Have a Cold One: 3 New Breweries Open in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach was a little late arriving to the craft brew party – with the notable exception of New South – but that changed in a big way over the last 12 months. Three new breweries have opened to rave reviews in Myrtle Beach, all of them in areas easily accessible for golfers.

If you want to enjoy a craft brew pub on your next Myrtle Beach golf trip, here are three new places you have to check out.

Crooked Hammock Brewery: Located in Barefoot Landing, Crooked Hammock is the most ambitious of our new trio. The “backyard-cookout inspired” pubCrooked Hammock Brewery features 13 original brews – including the Cackalackin,’ a seasonal peach wheat – in an environment that is, to put it mildly, relaxing. You can listen to live music in a hammock or enjoy a menu that includes delights such as the THE Granstrand burger, a rack of ribs and beer can chicken. If you are in search of an appetizer, the slow cooked crispy wings (get the Old Bay) are a winner. If you are anywhere near Barefoot, take the time to visit Crooked Hammock.

Grand Strand Brewing Company: Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, Grand Strand Brewing Company is a great place to spend an afternoon or evening. They have 12 beers on tap – count this as a vote for the Sunny Day Fruited Ale after your round – and plenty of room to enjoy live entertainment while playing cornhole outdoors. The food menu isn’t as extensive as what Crooked Hammock offers but Grand Strand sacrifices nothing in quality, as anyone who has had the smoked brisket sandwich can attest. Grand Strand Brewing Company is a welcome addition to the dining and entertainment scene in downtown Myrtle Beach.

Tidal Creek Brewhouse: Touting itself as the home of two different types of brews – coffee and beer – Tidal Creek is a popular new addition to Market Common, offering 15 original beers and 12 “guest” brews. If you are looking for something light, the Breezy Blonde will hit the spot. Tidal Creek, with a menu that servesTidal Creek Brewery breakfast, lunch and shareable options during dinner hours, has a surplus of outdoor seating, making it an ideal venue for golf groups. If you need to jump-start your day, coffee at Tidal Creek will have your blood pumping when you arrive at the first tee.

There weren’t a lot of new businesses that opened during the pandemic, but the Myrtle Beach area was fortunate to welcome three breweries and each is worth a visit.