The Super Bowl is the biggest sporting event on the American calendar, annually attracting more than 100 million viewers. If you are in Myrtle Beach for the big game (or any other game for the matter), where do you want to watch it?
We polled locals in search of the Grand Strand’s best sports bars and after talking with grizzled happy hour veterans, here is our list of the best places to watch the Super Bowl, otherwise known as the Tom Brady Invitational:
● Walk-Ons, located on Highway 501, is one of the area’s newest and best sports bars. The Cajun-centric menu is outstanding and there are TVs everywhere. You don’t have to worry about craning your neck to see a game, no matter where you sit. Large TVs are in front of you and the food is outstanding, especially the jalapeno jack burger.
● There are few better places to watch a game than Hickory Tavern in North Myrtle Beach. More than 70 TVs complement a menu that ranges from shrimp and grits and cedar salmon to wings and nachos. A 2022 Super Bowl party, which costs just $20, includes an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring pork sliders, a nacho bar, a French fry bar and chicken tender sliders, among other treats.
● Carolina Ale House, located adjacent to Broadway at the Beach, is the area’s most centrally located hot spot. More than 50 televisions, a nice selection of craft brews, and an outdoor patio make Carolina Ale House an ideal destination, especially if the weather is nice. (pictured right)
● King Street Grille in Market Common (top photo) is the area’s most underrated place to enjoy the action. Great bar area, it’s always easy to see a screen, and the food is outstanding. Market Common, located on the old Air Force base, is often out of sight for golfers, but it’s one of the area’s coolest places to hang out. If you are playing World Tour, Prestwick Country Club or Arrowhead in particular, check it out.
● If you are staying and playing along the South Strand, Dagwood’s Deli in Surfside is the place to go. With TVs in every booth, a varied craft beer selection, and the best sandwich menu along the Grand Strand, Dagwood’s is tough to beat. How can you wrong with the Lynn Swann Dipper – sliced turkey, roast beef, Swiss cheese and bacon bits – on Super Bowl Sunday?
It was tough to cull the list to just five, so here are a couple high honorable mentions on our list: Handley’s Pub & Grub (Myrtle Beach), Island Bar (Surfside/Pawleys Island), Topgolf (Myrtle Beach), Oscar’s (North Myrtle), Bully’s (North Myrtle).