Well it’s official, football is back and we know that because suddenly Steelers and Patriots jerseys are everywhere, and also pumpkin spice lattes are a thing again so that’s a key indicator.
The return of the football season can sometimes present a bit of a problem however; if you don’t have the NFL network you’re probably not going to get to watch your…beloved Jets…from the comfort of your own couch hahahaha ok sorry let’s focus.
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Now that football is officially back, we’ve put together a list of the best places to watch the game (separated by area) if home isn’t really your best option.
OVERTIME SPORTS CAFE
Overtime may have overdone things a little bit, but that’s never been a complaint in the sports world. In addition to a great menu and a REALLY awesome replica of the Wrigley Field sign right next to the bar, Overtime has cornered the market for sports bars.
With 125+ screens you won’t miss a second of the game, no matter who your team is.
Overtime is located at: 1409 US-17, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
OSCARS FOOD & SPIRITS
Oscar’s might be the favorite on this list, just for the simple touch of simplicity. It’s a locally owned spot, very low-key, with plenty of screens and a friendly staff.
Oscar’s has daily food specials, a great local crowd and roughly 100 screens so that pretty much every game is on, always, all the time. Even in the bathroom.
Oscar’s is located at: 4101 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
BUFFALO WILD WINGS
I hate to go corporate here, but when you’re right, you’re right. Buffalo Wild Wings is THE place to watch the game, simply based on the fact that you can’t turn around without seeing football. Or maybe curling, depending on the time of year, but with 62 screens, if it’s a sport BW3’s has got it.
Also when it comes to bar food look no further, because Buffalo Wild Wings has that covered too. Wings (duh), nachos, burgers, fried pickles, mini corn dogs. If it’s fried, they’ve got it.
Buffalo Wild Wings is located at: 518 Highway 17 North, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Centrally located in Barefoot Landing, Bully’s is the perfect place to watch the game. Another spot with a great local crowd, Bully’s Pub has 23 screens, two pool tables for halftime, a fantastic menu and a deck overlooking the water for when you need some air, or to scream into the abyss.
Bully’s is located at: 4868 US-17, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Hickory Tavern is a relatively new spot in North Myrtle Beach, but its reputation is catching on quickly. The tavern, located in the Coastal North Town Center, features a very laid-back atmosphere with a large beer selection, any type of bar food you could want, and 60 screens to watch the game on, nine of those being on their outside patio.
Hickory Tavern is located at: 1580 Highway 17 North, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Broadway Louie’s is more of a local legend than anything, as it has quickly become THE spot in Myrtle Beach to watch sports. Or, to stand around and drink and talk about sports, which has proven just as popular.
Louie’s is a two-story venue with eight HD projection screens and over 25 HD televisions (think a scaled-down Times Square-type feel) and an outside deck to watch all the sad non-sports watchers and enjoy the year-round Myrtle Beach weather.
Louie’s is located at: 1318 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
DAVE & BUSTER’S
Not to be outdone, Dave & Buster’s came in to the Broadway at the Beach complex and upped the ante in the world of sports-watching. The popular entertainment enter arrived on the scene in 2017 amidst a Broadway rebranding period and quickly made a splash.
With 55 screens and an endless supply of games to take your mind off of your team’s season (sorry Jets), Dave & Buster’s has something for everyone.
Dave & Buster’s is located at: 1322 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Bumstead’s is Myrtle Beach’s answer to Oscar’s. A popular locals haunt, the sports bar offers a friendly atmosphere, wide beer selection and 44 screens. Bumstead’s expanded their space last year to include an outside patio area, so there’s plenty of room to enjoy the game.
The best part is that Bumstead’s supplies each individual booth with your own personal flatscreen tv so you don’t have to compete with others for a viewing spot.
Bumstead’s is located at: 400 Mr. Joe White Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
CHUCK & DUCK’S SPORTS GRILL
Another Broadway at the Beach spot, Chuck & Duck’s has fashioned their business platform around sports. Just notice the decor and the lighting fixtures and even the walls when you walk in. It’s like the biggest sports fan form every sport ever was commissioned to come in and decorate.
Chuck & Duck’s has an amazing menu with 28 screens, and a monster screen made of nine 52″ HD TVs put together so yes, your Browns will be on somewhere.
Chuck & Duck’s is located at: 1316 Celebrity Cir #175, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
KING STREET GRILLE
King Street Grille in The Market Common is a Steelers bar, but we won’t hold that against them. All was forgiven upon discovery of the Macaroni & Cheese Egg Rolls, and if you haven’t had them stop what you’re doing right now and go to King Street Grille.
King Street is an ideal place to watch the game with friends, or alone, or with your mom, whatever your situation might be. The Market Common location has 36 screens with a rather large outdoor patio as well, and a pretty great beer selection.
King Street is located at: 3040 Howard Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
DAGWOOD’S DELI & SPORTS BAR
Moving on down south we arrive at Dagwood’s, the best sports bar on the south strand. Before we get into logistics let’s just talk about Dagwood’s fries. They’re amazing. That should cover it.
Dagwood’s shares a feature with Bumstead’s in that too they provide personal screens in each individual booth, so you don’t have to deal with those annoying Eagles chants. In addition to their 59 flat screen TVs, Dagwood’s features two pool tables, dart boards and various video games.
Dagwood’s is located at: 600 US-17 BUS, Surfside Beach, SC 29575
Murphy’s law is an old adage that typically means, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”.
Not true in the case of Murphy’s Law the BAR. The sports bar has 34 screens, with several food and rink specials to keep you coming back for more even in the offseason.
Murphy’s Law is located at: 4204 Carolina Exchange Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
SUNDOWN SPORTS PUB
Sundown is a family owned & operated spot since 1982. Conveniently located on Surfside Drive, the local spot features 27 screens as well as an outdoor courtyard area. They serve breakfast as well as late night appetizers and a pretty large beer selection in a friendly, non-smoking environment.
SPENCERZ SPORTS PUB AND RESTAURANT
Spencerz has an huge menu and 26 TVs so that every game is always on. The menu offers homemade pizza, Philly cheesesteaks, burgers, wings and salads, so you can still get great food while watching your favorite game.
Located just one block South of the corner of 544 and Business 17, Spencerz sits in the Old Time Pottery shopping center. You can’t miss the black and gold building painted building.
Spencerz is located at: 1880 US-17 BUS, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
THE SPORTSMAN BAR & GRILL
The Sportsman is another local favorite, sitting just south of Myrtle Beach State Park. With the word “sports right there in the name, it’s hard to leave this one off the list.
The bar features 10 screens, an extensive bar menu and a wide variety of beer and other drinks.
The Sportsman is located at: 4735 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575