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Top 10 Watering Holes in Myrtle Beach

By • Jan 15, 2010

“Aaah yes, finally”!  It’s time to relax and reflect on your round and what earned you bragging rights for the day. Was it a “fifty footer” or perhaps a “chip in”? No worries mate! Whatever it was, there is nothing quite like chugging down something cold with the rest of the gang after beating the little dimpled one around for eighteen holes. Everyone has so much to gabber about and no doubt after some hooligan juice, one’s tongue will loosen… and tales will become more richly crafted.

Myrtle Beach has an outstanding selection of “Happy Hour” hot spots and most of them offer delicious food, tempting drink specials, and an amazing atmosphere at an affordable price. Some establishments even provide a variety of games and entertainment. Add this to the warm southern hospitality and you will definitely experience the “HAPPY” in Happy Hour. We have compiled a top ten list which should help you with your next visit to the Grand Strand.

Dick’s Last Resort

Located in beautiful Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, Dick’s is definitely a good spot to let your hair down. Check out their resident gators as you sink a few cold ones at the Tiki bar. Be careful not to lean too far over the rail, because these predators are armed with very powerful tails and jaws, and they love tourists.

Dick’s has been a legend in Myrtle Beach since the rashness behavior began nearly 15 years ago. This place is a riot and is well known for their outrageously rude and energetic wait staff that imposes absurdity on their guests. So kick back, relax and enjoy the lunacy; or better still, join in the fun! The atmosphere is very entertaining and allows everyone to feel like they’re breaking the rules and no one is getting in any trouble.

Technically, there is no happy hour; however, you will be pleasantly surprised at their prices, the excellent quality of their food and their wonderful selection of beverages. So if you’re looking for a fun time with your golfing buddies after your round, then Dick’s is great for a good laugh! Dick’s last resort is located at 4700 Highway 17 S N. Myrtle Beach, 29582-5355 (843) 272-7794,

City Bar

City Bar is definitely more of a fine dining place than a bar. However, during their Happy Hour, delightful portions of flavorful food with pleasant beverage selections are served in this elegant establishment. Experience a relaxing atmosphere complete with soothing Jazz music that filters gracefully through the subtly lit dining room and into the stylish bar and lounge area. If you have never been, or haven’t visited in a while, you owe it to yourself to go to City Bar and get in on their great new Happy Hour. City Bar Happy Hour runs 5-7 pm weekdays, and is located at 7604 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, (843) 449-7013,

Chestnut Hill

Chestnut Hill has always had an outstanding reputation for their amazing cuisine; and some of these same fabulous appetizers can now be enjoyed at Happy Hour for only $4.99 each!

For example, the Mini Crab Cakes, fresh local picked back fin crabmeat mixed with special seasonings, pan sautéed and then served with Adijon Remoulade dipping sauce; or perhaps the Portabella Parmigiana, fresh sautéed Portabella mushrooms baked with homemade marinara sauce, provolone and parmesan cheese.

Some of their drink specials include $1.99 domestic beers $2.99 house liquors and Redwood Creek Wines at $2.99 per glass. Martini Monday’s, features half-price martinis till 7:00pm. Happy Hour runs 7 days a week from 4:30-7pm and Chestnut Hill is located at 9922 Hwy. 17, N. Myrtle Beach, phone: 843-449-3984,

Blarney Stone’s Pub & Cigar Bar

If you’re looking for that distinct Irish pub feel, then stop by Blarney Stone’s at Broadway at the Beach: it’s “bang on” mate. Offering traditional Irish fare like Shepherd’s Pie and Corned Beef and Cabbage, “the Stone” as it is affectionately known, also serves up a little English fare, like “bangers and mash” and “fish and chips”.

A unique feature at the Stone is their “beer bongs”. A couple of 84 and 168 ounce bongs were actually put out as decor; however it didn’t take long for guests to start requesting them to drink from. These bongs can be filled with most of your favorite brews and are wheeled over to your table, complete with cooling tubes, wooden bases, acrylic walls and of course, their own taps. They can have you “acting the maggot” in no time!

During their Happy Hour, the Stone offers delicious appetizers around $5 each and $2.50 domestic drafts. This pub is a great spot to have a bloody good time after your round with your mates. Blarney Stone’s also features a classy martini and cigar bar upstairs, and is a great spot to enjoy the exquisite sights and sounds of Broadway at the Beach. Happy Hour runs 4-7 pm daily, and you can visit Blarney Stone’s Pub & Cigar Bar at Broadway at the Beach, 1318 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach (843) 626-6644,

Molly Darcy’s on the beach

Molly Darcy’s is a fabulous Irish / American restaurant that is located directly on the beach, with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Offering traditional Irish fare and great music, with delightfully friendly staff, Molly Darcy’s is a must visit! Enjoy a nice cold beer out on the huge deck overlooking the ocean. Their deck is large enough for a dozen or so tables and all are equipped with umbrellas.

