North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach, S.C. are popular vacation spots for sports enthusiasts, and there are plenty of great sports bars to catch the big game or cheer on your favorite team. Here are a few popular options:

  1. Bumstead’s Pub – Head to the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach, where there are TVs at every table, billiards, darts, and an outdoor patio. Relax with a diverse beer menu featuring beers from all over the world. Combine that with over 20 specialty sandwiches on fresh rolls, nachos, quesadillas, wings, soft pretzels, and munchies.

  2. Calli Bakers Firehouse Bar & Grill – Walk into a 6,400-square-foot location filled with police, fire, EMS, and public safety memorabilia, and five garage doors perfect for football season weather. Located on Lake Arrowhead Road in Myrtle Beach, the menu at this friendly venue ranges from salads and wings to full dinners and pizza. Can’t decide? Go with a daily special, such as ribs, soups, or meatloaf. Check the Facebook page for entertainment, special events, and trivia nights.

  3. Carolina Ale House – Don’t miss a play with over 50 TVs—inside and out. Located near Broadway at the Beach, stop in for lunch or dinner and find a great crowd. There’s a list of nearly 20 rotating beers on tap, bottles, cans, cocktails, and wines. The menu includes wings, burgers, salads, sandwiches, tacos, soups, desserts, and more, with daily specials. With one of the widest lists of premium channels, you’ll find the game you want to watch.

  4. Dirty Don’s Oyster Bar & Grill – Find both delicious seafood and sports at Dirty Don’s. The casual atmosphere and extensive menu feature a variety of seafood as well as burgers, sandwiches, and salads. It’s a favorite among locals and tourists. Multiple TVs are located throughout the restaurant for your sports viewing pleasure.

  5. Handley’s Pub & Grub—Check out this family-owned sports bar in Carolina Forest. It’s been a neighborhood staple since 2004. Sample a huge selection of beers and a menu filled with unique twists on traditional English pub favorites. With options like “Brit” chips with gravy, cheese, and bacon, Buffalo Chicken dip, Fish and Chips, Ye Olde Club sandwich, and more, you’ll find something to satisfy your cravings. Enjoy the game from a seat in the non-smoking bar area or head outside to the spacious covered patio complete with additional TVs.

  6. Pine Lakes Tavern – Visit another neighborhood favorite, Pine Lakes Tavern, on North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach. It’s popular for a fresh, daily menu featuring classic favorites such as creamy crab dip, Carolina pulled pork, and house-made pimento cheese spread. The extensive draught beer menu is regularly updated with craft beers from around the region and a list of specialty cocktails. The tavern is a great spot for Notre Dame and Philadelphia Eagles fans but welcomes sports fans of all teams. You’ll find live entertainment, too.

  7. King Street Grille – Don’t skip the bar voted the “Best Sports Bar in Myrtle Beach.” King Street offers indoor and outdoor seating with large HDTVs. The patio is dog-friendly and has cornhole boards, more TVs, and umbrellas for shade. Discover create-your-own salads, King-sized specialty sandwiches and wraps, burgers, and entrees. King Street Grille prides itself on an upscale sports experience with fresh food, cold beer, and great service.

  8. Backyard Sports Bar & Grill – Take a trip to the Restaurant Row section of Myrtle Beach to the Backyard. It is on the Intracoastal Waterway but is somewhat hidden—behind the Circle K. Discover a popular, friendly sports bar with a casual atmosphere. It gets crowded on game days—college and NFL, but there is inside and outside seating. With good food, good people and more than 50 TVs, you can’t go wrong. Indulge in specialties like Loaded Nachos, Wonton Tuna Nachos, pizzas, and sizzling fajitas. Check the Facebook page—it hosts fun special events, live entertainment, and holiday menus.

  9. Dave & Buster’s – Travel to Celebrity Circle at Broadway at the Beach for all the fun and games you could ask for, as well as big screens to catch the games. Enormous HDTVs, great game-day specials, stadium surround sound, and signature drinks create a full sports package. Select from options like burgers, sliders, nachos, steaks, ribs, pasta dishes, salads, soups, shareable plates, and bar snacks. Don’t forget the margaritas (large selection), Long Island Iced Teas, fruity cocktails, and wine.

  10. Oscar’s Food & Spirits – Journey to this Pittsburgh-themed gem on Highway 17 South in North Myrtle Beach–a fan favorite since 1988. Take extra time to view the mass of sports memorabilia and unique artwork throughout the large bar and dining area. No worries—you’ll find more than 90 TVs, including a few in the restrooms. The menu is about as diverse as the memorabilia with pizzas, specialty subs, salads, wings, and appetizers. Make your visit complete with a stop at Oscar’s!

  11. Hickory Tavern – Head a little farther north to one of the top-rated sports bars in North Myrtle Beach, Hickory Tavern. Discover a family-friendly atmosphere, welcoming for locals and visitors. Check out a variety of beer, wine, and cocktails, along with a menu of pub fare—wings, tenders, burgers, sandwiches, and tacos, seafood and chicken specialties, and salads. There’s also outdoor seating when the weather permits.

  12. Boardwalk Billy’s – Get to Boardwalk Billy’s early. It has a fanbase of its own. A great sports bar located on the Doc Holidays Marina on the Intracoastal Waterway, it’s busy year-round. With a large menu, you’ll have trouble deciding what to eat at this casual restaurant/bar. It has a raw bar, ribs, sushi, sandwiches, entrees, hushpuppies, steak bites, and more! In addition to watching the game while you eat (shelled peanuts included), you’ll also find live music and entertainment. The waterfront views (bars inside and out) make it a great spot to relax with friends and enjoy the game.

You don’t have to be a sports fan to check out the friendliness, amazing food, and spirits at top-rated and top-visited sports restaurants/bars on the Grand Strand. Take advantage of the welcoming atmospheres, diverse menus, and unique locations. Bon appetite!

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