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55. Breweries in Myrtle Beach

Breweries in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach breweries are emerging as go-to gathering spots where families and friends can play games, sip tasty beers, and dig into delicious pub-style food. From IPAs to pilsners, sours, and seltzers, the best breweries in Myrtle Beach offer appealing options for everyone. While craft beer bars often pour local ales, the experience of tasting crisp, cold beer right from the source is unmatched. Taprooms also offer behind-the-scenes tours and exclusive brewery-only pours to make you feel like a true insider.

A taproom makes the perfect pit stop to take a Myrtle Beach shopping break and it’s a fun place to hang between attractions. Friendly, knowledgeable beertenders welcome you in whether you’re with a group of friends, your beloved pup, or you have kids in tow. Most breweries feature a beer garden with yard games and comfy seating, and the kitchens serve up flavorful food that pairs well with specialty beers.

When you want to visit a brewery, Myrtle Beach makes it easy. Many taprooms are only a short drive from Myrtle Beach hotels, making brewery tours and tastings convenient and fun entertainment to add to your itinerary. Create your own route to each brewery or join the Myrtle Beach Beer Trail to sample craft beers from Myrtle Beach to Georgetown.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re new to visiting Myrtle Beach breweries and you want to know what to expect, check out our answers to frequently asked questions:

What is the best brewery in Myrtle Beach?

Everyone has their own reasons for choosing a favorite taproom, but many agree Tidal Creek Brewhouse is one of the best breweries in Myrtle Beach, thanks to its inviting environment and robust beer selection. The full kitchen, kids’ play area, and dog run offer something for everyone. The 17 drafts on tap at Tidal Creek Brewhouse surpass the number at most other Myrtle Beach breweries, though New South is a close second with 13 beers on tap.

What are the top-rated beers brewed in Myrtle Beach?

The Pollywog Porter from Tidal Creek won the 2022 Brewers Cup in the Dark Ale category. Independent Republic Brewing Company beers, including Buster’s Cherry Stout, Cybernetic Organism, and Nellie Light, have won their fair share of awards for brews featuring local ingredients.

Which Myrtle Beach breweries have beer gardens?

Because of the fabulous Myrtle Beach weather, nearly all of the breweries in town have a beer garden where guests can take their brews outside to drink, dine, or play games in the sunshine.

Which Myrtle Beach breweries offer full food menus?

Tidal Creek, Independent Republic Brewing Co., and Crooked Hammock are three Myrtle Beach breweries with full food menus for lunch or dinner. Tidal Creek also offers breakfast daily and serves a weekend brunch. 

What is the most iconic Myrtle Beach beer?

An iconic Myrtle Beach beer is the Dirty Myrtle brewed by New South Brewing. This beer’s controversial Myrtle Beach namesake and its high ABV tempt locals and visitors to give it a try, and its high marks for flavor and appearance keep everyone coming back.  

Which Myrtle Beach breweries are ok for kids to visit?

All Myrtle Beach breweries allow children inside as long as they are accompanied by adults. Every patron must be 21 years old to enjoy the craft brews, though there are non-alcoholic beverage options available. Most taprooms offer games and things for families to do, and the food menus include kid-friendly eats, too. 

Which Myrtle Beach breweries allow dogs?

Dogs are allowed in the outdoor beer gardens at most Myrtle Beach breweries, but a few establishments go above and beyond to welcome your pet. Tidal Creek offers an off-leash dog run and the craft kitchen menu notes which items are dog-friendly. Independent Republic Brewing Company hosts a weekly Yappy Hour serving treats and alcohol-free dog beer on the patio where pups and their parents can socialize.

Check out this list of the best breweries in Myrtle Beach to start planning your beer crawl today:

New South Brewing

New South has been brewing in Myrtle Beach since 1998. The flagship brews, New South White and Nut Brown Ale, are available throughout the region in cans, bottles, and on tap. Fan-favorite Dirty Myrtle, a Double IPA, can be found on draft in area restaurants and bars. Stop in at the taproom to sample a number of their signature styles and some brewery exclusives.

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Tidal Creek Brewhouse

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Tidal Creek Brewhouse offers small-batch specialty craft beers at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach. A relative newcomer to the area, Tidal Creek has quickly attracted a loyal fan base with their relaxed, dog-friendly atmosphere and tasty brews. The Breezy Blonde American blonde ale and Beach Ream IPA are many patrons’ favorites. Stop in and try their weekly small batch. Tidal Creek also offers fresh-roasted coffees, cocktails, and mocktails. The craft kitchen here serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Crooked Hammock at Barefoot Landing

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This brewery at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach is one of the best spots to hang out, enjoy beers, and dig into backyard-style eats. Play a game of cornhole in the courtyard, relax in an Adirondack chair, or savor the views at the island bar near the water. Year-round beers at this brewery include a light lager and a session IPA, plus a fruit-forward coconut golden ale and sours.

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The Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill

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The Boathouse is a well-known restaurant on the Intracoastal Waterway offering live music, tasty food, and a beer garden dispensing brews from Independent Republic Brewing Company. This microbrewery holds its own against the best breweries in Myrtle Beach. Whether you arrive by land or by sea, the perfectly chilled golden lagers and wheat beers are perfect for sipping by the water while listening to a live band.

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