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Drinks with a View: Top Beach Bars in Myrtle Beach

  By  Ashlee Carson
McAdoos Beach Bar

What’s a trip to The Beach without finding the perfect beach cocktail to match? There are dozens of beach bars up and down the Grand Strand that serve everything from Rum Runners and Bucket drinks to cold draught beers and frozen piña coladas. Here are the Top 10 oceanfront bars and restaurants to stop for a drink or a bite to eat (plus a few more we just couldn’t leave off).

8th Avenue Tiki Bar & Grill
1. 8th Avenue Tiki Bar & Grill

This funky downtown bar sits right on the Myrtle Beach boardwalk and offers great views of the ocean, pleasant breezes and prime people-watching — what more could you ask for in a beach bar! With an eclectic menu of bar food, a fun tiki themed cocktails and more than a dozen draft beers, this place has everything you need to kick back and enjoy your day drinking.

Bummz on the Boardwalk Mahi salad
3. Bummz Beach Bar

Bummz Beach Café has been a beach bar staple in Myrtle Beach for several decades and that doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon. They have a small indoor bar and a large outdoor deck with another bar and plenty of seating – all with beach views. Grab a chair in the salty ocean air as you sip on a famous Bummz Beach Relief made with raspberry vodka, coconut rum and pineapple and cranberry juices.

Coconutz Beach Bar
4. Coconuts Tiki Bar & Grill

Coconuts is the only oceanfront tiki bar in North Myrtle Beach and the perfect way to spend your day watching the waves crash in. The super casual beach bar has great outdoor seating, happy hour specials and plenty of drinks featuring The Naked Turtle White Rum!

local's fav
Harold's On The Ocean
5. Harold's On The Ocean

Known affectionately as HOTO's, this long-time local haunt is known as much for it's role in local Shag and Beach music culture as it is for it's "Best Views of the Beach." It's nestled inside of OD Beach and Golf Resort in the heart of Ocean Drive. Known for its great food and entertainment, HOTO's menu features seafood, entrees, appetizers, burgers, tacos, and cocktails, ensuring a comprehensive beach bar experience. 

local's fav Loco Gecko Beach Shak
6. Loco Gecko Beach Shak

Loco Gecko Beach Shak serves up “Hot nights and Cool drinks” at both of their Myrtle Beach locations. Enjoy views of the Atlantic and sip on cold beer or frozen specialty drink while snacking on seafood baskets, burgers, pizzas, sandwiches and fresh wraps. You’ll love the casual atmosphere and easy-going spirit at Loco Gecko.

Landshark Bar and Grill next to the SkyWheel
7. Landshark Bar & Grill

Ask for your favorite frozen concoction at this beach bar along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. LandShark Bar and Grill also serves up the beer with its very name along with a long list of Margaritas (Fins to the Left) and more specialty drinks (Fins to the Right) on the drink menu. Enjoy amazing ocean views and even a light show during the night from the SkyWheel next door.

McAdoos Beach Bar
8. McAdoos Beach Bar


McAdoos Beach Bar in Myrtle Beach is all about kicking back with a cold one while enjoying the beachy oceanfront views. You get a sweet spot right by the ocean, with a chill atmosphere and prices that won’t break the bank. Their drink lineup’s got everything from your go-to beers to fun specialty drinks, all served up with a view that's hard to beat. Perfect for lounging by the sea without any fuss.

Molly Darcy's Irish Pub Oceanfront North Myrtle Beach
9. Molly Darcy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

Molly Darcy’s is a famous oceanfront bar in the heart of the Crescent Beach section of North Myrtle Beach. They have a stage indoors for live DJs and entertainers and a huge deck out back with fantastic ocean views. As the name suggests they also serve up plenty of Irish fare and beers!

Ocean Annie's Beach Bar
10. Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar

The open-air bar at Ocean Annie’s is the perfect setting for happy hour or a beach cocktail all summer long! This iconic beach bar has tons of outdoor seating as well as spots around the bar plus a stage for live music. Grab a cold beer or frozen drink, hop in the pool and dance to your heart’s delight at one of the hottest party spots on the beach.

local's fav
Boardwalk near Oceanfront Bar & Grill
11. Oceantfront Bar & Grill

There’s nothing quite like a corner bar right along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk to welcome you to town. Ocean Front Bar and Grill is a casual bar and restaurant that offers great food, good company and phenomenal views (plus great people watching). This historic site even dates all the way back to the 1930s as a beer garden built over the beach!

Scotty's Beach Bar Surfside
13. Scotty's Beach Bar

This hidden gem is a true "local's favorite" with a crowd of lively regulars to welcome in visitors up off the beach for a fun atmosphere just steps from the new Surfside Pier. This bar features cheap drinks, laid-back vibes and lots of musical options with  acoustic tunes playing from a selection of local acts and regular karaoke nights.

Sea Captain's House Shipyard Oceanfront Bar
14. Sea Captain's House

The ShipYard Open Air Bar out back at this famous Myrtle Beach restaurant can’t be beat! Not to mention it's attached to one of the most iconic seafood spots in town, with amazingly fresh catches and delactable dishes.

local's fav
Sharkey's Beach Bar
15. Sharkey's Beach Club

This laid-back beachfront restaurant and bar is great for families and casual gatherings with friends. Sharkey’s Beach Club offers a long list of cold beverages including the Hula Hooch Bucket filled with 32 ounces of tropical juices and three types of Cruzan rums. They also have fantastic lunch, dinner and late night menus.

St. Clement's Beach Bar
16. St. Clement's Beach Bar

This little-known spot is the definition of a hidden gem, a small beach bar tucked into the St. Clements Suites which are part of the Caravelle Resort on the north end of Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. With its weathered pink pastel exterior and throwback look, you may think there's little here to enjoy, but the vibes are immaculate with great oceanfront views, cold drinks and a colorful cast of friendly folks sure to create a good time.

local's fav
Tin Roof Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Bar
17. Tin Roof Myrtle Beach

Tin Roof has three bar spaces plus an open-air rooftop bar to serve up some great spirits to its many guests. They have a great stage for live music and have an amazing list of rotating bands and artists throughout the year. Try out one of their 16 draft beers or a long list of cocktails including the Salty Watermelon Margarita, Frose, Painkiller or the Kentucky Kool-Aid.

Ashlee Carson

Ashlee Carson grew up in Northwest Ohio but has lived in Myrtle Beach since graduating from the University of Central Florida in Spring of 2006 with a B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations. She was a former Public Relations intern at the Chamber of Commerce in the Summer of 2005 where her excitement for writing about Myrtle Beach began. Ashlee has two children, and loves boating, the beach, fishing and exploring everything the Grand Strand has to offer.