North Myrtle Beach has been entertaining locals and tourists alike for decades. There is something here for everyone. But this town really shines when the sun goes down, the drinks start flowing, and music’s turned up. The nightlife here is unlike any other. Whether you are looking for one great place to gather your friends for drink specials and games or looking for a night of bar hopping, you’ve come to the right place. And once this town hits the 21 and older only portion of the night it truly comes alive. So prepare yourself for some down and dirty fun.

If you are not familiar with the area, take a look at these 5 rocking North Myrtle beach bars, nightclubs, saloons, and local watering holes that you won’t want to miss:

#1 – 710 North Myrtle Beach

This place has it all. Start off with their amazing happy hour drink specials, then it’s on to the games. Challenge your friends to a “losers buy shots” bowling game or some wicked air hockey. If those aren’t your jam then move on over to their dart boards, shuffleboard, billiards, or table tennis. Nothing says “athlete” like someone who can hit a bullseye with one hand while balancing a glass of their favorite draft beer in the other.

Drinking on an empty stomach? Not to worry, 710’s restaurant is out of this world and their menu is nothing short of amazing. From fried green tomatoes, buffalo chicken dip, and loaded nachos, to one of their mouth watering burgers, delicious flatbread pizzas, or beef stroganoff crepes, be sure to bring your appetite. They also have a full bar with daily drink specials and their flair bartenders are the most entertaining in town.

Make sure that visiting 710 North Myrtle Beach is at the top of your to-do list.

#2 – Fat Harold’s Beach Club

Fat Harold’s is the legendary beach club that claims to be “Home of the Shag.” This timeless club is located on North Myrtle Beach’s famous Ocean Drive. The outside might look a bit shabby, but the inside is filled with all walks of life. From Baby Boomers swing dancing to the classic doo-wop tunes to the younger crowd showing off their new and crazy dance moves on the hardwood floor, which happen to be sprinkled with sawdust and years of spilled beer. Now that’s a varnish!

Whether you want to take lessons from some of the best before your brave the big-bad dance floor or are looking for a place to showcase your fancy footwork, Fat Harold’s is the greatest dance club in town. Maybe you are a shy dancer and need a little liquid courage, not to worry, Fat Harold’s full bar offers a great selection of beer and cocktails.

#3 – House of Blues

House of Blues has been providing high-quality entertainment for years all over the country, and North Myrtle Beach is one of the best.

Start your night off with one of their scrumptious signature meals, such as their Applewood Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf or the Voodoo Shrimp and wash it down with a frosty beer or tantalizing cocktail.

Then you are on to enjoying the pure-musical magic that House of Blues provides. House of Blues offers live music and free concerts on their outstanding deck daily. Come down and dance to some of the hottest bands in town. Click here to go to the House of Blues website.

#4 – Dead Dog Saloon

Dead Dog Saloon, also known as Murrells Inlet’s “sassy” restaurant and live music one-stop. This incredible bar and restaurant opened its doors in 2002 on the Marshwalk and was featured on the Travel Channel as a place you just can’t miss.

They have an amazing indoor/outdoor deck where you can enjoy some of their tasty menu items, such homemade soups, hand-formed burgers, and Boo Boo’s Tenderbites (sliced tenderloin served on garlic toast with Parmesan mayo and Asiago cheese) Yum! Or relax with your friends for happy hour while the cool breeze of the waterfront calms your spirits and soothes your soul.

But if action is what you are looking for The Dead Dog offers a variety of live entertainment shows nightly. Gather your rowdy and rambunctious and come dance the night away with great crowds, a full bar, and nothing but fun. Check out their events calendar and make sure not to miss the next show.

#5 – 2001 Nightclub

For over three decades 2001 Nightclub has been Myrtle Beach’s Grand Strand’s entertainment leader. With two clubs under one roof this nightclub is the ultimate entertainment destination.

Next Level – Thursday through Saturday this club features live bands starting at 9:30pm. DJ Cash warms up the crowd before band performances and keeps the party going in between sets. Come and see the most popular bands on stage, dance with your sweetheart, and have some good-old-fashioned fun.

Club Touch – This side of 2001 Nightlife is for the spicy club goers of North Myrtle Beach.DJ Demitri gets the crowd dancing with the combination of sizzling beats, sexy videos and ambient footage. The dancing nightlifers at Club Touch become part of the entertainment by being projected in dance collages via hidden cameras onto six video walls.

Amazing drinks and an amazing atmosphere that any party goer is sure to love.

As you can see, this is the place to be. If you are a local then you know the abundance of entertainment this place has to offer, but if you are just passing through you’ll want to check out these 5 incredible places. The word “bored” will surely leave your vocabulary. Grab your friends, grab some food, grab a drink, and come make a lifetime of memories at North Myrtle Beach.