The Complete Myrtle Beach Bachelor Party Guide

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james wong - the knot contributing writer and travel expert
James Wong
james wong - the knot contributing writer and travel expert
James Wong
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  • James Wong is a freelance travel writer and expert.
  • He's reported for publications including VOGUE, GQ, Time Out and Thrillist.
  • James has lived in London, Tokyo and New York; and has traveled to almost every corner of the world.
Updated Feb 12, 2024
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If you're looking for a laid-back bachelor weekend that combines watersports and golf, a Myrtle Beach bachelor party may be just the event for you. The South Carolina resort town was made for a guys' trip, especially if most groomsmen and attendees are located down south. Groups can easily play any of the area's 90-plus golf courses or charter a boat for deep-sea fishing. With miles of coastline and sandy beaches, Myrtle Beach bachelor partygoers may also want to play volleyball on the beach during the day and hit the beach town's plentiful nightlife after hours. Find out why Myrtle Beach is a unique bachelor party destination with our itinerary and guide below

What Are Some Myrtle Beach Bachelor Party Ideas?

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You can do it all in Myrtle Beach on a bachelor party weekend, including spending time on the water, in the sand, and on the greens. There's something for everyone in this laidback beach town, you just have to know where to look.

For the Golfers

With more than 90 golf courses along Myrtle Beach's shore, it won't be hard to find a tee time for you and your crew. Plus, a top-notch TopGolf makes for a great way to spend the day hitting a few.

For the Water Seekers

There are plenty of ways to access the beach for a day of fun in the sun, but you can also try your hand at a few other water adventures while on a Myrtle Beach bachelor party, including spending the day river tubing, taking surf lessons, or experiencing a wakeboarding and water adventure park all in in one day. Or take a spin on a brew boat for day-drinking on the water, or charter a boat for deep-sea fishing.

For the Beer Lovers

With plenty of options for getting your drink on, you'll also find brewhouses for craft beers, like The Grumpy Monk and New South Brewing. And consider pairing your drink with a cigar at Nick's Cigar World.

For the Night Owls

Though this beach town is family-friendly by day, there's a real nightlife scene that's not hard to find. From nightclubs to bar hopping along Broadway at the Beach, you'll find plenty to drink, plus live music and DJs that make it a night to remember.

What Do You Do at a Bachelor Party in Myrtle Beach?

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Plan the ultimate Myrtle Beach bachelor party with this three-day itinerary, that fits in everything you could want—from day drinking on the water to playing eighteen.

Day 1

Morning: Start the day with Myrtle Beach's most iconic breakfast: Johnny D's. Here, you'll definitely want to try their beloved Belgian waffles, with flavor options like cinnaroll, pecan, red velvet, bacon, and chicken and waffles. For non-waffle-lovers, there are also omelets, benedicts, breakfast platters, and biscuits and gravy on the menu. Then head to the beach for a bit of relaxation while you wait for everyone to arrive and move on to your first activity.

Afternoon: Get things off on the right pedal—err, we mean foot, with a ride at the Myrtle Beach NASCAR speedway. Here you can take three laps in a pace car, or go for it all with a ride-along at racing speeds with a professional racing instructor. If you've got the jitters after that speedy thrill, head to The Grumpy Monk to take off the edge with special craft brews and bites like nachos and buffalo chicken dip.

Evening: Happy hour tonight is at the Tin Roof, where you'll find a rotating menu of 16 draft beers, a wide selection of innovative cocktails (try the brown sugar old fashioned), crafty shots (the FN8 is a Tin Roof tradition with strawberry vodka, peach schnapps, apple pucker, pineapple, and Bud Light), and crushes. Then it's off to dinner at Wicked Tuna, on the Marsh Walk. After you've dined on "hook to plate" fresh fish options, head next door to the Tuna Shak for an open-air tiki hut where you can have drinks and listen to live music. If you want to keep the party going, explore the rest of Marsh Walk at spots like the Dead Dog Saloon for dancing, The Claw House for its outdoor beer garden, and Drunken Jacks for live music and drinks.

Day 2

Morning: Today, wake up for brunch at Tupelo Honey, where the all-day menu options include the Shoo Mercy Omelet (fried green tomatoes, ham, bacon, pimento cheese, pickled jalapenos) and mountain blueberry pancakes.

