Myrtle Beach's Best Bars and Pubs Offer Late-Night Drinks and Fun

Terry Massey

By , Local Expert, Myrtle Beach
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There are all kinds of bars in the Myrtle Beach area - pubs, sports bars, oyster shacks and beach bars - but a select few stand out in the crowd. Whether you are looking for a frozen drinks while watching the waves roll in or checking out the games in a fan-friendly environment, the Grand Strand has a bar that's just right for you and your party to kick back and relax. Beach bars rule the roost on this list like Ocean Annie's and Bummz Beach Cafe. Many of the hottest spots are conveniently located near the top attractions in town, such as Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing, giving guests great places to take a break...  Read more »

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    Atlas Tap House

    Atlas Tap House's combination of good food and drink with a prime location make it a must-visit when you're downtown.

    Local Expert Tip: "While the bars on Ocean Boulevard are packed to the front door, slip off to this more secretive spot just one block inland."

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    Ocean Annie's

    Lots of bars bill themselves as sports pubs becuase they have a few TVs and posters. Murphy's is the real deal.

    Local Expert Tip: "Grab a lounge chair by the pool early in the day and hold on to it. Ringside seats at Ocean Annie's become prime real estate as the party progresses."

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    Flynn's Irish Tavern

    • Type: Pub
    • Neighborhood: North Myrtle Beach

    Flynn's is the most authentic of the dozens of Irish pubs on the Grand Strand.

    Local Expert Tip: "Owned by first-generation Irish immigrants who understand the meaning of hospitality, everyone leaves Flynn's as a friend."

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    Bummz Beach Cafe

    Beachgoers are only steps away from the great food, drinks and party atmosphere at Bummz.

    Local Expert Tip: "Happy hour offers great drinks specials, a nice view of sunset and live music during the warmer months."

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    8th Avenue Tiki Bar & Grill

    8th Avenue Tiki Bar is the liveliest place on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

    Local Expert Tip: "Happy hour is not only the cheapest time to visit 8th Avenue Tiki Bar; it's also the kickoff of sunset colors over the ocean."

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    Original Shuckers Raw Bar

    Visitors at Broadway at the Beach flock to this hot spot for oysters and drinks after a long day of shopping.

    Local Expert Tip: "There are a couple of other locations on the Grand Strand, but this is the original ... and the best."

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    Harold's on the Ocean

    Harold's on the Ocean is the place to be to make new friends or grab a bite to eat with old ones over some cold ones.

    Local Expert Tip: "On crowded nights with popular acts, take a beach blanket and listen to the music without dancing elbow to elbow."

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    Bully's Pub & Grill

    Bully's Pub is not only a great sports bar; it's also a haven for live music.

    Local Expert Tip: "The perfect watering hole to take a break from a long day of shopping at Barefoot Landing."

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    Señor Frog's

    Experience spring-break atmosphere year-round at this popular international chain.

    Local Expert Tip: "The Frog becomes spring break headquarters for those who couldn't travel all the way to the original bar in Cancun."

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    Dirty Don's Oyster Bar & Grill

    Dirty Don's great food, drinks and friendly atmosphere is only a block from the beach.

    Local Expert Tip: "Dirty Don's offers a popular free oyster roast on select Saturday afternoons."



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