After the final putt drops, happy hour beckons for many golfers, providing the opportunity to recount the day’s events and look forward to what tomorrow holds.
From chicken wings and appetizer specials to discounted drinks, happy hour is an essential part of the golf trip experience for many groups, and if you are looking for recommendations, here are five of Myrtle Beach’s go-to spots.
– With three locations, the locally owned Grumpy Monk is a favorite of golfers. Voted Myrtle Beach’s best happy hour spot six years running, the Monk features 30+ craft beers on tap and a happy hour menu that includes discounted sushi (the volcano roll is a winner), fried pickles and loaded kegs – tater tots smothered in cheese, house made ranch dressing, bacon and scallions. With locations in North Myrtle Beach, Broadway at the Beach, and along Highway 501, a spot that is accessible for golfers playing at Myrtle Beach National, Wild Wing, Burning Ridge and Legends, the Grumpy Monk also offers the benefit of convenience.
– If you want to enjoy a cold drink and good food while sitting overtop the Intracoastal Waterway, Anchor Cafe is your spot. While the menu is appealing, those relaxing views are what make Anchor Cafe so popular. Located at the end of the Grande Dunes Marina, this open-air watering hole is a treat.
– Boardwalk Billy’s in North Myrtle features a cozy dining room and an expansive deck overlooking the Intracoastal. With live music daily and happy hour specials that include crab legs, shrimp and wings, among other treats, Boardwalk Billy’s is the spot if you want seafood.
– After a round at Grande Dunes, there is no reason to leave the course. Terrazza 19, the new clubhouse restaurant, offers a full menu, drink specials, a sweeping view of the course, and outdoor seating. Just put your clubs in the car and head back inside. It’s a win for everyone. (pictured right)
– If your group is staying and playing along the South Strand, a stop at Dead Dog Saloon (top photo) along the Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet is a must. The stunning inlet views will lower your blood pressure after the most challenging of days on the course. Make sure you try the crab dip – served with tortilla chips and garlic toast – during happy hour.
Given the number of options and differences in personal preferences, there is no such thing as a definitive list of the Myrtle Beach area’s best happy hour spots but this quintet won’t disappoint.