Play by Day and Dance the Night Away at Myrtle Beach Clubs

Terry Massey

By , Local Expert, Myrtle Beach
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Myrtle Beach has been famous for dancing since kids from the Southeast used to road trip to the Grand Strand in the 1950s and '60s to shag the night away on the beach at the old Pavilion and clubs of North Myrtle Beach. The live music of big bands and the juke boxes of beach music played on many moonlit nights amid the sounds of crashing waves and whispered sweet nothings while couples dipped and twirled on the sawdust-strewn dance floors. Decades later, visitors still flock to the Carolina coast to shake what their mommas gave them. The music may have changed over the years and the dancing is definitely different, but there's...  Read more »

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    Malibu's Surf Bar

    The young party crowd makes Malibu's a hot spot that never goes out of style.

    Local Expert Tip: "Paying the cover at Malibu's also gets you into Celebrations' three other hot spots - Club Boca, Mango and Froggy Bottomz."

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    Fat Harold's Beach Club

    • Type: Dance Club
    • Neighborhood: North Myrtle Beach

    Fat Harold and his namesake bar are both legendary in North Myrtle Beach.

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't know how to shag? No problem. Fat Harold's offers free lessons every Tuesday night."

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    Club Boca

    Club Boca offers the closest thing to a South Beach bar without having to travel to Miami.

    Local Expert Tip: "Paying the cover here gets you into Celebrations' other three spots: Froggy Bottomz, Malibu's and Mango's."

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    2001 Nightclub

    2001 used to be considered futuristic in the 1900s. Now it's retro, but still a great place to go.

    Local Expert Tip: "One cover charge gets you into all three bars at 2001."

  • 5

    House of Blues

    The House of Blues chains stores are primarily based in big cities, so this relative small town is lucky to have one.

    Local Expert Tip: "Diners get priority first seating to the concert hall."

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    Froggy Bottomz Live

    Froggy Bottomz is always a sure bet for folks who like to boogie to the blues.

    Local Expert Tip: "Paying the cover here gets you into Celebrations' other three spots: Club Boca, Malibu's and Mango's."

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    For folks who believe they stopped making good dance music in the 1980s, Revolutions is the place for you.

    Local Expert Tip: "Paying the cover here also gets you into neighboring Crocodile Rocks."

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    Rodeo Bar & Grill

    Rodeo also offers a full dinner menu specializing in steaks. Wash it down with a cold beer, and work it off on the dance floor.

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't be afraid if you don't know how to country dance; free lessons are provided and the DJ also spins some non-country tunes."

  • 9

    The Bowery

    This downtown watering hole is a must-see for visitor and guests wanting a true flavor of old-school 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."

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    Harold's on the Ocean

    This version of Fat Harold's is much more laid back and located by the ocean for beach bums.

    Local Expert Tip: "Great place to boogie down while also getting some sun."



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