North Myrtle Beach is no longer home to only beautiful beaches, the Carolina Shag and delicious food. Craft breweries and local pubs have been added to the list of North Myrtle Beach’s unique attractions. Whatever your taste buds desire, you will be sure to find a craft beer that’s right for you. Check out our list of the top eight places to grab a brew:
Flying Fish Barefoot Landing
Head over to Flying Fish Public Market & Grill for a great view and Happy Hour from 4 to 7 p.m. daily. The menu features homegrown ales at great prices, so be sure to try a few, including White Ale, Liberty Lager, Nut Brown or Cooper River Red. Along with your ale, dare to try the spicy oyster shooter with pepper infused vodka, Zing Zang bloody mix and Old Bay.
Lucy Buffet’s Lulu’s
Also located in Barefoot Landing is Lucy Buffet’s Lulu’s. Selling draft beer by the glass and by the pitcher, it’s hard to not enjoy the fun atmosphere that features waterfront dining, nightly live music and a large sandy beach. If you have a few in your group who would prefer a different kind of adult beverage, they’ll certainly find something to enjoy on LuLu’s extensive drink menu, which includes blended drinks, margaritas on the rocks and a variety of wine.
Hickory Tavern is known for its great selection of local and regional craft beers transported from local breweries and distilleries. They have a wide selection, so there will always be something to please your palate. Hickory Tavern also features a Beer of the Month, private parties and a large sports bar perfect for game days. Fun fact: Hickory Tavern is ESPN’s only two-time finalist for “Best Sports Bar in North America.”
OD Arcade & Lounge
Grab a drink and hit the dance floor at the OD Arcade & Lounge on Ocean Boulevard, right in the heart of North Myrtle Beach. The OD Arcade & Lounge is the mecca of the Carolina Shag and a favorite hangout of the locals. Enjoy craft beers on draft, frequent live entertainment, karaoke, billiards and arcade games. Great prices, great service, great food!
Pavilion Discount Beverages
Stop by Pavilion Discount Beverages on your way to the beach or pool for some craft beer to go! Known to have the widest selection of craft beer for sale in North Myrtle Beach, this beverage shop aims to please. Choose between local, regional or national beer brands . . . or a few of each!
The Grumpy Monk
And if you're on the hunt of more brews to try, head down the road to The Grumpy Monk. Located right by the Tanger Outlets, The Grumpy Monk offers “real beer for crafty people.” One thing’s for sure . . . if you indulge in Happy Hour at this popular spot, you will not leave grumpy. The menu is extensive and reasonably priced. As far as the beer goes, the selection is constantly changing but always offers 10 rotating taps from the Carolinas. Can’t get enough? They sells growlers to go so the party can follow you anywhere!
New South Brewing
Take a quick 20-minute drive from North Myrtle Beach and you’ll see why New South Brewing doesn’t mess around. The motto is even “THE BEER FROM HERE. HAND CRAFTED. HAND CANNED. HANDS ON.” New South Brewing offers everything . . . beer. The menu includes draft pours ranging from crisp and refreshing to rich and nutty. Want to bring your beer home? Purchase a custom six-pack or a growler or two. This way you can try them all!
Atlas Tap House
What perfectly accompanies a great craft beer? Bourbon and BBQ, of course! Just around the corner from New South Brewing, you’ll find Atlas Tap House, where they believe in the beer, bourbon and BBQ trifecta. At this eclectic bar, you can choose from 25 craft drafts and 80 bottles and cans. Coming to the area with a large group? Host a party or event at Atlas with personalized service options and menus. The best part is, on weekdays between 4 and 7 p.m., Atlas offers premium Happy Hour deals including $1 off all drafts, $4 well liquor, $5 tacos and $5 BBQ sandwiches.
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