5 Myrtle Beach Restaurants Where You Can Watch the Tournament

This season’s tournament field is wide open.


So are your options for hoops watching in Myrtle Beach. There’s a strong sports-bar scene here, and there are plenty of screens to catch the action on. Plus, great food and drink specials, too.


So grab a booth or barstool and see how long your bracket holds up!

Tips for picking your bracket

Some make their picks based on team colors, others on whether one mascot could beat up the other. Here are some more reasonable tactics.


1. Belief in the 12-vs-5 magic. It’s the most common upset, but only half of the No. 12s make it to the second weekend. Pick beyond round 1 at your risk.


2. Belief in the First Four. These pre-tournament matchups get little attention, but four have reached the sweet 16. One (VCU) made the final four.


3. No belief in a 30-win team. It’s a lofty number. But only two 30-win teams, Kansas in 2008 and Kentucky in 2012, have won the national championship.

5 places to catch big dance games on the Grand Strand

1. The Barrel Sports Bar & Grill



The consummate sports bar has your typical pub fare and stacks of TVs. It’s an awesome little place to see games and hit the billiard tables between matchups. They’re open late so you can see those west coast games, too.



Final four foods
1. Basket of chili fries
2. SPF50 Boneless Wings
3. Meat Lovers Hand-tossed Pizza
4. Barrel Burger

Chicken wings

2. Scores Sports Bar



It’s a pretty cool place, to begin with, with friendly people inside. It’s a fun atmosphere with awesome bartenders and good food. You’ll love this bar!



Final Four foods
1. Chicken Quesadilla
2. Bacon Cheese Potato Skins
3. Big Fish Platter
4. Chili Cheeseburger


3. Backyard Sports Bar and Grill



You’ll have lots of space in this place, with a full bar and deck overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. It’s a good, friendly vibe, a low-key joint that also has live music. They’ve got an extensive menu and also show all the UFC fights if you’re into that.



Final Four foods
1. Drunken Clams
2. Mahi Street Tacos
3. Keto Guido Juicy Burger
4. Sante Fe Salad

Fish Tacos

4. Sportsman Bar & Grill



Another pretty cool spot to catch the games, this local bar is always a great spot for a cold drink. Throw darts at halftime and enjoy a plate of wings. These bartenders are pros, and you’re sure to have fun at this joint.



Final Four foods
1. Jalapeno Cheddar Poppers
2. Killer Potato
3. Club Sandwich
4. Hamburger Steak Dinner

Turkey Sandwich

5. Jimmagan’s


This popular bar has more than 30 TVs, great drinks, dart boards, and pool tables. Some consider it the best bar in Myrtle Beach, where they’ll treat you like a regular, no matter where you’re from. They pride themselves on providing every sports TV package and ice-cold beer!



Final Four foods
1. Turbo Chicken Wings
2. Philly Cheesesteak
3. Pub Burger and Fries
4. Loaded Bar Pizza

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Enjoy a clean room and indoor pools at Paradise Resort

Check into a nice oceanfront suite with all you need and friendly staff to help. Enjoy a delicious breakfast on-site before you venture out for a day of hoops action. Check out the awesome specials going on and book a getaway today

Paradise 3 Bedroom Oceanfront Living Room