Happy Hour is Monday to Friday from 4-6pm and you can enjoy delicious food and great drink specials. For your entertainment, there are several HDTV’s to catch up on your favorite team sports, there is also an arcade room featuring Pool Tables, Video Games, Darts and more. Inside there is upstairs and downstairs seating and a large bar with additional seating. Molly Darcy’s is located at 1701 S Ocean Blvd, N. Myrtle Beach (843) 272-5555,

Sandal’s Lounge at Ocean Annies

Ocean Annie’s is one of the most popular outdoor beach bars in the area. It’s impossible to beat the sound of live music beside the pool with the pounding surf of the Atlantic Ocean in the background. Combine your favorite beverages, frozen drinks and a pool party with outdoor dancing, and you have the hottest spot in Myrtle Beach for fun and entertainment. If you fancy singing, then join the crowd for karaoke. Happy Hour is daily from 4-7pm and they serve a good sized spread of free food. Sandal’s Lounge is located at 9550 Shore Drive, Myrtle Beach, (800)-726-3783,

Bummz Beach Cafe

Bummz Beach Café is the perfect fit for the beach and is ideally located on the water in Myrtle Beach. The outstanding oceanfront location offers a relaxing and friendly atmosphere with live music, karaoke, cold drinks and some of the best food on the beach! Serving lunch and dinner daily and featuring house favorites like their “Bummz Burger”, clam chowder, grouper, and wings, Bummz offers a Happy Hour that runs 4-6 pm every day. Bummz Beach Café is located at 2002 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, (843) 916-9111,

Crab Catchers on the Water Front

If you are a seafood fan then you have come to the right place! Crab Catchers is the real deal. No matter how you like your shrimp: fried, steamed or buffalo, they do it right and it sure is scrumptious! Crab Catchers serves fresh local seafood for lunch and dinner, and the catch of the day is as fresh as it gets and prepared just the way you like it. Crab Catchers features live entertainment on the weekends and invites you to relax on their deck as you watch a variety of vessels go by. You can enjoy many drink specials during their Happy Hour which is from 4-7pm Mon-Thurs. Crab Catchers is located at 4474 Waterfront Drive in Little River, N. Myrtle Beach (843)-280-2025,

Finn McCools

After a splendid day on the links there’s no better place to enjoy an ice cold pint! Tasty food and a good time are what diners have come to expect and receive at Finn McCools. Located close to the beach, patrons can enjoy the sunny outdoor dining patio which features a tranquil setting in a meticulously landscaped garden. You will notice that folks tend to linger over their food at Finn McCools and for good reason; the mood is always a lively and happy celebration.

Finn McCools offers an extensive variety of beers and cocktails, including specialty drinks that are available by the pitcher. There is a TV in almost every direction, so it is real easy to keep up with all your favorite sports teams and scores. Happy Hour at Finn McCools is from 4-7pm Mon thru Fri and offers tempting drink specials and tasty Irish fare. Finn McCools is located at 501 Lake Arrowhead Rd, Myrtle Beach, (843) 449-7616,

Captain Poo’s Bar & Grill

Another must when you visit the beach is Captain Poo’s. If you’re looking for a great local’s hangout, without the glitz and glamour, then this is the place. The service is outstanding and they offer great drink and food prices with live entertainment Tuesday thru Friday.

Captain Poo’s features Happy Hour specials that include snow crab legs, steamed shrimp, wings, oysters, tacos and hard to beat drink specials. Captain Poo’s offers one of the best views of the Intracoastal Waterway on the Grand Strand. Happy Hour is Mon – Fri from 4-7pm and Captain Poo’s is located at 2200 Little River Neck Rd. N. Myrtle Beach, (843) 249-7881,

Remember your feedback is very important to us at Myrtle Beach Golfaway, we encourage you to send an email with your comments or simply let us know about your favorite “Happy Hour” haunts. You may send your emails to, we thank you in advance for your participation.

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Born in Durban, South Africa, Azor fell in love with the game a little late in life. He served an apprenticeship in the printing industry and then went into print sales. In the early nineties he moved to the United States with his wife Glynis, and their two sons Dave and Clint. In 1994 he and Glynis established "Electronic Pencil" a Graphic Design company. In 2004 they started a golf magazine; he currently enjoys writing for their publication and writing the editorial for Myrtle Beach Golfaway’s website. “Besides the challenge and fun factor, the camaraderie on the golf course is second to none, it’s a blessing to spend time with good people and play a great game in such tranquil settings,” says Azor.
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