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9 Best Bars in North Myrtle Beach

Everyone flocks to North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for the stunning waters and picturesque nature — and who could blame them? With endless activities to indulge in, it's truly a beach lover's paradise.

But beyond the great outdoors, there's another draw to this coastal area: incredibly unique North Myrtle Beach bars. The bar scene is as magnetic as North Myrtle Beach’s shoreline, from great food to even better vibes.

Your sunny escape at Beach Cove Resort puts you a stone's throw away from 11 of the best bars on the coast. Ready to relish your next cocktail? These are the best bars in North Myrtle Beach.


1. Crooked Hammock Brewery

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  • Price: $$

  • Address: 4924 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC

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  • What to order: PainKiller cocktail and craft beers

Located at Barefoot Landing, Crooked Hammock Brewery brings a laid-back, beach-themed atmosphere perfect for beer enthusiasts and casual drinkers alike. The spacious patio features fun games and plenty of seating for the whole family. They even have a tiki bar with swinging seats!


This is the perfect spot to unwind with a tasty brew, chow down on some BBQ, and enjoy the easygoing vibes of coastal South Carolina.


2. Duck’s Dance Club

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  • Price: $$

  • Address: 229 Main St., North Myrtle Beach, SC

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  • What to order: Ice-cold bottles of your favorite brews

Just ten minutes from Beach Cove is Duck’s Dance Club, a staple in North Myrtle Beach nightlife since the '50s and '60s. This Carolina dive bar offers year-round weekly fun with shag dances, live entertainment, and epic drink specials. It’s not your typical sports bar, but they still added eight TVs so you can catch your favorite games on your dance breaks.

Unfamiliar with the shag? Don’t worry; Duck’s has you covered with free lessons once a week.


3. Boardwalk Billy’s

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Located at the Dock Holidays Marina is Boardwalk Billy’s, one of North Myrtle Beach’s best seafood restaurants. Featuring stunning views of the Intracoastal Waterway, this casual, family-friendly spot is famous for its amazing appetizers, sushi, and drinks at great prices. You can even pull up on your boat and enjoy some delicious grub after a long day on the water.


4. Molly Darcy’s Irish Pub

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  • Price: $$

  • Address: 1701 South Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach, SC

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  • What to order: Molly's IPA

Molly Darcy's brings a dash of Irish cheer right to the beach! Feel the ocean breeze on their patio by day and hit the dance floor at night. Famous for its happy hour specials, karaoke, and crowd-favorite songs, this spot buzzes with excitement. Join in for drink specials and iconic tunes that everyone loves to belt out.


5. Tipsy Turtle Beach Bar

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  • Price: $$

  • Address: Beach Cove Resort, 4800 S Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach, SC

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  • What to order: Frozen daiquiri of your choice and fruit smoothies for the kids

Nestled in Beach Cove Resort's Town Center is an oceanfront gem that caters to everyone: Tipsy Turtle Beach Bar. With a family-friendly atmosphere, it serves both boozy and non-alcoholic drinks. It's just the place to relax and soak in the ocean views after a day on the beach. From appetizers and wraps to pizzas and paninis, their menu satisfies any craving – all without ever having to leave the comfort of the resort.


6. The Deck at the House of Blues

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House of Blues is one of the most iconic music venues in the U.S. and Canada. Famous for hosting all kinds of live entertainment, the Barefoot Landing location has a pet-friendly outdoor patio called The Deck.

You can enjoy free live music, tasty drink specials, and delicious bites from their smokehouse. Here, music and dining converge for an unforgettable experience.


7. Hidden Speakeasy at Twelve 33 Distillery

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  • Price: $$

  • Address: 593 SC-90 E, Little River, SC

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  • What to order: Cocktail Mini Flight

Twelve 33’s tasting room features rotating craft cocktails with unique, diverse spirits — all made on-site. The real hidden gem here (quite literally) is their secret speakeasy, which you only get access to with a distillery tour – worth checking out either way. Once inside, you'll savor spirits exclusive to South Carolina, so take advantage while you’re here!


8. Taco Mundo Kitchen y Cantina

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  • Price: $$

  • Address: 4732 Highway 17 S Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach, SC

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  • What to order: Loco Coco Margarita

In town for Cinco De Mayo? This is the place to be.

One of North Myrtle Beach’s most delish restaurants, Taco Mundo Kitchen y Cantina, touts delicious Mexican-inspired fare, one-of-a-kind margaritas, “mundo cocktails,” and ice-cold cervezas. Enjoy monthly specials, live music, and a fiesta that never ends right on the Intracoastal Waterway.


9. Fat Harold’s Beach Club

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  • Price: $

  • Address: 212 Main St., North Myrtle Beach, SC

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  • What to order: Local brews

Open since 1962, summer nights at Fat Harold’s just hit differently. This is a long-time favorite among North Myrtle Beach locals for the casual ambiance, lively nightlife, music, friendly staff, and all-night dancing. But be warned — these shaggers move fast. Avoid getting run over with the complementary shag lessons.

As for what to order? Stick to the basics — your favorite beers and straightforward cocktails are perfect for a quick sip before jumping back on the dance floor


Which of These Beach Bars Will You Try First?

Thirsty yet? Whether you're here for the tiki hut vibes or the vibrant nightlife and shag moves, North Myrtle Beach bars offer a little something for every taste. From relaxed to lively, you're sure to find the perfect spot to quench your thirst and enjoy the local vibes.

The best part? You're just minutes away from us, so you can easily rest up after a night of dancing and be ready to do it all again tomorrow.

Plan your next getaway to North Myrtle Beach with a stay at Beach Cove Resort.

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