Whether you are a diehard fan or a casual observer who fills out an office pool, March Madness is one of America’s most popular sporting events, captivating the nation over three spring weekends.
Those weekends happen to coincide with Myrtle Beach’s spring golf season, which means a lot of folks are going to be looking for a place to watch the NCAA Tournament. Fortunately, Myrtle Beach offers an abundance of choices and here are five of the best:
– Market Common is booming and King Street Grille (top photo) is the place to watch a game. The bar area is outstanding and the dining room walls are lined with televisions. Did I mention how good the food is? The Spanish fly burger – Southwest seasoning, jalapenos, sausage and pepper jack cheese top a certified angus burger – is even better than it sounds.
– Backyard Sports Bar & Grill has it all – televisions, daily live music and an expansive deck that overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway. How can you beat watching the Final Four on a 70-degree evening with the waterway as a backdrop? Located on 97th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, Backyard Sports Bar is tucked away but absolutely worth the effort to find. (pictured right)
– If you are staying in Pawleys Island, sports bar options aren’t as plentiful, but Island Bar & Grill always delivers. Indoor and outdoor seating and 25 high-def televisions with surround sound make for the perfect place to watch the game after a round at River Club.
– A Cajun-inspired “sports bistreaux,” Walk-Ons has two Myrtle Beach area locations, including one on Highway 501 just minutes from Myrtle Beach National, Burning Ridge and Wild Wing’s Avocet course. There are televisions in every direction so it’s a sports fan’s dream and the food is good. If you want to try some authentic Cajun cuisine, order the boudin balls appetizer.(pictured right)
– Oscar’s is a North Myrtle Beach institution and still as much fun to visit today as it was 25 years ago when it opened. Oscar’s has a decidedly Pittsburgh (and Purdue University!) flair. The wings are delicious and the atmosphere is welcoming for everyone. This is a family-owned establishment you will want to check out if your golf trip has you playing the North Strand.
The number of March Madness options along the Grand Strand are nearly endless so let us know about your favorites as well.