Myrtle Beach nightlife can be found up and down the 60 miles of the Grand Strand. Most of the major Myrtle Beach night clubs are located along Highway 17, the main north south route that parallels the coast, and along the Boardwalk promenade.
Some of the best nightlife in Myrtle Beach SC is actually be found in the town of North Myrtle Beach, about ten miles north of the larger town. There are several Myrtle Beach night clubs and music bars in the Barefoot Landing area, which is set between the Intracoastal Waterway and the main Highway 17 thoroughfare. This makes it convenient if you are using car rentals or if you are actually getting around by boat, as the Landing has its own marina. Here, Myrtle Beach nightlife offers one of the legendary House of Blues venues. There’s another one in the town of Myrtle Beach, but this one is the largest.
More of the best nightlife in Myrtle Beach SC is found along the Boardwalk at the Beach in the main town. Like the Barefoot Landing, this is a new shopping, dining, and entertainment area covering 350 acres and set between Highway 17 and the ocean. There are a score of restaurants, more than 100 shops and boutiques, cinemas, live performance theaters, and an entire district. Additionally, Broadway on the Beach is located only a couple blocks from the Convention Center; both of these venues are locations for numerous festivals and special events. Among the Myrtle Beach night clubs in the Broadway on the Beach area are the House of Blues, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, and a Fat Tuesday (the famous New Orleans Daiquiri club). Most of these and the other night clubs also are dining spots, and the clubs range from a traditional Irish pub (complete with cigar bar) and a rock ‘n roll concert venue to a dueling pianos stage and a karaoke club.
You will also find Myrtle Beach nightlife right along the beaches in oceanfront hotels and resorts as well as separate establishments. A large number of these are clustered along North Ocean Boulevard between the Breakers Resort and the Bay View Resort. There are also some in the same oceanfront areas in both Surfside Beach and Garden City.
The best nightlife in Myrtle Beach SC for those on family vacations might be Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede. Virtually every evening, you can arrive before the show for a stroll by the horse stables to see the show’s stars. The show itself is a dinner show extravaganza in a huge arena covering 35,000 square feet that will delight all members of the family and includes the horses and other animals, pyrotechnics, and much more. Do note that all included beverages are non-alcoholic. There are similar attractions with performances and acts suitable for children, such as the Alabama Theatre and the Family Kingdom Amusement Park. There are also a few teen night clubs for those under 21. This is the long-standing drinking age, although there is movement to lower it to age 18.
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