Bars & Nightlife

Best Myrtle Beach Bars for pool, ping pong, darts & other games

May 8, 2015

Whether you're looking for a fun way to cool down after a hot day on the sand or you're looking for rainy day activities in Myrtle Beach, classic bar games are a great way to kill some time.

If you're the type that like to knock back a few drinks and let loose while you're on vacation or you just want to show up your family with a bit of friendly competition, there's plenty of great bars in Myrtle Beach where you can engage in some good old fashioned games of skill and chance.

From quaint oceanfront arcades to flashy, modern hangouts the Grand Strand has it all. Depending on what you like to play you can find an cozy indoor bar with pool tables, ping pong tables and dart boards or opt for some outdoor fun with games like cornhole, volleyball or even Giant Jenga.

Here's a look at some of the best places in Myrtle Beach to play bar games:

Atlas Tap House

1004 Chester St., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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If you like beer — I mean you REALLY like beer — then this is the spot for you. As one of the best craft beer bars in Myrtle Beach, Atlas has a huge and ever-changing selection of rare and exotics brews and a friendly staff that really knows its stuff. When it comes to games, you can enjoy a game of pool, shoot some darts or hang out on the patio and play and oversized game of jenga with huge wooden blocks. There's also several big TVs including a huge 220″ projection screen out back to watch the big game.

The Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill

201 Fantasy Harbour Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

The Boathouse is known more for its awesome backyard and lively concerts than as a chill hangout spot, but there's still plenty to do here. You can play a game of pool, try your hand at some darts or get into a game of sand volleyball with a great view of the Intracoastal Waterway outside. If you're lucky, they might even break out the giant Jenga on the patio when it's not busy.

Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille

10125 Hwy 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

This family-friendly entertainment complex has it all from a 12-screen movie theatre to a full-service bar and restaurant area. There's also a dozen or so lanes of bowling, an arcade with a mix of classic and modern games, as well as several pool tables and air hockey tables. It's the perfect place to get a little buzz on while still being a good parent and playing with your kids.

710 North Myrtle Beach

1105 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

One of the newest hangouts to hit the beach, 710 is a combination bowling alley/bar/restaurant/arcade that recently took over the old North Myrtle Beach Bowling Center. Games are the center of everything here with hourly rentals available for Bocce courts, Table Tennis, Billiards, Shuffleboard tables, Air hockey and Bowling. They also offer unlimited play of Darts, Foosball, Checkers, Chess, Backgammon and Scrabble for free! And if all that wasn't enough there's a big selection of craft beers and drinks and a gourmet menu of unique bar treats to keep you from going hungry.

Buy One, Get One Free Bowling

This longtime locals hangout is more than just a hidden gem. Only a few blocks off the beach, directly up from the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, Bumstead's (and it's adjoining deli Dagwood's) offer amazing sandwiches, an awesome selection of beers and plenty to do while you're there. In the evenings, when the deli closes, the area opens up to a ping pong table — one of the few spots in town to throw down on some table tennis. Walk opposite the bar to an additional dining room and you'll also find a large area for darts and a pool table here.

Dagwood's Sports Bar

Dagwood's Sports Bar

The south end sister of Bumstead's is a Dagwood's Sports bar, located off of U.S. 17 in Surfside Beach. Here you'll find a similar menu of amazing deli sandwiches hot and cold, plus your own personal TV at every table. There's also an outdoor patio with awesomely relaxing, gliding picnic tables and a back room indoors which features a pair of pool tables and arcade games like Silver Strike Bowling and Golden Tee golf. And if you get bored, you can always stroll next door to the Surfside Bowling Alley & Brick House Lounge with dozen of lanes of bowling, an arcade, foosball and more.

If you find yourself at Barefoot Landing, this little watering hole is a great place to kick back and relax. There's plenty of beers to choose from, an outdoor patio with a lakefront view and a friendly staff that's willing to share their local knowledge. You can also play a few games of pool, throw some darts or belly up to one of the arcade games and show your skills at virtual golf or bowling.

Hammerhead Grill

700 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

You won't find many spots with a better view than this place, located oceanfront along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Here you can grab a bite to eat or a drink at table on the lawn, throw a game of cornhole, enjoy some live music or partake in the ever-popular sport of people watching. What makes this place really unique is that once you've had a few you can stroll up to the adjoining Shark Attack Adventure Golf, the area's only oceanfront mini golf course.

Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street

Owned by a pair of local music lovers, this bar has an upscale vibe without feeling too pretentious or swanky. When it comes to entertainment you'll find local and regional talent performing live almost every night and there's darts and a ping pong table to keep you busy.

Nick's Cigar Lounge & Wine Bar

Nick's Cigar Lounge & Wine Bar

Adjoining the area's most well-known cigar superstore, is a unique retreat known as Nick's Cigar Lounge & Wine Bar. If you don't mind the smoke, this is a great place to kick back and relax with a glass of good vino or grab a few beers while you puff down a choice cigar. It's also a popular rainy day retreat for golfers as it features one of the only indoor golf simulators in the area — so even when it's too wet for a round, you can still play indoors here.

Located in the heart of Broadway at the Beach's celebrity Square nightlife area, Broadway Louie's has everything you could want to play, plus an outdoor patio, huge sports bar area and the Grand Strand's best karaoke stage. The large arcade features skee-ball, pop-a-shot, pool tables, air hockey, mini bowling, ticket games, arcade games and a mini golf simulator and it serves up cold, cheap $1 draft beers.