Check out our picks for the 7 best breweries in Myrtle Beach. You may see some familiar names, but a few lesser-known home-grown brewers made our list.
While Myrtle Beach is a top destination for golfers, beachgoers, and Spring Break co-eds, you may be surprised to know that it’s also one of the best places to drink a beer in South Carolina. From lagers and summer ales to fruited sours and triple IPAs, there’s a cold, crisp beer with your name on it awaiting at one of the best breweries in Myrtle Beach.
New South Brewing
1109 Campbell St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
New South Brewing is the oldest, largest, and one of the best breweries in Myrtle Beach. They offer a variety of craft beers, like the 8.9% ABV Mr. Charlie Rodeo Imperial IPA. This one effortlessly merges notes of jalapeno and peach puree while the Thai Tuesday golden ale with ginger and lemongrass flavors offers a lighter drinking option at 4.3% ABV.
Crooked Hammock Brewery
924 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
The frothy pours at Crooked Hammock will no doubt have you yearning for a horizontal retreat. Crooked Hammock is a popular brewpub in Barefoot Landing that offers craft beers and delicious food in a laid-back atmosphere. They have a large outdoor seating area and often host live music and events. Some of their best flavors include the South to Somewhere coconut golden ale and the Brand New Day acai bowl sour.
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
3060 Howard Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Gordon Biersch is a national chain brewery founded by graduates of the five-year brewing engineer program at Weihenstephan, Germany. Located inside the Market Common, Myrtle Beach’s Gordon Biersch site offers German-style beers alongside delicious food options like wagyu meatballs, Bavarian pretzels, and chicken schnitzel sliders. This is one of the best breweries in Myrtle Beach for people who want bites as high quality as the beers.
Grand Strand Brewing Company
819 N Kings Hwy Unit 101, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
One of the newest and best breweries in Myrtle Beach, Grand Strand Brewing is a small, independent brewery that offers a variety of craft beers, including seasonal and experimental brews. They have a taproom and outdoor seating and pour up thirst-quenching pints of their Airbrush Hazy IPA with notes of stone fruit and citrus), Jolene American amber/red ale (think roasted caramel), and Shark! Cherry sour.
Atlas Tap House
1004 Chester St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Only a three-minute stroll from the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, Atlas Tap House is a craft beer bar that offers a rotating selection of local and regional beers, as well as wines and cocktails. While it doesn't count as one of the best breweries in Myrtle Beach, it's a great place to sample Myrtle Beach brews! With one or several of these pints in front of you, you’ll hardly feel like the world is on your shoulders. Sip on a glass of the refreshing Pink Lemonade Session Sour Ale, a juicy Triple Jam hard cider, or jet black Hot Chocolate stout. They also have a small menu of snacks and appetizers.
Tidal Creek Brewhouse
3421 Knoles St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Tidal Creek Brewhouse specializes in small batch beers, fresh poured coffee, and Lowcountry dining options. Enjoy sitting outdoors with your kids and dog while enjoying a well-deserved cold one (or several). The Tideways German pilsner and TCB Selkie passionfruit and guava hard seltzers are super drinkable, while you’ll want to take your time with the the green tea reminiscent Swim Call IPA or the Mean High Water imperial IPA.
Independent Republic Brewing Co.
201 Fantasy Harbour Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Located by the Landing at The Boathouse, the Independent Republic Brewing Co. is ideal for its Intracoastal Waterway views. The 8.5% ABV Wheat Chin Music double IPA will surely get things “hopping,” while Buster’s American cherry stout blends the best parts of rich chocolate and tart cherries for a lingering mouthfeel.
Now that your drinking palate is whetted, it’s time to plan your course through the best breweries in Myrtle Beach. While some are located close to one another, others are certainly worth a few extra minutes’ drive off the main thoroughfares. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be other breweries in the Myrtle Beach area that are also worth checking out.