Afternoon: Today's activity is all about fun on the water. Visit Shark Wake Park where an all-day pass gets you unlimited access to the Cable Park for wakeboarding, knee boarding, water skiing, wake skating, and foil boarding—with options for every skill level. Plus, a chance to try your hands at the Obstacle Island, an inflatable park that may as well double as the set for Wipe Out. Plus, while you're having adventures, the Shark Shack offers beer, wine, snacks, and cold brew coffee on tap to keep your energy up.

Evening: Back on dry land, head to New South Brewing for a craft brew tasting before your night out. Then it's time for dinner at the ultimate southern comfort food spot: Big Mike's Soul Food. For just $10.75 you can get a meat and three—with options like fried chicken, chopped sirloin, BBQ ribs and sides such as baked mac and cheese, fried okra, potato salad, and corn. After having your fill head out to Broadway at the Beach for bar and nightclub hopping. Options include Oz, where you'll find a Vegas-like nightclub, plus its outdoor Malibu Surf Bar that has live music, confetti, and plenty of drinks after the sun goes down; Crocodile Rocks is a one-of-a-kind dueling piano bar; and Fat Tuesdays offers frozen drinks for a quick refreshment.

Day 3

Morning: Fill up for breakfast at Woodhaven Pancake House for breakfast where you'll find signature egg dishes (don't miss the blue bayou with shrimp and crab), pancakes, and country-fried chicken steaks.

Afternoon: Choose between water or land today, depending on your groom's preferences. For landlubbers, it's time to hit the greens. You can spend the day at TopGolf with beer and a driving range competition, or check out one of Myrtle Beach's amazing courses, including TideWater Golf Club, Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, or The Dunes Golf & Beach Club. If you'd rather spend your day on the water, book a ride on The BrewBoat, where your pedal power will glide you along the waters at Murrells Inlet while you drink and listen to your favorite music.

Evening: Head to happy hour at The Bowery Dinner tonight for $1.50 Bowery Beer and $3 house cocktails. Then you're off to dinner at Hook & Barrel for a feast of fried flounder and grits, crab cakes, and ribeye—along with great cocktails. For your last night out, choose between (or try to hit both) 808 Billiards & Bowling for a night of games, or Landing at the Boathouse, where you'll find a waterfront brewery, live music, theme parties (on the right night), and outdoor games like corn hole.

Where Should I Stay in Myrtle Beach for a Bachelor Party?

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Hilton Myrtle Beach

It's easy to get around Myrtle by cab—and in some areas by foot. Thanks to collective areas like Broadway at the Beach and the Marsh Walk, one cab ride often gets you to multiple restaurants and bars in one destination. So pick a spot that fits your group's needs and don't worry too much about location.

Best Myrtle Beach Bachelor Party Hotels

The Hilton Myrtle Beach: This resort is a great mid-range budget stay that offers amenities, including a spa and outdoor pool, plus beachfront views from your rooms' private balconies.

Breakers Resort: A budget-friendly option that includes ocean-view suites and condos, this spot can sleep up to 16.

Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grand Dunes: A luxury option with condo-like beachfront villas and resort amenities, these Marriott villas also include multiple pools and restaurant options.

Pro tip: The Knot has partnered with Hotel Planner to help you secure the best group hotel rate and get free hotel advice from an expert travel planner.

    Best Myrtle Beach Bachelor Party Home Rentals

    There are plenty of housing options for a Myrtle Beach bachelor party, so check out the best vacation rental sites like Vrbo and Airbnb. Pro tip: If you're looking to supplement your vacation rental stay with some hotel amenities such as a swimming pool or a fitness facility, you can secure Myrtle Beach hotel day passes on ResortPass.

    Two-Story Penthouse: Experience an extraordinary oceanfront retreat at this uniquely designed two-story penthouse in Myrtle Beach. With five balconies, four bedrooms and four bathrooms, this VRBO will provide you and your guests with stunning Atlantic Ocean views. It can sleep up to 10 guests for around $225 per night (a steal if you fill the space).

    Spacious Beach House: Here's a vibrant beach house located just steps from the ocean. Featuring four bedrooms, five bathrooms and an open layout, the rental works wonderfully for a bachelor getaway. At $345 per night, this rental can accommodate up to 13 guests; plus, it boasts amenities like multiple balconies, gaming areas, outdoor gear and a pool.

