Best Myrtle Beach Hotel Bars

By emerson • April 20, 2015
Hotel Blue's swim-up bar is a hot hangout for beachgoers.
Hotel Blue's swim-up bar is a hot hangout for beachgoers.

Having a drink and sharing some small talk in a hotel bar can be one of the best parts of a vacation, and though they aren’t as popular in Myrtle Beach as they are in cities like Los Angeles, Miami, and New York, there are several resort watering holes in town that are worth checking out.

Whether you’re in the mood for a casual drink at a poolside cabana, a fancy experience at one of the area’s luxury resorts, or a relaxing sip at a contemporary lounge, there's definitely a seat waiting for you at one of these Myrtle Beach hotel bars.

Cabana Tiki Bar @ Dunes Village

5200 North Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach SC 29577
The poolside amenity at one of Myrtle Beach’s favorite resorts is just steps from several of the water features, and provides guests with an excellent view of the Atlantic. The Cabana’s Signature Bucket List of drinks includes a Cruzan Confusion, Dunes Twisted Tea, and Voodoo Juice. So pull up a chair, order a drink or some food, and let the steady breeze from the ocean transport you to a tropical state of mind. View Profile »  Visit Website

21 Main @ North Beach Plantation

719 North Beach Blvd., North Myrtle Beach SC 29582
Located at one of the fanciest resorts on the Grand Strand, the posh bar area at the on-site fine-dining restaurant is a nice place to stop before dinner, whether your reservation is at the steakhouse/sushi restaurant, or somewhere else. Happy Hour here is super-popular (try to get there early), and features discounted beer, wine, and spirits, as well as a menu full of items like Filet Mignon Tidbits, Cashew Caramel Brie, Lobster Pie, and numerous rolls from the sushi bar. View Profile »  Visit Website

Buckets Bar & Grille @ Forest Dunes

5511 N. Ocean Blvd. , Myrtle Beach SC 29577
Buckets is a laid-back oceanfront bar where guests can chat with a crowd that usually includes locals and lifeguards, play a game of pool, roll ten-frames on the arcade-style bowling machine, or enjoy bar snacks like Blackened Mahi, Chicken Tenders, Chili Cheese Fries, or Quesadillas, all of which are 25% off during the 4 – 7 p.m. Happy Hour. They also offer steep discounts on Pabst Blue Ribbon and domestic drafts. View Profile »  Visit Website

Liquids Lounge @ The Caravelle Resort

6900 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29572
This small bar in an oceanfront high-rise doesn’t have views of the beach, but it does have several flat-screen tv’s with the NFL Package, free wi-fi, good prices on drinks, and a food menu that includes Wings, Grouper Nuggets, Jumbo Battered Onion Rings, Tacos, and a $5 Sandwich of the Day. View Profile »  Visit Website

Proximity Lobby Bar and 8 South @ Hotel Blue

705 S. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29577
The two contemporary bars at this south end resort are a big part of the experience for guests, but they’re also open to those staying elsewhere along the Strand. More like the stylish lobby bars in South Beach than the standard Myrtle Beach hotel joint, both of these spots are a good way to start the night, but they’re also a nice destination as well. View Profile »  Visit Website

The Cypress Room @ Island Vista

6000 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29577
The upscale and airy pub at this oceanfront resort features a bar stocked full of premium spirits and fine wines, making for a classy place to enjoy a beverage and bite to eat from a menu that includes Oysters Rockefeller, Flounder Tacos, Grilled Angus Beef Sliders, and an Artisan Cheese Platter. View Profile »  Visit Website

Reflections @ Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

Open from 2 – 11 p.m. (or later) every night of the week, this classic marble and dark wood space offers guests an extensive selection of cognacs, ports, whiskeys, wines, and a food menu that includes a Pork Belly Cuban, Crab Cake Sliders, and an 8oz Reflections Burger, to name a few. Happy Hour specials are also available Monday – Friday from 4 – 7 p.m.

M-Bar @ Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center

This second-floor bar and lounge has a cosmopolitan feel, free wi-fi, and a really cool view of Myrtle Beach. Whether you’re stopping in to catch a game, chat with some fellow travelers, or have a relaxing drink, M-Bar is centrally-located and capable of hosting private parties of up to 150 people.

The Cove @ Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes

This seasonal poolside bar is a great place to sip on a signature Cove Colada or an ice-cold beer served in their 22-degree Chill Chamber. Swimmers and tanners also have quick access to snacks like pretzels, ice cream, hot dogs, and more. And for something a little more substantial, guests can place an order at Ocean Blu and enjoy sandwiches, salads, and finger foods on the deck or at the beach.