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Question: How much does the presence of great breweries affect your vacation decisions?
If you’re into craft brews and fantastic views, Myrtle Beach is definitely your kind of place. This summer, vacation where the fun is hot and the beer is always ice cold. The brewery scene here seems to grow every year.
Here are a few awesome spots to stop for a cold one.
If you’re hoping for great flavors and the coolest cans, you’re in for a treat. Here’s some advice on what to do when you go.
Your server is glad to help. Especially if you’re there for the first time, it could be tough to know about the offerings.
… because guzzling pints, if you’re here to sample, ain’t sustainable. Flights and small pours let you try more without the dizzy tailspin.
Most breweries are okay for kids. They’re manufacturing facilities, though. Some tasting rooms are close to tanks and barrels. Research online or call the brewery if you’re coming with little ones.
At first glance, there are a ton of great breweries on the Grand Strand. At a second glance, we’re getting thirsty.
So many great beers, and such a cool place to hang out. Food’s good, too.
What reviewers say: Never a disappointment! The grilled cheese is amazing. We recommend a local favorite, the Myrtle Peach. You can also book a tour!
1 cool thing: The backyard at Crooked Hammock Brewery is rad. Let the kids play, play corn hole, or stretch out in a hammock.
The South to Somewhere, a golden ale. It’s island-inspired and hoppy, with a fresh finish of coconut. Get the Longboard Nachos.
If you’re ready to graduate to better beer, this is the place. Everything’s good.
What reviewers say: It’s got a casual vibe you’ll fit right into. You’ll have an incredible time, with good brews and fantastic music.
1 cool thing: South Carolina laws now permit New South to pour on-site. They have some of the area’s favorite food trucks around, so make it a dinner date.
The taps change, so check online. Some favorites: White Ale, a flagship brew, is a catchy wheat; On the Beach brings a little spice as a golden ale.
This place will play on your affinity for awesome ambiance.
What reviewers say: Grand Strand Brewing is a splendid stop for a craft beer. Nice location and staff. They have beloved bartenders and brewers.
1 cool thing: If you’re chilling in the beer garden, you might meet the resident ducks, Sampson and Delilah. They’re partial to 2-row barley malt!
The Shark! Cherry Sour will pucker you up in all the right ways. The Fried Pretzel Bites are a hit, and the Smoked Brisket Sandwich is top-notch.
Talk about on-brand: This place brews coffee in the a.m. and beer in the p.m.
What reviewers say: It’s a cool place! The indoor bar, outdoor space, and huge beer garden with live music are awesome.
1 cool thing: Tidal Creek Brewhouse hosts Bells and Brews on Saturday and Yoga in the Beer Garden on Sunday. Come get your fit (and drink) on!
The Beam Reach IPA. This brew is hazy and golden, with papaya and pineapple aroma. Smooth and juicy. Come for brunch. Try the Eye Opening Burger. It’s prime chuck, short rib beef, cheddar, avocado, and a fried egg.
The look of a winner: In-house brew, Lowcountry food, great entertainment.
What reviewers say: Ten-dollar Tuesday for dinner is popular. The selection is good. They offer a fun variety of beer and dessert and nice house wine.
1 cool thing: Quigley’s Pint & Plate has homemade ales and lagers on tap. Bring one home in a half-gallon growler. The growlers are cool to collect, too.
Visit for happy hour, 4-7 p.m., for discounted pints. The Pub Steak is 10 ounces of sirloin with red-eye gravy and crumbled gorgonzola.
Placed in a terrific area for lots of Myrtle Beach fun, The Strand is the resort you’ll want to return to again next year. You’re close to all the fun, steps from the beach and oceanfront pool deck on-site. Learn about all the freebies you can get in Myrtle Beach, then check out room types available at The Strand. Learn about current specials, and book your next escape to Myrtle Beach today.
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