When beer lovers visit a new vacation destination, there may be no way they’d rather spend their time than by sampling a few of the local fruits of fermentation. And when it comes to the likes of lagers, pilsners, blondes, browns, pales, porters, stouts and sours, the Grand Strand has a wide range of suds styles to offer, along with plenty of beer-focused establishments that serve them.
The next time you and your vacation crew are looking to sample some of the Myrtle Beach area’s finest brew offerings, line up a sober driver, a taxi or an Uber, then hit a few of the following spots on this Grand Strand beer trail, presented here based upon location from north to south:
North Myrtle Beach: Especially when staying at North Beach Plantation, the nearby Hickory Tavern is a great place to start your brew trek. Here, you’ll find just enough taps to keep the beer fresh while providing a wide variety of choices. Local brews are well-represented, and the menu features a range of burgers and sandwiches, tacos, wings & tenders, flatbreads, steaks, seafood, salads and more.
Broadway at the Beach: At this shopping/dining/entertainment hot spot in Myrtle Beach, nearly 50 restaurants, sweets shops, bakeries and nightlife destinations can be found right on-site (not to mention 75-plus retail stores and shops). Among the complex’s eateries and pubs, American Tap House, Carolina Ale House, Chuck and Duck’s, The Grumpy Monk and Liberty Brewery & Grill serve up the widest range of craft brews. Nearby, Mellow Mushroom also pours a large selection of beer styles.
Downtown District: A trio of establishments in the heart of Myrtle Beach’s downtown area are particularly well-stocked in the sudsy offerings that beer lovers crave: Get a side of rhythm with your brews at music joint Tin Roof. Craft beer, bourbon and barbecue are on the menu at Atlas Tap House. And microbrewery New South Brewing has been serving up its fresh local flavors since 1988.
The Market Common: At popular Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment destination The Market Common, the top brew lovers’ must-visits include Gordon Biersch Brewery, King Street Grille and The Brass Tap.
South Strand: The brews come cold and fresh on the southern end of the Grand Strand, too, where our beer tour concludes with Pawleys Island establishments Quigley's Pint & Plate, where Lowcountry comfort food and fresh ales are the main attractions, and the “classically shabby” Pawleys Island Tavern, where beer, shrimp and blues are on the menu.
After discovering some of your new favorite brews during your Grand Strand suds spree, head back to North Beach Plantation to enjoy the resort’s comfortable accommodations and luxurious amenities while resting up for another day of finding new favorites on the Grand Strand. Book your Myrtle Beach area getaway today, and start making plans to enjoy all of the best that the Grand Strand has to offer.