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Survey Says: Myrtle Beach’s Top 5 Sports Bars

By Chris King

Your group has just concluded a day on the golf course and you are ready to have a couple cold drinks and watch the game of the week with the boys (you know, the type of thing that is difficult to do at home). The question becomes where to watch the game, and we have answers.

We polled some of Myrtle Beach’s most avid sports fans and bar aficionados and have come up with a list of the Grand Strand’s five best sports bars.  If you are in search of a game, here are five places you don’t want to miss. 

1.   Overtime Sports Café – In the case of Overtime, biggest does equal best. The North Myrtle Beach bar has 150 televisions, including a 12-foot video wall, and three 10-foot projection screens.  If that’s not enough, trivia, putting contests and Karaoke will surely lure you in. As an added bonus, Overtime is a sand wedge from Possom Trot, Beachwood, Tidewater and a slew of North Strand layouts.

2.    Five O’Clock Somewhere – Named after the Alan Jackson /Jimmy Buffet tune, it is always happy hour at this sports fans paradise. Located on 17th Avenue in the heart of Myrtle Beach, Five O’Clock Somewhere has 72 televisions, including 60 high def models, surround sound and multiple bar areas. Throw in a full menu, every sports package the world has known, and free wifi, and it’s easy to see why this is at or near the top of many lists.

3.    Broadway Louie’s – Located at Broadway at the Beach, the epicenter of Myrtle Beach nightlife, Broadway Louie’s is home to a 27-foot projection screen, the area’s largest. That monster is flanked by five other large projection screens. Broadway Louie’s also offers the added benefit of being situated by 10 other nightclubs, providing plenty of postgame options.

4.    Oscar’s – Ninety-eight televisions, including a 6-foot projection screen, a collection of sports memorabilia and good food is a hard combination to beat. A warning (or a welcome head’s up depending upon your perspective), if you are coming for a NFL game, Oscar’s is a Pittsburgh Steelers bar. They’ve got the bobbleheads, pictures and a Steeler-themed motorcycle to prove it!

5.   Dagwoods (South) – This South Strand gem isn’t a mega-sports-watching complex like the others on the list, but it offers an inviting atmosphere and superior food. If you have a large group, make sure you secure one of Dagwood’s large booths, where every seat is facing a wall of televisions. Literally, there isn’t a bad seat in the house and there isn’t a better sandwich on the Grand Strand. Dagwood’s sister restaurant, Bumstead’s is a quality establishment in Myrtle Beach, but we prefer the South Strand location for watching a game.

Establishments like Murphy’s Law, Jimmagan’s, Bully’s, Hanley’s and many more could’ve made the list, but we stopped at five.