Myrtle Beach, S.C.

59. Shag Clubs & Beach Clubs

Shag Clubs & Beach Clubs

Visit shag bars in Myrtle Beach to witness the allure of the area’s famed music and dance, and while you’re there, get out and try The Shag for yourself. “Shagging” in South Carolina is a slang term coined for the Carolina shag, aka, The Shag, a popular upbeat dance with a six-count step. Shag dancing became prominent in the Grand Strand in the 1940s, and it still draws crowds at several of the area’s nightlife destinations. 

If you want to learn how to shag dance, Myrtle Beach is the place to do it. Head to Fat Harold’s or Duck’s and join in a lesson. Each shag bar reserves time in its weekly schedule for teaching newcomers this timeless dance. A dancer at any skill level can learn these moves, but if you’re not into it, you can always sit back and enjoy the Myrtle Beach shagging music. 

On top of regularly scheduled entertainment, you’ll also find get-togethers for shaggers throughout the year. Some events held by the Society of Stranders (SOS), a group dedicated to honoring Myrtle Beach shag music and dancing, draw thousands of people. If you can’t make it to an official event, you’ll still find many venues celebrating the shag throughout the Grand Strand.

Main Street in North Myrtle Beach is a hotspot for shag dancing. This area is home to Duck’s, the OD Lounge, and Fat Harold’s, three of the best shag bars around. Whether you know the steps by heart or you’re still learning, these bars always have room for you and your partner out on the floor. Make your vacation entertainment a cinch when you stay at a North Myrtle Beach hotel nearby.

Plan your vacation today and get ready to show off your moves at these shag bars in Myrtle Beach:

Fat Harold’s Beach Club

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For years and years, this Main Street North Myrtle Beach shag club has been crammed with dancers eager to do the shag. It’s also home to the twice-annual Society of Stranders festivals. Many of the live bands, DJs, and workshops at the festivals are scheduled at Fat Harold’s. If you want to learn the dance, this shag bar holds weekly lessons.

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Duck’s Night Life

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Duck’s is also located on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, close enough to Fat Harold’s to hop back and forth between the two shag bars as you see fit. Like their neighbor down the street, Duck’s hosts tons of live bands and DJs and weekly shag lessons. They also offer a full schedule of entertainment during Society of Stranders festivals.

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OD Arcade & Lounge

This Ocean Drive shag bar is a longtime popular hangout for visitors who love to dance, listen to live music, sing karaoke, play games, and just have a good time out. In addition to a steady stream of entertainment, OD Arcade also hosts various shag dance events throughout the year, providing a place for beach music enthusiasts to share their passion for shag dancing with others in Myrtle Beach.

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