Myrtle Beach

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While much of Myrtle Beach nightlife involves loud reggae and overpriced mango daiquiris, there are still a number of places to dance the shag, a series of jitterbug-style moves set to old-fashioned rhythm and blues music. Many bars have cover charges on the weekends. Things get rowdy during spring Bike Week.

Myrtle Beach Nightlife

Broadway Louie's

In the Broadway on the Beach shopping complex, this massive fun hall has arcade games for the kids and a karaoke and sports bar for the 21-plus crowd. Grab a longneck and get yourself some quarters for Dance Dance Revolution.

1325 Celebrity Circle, SC, 843-445-6885,
Tags: family | nightlife | moderate

Club Boca

Expect top-volume techno beats and liquor-fueled ladies' nights at this cavernous South Florida-style club, which caters to a 20-something crowd of party-happy vacationers. In the Broadway on the Beach shopping complex. Open Fridays and Saturdays only.

1325 Celebrity Circle, SC, 843-444-3500,
Tags: nightlife | moderate | trendy | cover charge

Dead Dog Saloon

An all-ages crowd lounges in hammocks, plays horseshoes and dances to live music at this popular restaurant and bar, with a huge patio overlooking Murrell's Inlet. A laid-back alternative to the neon-lit dance clubs of Myrtle Beach.

4079 Business 17, SC, 843-651-0664,
Tags: family | budget | nightlife | editor pick

Fat Harold's Beach Club

Shag aficionados flock to this spacious old North Myrtle Beach dance hall, known as the "Home of the Shag." Get free lessons or just enjoy watching the pros wiggle to great 1950s classics.

212 Main St., SC, 843-249-5779,
Tags: budget | nightlife | editor pick | great value | things to do

Funky Town

A part of the enormous Club 2001 entertainment complex, Funky Town invites its largely 20- and 30-something partiers to get down to disco hits on the LED-illuminated dance floor. Cover charge before midnight on weekends.

920 Lake Arrowhead Rd., SC, 843-449-9434,
Tags: nightlife | expensive | smart splurge | trendy


DJs spin nostalgic 50s and 60s beach music classics for a mixed crowd who come for the goofy retro atmosphere, fun tropical drinks and, of course, the shag. Cover charge on weekends.

2000 North Kings Hwy., SC, 843-448-9747,
Tags: nightlife | moderate | dj

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