If you’re able to get to the waterfront for happy hour — do it. Every hour in Myrtle Beach is fun, but happy hour takes on a new meaning. You can find drink and food specials at many restaurants.
(And it’s usually longer than an hour.)
So come hungry and ready to mingle. Beach lovers congregate in these places, where meetups and sterling conversation are possible. Did we mention low-priced appetizers?
Hit These Waterfront Restaurants First for Happy Hour
Remember, YOU are part of what makes happy hour great.
1. 8th Ave Tiki Bar & Grill
With splashes of color in a waterfront patio, patrons can enjoy a taste of island life. Service is excellent here for happy hour, and isn’t that important? With a nice patio and spectacular views, you have all the makings for happiness.
Recommended: Brisket tacos
They slow roast it overnight, then top it with melted cheddar and Monterrey Jack cheeses. Add cheese, onions, salsa, cilantro … wow.
2. RipTydz Oceanfront Grille & Rooftop Bar
This place is kickin’ all hours of the day and evening, but happy hour is the pinnacle. Great food, good company, cold drinks on the rooftop overlooking the beach? Yes, please. The atmosphere is casually electric.
Recommended: Any rum drink
Order the RipTydz Rush cocktail. In it: Smirnoff vodka, Parrot Bay, Coconut Rum, Pineapple juice, Sprite, and Blue Curacao.
3. Strong Waters Craft Cocktails and Kitchen
Happy hour in a Prohibition-themed watering hole is about as authentic as it gets. The decor is on point and the food is fabulous, but the draw is the drinks. They offer a seasonal cocktail menu made from locally sourced ingredients.
Recommended: Classic Negroni
Gin, sweet vermouth, Campari, and orange oil. It’s so sophisticated.
4. American Tap House
Comfort food and terrific craft beer options make this a spot you’ll feel very comfortable in. The food comes out fast so you don’t miss a beat. It’s the perfect spot to visit after a day on the beach.
Recommended: Spinach & Artichoke Dip with a well drink
Dip and sip the afternoon into the evening with this dynamic duo.
5. Tupelo Honey
The creative twist this chain tosses on favorites makes it … well, a favorite. Happy hour is on point. And if you’ve ever wished you had a place that treated you like you were a beloved regular, this is the place. Bonus: There are plenty of spots in Market Common to shop around before or after you visit.
Recommended: A Sierra Nevada beer and Fried Green Tomatoes
Sierra Nevada brews everything from pale ales to their Tropical Torpedo IPA. The Fried Green Tomatoes are so good you’ll never want to leave the south.