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11 Best Nightlife Spots in Myrtle Beach

By Megan Burke

Although known for its vast stretch of beach, lively boardwalk, and great seafood, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina also offers its guests and locals a vibrant nightlife scene. Nightlife in Myrtle Beach is fueled by swingin’ live music, fun atmospheres, and plenty of dance floors to choose between. You’ll find live music venues with a view, beach clubs, and one-of-a-kind nightlife options that keep the party going all night long.

If you’re a fan of the Carolina Shag, you’re in luck! Born just a few miles up on the Grand Strand in North Myrtle Beach, you’ll have no trouble finding a place to dance the night away. And, if you’ve never heard of the Carolina Shag, challenge yourself to learn the steps on your upcoming vacation.

After you check-in to your vacation rental and spend a great day on the beach, it’s time to shower off and enjoy the nightlife! From beach bars to dance clubs, Myrtle Beach has a lot of hot spots to choose from.

Whether you’re visiting for a girlfriend getaway or a couple’s retreat, check out where you can enjoy the best of Myrtle Beach nightlife the next time you’re in town.


The Landing at the Boathouse

Where: 201 Fantasy Harbour Boulevard, Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 903-2628

The Landing at the Boathouse is a local’s favorite for free live music, great drinks, and good food. Their summer concert series and Friday night concerts won’t cost you a penny to enjoy. During the summer, catch live shows on the outdoor stage every Sunday.


Crocodile Rocks

Where: Broadway at the Beach
Phone: (843) 444-2096

Sing along to hits from the 50s to today’s top hits at the Grand Strand’s only dueling piano bar. Located at Broadway at the Beach, Crocodile Rocks never plays the same show twice. That’s because this interactive show takes requests from audience members, and guest participation guarantees that each show is unique.

Tin Roof

Where: 1410 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 945-9867

Located oceanfront, Tin Roof has solidified itself as one of the hottest dance spots and live music venues in Myrtle Beach. Regularly featuring up-and-coming country music artists and touring bands, Tin Roof’s two dance floors keep the party going all night long. And Tin Roof’s “Better Than Bar Food” menu includes Southern-staples and classic pub bites that pair perfectly with their many drink specials.

Dead Dog Saloon

Where: Murrells Inlet MarshWalk
Phone: (843) 651-0664

When it comes to live music, happy hour hangouts, and after-dinner partying, Dead Dog Saloon hits the spot. Located along the world famous MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet, the drinks pour and the live music plays amidst views of mesmerizing tidal marshes. Dead Dog Saloon has three bars, with a large list of beers on tap and happy hour specials.

The Bowery

Where: Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
Phone: (843) 626-3445

The dance floor is always grooving at this one-of-a-kind honky-tonk. For six nights a week in-season, live music makes The Bowery one of the hottest spots for dancing and having a good time at the beach. No need to wait until the weekend for a great night out at The Bowery! Food and drinks are served through late into the night.


House of Blues

Where: Barefoot Landing
Phone: (843) 272-3000

The House of Blues, located at Barefoot Landing, is the Grand Strand’s premier live music venue. The venue regularly hosts regional and touring artists and has hosted names like Incubus and Weezer. Plus, during the summer months, you can enjoy free live music on their outdoor music stage.


Señor Frogs

Where: Broadway at the Beach
Phone: (843) 444-5506

Señor Frogs is one of Myrtle Beach’s liveliest spots, known for its interactive entertainment and dedicated party members. This comes at no surprise when the only rule to follow at this nightlife spot is to “follow no rules.” During the day, the delicious Mexican fare will appease any appetite. By night, a DJ spins the hits and the dance floor becomes the most popular spot.

810 Billiards & Bowling

Where: The Market Common
Phone: (843) 839-2695

810 Billiards & Bowling may not be your typical nightlife destination. But that’s what makes this entertainment spot so special. Between games of bowling, darts, billiards, or table tennis, grab a drink and a bite at the bar. Or play arcade games while free live music plays on select nights.

The Pier at Garden City Beach

Where: 110 S Waccamaw Dr, Murrells Inlet
Phone: (843) 651-9700

Located in Murrells Inlet, The Pier at Garden City Beach is more than just a fishing pier. This pier is also one of the best places to sing karaoke in Myrtle Beach. There are also 2 bars and an arcade. If you’re hoping to enjoy some family-friendly nightlife, The Pier at Garden City Beach is a great place to go. Your kids can enjoy the arcade and although you won’t be able to take them into the bars, you can still stroll the pier and hear the live music.

Alabama Theatre

Where: Barefoot Landing
(843) 272-1111

Another great option for almost nightly entertainment in Barefoot Landing is Alabama Theatre. This family-friendly theater is the perfect spot to enjoy after dinner. With a wide variety of shows, you can book tickets for musicians, comedians, and performers. They also offer special events for the holidays. Just be sure to reserve your tickets in advance as some shows can be competitive to grab tickets for.

You’re Ready to Enjoy the Myrtle Beach Nightlife

Great for any sort of beach getaway, Myrtle Beach has a lively nightlife scene every night of the year. Choose between low-key tiki bars with the waves in sight or opt for a dance club with flashing lights and the newest music playing. From the main Boardwalk and beyond, Myrtle Beach is home to more than your fair share of nightlife venues to choose from.

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