Popular Beach Bars and Nightlife Spots in Myrtle Beach

There are tons of exciting things to do in Myrtle Beach during the day, but when the sun goes down, that’s when the fun really starts! Finish your day of sightseeing by visiting one of the area’s bars and grabbing a drink with your friends. Sit back, enjoy the live music, and simply relish in your summer vacation! Luckily, many of the best bars in Myrtle Beach are conveniently located near the area’s most popular accommodations.

Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar

Ocean Annie’s has been operating for more than 35 years and is consistently rated among the best bars in the state! Located within Ocean Club Resort, this bar is open to the public and is perfect for cooling off with a frozen drink or simply watching the waves roll in. You can even walk to the bar straight from the beach! Live music is going on all the time, making this the perfect place to enjoy a chill evening with your friends. 

The Bowery

The Bowery has been serving up drinks to the locals and visitors of Myrtle Beach for more than 75 years, and they aren’t slowing down any time soon! Open daily from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., The Bowery has an awesome food menu if you’d like a bite to eat, but we’re here for the drinks! They’ve got tons of signature drinks for you to choose from, like the Texas Cherry Limeade or the Trinidad Screwdriver. Events and live music are common at The Bowery, so there’s bound to be something happening while you’re in town. If you want to get started early, don’t forget about the happy hour specials!

Senor Frog’s 


Senor Frog’s has quite a few locations throughout the U.S., but they’ve become a local favorite right here in Myrtle Beach. Step into this exciting and welcoming atmosphere and get ready to have an unforgettable night with your buddies! Their signature drink menu is full of unique selections like the Large. & In Charge Frog’s or the Zonky Froggy. You can also try a margarita, shot, something on the rocks, beer, daiquiri, wine, hard smoothie… the list goes on and on! They do also have a food menu with seafood favorites and Mexican classics. 

8th Ave Tiki Bar & Grill

The tagline here says it all: “Mediterranean influenced, crafted with love.” 8th Ave is the perfect blend of upscale and welcoming, putting a special spin on your typical bar experience. You’ll have a stunning view of the water no matter where you sit, and you can sample delicious beers, frozen cocktails, and specialty drinks like the Pain Killa or Tiki Time! Pair your drink with an appetizer to share, like the Very Adult Mac ‘n Cheese or the Chicken Fajita Spring Rolls, and you’ve got yourself a winning combination!

Dead Dog Saloon

Dead Dog Saloon has been featured in both Southern Living Magazine and on the Travel Channel, so you know it’s the real deal! This restaurant is a family-friendly spot to grab a meal during the day, and the party get started at night! They have more than 20 beers on draft for you to pick from, as well as a whole host of specialty cocktails. Dead Dog Saloon is located in Murrells Inlet, just minutes from Myrtle Beach. 

The Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill

Finally, The Boathouse is your ultimate destination for food, drinks, live music, you name it! This eatery is located right on the Intracoastal Waterway, giving you stunning views at all times. Their in-house craft brew is truly one-of-a-kind, and they’ve got a wide selection of drafts to choose from. Bring a group so you can try them all! 

Plan Your Next Visit

After you spend the day splashing in the water, heading to the amusement park, and exploring all the amazing sights of Myrtle Beach, head out to the bar to grab a drink before you wind down for the night. Any of these locations promise an awesome time! Best of all, they’re each just moments away from our Myrtle Beach rentals! Contact us today to learn more.