710 Frontage Road East
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: (843) 448-4884
Fax: (843) 626-4914
Bars & Cafes
This combination sports bar/concert venue has everything a local bar needs: a view, strong drinks and entertainment. Throughout the week, there is usually some type of music, from rock to reggae, Boathouse it covered. There is a lack of craft brews here, but the bar does cater to those who enjoy domestic beers and the well-drinks are typically strong. The outdoor patio is always a nice addition to any bar, however the Boathouse does allow smoking, so be forewarned. The menu features all the classics from the American kitchen like wings, burgers, sandwiches, etc. For a list of shows, check the calendar on their website.
The Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery is the newest brewery on the Grand Strand. Located at Broadway at the Beach, this brewery has at least 6 different, interesting, brewed beers on tap daily. The food is good, but the menu is limited to appetizers, steaks, seafood and pizzas. A few of the entrees are marinated in ale. There is a kids menu. Pints are $2 and appetizers are half price during happy hour. Open everyday from 11 am onwards.
This Hard Rock Cafe is the only one in the world shaped like a pyramid. Outside, a huge lighted fountain gives an eerie effect to the building. As you enter, you look down on a huge, cavernous, colorful room complete with columns, hieroglyphics and drawings of Egyptians. The walls are covered with rock 'n' roll memorabilia, and the music is very loud. The general menu includes appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, specials and desserts.
Broadway Louie's at Celebrity Square is both arcade and sports pub, with video, arcade and virtual reality games on one side of the bar and on the other, more than 50 screens to watch your favorite teams. Broadway Louie's has karaoke every night and the kitchen serves items like New York-style pizza, subs and various appetizers. Overall, a relaxed place to eat and drink without denting your wallet too much.
Wet Willie's Myrtle Beach is one of the many fun locations throughout the U.S. where guests can have frozen, slushy drinks with names like Call a Cab, Monkey Shine and Shock Treatment. Some of these concoctions are made with 190-grain proof alcohol and are quite strong, however others like the Bahama Mama, Green Apple and Weak Willie are made with lighter alcohol, so teetotalers shouldn't fear. On the menu, the usual pub fare like burgers, wraps and wings keeps diners happy and the staff is really attentive. Wet Willie's has locations throughout the southeastern U.S., which is perfect marketing geography for a daiquiri because of the sweltering heat during the summer.
This club may or not be named after Elton John's famous song Crocodile Rock, but nonetheless, it's appropriate that the piano is featured. Dueling pianos to be exact, where every night jazz aficionados come and listen to a goodhearted musical battle. The talented and outlandish dueling pianists take your requests and then add their own zaniness to them by challenging each other to some advanced fingering techniques. Overall, a nice place to relax which also entails a nice change of pace from the sometimes loud and frenetic dance clubs.
Located at Broadway at the Beach, this hot night spot for socializing gets busy Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. If you like jukebox tunes, a full bar and a happy hour with drink specials and discounted snacks, this is the place to go. The ambiance is relaxed, so dress casual. The two other Sharkey's locations are at 600 North Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach and 1900 Highway 17 North in Surfside Beach. -Natasha Lawrence
Part of the Myrtle Beach social scene, this stop along the Broadway at the Beach trail offers full bar service with creative mixed drinks, jello shots and a wide selection of beers. There is no cover charge and there's a bouncer at the front door. It gets very busy on Friday and Saturday nights. You can sample almost any drink with a crazy name such as the Triple Bipass or Category 5 Hurricane. A popular place with the locals, Fat Tuesday has a jukebox for music and television screens on the walls. -Natasha Lawrence
Bodo's is a mütter und vater restaurant that caters to those who may have a hankering for German essen, or food. To begin, Bodo presents Goulaschsuppe, Erbensuppe (split-pea soup) with seasonal sausage or the Weinbergschnecken (snails in scampi mushroom sauce) for the more intrepid. As entrees, diners will find every type of Schnitzel available, from pork to tenderloin and wiener, it's here. The house Sauerbraten is one of the best recommendations on the menu and of course guests will find plenty of beer also. Check out the website for the full menu.
Overstuffed sandwiches on fresh hoagies are the specialties here. Some are jumbo with extra goodies, and many have sports-inspired names such as the Lynn Swann Dipper, the Hail Mary Dipper, the Gamecock and the Tiger. Patrons can also enjoy Philly sandwiches, salads, burgers, pastrami and corned beef. The expansive menu will appeal to almost any taste. Visitors are welcome to relax with snacks or a meal and enjoy the sports games that play on the multiple TVs. A second location is on Highway 17 in Surfside Beach. -Natasha Lawrence
If you are traveling on the U.S. 17 Bypass highway and want to unwind, then Woody’s Roadside Tavern is a nice spot. A popular local watering hole, this laidback bar has walls adorned with patron's signatures and decorative light strings. You can either catch a game on one of their many televisions or play a game of pool. They even host live bands occasionally.
Located by Ripley Entertainment and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade by the ocean, this popular pub with a relaxed atmosphere offers live entertainment with an emphasis on country music. Open since 1994, it is noted as the original home of "Country Supergroup" ALABAMA. It continues its reputation as an excellent local destination for lively nightlife with guest bands. The place gets packed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Open seasonally from March through October. -Natasha Lawrence