    Bali Bay Vacation Home: This Myrtle Beach VRBO is an ideal spot for a bachelor party trip, offering a full kitchen, laundry facilities and ample space. Situated right by the ocean, it boasts stunning balcony views. With nearby dining options, it's a quiet yet central spot, featuring an infinity pool and hot tub. It can sleep up to seven guests for approximately $115 per night.

    Sunny Getaway Near Local Favorites: A short walk from the beach, this three-bedroom, three-bathroom Myrtle Beach home offers convenient access to attractions, dining and shopping. Decorated with a beachy vibe, it can accommodate up to eight guests for around $140 per night. It has a well-equipped kitchen, cozy living spaces, a private balcony and enough parking for three cars.

    An Oceanfront Apartment: This remodeled rental sits in the heart of Myrtle Beach sleeps up to 10 and is located just steps from the beach.

      Top Floor Penthouse: This option has incredible views with panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows, plus access to an indoor/outdoor pool, lazy river and hot tubs.

      Six-Bedroom Home: This property is great for larger groups (it sleeps 16-plus guests). It's also within walking distance of much of downtown Myrtle and the beach. Plus, it has its own private pool to ward off the scorching South Carolina sun.

      Myrtle Beach Bachelor Party Nightlife

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      Myrtle Beach's fresh seafood, barbecue, and pizza, will keep those stag stomachs lined for a day and night out on town's top bars and clubs.

      Best Myrtle Beach Bachelor Restaurants

      Yamato: It's a no-brainer that visitors to Myrtle Beach will want to sample a fresh catch of the day, and Yamato gives you that opportunity in a variety of cooking styles. They're best known for teppanyaki theatrics, where a master chef flexes his grilling acrobatics to cook tuna steak in front of your very eyes. Of course, you can also enjoy the fresh in its purest form: the restaurant serves sushi, sashimi, and a wide selection of rolls.

      Hot Tomato: A pizza party is always a winner with it comes to pleasing a group of hungry fellas, so let Hot Tomato do what it does best. The moment you get a whiff of their brick-oven pizza, there's no turning back. The red neon-lit restaurant also serves classic Italian dishes and a daily happy hour sprinkles deals on cocktails, beers, and pies.

      Little Pig's Bar-B-Q: For over two decades, Little Pig's Bar-B-Q has been smoking hog by the beach, and today it's amassed quite a loyal following. People come for jumbo sandwiches stuffed with pork or brisket. On Friday evenings and all day Saturday, it's all about the rib. That's hickory-smoked baby back ribs that fall right off the bone—they'll absolutely hit the spot.

      Best Myrtle Beach Bachelor Party Bars

      Ocean Annie's: There's no need to change out of your swimwear when it comes to a beach club, and Ocean Annie's is where to take the boys right by the sand. For 35 years, Annie's has been a hit with vacationers who pack the place out for dancing, live music, and stiff frozen drinks consumed by their glittering poolside.

      Bumstead's Pub: For low-key lads, Bumstead's is the humble English pub where no fuss is required. Simply turn up in your casual wear and choose from their 150+ beer lineup. The inside is full of quaint British-meets-American touches, including a fireplace and sport on loop. Local musicians regularly show up to strum some tunes, otherwise, it's an easy relax and drink the day away kind of hangout.

      RipTydz Rooftop Bar: When the weather's cool enough to stick outside, park over at RipTydz with the bachelor gang. The grill and bar has a relaxed open-air vibe to sit back (there are 500 seats here!) and guzzle a drink. And guzzle you shall. Their mega mason drinks, portioned at half a gallon, are big enough to share, and you'll certainly see why there are so many seats after just a couple.

      Expert Myrtle Beach Travel Tips

      The bachelor herd will fly into Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) and from there, it's a short rideshare to most of the city's resorts. As with most Southern destinations, a car is necessary to get around, so consider a rental. Summers are hot and humid, with a risk of hurricanes. Winters are pleasant in town, but as the number one draw of Myrtle Beach is the beach, it's not worth coming all the way here just to wander around indoors.

      Brittany Barber and Allyson Johnson contributed to this article.

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