10 Best takes you for a night out in the Sun Fun City after the sun goes down
The downtown district has undergone a serious transformation in recent years, becoming a center for nightlife thanks to the construction of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. The 1.2-mile oceanfront walkway weaves through arcades and open-air cafes and bars to create a festive atmosphere that had disappeared with the closing of the old Pavilion. The colorful 190-foot SkyWheel and numerous new clubs, like Jimmy Buffett's LandShark Landing, are hubs of activity, and Plyler Park plaza features an outdoor stage where free concerts and fireworks shows are held throughout the summer. Myrtle Beach's entertainment complexes continue to serve... Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "Check with bartenders at participating bars about joining the Celebrity Square Pub Crawl team. You get one drink at each bar and a commemorative T-shirt for one price."
Local Expert Tip: "Diners get priority first seating for shows, so come early, enjoy dinner and avoid the long lines for concerts."
Local Expert Tip: "A great photo op presents itself on a small island filled with deserted goats that are taken their by boat in the warmer months to control the grass overgrowth."
Local Expert Tip: "If you're in town in December, be sure to catch the annual Christmas show."
- Neighborhood: Myrtle Beach
Local Expert Tip: "Drink selection is very limited - Bud Light or house wine - but there are plenty of places to get a drink in the surrounding Myrtle Beach Boardwalk area."
Local Expert Tip: "Check for special appearances through the summer. Country stars like George Jones and Loretta Lynn have made stops here for a weekend set."
- Type: Dance Club
- Neighborhood: North Myrtle Beach
Local Expert Tip: "Don't know how to shag? No problem. Fat Harold's offers free lessons every Tuesday night."
Local Expert Tip: "Go to the bathroom before or after comedians take the stage - not during, unless you want to be the target of some good-natured ribbing."
Local Expert Tip: "Make a full night out of your trip to the theater by dining and shopping at the nearby Broadway at the Beach complex."
Local Expert Tip: "Check local coupon books for free cover charge tickets."
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