Toast to the View: The Top 5 Spots on the Grand Strand for Cocktails with a Rooftop View
After you’ve enjoyed your day on the sun-kissed beach in front of The Strand Resort, you’ll want to discover a different side of Myrtle Beach. The Carolina sun will continue to beckon you, and you’ll want to stay outside a bit longer - so head to the nearest or best rooftop bar.
As the Grand Strand nights begin to cool down and the sunsets offer their signature brilliance, drinks seem to taste even better from the sky. Here is a list of our Top 5 Rooftop Bars you won’t want to miss:
RipTydz: One of the newest dining attractions to hit the Grand Strand is anchored at the north end of the 1.2-mile Myrtle Beach Boardwalk - RipTydz Oceanfront Grille and Rooftop Bar. This oceanfront mega bar and restaurant with a facility encompassing over 17,000 square feet serves up fresh seafood, craft cocktails and live entertainment coupled with the most amazing views to provide a one-of-a-kind Grand Strand dining experience. In addition to offering one of the best views on the beach, the bar features a full menu of food, including burgers, seafood and a variety of mac-and-cheese creations. RipTydz also serves a variety of beers, wine and mixed drinks.
Hurricane Maggie’s: Looking for a casual rooftop bar experience in the heart of Myrtle Beach? Then head to Hurricane Maggie’s, a favorite among locals. The Old English-style pub, known for serving some of the best grilled wings in Myrtle Beach, offers a simple yet delicious menu with moderate prices. Head there on Wednesdays for Wicked Wednesday, which features 50-cent tacos and $3 margaritas, or check out their always-changing craft beer of the day. Hurricane Maggie’s is a two-level bar with a rooftop deck, upstairs pool tables and outdoor bar service upstairs.
Soho/Rooftop 21: On the top level at Soho/Rooftop 21, you get an open-air rooftop bar and lounge with a menu whose lunch and dinner options - think sushi, steaks, pasta and seafood - feature natural ingredients like grass-fed beef, free-range chicken and eggs, and wild-caught seafood. There’s tons of comfortable seating, a vertical garden wall and cocktails that can’t be beat. To make things even better, Soho/Rooftop 21 is located just two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean. If you’re looking to combine an urban atmosphere with a beach-town attitude, try this new upscale experience.
Gulfstream Café: A waterfront institution, Gulfstream Café has been voted “best restaurant with a view” and “most romantic” by Sun News readers. The upstairs deck offers great views of the ocean on one side and Murrells Inlet on the other. The establishment is known for its high-end seafood in a laid-back atmosphere, and its delicious Sunday brunch features a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.
Pier View Open Air Bar: Located just off the south end of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, this crowd-pleaser offers oceanfront views from above the 2nd Avenue Pier. Soak in the craft cocktails and ocean breezes as you watch the waves caress the coastline. If you’re feeling hungry, try out menu items such as the Brunswick Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp, Plantation Pimento Cheese Dip, fried or grilled shrimp, burgers, wings and more.
These rooftop bars are among the best places to be on a beautiful Grand Strand day - and they all provide perfect ways to end (or even start) a relaxing day enjoying the comforts of The Strand Resort during your Myrtle Beach getaway.