Myrtle Beach Sports Bars Offer Home for Road Fans

Ever buy a ticket to the big game and wind up sitting in the middle of a bunch of fans for the other team? Or go to your local sports bar only to discover everyone else is rooting against your squad? You are not alone, and you won't be in Myrtle Beach.

Because the Grand Strand attracts millions of visitors and thousands of transplants from all over the country, the area also reflects that diversity in its sports-bar scene. You might walk into a sports pub on an autumn weekend to find fans sporting all kinds of college NFL jerseys. Whether it's the state favorite South Carolina Gamecocks or the local boys of the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, fans of a feather tend to flock together and root for the home team - no matter where home might be.

In fact, many Northern transplants have formed Myrtle Beach chapters of their teams' fan clubs  - Pittsburgh Steelers fans gather at Oscar's Food & Spirits, Washington Redskins fans go to Bumstead's Pub -  that meet on Sundays at adopted home bars away from home. But the real fun is when groups collide and talk some good-natured trash during the game.

Depending upon what end of the Strand you happen to be staying, be sure to check out Bully's Pub (North), Broadway Louie's (Central) and King Street Grill (South) and surround yourself with some fellow fans and new friends.

Foster's Cafe & Bar
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Foster's Cafe & Bar is a popular gathering spot for misplaced fans from other cities. The owners are transplants from the Philadelphia, so many Eagles, Flyers and Phillies fans flock to Foster's. But the small, friendly pub also serves as...  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

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

North Myrtle Beach
Oscar's Food & Spirits
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Walking through the doors of Oscar's only feels like you have been magically transported to Pittsburgh, but it's easy to see why your mind can be tricked. The walls are filled with sports memorabilia from the Steel City and the large segment of...  Read More

Handley's Pub & Grub
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Handley's Pub & Grub offers a true English-pub atmosphere on the South Carolina coast. Located in the Carolina Forest section of Myrtle Beach, this large, stand-alone building houses a spirited crowd of sportsmen, both those who play darts...  Read More

Pine Lakes Tavern
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Formerly known as the popular locals' hangout Droopy's, the new owners of Pine Lakes Tavern have changed more than the name. A total makeover of the bar, game room and bathrooms is already complete, creating a clean, casual environment for happy...  Read More



This massive sports bar, part of the Celebration complex at Broadway, is loaded with tons of fun diversions for adults. If you want to catch a game, match or race on the big-screen (or 50 screens), this is the place to do it! If you want to...  Read More

North Myrtle Beach
Overtime Sports Cafe
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Welcome to the Taj Mahal of sports bars on the North Strand. This two-story, 15,000-foot sportsplex features more than 150 TVs, including a 12-foot video wall, three 60-inch large screens and four 10-foot wide projection screens. It's hard to...  Read More

Bumstead's Pub
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Step into a British-style pub featuring American sports in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach. This popular watering hole has been in business at this prime location for more than 25 years and has a dedicated local following. Football fans of...  Read More

Dave & Buster's
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This national chain offers good times, great food and cold beer. Part sports bar and part video arcade, Dave & Buster's provides a fun atmosphere for both families and for grownups who are kids at heart. The arcade is unlike any other,...  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