Story by Chris King
The Super Bowl, for many, is like holiday. It’s also a great weekend to take a golf trip and if you are in the Myrtle Beach looking for a place to watch the big game (or the Final Four, a baseball game or any other sporting event), we are here for you. We set aside our New Year’s resolution to eat better and cut back on happy hours to do a little research for your benefit. Here the top five places in the Myrtle Beach area to watch the Super Bowl.
Dave & Buster’s: With 30 televisions and a varied menu, this is an ideal place to watch the Super Bowl. If you don’t like the results on the screen, the video games will be a welcome distraction. Did I mention it’s at Broadway at the Beach, meaning you are yards from all the nightlife you could ever want?
Dagwood’s Deli & Sports Bar: The Dagwood’s in Surfside (there is also a location in Myrtle Beach that is equally good) tops our list South Strand sports bars. Home of the best sandwich in the area, Dagwood’s has 59 televisions, including one in each booth and is an ideal spot to enjoy a game.
Handley’s Pub & Grub: If you are playing at Myrtle Beach National, Wild Wing, Legends or anywhere along the 501 corridor, you will want to stop at Handley’s. The food is good and the atmosphere is laid back. Handley’s, which is tucked away just off Carolina Forest Boulevard, is worth finding
Carolina Ale House: The walls are lined with TVs – more than 50 – and the beer selection, both domestic and craft, is outstanding. It’s located in the heart of Myrtle Beach on 29th Avenue and when the weather is nice and the outdoor patio is open, it’s hard to beat Carolina Ale House.
Hickory Tavern: If your trip takes you to North Myrtle Beach, don’t miss Hickory Tavern. A Carolina-based chain, Hickory Tavern was twice a runner-up in ESPN’s “Best Sports Bar in North America” contest and with the walls lined by more than 70 TVs, there is no excuse to miss a minute of the action.
While those were our top 5 picks, they just scratch the surface of the places you can watch a game in the Myrtle Beach area. Here are other spots you should consider: Grumpy Monk, Bully’s Pub & Grub, Island Bar (Surfside and Pawleys Island), Pine Lakes Tavern, Ron John’s, Murphy’s Law, King Street Grille and Oscar’s.