Bars & Nightlife

Looking for places to dance? Here’s the top bars & clubs in Myrtle Beach for 2019

January 2, 2019

There’s really no better time than when you’re on vacation to get rid of your worries, let go of your inhibitions and just enjoy life for a few days. One of the best ways to get in the groove with this laissez faire style of living is to hit the town for a night of dancing — and perhaps a few drinks — with friends and family. And since this town is all about having fun and letting loose, there are plenty of great live music venues, bars and clubs in Myrtle Beach that are perfect for this. Here’s a look at our big list of the best Myrtle Beach dance clubs and spots to go dancing in 2019:

Dance Spots with a View

This oceanfront venue not only offers a gorgeous view, but bands perform throughout the summer keeping the party going with hits from across the decades and lots of games and activities to keep the crowd going throughout the evening. A great family-friendly nightlife option.

Most nights this local hotspot is more of a laid-back hangout with a great view of the Intracoastal Waterway, than it is a full-on dance club. But come during on one of this live music venue’s concerts — which happen weekly on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons in The Best Backyard in Town” — and you won’t find a more lively crowd to dance with.

One of the best places to enjoy the laid-back vibes of Murrells Inlet with a great view of the scenic salt marsh at the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk. More of a restaurant during the day — the food is awesome — but at night you’ll find plenty of folks letting loose to live music including country, classic rock, blues and more!

Sitting atop the unassuming wooden pier at Garden City Beach is a locally famous, no frills” party spot for folks who love to sing karaoke or dance the night away to classic rock and tunes of all types. The stage and dancefloor area aren’t huge, but you’re sure to find a lively, fun loving crowd who’s ready to boogie.

For more than 30 years this beach bar has used its oceanfront setting to attract large crowds for dancing, drinks and live music. The pool deck features live music almost all the time and folks alternate between dancing and swimming in the giant pool that is open to the public.

Situated on the south end of Murrells Inlet is this unique nightlife spot steeped in southern charm. From the ramshackle exterior of the Hot Fish Club gazebo to the cozy wooden interior and the variety of live music played here there’s lots to like about this place. Add in the outdoor partio — with goregous views of the salt marsh — and an outdoor lawn for bonfires and special events, and you’ll find plenty of space to dance here.

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This classic honky-tonky is not only The 8th Wonder of The World” it’s also the spot where country legends Alabama first got their start in the late 1970s and early 1980s. These days, you’ll find live music 6 nights a week from Lee Travis & The Bounty Hunters and a country-lovin’ crowd that enjoys cuttin’a rug while sippin’ some cold beer.

RipTydz opened just a couple of years ago, but it has quickly become a favorite among locals and visitors to Myrtle Beach. This hip bar and restaurant is located right on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, providing amazing views from their open-air bar as well as their cool rooftop bar! Visitors here will find a large variety of drinks as well as a menu full of delicious options like seafood towers, tacos, burgers, and much more. 

Located in THEBlvd complex in downtown Myrtle Beach, Tin Roof is an oceanfront, rooftop bar and restaurant that hosts live music (they have two stages). Tin Roof boasts “Better than Bar Food” like Nashville Hot Chicken, Dixie Biscuits, and other delicious Southern-inspired meals. Their drink menu includes favorites on tap, as well as a variety of signature cocktails to enjoy while watching the waves roll in. 

Shag Clubs

One of a pair of historic beach clubs situated on the same block of Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. This is a hub of nightlife for anyone on the North end, as it’s the perfect spot to get a glimpse of the local culture — complete with shag dancing and tons of beach music.

Just across the street from Duck’s you’ll find another iconic beach club, named after recently departed local legend The Fat Man” Harold Bessent. Inside you’ll get an immediate mid-century” vibe with throwback decor, a large dance floor and plenty of live music to enjoy. You can even learn The Shag” here!

With the laid-back feel of a low-key locals spot, this North Myrtle Beach Lounge lights up at night with live music, karaoke and more than a few folks cutting a rug. The bar and stage area are by no means large, but there’s plenty of room to spread out and hang out amongst the pool tablesand in the arcade area.


Club OZ at Broadway at the Beach is the place to be if you’re looking to dance the night away. This club opened in 2017 and has been hosting some of the Grand Strand’s hottest parties ever since.

The area’s biggest concerts happen here, with top-notch touring acts coming to town all year long. But even if you’re not inside the music hall for a show, you can still dance the night away in front of the stage at HOB’s The Deck area or even inside the House of Blues Restaurant & Bar, which also features a live music stage.

If you’re between 13-19 years old and looking for a night of dancing, Karma is pretty much the only show in town. Not only does this club aim to provide a safe, fun environment for teens, it also has one of the best locations of any club in town — it’s right downtown facing the ocean.

With a huge dance floor, great DJs and a beach theme that features a lifeguard stand, tiki bar and a HUGE shark head over the stage, there’s plenty of fun to be had at the Broadway at the Beach club. 

Featuring a large stage and dancefloor downstairs and an great open-air patio and stage on the rooftop, you’ll won’t get more nightlife bang for your buck than at Pirate’s Cove. There’s live music seven nights a week, the staff is friendly and the view is awesome. If you’re staying in North Myrtle Beach, check it out.

Popular among the younger crowd for its themed parties — like glow parties, painty parties and more — Senor Frog’s is surely one of the wildest clubs in Myrtle Beach with some of the best DJs and most dedicated party people. If you’re in for a little less raucous time, you can also sit out back and enjoy a live band and a waterfront view.

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Located in the heart of North Myrtle Beach, this longtime dance club has been part of the area’s nightlife scene for more than a half century. It’s one of the north end’s larger spots, with lots of neon and funky lighting to accompany tunes both classic and modern.

Status Nightlife

Status Nightlife

Status Nightlife has taken over the old 2001 Nightclub and is now home to four cool bars under one roof! Guests here can visit Club Rewind, with hits from the 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s; Bourbon Cowboy, a rock & country live music venue; Rum Jungle, a frozen daiquiri infused ultra lounge; and their largest club, Envy Nightclub.