Beach Barhopping: Hit These Grand Strand Hot Spots for a Day of Fun and Relaxation

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For many of us, few things complement a relaxing day spent by the shore better than having a cold drink in hand. And in the Myrtle Beach area, there are plenty of hot spots where visitors (of legal drinking age, of course) can soak up some great beach vibes, delicious food and tasty specialty drinks in the same location.

Next time you and your vacation crew are looking to spend a day dining and barhopping on the Grand Strand, line up your taxi or Uber rides and consider this Ocean Boulevard itinerary:

Morning —Lulu’s Cafe: Start your day at Myrtle Beach original LuLu’s Café, an Ocean Boulevard favorite that’s located less than a mile south of The Strand and is hard to miss with its modern lines, bright pink neon sign and giant, colorful mural adorning the northern side of its building. Here, the breakfast menu boasts a range of egg plates, scrambles and Benedicts, as well as pancakes, waffles, French toast, biscuits, bagels and more. For those looking to start the day with a drink, the Bloody Mary features house-made marinated vodka with a zesty Bloody Mary mix. Visit the LuLu’s Café Facebook page to explore the full menu.

Afternoon — RipTydz: Found about a mile south of The Strand, this relatively new Myrtle Beach hot spot is part oceanfront restaurant, part beach bar. The rooftop bar here offers sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and live music nightly, all accompanied by a menu featuring burgers, tacos, seafood, sandwiches and more. This spot also sits right on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, so it’s a great place to start or finish a stroll along the iconic 1.2-mile walkway — or just kick back and people-watch for a while. Learn more at

Evening — Banditos and Tin Roof: As the sun begins to set, head for new entertainment complex THEBlvd, located less than a mile south of The Strand, for a fun-filled evening. Grab dinner at local favorite Mexican restaurant Banditos Cantina, where delicious tacos, burritos, fajitas, margaritas and other Mexican fare await, along with a full bar menu and some great Atlantic Ocean views. Then make the short walk to Tin Roof, Myrtle Beach’s own location in a Nashville-based chain of “Live Music Joints.” Here, live music and DJs take separate stages nightly, and a menu of made-from-scratch, Southern-inspired “Better Than Bar Food” items is available when hunger strikes. Of course, a range of craft beer and cocktail selections is also available. And when revelers want to take a break from all the music, they can head for the open-air patio that divides the third-floor venue’s live-music room from its dance-focused Green Room to soak in some fresh air, Atlantic Ocean views and sea breezes.

Enjoy your day and night of barhopping on the Grand Strand — but be sure to drink responsibly, and always opt for a sober driver, taxi or Uber when it’s time to hit the road.

These are just a few of the great spots where you and your vacation crew can soak up some good times on the Grand Strand. Book your Myrtle Beach getaway at The Strand Resort today, and come check out all the fun destinations our spirited strip of the Carolina coast has to offer.

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