Bars & Nightlife
Top 10 Bars for Singles in Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach has long been a winning destination for singles of all ages looking to meet up with others for dancing, drinks, and fun-filled evenings on the Boardwalk. Whether you’re a young adult or a single over 50, Myrtle Beach is good for dating, enjoying the single life, and finding interesting people and lively places to be. The sheer variety of cocktail lounges, pubs, clubs, and beach bars makes Myrtle Beach plenty of fun for single adults hoping to meet new people and have a good time. We’ve compiled this list of top bars in Myrtle Beach where singles hang out to enjoy libations, music, ocean views, and, with a little luck, each other.
407 21st Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Part urban chic, part casual Japanese cocktail lounge, sushi bar, rooftop bar, and restaurant, SOHO, near downtown Myrtle Beach, manages to appeal to that rarest combination of singles and couples of all ages, who intermingle comfortably. While many of our picks lean toward a certain age group, SOHO does not. Single young adults, singles over 50, and everyone in between fit in at SOHO at Myrtle Beach.
Liberty Tap Room/Liberty Brewery & Grill
7651 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
We’ll include both Liberty properties as one entry because they both attract a similar crowd: Liberty Tap Room at 76th Ave North and Liberty Brewery & Grill at Broadway at the Beach. Large groups of men and women, with lots of singles, congregate at these two restaurants, especially after work, or for big televised sporting events. A great happy hour helps the draw. Look for Myrtle Beach hotel deals, and add Liberty Tap Room and Brewery & Grill to your itinerary during a quick weekend getaway.
Greg Norman's Australian Grille
4930 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
On the north end of Myrtle Beach, at Barefoot Resort along the Intracoastal Waterway, Greg Norman’s casual but upscale ambience attracts a slightly more mature crowd of singles who meet up on the large outdoor deck and inside lounge. Happy hour draws big crowds year-round, and the seasonal live music helps set the mood for conversation and dancing.
Bubba's Love Shak
4031 Hwy 17 Business, Murrell's Inlet, SC 29576
How could we not include Bubba’s on the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet on this list? The name alone implies that love is in the salty sea air. In the warmer months, Bubba’s encourages singles of all ages to congregate during the late afternoon and happy hour, but after 10 p.m., this is one the best bars in Myrtle Beach for young adults. Consider Bubba’s the 20-something Mecca of Murrells Inlet.
Boasting the best brews, chews, and views on the beach, RipTydz is an oceanfront bar that has quickly become a top spot among locals and visitors to the Myrtle Beach area since it opened in 2017. This bar and restaurant, which features indoor seating as well as an open air bar and a rooftop bar, is a great place for singles to grab a drink and meet new people while listening to live music. Plus, RipTydz has a sandy oceanfront area by the boardwalk where singles can meet new people and play games like corn hole!
Tin Roof is one of the newest bars on the Grand Strand, an oceanfront bar that welcomes singles of all ages to come out and have a great time. Tin Roof boasts a rooftop bar right on the ocean, providing a fun yet romantic atmosphere. Enjoy live music from local bands on the indoor stage, and dance the night away with friends old and new. Choose a Myrtle Beach Boardwalk hotel to get you within easy walking distance of Tin Roof and other cool Boardwalk destinations for singles.
King Kong Sushi
2120 Oakheart Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
With two locations serving the Grand Strand—one in Carolina Forest and the other at Broadway at the Beach—King Kong Sushi attracts a mixed-age crowd that leans toward college-aged and 20-somethings as the night escalates. Sophisticated, yet casual, and serving excellent sushi, King Kong might just deliver a king-size romance.
Hot Fish Club
4911 Hwy 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29526
This Murrells Inlet restaurant features two bars, both popular with locals and visitors. The one on the inside, attached to the restaurant is friendly, and casual, with an air of style without being snooty. The gazebo bar outside, especially on weekend nights with live music, is a no-holds barred free-for-all singles mishmash of mostly 20 and 30-somethings, and after reception wedding partiers.
3873 Renee Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
This locals’ secret in Carolina Forest is perfect for Myrtle Beach singles interested in the best spot to watch sports, drink beers from around the world, and meet people. On weekends and late nights, Handley’s is packed with college kids and a younger crowd from the neighboring Carolina Forest community. Just 10 minutes west of Myrtle Beach, this English-style pub is comfortable and safe for all ages, and is especially popular among 20-somethings.
Fat Harold's Beach Club
212 Main St., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
The Shag is the official dance of South Carolina, and shaggers of all ages have been visiting Fat Harold’s in North Myrtle Beach for generations. Mature singles come in large groups for weekly shag lessons, and in-season, on weekends, there’s enough love going around to make Cupid blush. If you want an authentic Old Myrtle Beach singles experience, book your hotel on the Boardwalk but make plans to take a cab or rideshare to Fat Harold’s for beach music, drinks, and good ol’ Carolina shagging.