordable, but you really can’t go wrong with the Reuben sandwich.
International Cafe is situated in the heart of North Myrtle Beach, within walking distance of the ocean and just minutes from Myrtle Beach, SC’s many attractions and shopping destinations.
Harold’s on the Ocean
2301 N. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582; Hours: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. daily
Phone: (843) 249-5601
There’s always something happening on the deck at Harold’s On The Ocean — aka HOTO’s.
As the sister club of popular nightlife spot and shag dancing bar Fat Harold’s Beach Club, the music here includes a great mix of lively classic rock favorites and Carolina Beach music as well as modern laid-back, acoustic rock and Reggae music from some of the area’s best musicians.
The deck has the weathered and worn look of a local’s favorite dive bar, the crowds are fun, the staff is friendly and the food and drinks are good and cheap.
This longtime beachfront bar and live music spot is located just off the beach in the heart of the Cherry Grove area of North Myrtle Beach.
1701 S. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582; Hours: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. daily
Phone: (843) 272-5555
Located along Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach, Molly Darcy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant offers traditional Irish cuisine and a unique waterfront dining experience along the Grand Strand.
As one of the best beach bars in town, the outdoor patio offers visitors a chance to grab a cold drink from a huge selection of draft beers and other libations and enjoy stunning views of the beach and the Atlantic Ocean.
In addition to its fine Irish fare, there’s plenty of fresh-caught local seafood and other favorites for the whole family — there’s even a great game room with arcade games, pool tables and more up front.
Molly Darcy’s Irish Pub is also a great place to enjoy the nightlife in North Myrtle Beach, as there’s often live music and other entertainment happening throughout the evening and great deals on drinks.
Overtime Sports Cafe
1409 U.S. 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582; Hours: 11 a.m. -midnight Sun – Thurs., 11 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. Fri. & Sat.
Phone: (843) 361-1514
Overtime Sports Cafe in North Myrtle Beach is a one-of-a-kind sports bar — one of the biggest and best in the Carolinas — with more than 150 TV screens, three 10-foot projector screens and a 12 foot tall video wall so that you never miss a minute of your favorite team’s big game.
Since 1999, Overtime has been a favorite of locals and Myrtle Beach visitors alike, with family-friendly atmosphere featuring a huge arcade area and game room and a menu full of great appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, salads and entrees for fans of all ages.
This North Myrtle Beach sports bar is the place to catch all the latest action from the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, PGA, NASCAR, college sports, soccer, boxing, and the UFC, in a great multi-level dining room full of sport memorabilia and authentic autographed items.
Handley’s Pub & Grub
3873 Renee Dr., Myrtle Beach, SC 29579; Hours: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. Mon.-Sat., Noon – 2 a.m. Sun.
Phone: (843) 903-4904
Since 2004, Handley’s Pub & Grub has become a great “local’s favorite” spot and one of the best bars in Myrtle Beach’s Carolina Forest area.
This family-owned, English pub offers a wide selection of more than 60 draft and bottled beers from around the world, a menu full of fresh food — including lots of great appetizers and sandwiches, bar food and English-style entrees — and a cozy, sports bar-style atmosphere with plenty of booths and flat-screen TVs.
This Myrtle Beach nightlife spot offers great happy hour deals daily, pool tables, cornhole, bar games and a great covered and heated outdoor patio that hosts DJs, trivia and live music.
400 Mr. Joe White Ave, Myrtle Beach; Hours: 4 p.m. – 2 a.m. Mon. -Fri., Noon – 2 a.m. Sat. -Sun.
Phone: (843) 445-6592
With more than 150 brands of beer on tap or in the cooler, you’re sure to find one that will quench your thirst at Bumstead’s Pub in Myrtle Beach.
Bumstead’s Pub is a little touch of Europe just blocks from the beach, whether you want a place to meet new friends or watch your favorite sports team on one of the TVs. You can also listen to to local musicians or just relax after a day on the beach.
Bumstead’s Pub offers the full menu of Dagwood’s Deli, packed with giant sandwiches sure to satisfy the hungriest of appetites.
Visitor’s to Bumstead’s Pub are a short walk to downtown and attractions like the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and SkyWheel.
Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery
1321 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach; Hours: 11 a.m. – midnight daily
Phone: (843) 626-4677
Take in the scenic waterfront view of the lake at Broadway at the Beach as you enjoy the finest in steaks and lowcountry cuisine at Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery.
The Myrtle Beach restaurant has the juiciest cuts of T-bones, ribeyes, strips, sirloins, prime rib and more, as well as seafood and barbecue plates. There is also a wide assortment of desserts and appetizers, including the decadent deep-fried pimento cheese bites.
There is a host of beers brewed on site sure to satisfy the thirst, and an extensive wine list as well.
Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery is at Broadway at the Beach, a popular family attraction in Myrtle Beach that includes nightlife, entertainment, amusements, shopping and more.
1320 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577; Hours: 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. daily
Phone: (843) 445-6885
Broadway Louie’s is the ultimate one stop party spot in Myrtle Beach, SC. There’s fun for the entire family inside Broadway Louie’s. Arcade, Grill, Karaoke and Sports combine together to give you an experience like no other.
