We are in the heart of the football season, which means you are as likely to be looking for a place to watch a game as you are a formal dinner after play concludes on your Myrtle Beach golf trip. Where should you watch the big game? The Myrtle Beach area has plenty of options, and we are here to help narrow your choices.
You won’t go wrong at any of the establishments in or around Broadway at the Beach, including Dave & Buster’s, Topgolf and Carolina Ale House, but our list consists of standalone establishments that have earned a personal stamp of approval.
— We’ve extolled the virtues of the Grumpy Monk before, but the 501 location, located a Dustin Johnson drive from Legends, Myrtle Beach National, Wild Wing and several other courses is hard to beat. Happy hour features half-priced appetizers and more craft beers than Myrtle Beach has golf courses. To make things better, the Monk also has locations at Broadway (photo above) and in North Myrtle Beach. The loaded kegs, tater tots smothered in ranch dressing and cheese are a winner (assuming you’ve set aside personal health concerns on your trip) and don’t overlook the sushi. Yes, the menu has a wide range of options.
— Pawleys Island, known for its casual charm and high-end restaurants, isn’t synonymous with sports bars, but The Island Bar is as good as any. Good food, a friendly staff, and 30 televisions are a football fan’s dream. If your favorite team is taking a beating, the outdoor patio, which often features live music, is a welcome distraction.
— Oscar’s leads the way in North Myrtle Beach. Open since 1988, Oscar’s is a “Steelers bar,” but they show all the games (even the Ravens and Browns) and the food is good.
— In the heart of Myrtle Beach, Dagwood’s is outstanding. They serve the best sandwich along the beach and the food is complemented by 59 HD televisions. Not sure there is anything else you need to know. Dagwood’s also has a location in Surfside that is just as good, so golfers have two choices.
— Hickory Tavern was a two-time finalist in ESPN’s Best Sports Bar in North America contest, so the North Myrtle Beach location almost had to make our list. If you are looking for a place to watch Thursday night football, you can enjoy .50 cent shrimp and $1 oysters. The menu is varied and the prices are good, making Hickory Tavern a natural for golfers.
The places to watch a game along the Myrtle Beach golf scene are nearly endless, so let us know where you like to go.