Best Venues to Watch Local Bands in Myrtle Beach


Drinks and dinner taste better with live entertainment. If you're looking for a spot to enjoy live, local bands in the Myrtle Beach, SC area, these hot spots are prime for sipping, singing, and dancing along to a variety of acts.

House of Blues
While the House of Blues is a great spot to catch national touring acts, it also hosts a calendar filled with popular local bands, such as The Paul Grimshaw Band and Matt Parker and the Deacons. Located within Barefoot Landing, the House of Blues offers guests a relaxing locale to enjoy live music, a scenic view, nightly drink specials and a full menu.

Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill
Situated on the Intracoastal Waterway, the Boathouse offers listeners a selection of great artists in country, rock, R&B, and more. Country fans should check out their Free Show Friday series which features rising regional and national acts. From April through September, the Boathouse hosts their Sunday Funday Summer Concert Series featuring a variety of artists. Drink and food specials run nightly.

Dead Dog Saloon
Located on the Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet, Dead Dog Saloon hosts live local and regional bands six days a week. Classic rock, R&B, and acoustic are some of the styles you'll hear while sipping on your favorite beer or martini. Sit back and relax and enjoy the view of the inlet, or chow down on one of their classic burgers, sandwiches, or seafood dishes.

Hot Fish Club
While in the Murrells Inlet area, head down to the Gazebo at the Hot Fish Club for some live local music. With scenic views of the inlet, the outdoor atmosphere offers a relaxing spot to sip on a cocktail or two and enjoy entertainment by a variety of bands ranging from rock to reggae. Stop in the restaurant for dinner and dine on their delectable list of entrees, appetizers, and desserts.

The Bowery
This historic hot spot has been a favorite of tourists and locals alike in Myrtle Beach since 1944. Situated in the heart of downtown on the Boardwalk, The Bowery once featured country mega band Alabama as their house band. Today you can enjoy the sounds of Lee Travis & The Bounty Hunters every Monday through Saturday through October. Enjoy a variety of drink specials or an item from their delicious menu of burgers, wings, and sandwiches.

Rebecca S. Robertson is a freelance writer and co-owner of Design & Word in Myrtle Beach, SC. Along with a love of writing, she adores reading, traveling, cooking, and shopping.

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