No Shirt, No Shoes, No Worries at Myrtle Beach's Best Beach Bars

Leave your sandy flip-flops on the wooden boardwalk and kick back on a bar stool while the ocean breeze blows through your hair. Order up a round of your favorite frozen drink or wash away your thirst with an ice-cold beer. You can come as you are at the local beach bars, where anything more than a bathing suit is considered overdressed.

The 60-mile stretch of white-sand beaches known as the Grand Strand is dotted with these diamonds in the dunes, ranging from large party spots with live music to quaint and quiet cafes where the only music is the sound of crashing waves. Whether you are looking for a place to get a drink and a tan at the same time during the day or a front-row seat to watch the moonrise over the Atlantic, Myrtle Beach has you covered.

Party the night and day away at Ocean Annie's or the Ocean Drive Pavilion; grab a beer and a burger for a break from the beach at Beach Bummz Cafe or 8th Avenue Tiki Bar; or kick back on the patio pool deck at St. Clement's Beach Bar & Cafe or Mango's on the Beach. It's all good in the neighborhood when the beach is your backyard.

North Myrtle Beach
Molly Darcy's


Take a traditional Irish pub and set it down just beyond the dune line in North Myrtle Beach and you get a unique flavor you'll only find on the Grand Strand. With a menu that features traditional Irish fare like Shepherds Pie and Fish &...  Read More



Shag dance on the outdoor deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean while you sway to the sounds of the waves and the sweet tunes that have been rocking this beach bar for six decades. Although the music is heavy on the juke box during the week,...  Read More

St. Clement's Beach Bar & Grill
Photo courtesy of St. Clement's Beach Bar & Grill


If you're looking for a big, loud hot spot, you won't find it here. But if you're idea of a beach bar is a small, friendly place to kick off your flip-flops and kick back with a cold drink, you've come to the right place. In fact, St. Clement's...  Read More

Mako's Oceanfront Bar and Grill


*Closed until next season.* Drop into Mako's Oceanfront Bar and Grill for good times and great food. The restaurant is a neighborhood favorite, and offers a casual, friendly dining atmosphere that you and your friends are sure to enjoy. Mako's...  Read More

Oceanfront Grill
Photo courtesy of Oceanfront Grill


This longtime downtown watering hole went largely overlooked by tourists and locals before the construction of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk in 2010. Following a major renovation to transform the pub into a true beach bar, including roll-up doors...  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



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



Take a dash of Mexican cantina, a splash of Caribbean cuisine and three parts beach bar, add crushed ice and put it in a blender, and you get Bandito's, the latest and hottest oceanfront bar and grill on the Grand Strand. Featuring a wide...  Read More



Art Burger Sushi Bar is an eclectic mix of art gallery, burger joint, sushi bar and party spot all rolled into one. Located on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, this modern hangout brings a new vibe to Ocean Boulevard. Serving a diverse menu for...  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