4 Locals’ Secret Restaurants/Bars to Check Out on Your Next Grand Strand Getaway

For Grand Strand vacationers seeking a fun night out that includes dinner and drinks, there’s no need to make separate stops — as the Myrtle Beach area is home to an array of establishments that specialize in the best of both worlds. So, when you and your vacation crew want to both break bread and raise a glass together, head for one of these four locals’ secret establishments where both the food and libations shine.

Atlas Tap House

This bar/restaurant found in downtown Myrtle Beach specializes in what many food and drink lovers might consider the tasty trifecta: craft beer, bourbon and barbecue. Atlas’ suds selections include 30 craft-draft options ranging from brown ales and blonde ales to IPAs, shandies, and wheats, and its nearly 80 varieties of bottled and canned beers cover the beer-style spectrum. A range of Bourbon-fueled cocktails is also available. And while the food menu also features appetizers, tacos and burgers, the BBQ sandwiches — including original, Asian and Southwestern options — are not to be missed. Explore all the options at atlastaphouse.com.


The Ole' Irish Pub

Situated just a short stroll inland from Plyler Park in the heart of Myrtle Beach, this Irish pub prides itself on authenticity, pouring the finest Irish whiskeys and a selection of pints that, of course, is headlined by Guinness. The bar offerings are rounded out by a food menu featuring traditional Irish dishes like Shepherd’s Pie and Bangers & Mash, along with tasty twists like Irish Egg Rolls (filled with corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots and onions) and The Ole’ Corned Beef Sandwich. American fare including wings, chicken tenders and burgers is also available. Explore the establishment’s full food menu at theoleirishpub.com.

The Ole' Irish Pub

Dagwood’s Deli & Sports Bar

Found in Surfside Beach, this locals’ favorite specializes in — as the name implies — oversized sandwiches loaded with fresh deli meats and all the fixin’s, but the extensive menu offerings don’t stop there. Other available dining choices include appetizers, soups, salads, quesadillas, baskets and more. On the bar side of the equation, thirty guests can choose from a range of beers and cocktails, and to keep everyone entertained, the establishment boasts nearly 60 flat-screen TVs showing the big games, along with billiards, darts and video games. See what else is in store by visiting the Dagwood’s Deli & Sports Bar website.

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The Grumpy Monk

A perfect destination for the craft-beer lovers in your vacation crew, this top-flight establishment — now offering a trio of Grand Strand locations — is known among the locals for its well-rounded beer list … and for good reason. No matter what style of brew strikes your fancy, The Grumpy Monk likely has you covered with an extensive suds lineup that includes Lagers, Pilsners, IPAs, Sours, Reds, Browns, Wheats, Stouts, Porters and more. The establishment’s wide-ranging dining menu can also suit nearly any mood or taste with tasty options including an array of appetizers, salads, sushi, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, tacos and more. Check out everything on tap at grumpymonkmyrtlebeach.com.

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