Regardless of the season, sport or time zone, when the biggest of sporting battles take to the field (or the court, pitch, ice, etc.), the biggest of sports fans must catch the game — whether they’re off on vacation or back at home. And in the South, few sports inspire more fanatical followings (and heated rivalries) than does college football.
If you’re a devoted college football fan vacationing on the Grand Strand when your team takes to the field, fret not. At these five Myrtle Beach area sports bars, you can catch the pigskin excitement with all the spoils of home — and in the company of like-minded football fans:
Pine Lakes Tavern: A trendsetter as the first non-smoking sports bar in Myrtle Beach, this establishment found about 2 miles south of Ocean Reef Resort on North Kings Highway offers up sports, sports and more sports on its plentiful in-house TVs. It then pairs the on-screen action with 15 beers on tap and a menu featuring burgers, wings, barbecue, fish & chips, and more. Visitors looking to face off with friends can also challenge their companions to a game of shuffleboard or darts. Learn more at pinelakestavern.com.
Jimmagan’s Sports Bar & Grill: Also located on North Kings Highway — and just over a mile south of Ocean Reef Resort — this sports bar with an Irish pub feel has long prided itself on providing every sports package available on its 30-plus in-house televisions. It rounds out the allure with great service, more than 10 beers on tap, and a menu featuring tasty pub grub like appetizers, chicken wings, pizzas, wraps and other handhelds. Explore the full menu at jimmaganspub.com.
The Landing at the Boathouse: Situated right on the Intracoastal Waterway about 8 miles south of Ocean Reef Resort, this Myrtle Beach hot spot is known for showcasing live music in “the best backyard in town.” Sports are also a fixture on the in-house TV screens, and a fireplace serves as a bonus, especially when the weather outside cools down. The menu features pub-grub classics like sandwiches, salads, burgers and wings, with some tasty seafood options thrown in, too — because we are on the Grand Strand, after all. Explore the full menu at landingmb.com.
Dave & Busters: A relatively new arrival at Broadway at the Beach, where in 2017 it took over the former Hard Rock Cafe pyramid, this restaurant/sports bar/giant arcade offers something for visitors young and old. Its arcade features the latest in video games, as well as classics such as Galaga Assault, Mario Brothers and the world’s largest Pac-Man machine. D&B’s also offers a full food and drink menu, plus multiple big-screen TVs for catching your favorite team in action. Visit daveandbusters.com to learn more.
Buffalo Wild Wings: With locations in Myrtle Beach (off Highway 501 near the Tanger Outlets) and North Myrtle Beach (on Highway 17 North near the Home Depot), this national chain puts its primary focus on, at least arguably, the three most vital elements of a good game-viewing spot — sports (broadcast live on the numerous in-house TVs), beer (with a range of varieties on tap and in bottles) and wings (with traditional and boneless styles available with a choice of more than 25 sauce options). For guests seeking other food and drink, the menu also offers sandwiches, wraps and tenders, and the bar can mix up an array of cocktails.
After catching the big game, head back to your comfortable oceanfront accommodations at Ocean Reef Resort to relax and soak in some of the property’s luxurious on-site amenities. Book your Grand Strand getaway at Ocean Reef Resort today — and start making your plans to enjoy all the best that the Grand Strand has to offer.