Best Beachfront Bars in Myrtle Beach
A good bar can be judged by the old real estate rule of thumb: location, location, location. And when the temperatures go up, there’s no place for a cold beer or a great frozen drink like the many beach bars in Myrtle Beach, which feature laid-back vibes and an oceanfront view. No shirt, no shoes, no worries. Sure there’s plenty of fancy wine bars and luxurious spots to enjoy a martini and cigar, but for many visitors a bar with no walls and no roof — just warm faces, cold beer and a spot in the shade to watch the waves roll in — is akin to paradise. Looking for a great beachfront bar this summer? Check out this list below:
Known as a favorite among locals and visitors for over three decades, Ocean Annie’s tends to draw larger crowds than most other bars along the Grand Strand. On top of being on the oceanfront, Ocean Annie’s boats a pool deck with live music, dancing, and a public swimming pool. And, while Ocean Annie’s gets a lot of attention from those staying at Sands Ocean Club, many other vacationers and locals can be spotted here having a drink and tons of fun. Of course, if you get to Ocean Annie’s on an overly-crowded day, patrons also have the option to check out the Sand Bar just across the street.
Bummz Beach Cafe
The name here says it all! Become a true beach bum while hanging out at the bar at Bummz. Here, guests will find a large outdoor deck complete with tiki torches that set a chilled-out mood. Also, Bummz has an outdoor stage where local bands play familiar songs that will entertain you while you relax with a drink in hand.
Landshark Bar & Grill
Located below the iconic Myrtle Beach Skywheel, Landshark Bar & Grill is a Jimmy Buffet restaurant that has become a beloved spot among vacationers. Enjoy watching the waves crash against the shore while feasting on a menu favorite like a cheesesteak or a Po Boy. Or, come here and have a drink from the open-air bar while watching people stroll by on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.
Oceanfront Bar & Grill
Ever since the Boardwalk was constructed, Oceanfront Bar & Grill has become a booming center of bar activity. This oceanfront bar keeps their garage-style doors open on beautiful days to allow the sea breeze to flow inside, all while providing shelter from the summer sun. After spending the day at the beach, guests here will love the bar menu as well as long neck beers kept on ice. Oceanfront Bar & Grill is also located right next to the Plyler Park stage, where guests can enjoy free live music during the summer months.
Second Avenue Pier
After strolling along the Second Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach, be sure to stop in the Pier View Open Air Bar to relax and take cover from the hot summer sun. Watch the waves roll in while sipping on your drink of choice. And, if you’re feeling hungry, try out menu items such as the Plantation Pimento Cheese Dip, Carolina Cheese Fries, fried or grilled shrimp, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and more!
Coconuts is an oceanfront tiki bar located in North Myrtle Beach, which has become a favorite summertime hangout spot throughout the years. Coconuts is only open seasonally, and they are home to a bar menu that serves tasty options such as sandwiches, burgers, seafood, and cold beverages.
Malibu Beach Bar & Oceanfront Snack Bar
The Malibu Beach Bar & Oceanfront Snack Bar is located oceanfront at the Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort. Open seasonally, the beach bar hosts live entertainment and karaoke.
8th Avenue Tiki Bar
8th Ave Tiki Bar offers fantastic scenery inside and out. Sit out back for great ocean views and people watching along the boardwalk. The menu offers an eclectic mix of finger foods, pizza, gourmet salads, seafood, burgers and skewers. The bar has more than 50 beers including new seasonals each month. If you’re feeling extra frisky try The Jeffrey” which is a shot made from 18 different liquors, light beer, OJ and sprite. Live bands play throughout the year.
The Crow's Nest
The Crow’s Nest is Compass Cove Resort’s on-site oceanfront bar and restaurant that offers a wonderful view of the beach and pool deck. The Crow’s Nest allows guests to sip a drink outside on the deck or nibble on a delicious meal inside in the shade. Vacationers always love ordering the Voodoo Bucket while kicking back and listening to a live band.
Hurricanes Daiquiri Bar & Grill
Hurricanes, located on the Boardwalk in downtown Myrtle Beach, is a hotspot to eat, drink and have fun at the beach. Hurricanes offers a variety of alcoholic slushies, perfect to cool off visitors on a hot day. Live music and entertainment add to the appeal.
Not only a great beachfront bar, but one of the best Irish Pubs in town! This North Myrtle Beach hangout serves great food, a huge selection of beers and even features a game room and live entertainment inside — but what makes it really great is the patio. Literally steps from the sand, this is one of the best places in North Myrtle Beach to grab a drink and catch a few rays in the process.
The Rusty Reel
Located in the Palmetto Tower at Breakers Resort, The Rusty Reel is a family-friendly oceanfront bar that serves lunch and dinner every day. Along with a variety of food like seafood, burgers, salads, and more, guests will love the beach drink specials and the seasonal nightly live entertainment.
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