Top 10 Beachfront Bars in Myrtle Beach

By Marissa Polascak • May 03, 2016
The 8th Avenue Tiki Bar is a great beachfront bar in Myrtle Beach.
The 8th Avenue Tiki Bar is a great beachfront bar in Myrtle Beach.

Sure, there are tons of awesome bars throughout the Myrtle Beach area, but when you're in town, why not enjoy the sights, sounds, and salt air that the beach has to offer? Myrtle Beach is home to several great beachfront bars that offer a variety of drinks and menu items, as well as beautiful views of the ocean. If you're looking for a bar with great views, cold drinks, and friendly people while vacationing in Myrtle Beach, be sure to check out these top 10 beachfront bars:

8th Avenue Tiki Bar

The 8th Avenue Tiki Bar is located in the heart of Myrtle Beach along the Boardwalk. This beachfront bar provides guests with a friendly atmosphere as well as awesome views of the beach. 8th Avenue Tiki Bar specializes in unique burgers, hand made pizzas, and Mediterranean fare, and they boast a full menu of cocktails and beer. Guests here have the option of sitting inside among the tiki-themed decor, or outside on the patio. This oceanfront bar also allows leashed pets on the outdoor deck.

Bummz Beach Café

If you're looking for a beachfront bar on Ocean Boulevard, then check out Bummz Beach Cafe. This oceanfront bar allows guests to enjoy pristine views of the Atlantic Ocean from inside and outside of the bar. While the back porch is a hot spot during warmer months, visitors can also enjoy a drink or two inside in the shade. Bummz is not only home to a menu full of options such as burgers, sandwiches, seafood, and drinks, but they also offer nightly live music on the patio durin gthe summer.

Crow's Nest

Located at Compass Cove Resort, Crow's Nest is a family-friendly oceanfront bar & grill that is situated on the second floor of the Pinnacle Tower. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a drink or two on the sprawling oceanfront deck. You can take a load off on a lounge chair, or enjoy a bite to eat on an umbrella table. If you get too hot from the South Carolina sun, head inside and enjoy the brightly colored decor and menu items like pizza, seafood, wraps, sandwiches, and more.

Landshark Bar & Grill

After taking a spin on the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, grab a drink and a bite to eat at Landshark Bar & Grill. This beachfront bar is a Jimmy Buffet restaurant that the whole family will enjoy. Listen to the waves roll in while sinking your teeth into a burger or cheesesteak. Or, enjoy a Landshark beer and do some people watching as folks walk along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

Malibu Beach Bar & Oceanfront Snack Bar

Malibu Beach Bar & Oceanfront Snack Bar is home to a tiki style bar, and is right on the ocean at Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort. This bar and grill offers a variety of menu items that will suit the tastebuds of everyone in your party. The tiki bar creates delicious tropical drink concoctions that can be enjoyed while you sit in the sun and breathe in the salt air. Malibu Beach Bar & Oceanfront Snack Bar also provides entertainment such as music and karaoke when the weather is nice.

Ocean Annie's

Ocean Annie's is celebrating 40 years of being open this year, and they want you to come join the party! Ocean Annie's is perhaps the ultimate beachfront bar, offering a variety of drinks, food, and service from bikini-clad employees. Visitors to Ocean Annie's love the live entertainment, dancing, and friendliness of the staff. The best part about Ocean Annie's? There's a pool here that you are free to use to cool off from the hot summer sun!

Oceanfront Bar & Grill

Oceanfront Bar & Grill is located near all of the best attractions in downtown Myrtle Beach. Situated on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Oceanfront Bar & Grill is a hot spot for some of the best views of the boardwalk and the beautiful sandy beach. This beachfront bar has been serving delicious eats and cold beverages to locals and visitors to Myrtle Beach since 1948.

Second Avenue Pier

Spend the day fishing on the Second Avenue Pier, or just go for a nice stroll over the ocean. After, sit down at the Pier View Open Air Bar and enjoy a cold beverage to cool off from heat. Snack on items like sandwiches, burgers, dips, fries, wraps, and more, while watching people dive into the ocean waves.


Sharkey's is a great oceanfront hang out spot where the staff is friendly and the atmosphere is light and casual. Sharkey's isn't only just home to a full-service bar and menu, but this happenin' beach bar hosts live music, DJs, and karaoke throughout the summer.

The Rusty Reel

Breakers Resort is home to The Rusty Reel; a beachfront bar that is located in the Palmetto Tower. This family-friend bar and grill serves lunch and dinner, with a variety of selections like burgers, salads, seafoods, and more. Of course, it's always fun to sit back and enjoy a cocktail while viewing the gorgeous South Carolina coast. The Rusty Reel offers beach drink specials as well as nightly entertainment during the summer months.