March Madness in Myrtle Beach: 5 Best Places to Watch the NCAA Tournament

March Madness is one of America’s favorite sporting events and conveniently enough, it coincides with Myrtle Beach’s spring golf season. Whether you are an avid fan or a casual viewer, millions of people fill out NCAA Tournament brackets in hopes of winning a little money and a lot of bragging rights.

If you are in Myrtle Beach and want to watch March Madness, here are five of the best sports bars to enjoy the action.

— There are more than 50 TVs and an outdoor patio at Carolina Ale House. It’s short a ride from Myrtlewood, Grande Dunes and Pine Lakes in the heart of town. Whether you watch the games inside or out, your group won’t go wrong at Carolina Ale House.

— The Highway 501 corridor is full of great golf – hello Myrtle Beach National and Legends Resort – and if you are looking for a place to see if this year’s Cinderella can make a jump shot, go Handley’s. There is a TV at every table, and a covered and heated patio only adds to the fun.

— If you are playing along the North Strand, make it a point to stop at Hickory Tavern. The Carolinas-based chain is an ideal spot to take in all the action. There are TVs no matter which direction you look and the menu – highlighted by the chicken wings and an assortment of sauces – is as varied as it is good.

— Market Common is one of Myrtle Beach’s most popular night spots and King Street Grille (pictured above) is the place to go for a game. Every wall is lined with TVs and the Spanish Fly Burger, topped with sausage, seasonings, pepper jack cheese and jalapenos, is a must-order if you like food on the spicy side.

— It’s easy to think of Dave & Buster’s as a place to play video games, but it’s much more. There are TVs are everywhere, the food is pretty good, and ½ price cocktails and $2.50 pints make happy hour a winner, too. If your bracket blows up, D&B is at Broadway at the Beach, so you are just steps from something else to do.