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

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 from a busy day of shopping or a nice night out for dinner. Others are off the beaten path, popular watering holes that have stood the test of time in a tourist town where bars are often geared toward those on vacation. But the locals know where to go to escape the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach, and a few of those well-kept secrets are unveiled in this list. Flynn's Irish Tavern is a place you might miss if you blink, but inside is a friendly group of regulars and lucky visitors who mix as smoothly as the drinks. So whether you're looking for a night of fun or relaxation, here are 10 bars that fit the bill.

Dirty Don's Oyster Bar & Grill

Billed as a beachside "foodrinkery," Dirty Don's is the younger, more irreverent sibling of the legendary Studebaker's. Here, you can relax on the deck and indulge to your heart's content on everything from oysters to wings. If you're with a...  Read More

Señor Frog's

The USA's one and only Señor Frog's needs no introduction. Just like its resorty Caribbean cousins, the place is always hopping with music and laughter. It's a popular stop-over for folks shopping during the day, but once the sun goes down, the...  Read More

Bully's Pub & Grill

A great deck, 32 flavors of draft beer and terrific service – what more could you ask for from your friendly neighborhood watering hole? Stop by in the afternoon for a bite of lunch on the waterside deck. Come by later in the evening to catch...  Read More

Classic bar food makes up the menu, like the world-famous fried bologna sandwich and fried dill pickle chips, but the atmosphere is the main draw to this seaside shack. Shag dance on the outdoor deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean while you sway...  Read More

A great place to take a group of friends, Shuckers ranks highly with locals and frequent visitors to the Strand - a nod, no doubt, to its awesome raw bar specialties and friendly, laid-back vibe. Happy hour, especially, is the time to be here,...  Read More

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk continues to bring new businesses to the downtown district, and the 8th Avenue Tiki Bar & Grill is the latest addition to this increasingly hottest spot in town. Taking over a historic building previously occupied...  Read More

Atlas Tap House is the latest addition to the Grand Strand's brew pub scene, but beer isn't the only thing that's already packing patrons into this downtown hot spot. Located just across from the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and one block from the...  Read More

The name says it all for this casual, come-as-you-are bar and grill, where patrons often stroll up from the beach with sand on their feet for a bite to eat and a cold one. Ocean views, frozen concoctions, live music and great food is what it's...  Read More

North Myrtle Beach

For a quiet, low-key brush with locals, look to this red-brick tavern located in downtown North Myrtle, which used to serve as the city jail. A full menu of pub grub is available, from tasty Irish favorites like bangers & mash and shepherd's...  Read More

For more than two decades, this beachfront bar has served as one of the hottest spots in all of Myrtle Beach. Featuring fun under the sun, cold drinks in the shade and a party atmosphere that lasts into the night, Ocean Annie's attracts large...  Read More


Meet Terry Massey

It's no surprise that journalist Terry Massey is credited with creating the word 'stay-cation.'  He considers the past 18 years in Myrtle Beach a vacation.

He and his wife Stephanie were...  More About Terry