College football season is upon us and if you’re lucky enough to be in the Myrtle Beach area during the weekend, you’re in luck. You may find yourself worried “where can I watch college football?” but have no fear!
Myrtle Beach is home to more than 1,500 bars and restaurants so it can be tough to decide where to find the best watering holes for all of the games. We’ve narrowed it down to a list of the hottest sports bars in town to watch the Gamecocks or Tigers (or whatever team you’re cheering for)!
400 Mr. Joe White Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC
Bumstead’s Pub is located in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach and is easily accessed from the beachfront hotels in that area. It’s a popular sports bar with TVs located at each table and almost anywhere you look. The bar offers billiards and darts as well as an outdoor patio with plenty more seating. Bumstead’s offers one of the most diverse beer menus on the Grand Strand with tons of bottle, can and draught options from all over the world. The food menu features more than 20 specialty sandwiches along with nachos, quesadillas, soft pretzels and munchies.
Pine Lakes Tavern
5201 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, SC
Pine Lakes Tavern is a popular sports bar with locals and tourists alike and once you take a glance and their menus, you’ll know why. This non-smoking bar offers a new menu daily using the freshest ingredients along with favorite like creamy crab dip, Carolina pulled pork and house made pimento cheese spread. The extensive draught beer menu changes regularly with craft beers from around the region plus along list of specialty cocktails on their drink menu. Notre Dame fans will be in heaven watching their games, but other fans will feel right at home too.
Carolina Ale House
2915 Hollywood Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC
Located next to Broadway at the Beach, Carolina Ale House offers plenty of food, sports and fun for all. The bar features more than 50 TVs and a large patio with its own bar. Carolina Ale House features a list of nearly 20 rotating beers on tap as well as bottles, cans, cocktails and wines. The food menu includes wings, burgers, salads, sandwiches, tacos, soups, desserts and more to satisfy even the hungriest crew. Daily specials are also offered. With one of the widest lists of premium channels, they’re sure to have the game you’re after.
King Street Grille
3040 Howard Ave., Myrtle Beach, SC
Check out the bar voted “Best Sports Bar in Myrtle Beach!” King Street Grille at The Market Common offers indoor and outdoor seating with views of their large HDTVs for everyone. The patio is dog-friendly and also offers cornhole boards, more TVs and umbrellas for shade. Their menu features create-your-own salads, King-sized specialty sandwiches and wraps, burgers and entrees. King Street prides itself on bringing guests an upscale sports experience with fresh food, cold beer and great service.
Calli Bakers Firehouse Bar & Grill
910 Lake Arrowhead Rd., Myrtle Beach, SC
After a few moves throughout the years, Calli Baker’s Firehouse Bar and Grill opened its 6,400 square foot Lake Arrowhead location in 2017. The building is decorated with police, fire, EMS and public safety memorabilia and features five functioning garage doors to enjoy the perfect football season weather – even when you’re inside! Food menu highlights include Oysters Rockefeller, Smoking Rib Platter, Firehouse wings, salads, sandwiches, pizzas, steaks and much more. There’s plenty of beers on tap for every taste along with a full-service bar menu.
Handley’s Pub & Grub
3873 Renee Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC
The family-owned Handley’s Pub & Grub opened in 2004 in the Carolina Forest section of Myrtle Beach and quickly became a sports bar staple in the area. Perhaps it’s the huge selection of beers (68 to be exact) or the tasty menu with unique twists on pub favorites. Whatever the reason, you’ll love this sports bar! Their loaded menu offers selections like “Brit” chips with gravy, cheese and bacon; Buffalo Chicken dip; Fish and Chips; Ye Olde Club sandwich and more. Grab a seat in the non-smoking bar area or step outside to the spacious patio with TVs and outdoor games.
Backyard Sports Bar & Grill
9703 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, SC
Backyard Sports Bar and Grill is located in the Restaurant Row section of Myrtle Beach along the Intracoastal Waterway. The sports bar offers a casual atmosphere with good food, good people and more than 50 TVs so you don’t miss a single play. Their menu offers classic bar food along with specialties like Drunken Clams, Wonton Tuna Nachos, Churrasco Steak and Sizzling Fajitas. Whether you want to sit inside for the game or relax outside with views of the waterway, there’s plenty of places to hang out at Backyard Bar and Grill.
Dave & Buster’s
1322 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC
With all of the fun and games at Dave and Buster’s, it makes sense that they’d also show the big games on the big screens. This Broadway at the Beach sports bar features enormous HDTVs, great game day specials, stadium surround sound and signature drinks – the perfect college football bar for anyone. Dave and Buster’s offers a full food menu stuffed with burgers, sliders, nachos, steaks, ribs, pasta dishes, salads, soups, shareable plates and bar snacks. Looking for more than a beer on game day? They have a long list of margaritas, Long Island Iced Teas, fruity cocktails and wine.
Oscar’s Food & Spirits
4101 Hwy. 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC
Although it’s not technically in Myrtle Beach, it’s impossible to leave Oscar’s Food and Spirits from this list of best sports bars! The Pittsburgh-themed bar has been a fan favorite since 1988 and is home to sports memorabilia and unique artwork throughout the large bar and dining area. It’s got more than 90 TVs (including a few in the restrooms!) and welcomes all college football fans. Feast on treats like pizzas, specialty subs, salads (try one Pittsburgh-style), wings and appetizers. No trip to North Myrtle Beach is complete without visiting Oscar’s!
Where to Stay
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