There’s nothing like enjoying a couple of cold ones after a round of golf, especially when you are teeing it up and tossing them back during a golf retreat to Myrtle Beach.
Just as the Grand Strand offers a wide selection of courses (more than 80) to play during your golf getaway, the area is also teeming with bars serving a variety of craft brews.
Some of the best local hot spots for craft beer are located in the same neighborhoods, so you and your crew can embark on a pub crawl to sample different brews at different bars.
Here’s a list of the five best places to find craft beers so you can find ones near your course. Just remember: Let the only driving you do be with one of your woods. Cheers!:
Broadway at the Beach: This popular Myrtle Beach entertainment complex is known for shopping, dining and nightlife, but it’s also a great place for craft beer lovers. Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery makes its own beers on-site, and American Tap House, Carolina Ale House, Chuck & Duck’s, and The Grumpy Monk all carry impressive lineups of regional, domestic and imported brews. Just across the street, The Mellow Mushroom offers one of the best happy hours in town for craft-beer lovers on a budget.
Downtown District: Take your golf buds and taste buds for a stroll through downtown Myrtle Beach, where the Atlas Tap House, Bumstead’s Pub, 8th Avenue Tiki Bar and Tin Roof feature extensive craft beer menus. But if you want to experience hand-crafted beer at its best and freshest, visit New South Brewing during its tasting hours. Tucked away on Campbell Street in a warehouse district, New South opens its doors and kegs from 4 to 7 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Tours are also available.
The Market Common: Located on the south side of Myrtle Beach, this trendy retail district has seen the rise of several craft beer pubs that are perfect for a post-round pour. The Brass Tap features hand-crafted food and brews, including unique tap choices and hard-to-find brands by the dozens. Gordon Biersch Brewery offers draft beers brewed on-site in the style of German brewmasters. King Street Grille has a sports bar feel with a wide selection of craft beers.
North Strand: If you happen to be playing a course on the north end, you don’t have to look far to find rare craft beers. Bully’s Pub at Barefoot Landing, Molly Darcy’s in Crescent Beach, The Hickory Tavern in North Myrtle Beach, and The Sunrise Grill and Taphouse just over the border in Calabash, NC are top choices. For those looking for an authentic Irish pub with a fine collection of European beers, Flynn’s Irish Tavern on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach is a local institution.
South Strand: The South Carolina Lowcountry is famous for its craft beers, and you can find out why at several local watering holes. Quigley’s Pint & Plate in Pawleys Island produces its own line of house brews and carries a broad craft beer menu. Uncle Tito’s in Murrells Inlet, Dagwood’s in Surfside Beach and Pawleys Island Tavern also serve up some hidden gems.
Of course, several courses have 19th holes that specialize in craft beers, and some of the resorts available through our golf packages feature on-site bars with extensive brew menus. Book your next Myrtle Beach golf vacation and make your plans to belly-up to a local bar with the best craft beer selections.