The arcade provides fun for those young and young at heart. Challenge your friends to a game of billards, bowling or basketball. Try your luck on skill games, put the pedal to the metal with several racing games, and show off your quarterback skills with their football games.
Broadway Louie’s grill offers a variety of bar favorites along with signature Louie’s creations that will delight your taste buds. Try out the famous Louie’s onion burger, share a nacho supreme or our signature wings, take the healthy route with one of our many salads or indulge in the tastiest pizza on the grand strand.
Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill
201 Fantasy Harbour Blvd, Myrtle Beach; Hours: 11:00 am – 2:00 am daily
Phone: (843) 903-2628
Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill offers up good food, good times, and good music.
The Boathouse serves a fairly standard, if well-executed, menu of burgers, steaks, and sandwiches; good American fare cooked and seasoned well. As a personal suggestion, try the Rib-eye, grilled over an open flame to juicy, succulent perfection!
Enjoy your meal over a stunning view of the Intracoastal Waterway.
Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill also offers music, and lots of it. Nashville nights offers free country music for residents of Myrtle Beach, SC and visitors alike to enjoy. And did I mention it’s free?
The Boathouse also provides the Summer Concert Series, filling your Sunday evenings with an eclectic mix of bands. The concerts start at 5pm, and did I mention they’re free?
Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill is in the heart of the Myrtle Beach, SC area, in the Fantasy Harbor.
Dead Dog Saloon
4079 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet; Hours: 8 a.m. – midnight daily
Phone: (843) 651-0664
The waterfront restaurant popular with locals and tourists alike serves up fresh local seafood and a variety of sandwiches, wings, burgers and pub favorites along the Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet.
The restaurant has plenty of areas for quiet dining, although two bars with plenty of TVs to watch live sports, and also features live music most nights.
It has a deck for outdoor dining with stunning views of the inlet, just miles down the coast from Myrtle Beach.
Big Beaver Bar
3381 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet; Hours: 11:15 a.m. – 9:15 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m. – 9:15 p.m. Sat., Noon – 9:30 p.m. Sun., closed Mon. – Thurs.
Phone: (843) 651-3838
The Big Beaver Bar has a wide selection of beer that can be enjoyed to good music or while watching TV or just talking with friends or the staff. Live music is often on tap.
There is a selection of American food favorites like fries, burgers, cheese sticks and some seafood baskets for those wanting a snack.
The Big Beaver Bar is a short drive south of Myrtle Beach.
Bubba’s Love Shack
4037 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576; Hours: 11:3o a.m – 2 a.m. daily
Phone: (843) 651-5850
Named after Jerome “Bubba Love” Smalls, a beloved community figure and kitchen worker at the adjoining Drunken Jack’s Restaurant, Bubba’s Love Shak offers a great menu of food and drinks and a laid-back atmosphere filled with plenty of live music.
Located amongst many great Murrells Inlet Marshwalk restaurants, Bubba’s brings a funky vibe to live with a heated, enclosed deck for cool evenings and an outdoor patio littered with colorful rocking chairs, perfect for catching a view of the inlet and listening to the bands performing inside.
Bubba’s is a great spot to enjoy Happy Hour specials, grab a drink with friends, dock your boat to enjoy a meal or just bring your friends and listen to live Reggae music every Sunday night during the summer.
Suck Bang Blow
3393 U.S. 17 Business Murrells Inlet, SC 29576; Hours: 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. daily
Phone: (843) 651-7960
“Thaaat’s Right!” Suck Bang Blow in Murrells Inlet is one of the top biker bars on the Grand Strand and one of the most popular destinations for riders visiting during Myrtle Beach bike week in the spring and fall.
Opened in 1996, this Myrtle Beach biker bar features a 40,000-square-foot nightlife venue on five acres of land with three live music stages, indoor and outdoor burnout pits, The Hog Pound at SBBQ barbecue restaurant and much more.
As one of the top Myrtle Beach bike week destinations, Suck Bang Blow is know for its smokin’ burnouts, hot girls, cold beers, great live music and non-stop entertainment throughout the spring and fall rallies.
Crooked Floor Tavern
4078 U.S. 17 Business Murrells Inlet, SC 29576; Hours: 3 p.m. – midnight Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m. – midnight Sat. – Sun., closed Mon.
Phone: (843) 651-5551
Experience a family-friendly atmosphere and the only rooftop dining in Murrells Inlet at The Crooked Floor Tavern restaurant and bar, located just across the street from the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk.
Visit this Myrtle Beach area restaurant with a great menu full of local seafood, sandwiches, salads and more for lunch, dinner or a late night snack — food served on late night menu until midnight — and also enjoy an amazing view, great service and a friendly staff.
With a rooftop bar, open-air main bar and patio seating, The Crooked Floor Tavern is also one of the best bars in Murrells Inlet to unwind after a long day of activities or a great place to spend an evening taking in the nightlife with great drink specials, live music and much more!