Top 10 Craft Beer Bars in Myrtle Beach

By Marissa Polascak
July 5, 2018

Looking for craft beer in Myrtle Beach? We’ve got you covered! There are tons of places along the Grand Strand where you can find unique brews & your favorite beers, along with a variety of delicious food items.

From well-known restaurant chains to local hidden gems, check out these top 10 craft beer bars in Myrtle Beach:

American Tap House

1320 Celebrity Cir #199, Myrtle BEach, SC 29577

Located on The Avenue at Broadway at the Beach, American Tap House boasts an upscale atmosphere as well as a large variety of craft beers. Belly up to the bar or sit in the dining room and choose from a long list of beers on tap. Or, choose a canned or bottled beer to go with your lunch or dinner selection. The food here runs the gamut, as the menu features menu items inspired by global cuisine, such as Falafel, Kung Pao Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, Butter Chicken, salads, tacos, flatbreads, burgers, and much more!

Atlas Tap House

1004 Chester St., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Tucked away on a side street in downtown Myrtle Beach, Atlas Tap House is a favorite watering hole for locals and visitors to the area. This relaxed bar is inside of what appears to be an old house, giving it a unique feel. Atlas has up to 30 different beers on tap at any time, offering craft brews from all over the country. Pair your drink of choice with an appetizer like Pork Belly Nuggets or choose something else like the Falafel Tacos, Chicken Cordon Bleugrass Sandwich, or one of their juicy burgers.

Bumstead’s Pub

400 Mr. Joe White Avenue, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Bumstead’s Pub in Myrtle Beach claims to have the finest beer selection on the Grand Strand, and for good reason; this local favorite boasts a seemingly never ending list of beers. They even have an Around the World” club where visitors must try each beer on their list within one year to get a t0shirt and a plaque on the Wall of Fame!

Carolina Ale House

2915 Hollywood Dr, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577

Carolina Ale House is one of the newer additions to the area, and this bar & grill, located across from Broadway at the Beach, has quickly became a popular hangout. The Myrtle Beach location of this chain eatery is home to over 30 rotating taps, offering craft beers from all over. Visitors can also choose from drafts, cans, bottles, cocktails, and wine!

Gordon Biersch

3060 Howard Avenue, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Gordon Biersch isn’t just a restaurant – it’s also a brewery! This Market Common eatery is home to their own line of brews including options that are Light & Refreshing, Fruity & Spicy, Hoppy, or Malty. Sit indoors and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere or out on the patio to see and hear the sights and sounds of The Market Common. Of course, be sure to check out the food menu while you’re here, which lists a variety of starters, tacos, burgers, and more that pair well with the beers offered here.

Hickory Tavern

1580 Highway 17 North, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Located at Coastal North Town Center in North Myrtle Beach, Hickory Tavern is known for their selection of local and regional craft beers. They’re also known for featuring a menu that is chock-full of delectable eats, including wings, steak, burgers, sandwiches, tacos, appetizers, salads, and Tavern Specialties such as the Maryland Jumbo Crab Cakes, Smothered Chicken, Seafood Bayou, and more.

Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery

1321 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Yet another Broadway at the Beach eatery makes this list! Liberty Brewery & Grill has beautiful views of Lake Broadway as well as their own list of home-brewed beers and delicious food. Try out one of Liberty’s house brews or a guest beer while noshing on a lunch or dinner item like tacos, pizza, steaks, burgers, sandwiches, and more like House Specialty Chicken & Waffles, Shrimp & Grits, and BBQ Baby Back Ribs.

Mellow Mushroom Pizza

1571 21st Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

With multiple locations across the Grand Strand, Mellow Mushroom is a great choice for those looking for yummy pizza and craft beer under one roof. Each location offers a beer list as well as a menu that is full of different types of pizzas, sandwiches, salads, and other tasty items.

The Brass Tap

The Brass Tap

The Brass Tap literally markets themselves as a craft beer bar, so you can’t really go wrong here. Located in The Market Common, The Brass Tap has a long list of beers on tap, which visitors can check out beforehand with their app. They also have a food menu with street tacos, burgers, sandwiches, flatbreads, sliders, appetizers, and more.

The Grumpy Monk

4545 U.S. 501, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
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With two locations in Myrtle Beach, the Grumpy Monk is one of the top spots to find an ice-cold craft beer and good meal in town. Check out their Carolina Forest location across from the 501 Tanger Outlets, or their new Broadway at the Beach locations. If you’re curious beforehand, you can always check out their craft beer list on their website, as well as their menu which features sushi, burgers, sandwiches, salads, wraps, tacos, and much more. They even have vegan and vegetarian options!