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|Stool Pigeons at Broadway at the Beach is one of the best spots in Myrtle Beach to watch the game after your round. (Brandon Tucker/WorldGolf.com)|
With more than 100 courses, golf in Myrtle Beach is a full-blown passion. And after a long day on the course, what better way to unwind than by finding a nearby watering hole to enjoy a round of beer.
It's a rough job, but we've scoured the Grand Strand from north to south in an effort to find Myrtle Beach golfers' favorite sports bars. We looked for the restaurants with decent food, great beer, an enjoyable atmosphere and, above all, enough sports on the tube to make your head spin.
Overtime Sports Café (North Myrtle Beach, 1409 Highway 17 S.) - Overtime is one of Myrtle Beach's largest sports bars. The only thing that outnumbers the TV sets is the massive amount of sports memorabilia that adorns the walls. With approximately 150 TVs and a subscription to all of the major sports packages, there are few games you won't be able to find.
The food at Overtime is what you would expect from a sports bar as most of the items are deep-fried but there are plenty of salads and grilled items for those of you wanting to keep the waistline in check. A true sports bar, the atmosphere can get a bit rowdy. A nice touch is the individual sound-box you can request for your table, enabling you to listen to your game even if it is not the featured event.
Oscar's (North Myrtle Beach, 4101 Highway 17 S.) - Oscar's provides a family-friendly environment with an excellent menu headlined by a righteous hamburger. During football season, Oscar's serves as a Pittsburgh Steelers bar, which is evident by the restaurant's blaring black and gold color scheme. If you're not a Steelers fan, you may want to consider another bar when they're playing. Otherwise, you'll find a casual sports bar with more than 96 TVs that offer a wide variety of action. Bathrooms are equipped with strategically placed TVs.
Stool Pigeons (Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach) - It would be hard not to recommend a bar that has TVs installed in every booth. Stool Pigeon's personal TVs keep the action close enough so that the only thing blocking your view may be a bottle of ketchup on your table. The bar also offers a wide selection of beers and an excellent menu serving up the usual wings, chips and burgers. If all of the televised sports action sparks your competitive side, Stool Pigeons has pool tables, darts and trivia. Stool Pigeons is not the largest bar we "researched," but it offers a relaxed atmosphere and has plenty to keep you entertained.
Remedies Bar & Grill (Myrtle Beach, 4803 Highway 17 Bypass S.) - From the outside, you might think you're entering one of the dodgier bars in town, but walk inside and it's a whole new ball game (pardon the pun). Recently remodeled, Remedies is truly one of Myrtle Beach's local secrets. You cannot turn in any direction without catching an awesome view of a game, or a match, or a round. Outgoing bartenders behind a fully stocked and affordable bar greet you as you enter and the oversized booths and tables each have a plasma TV.
In the newly added wing of the bar, four alcoves complete with plush couches, allow for gatherings that are more personal. The extra large plasma screens and scattered smaller screens complete the feeling of being in your own private living space. With 45 TVs and all major sports packages available, some of the meatiest wings in town, and an eclectic mix of brilliant local bands in the evenings, Remedies is worth a stop during any trip.
Murphy's Law (Garden City, 405 South Kings Highway) - Fortunately the Garden City-based sports bar, with an assortment of more than 15 beers on tap and 27 televisions, proves the exception to Murphy's law. This casual spot relishes in its role as sports bar as the walls are covered in pictures, apparel and other sports memorabilia. If you're golfing the south Strand, we highly recommend checking out Murphy's Law.
March 29, 2007
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