You’re always in for a dazzling performance at professional musical venues like the Alabama Theater or the Carolina Opry. Yet sometimes, the mood of the night calls for a more relaxed venue with draft beer and a full menu. Restaurants and bars are often known to host some of the most exciting live shows in Myrtle Beach. Eat, drink and be merry with your favorite person at these restaurants hosting live music shows!

shows in Myrtle Beach at Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing

Adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway, Barefoot Landing is a walkable center full of shops, restaurants, bars, theaters, events, amusement rides, and other unique attractions. You won’t have far to walk far before you hear music coming from restaurant venues like the House of Blues and Wild Wing Cafe.

At the House of Blues of Myrtle Beach, you can bring your dog and hang out on The Deck to listen to some jams for free or purchase tickets for one of their mainstage events. Plan to arrive before the show for a Southern-inspired dinner of shrimp and grits, fried chicken, baby back ribs, or Cajun chicken pasta. You’ll have just enough time to grab another round of drinks as the lights go up for bands like South Side Saints, The Purple Madness – A Tribute to Prince, Soul Asylum, and Zoso – A Tribute to Led Zeppelin. Visitors and locals alike frequent the House of Blues for some of the most entertaining Myrtle Beach concerts.

Known for the “best wings south of Buffalo,” Wild Wing Cafe serves American and Southern pub classics in a sports bar atmosphere. Aside from mouth-watering wings, their extensive menu also offers ten overloaded burgers and sandwiches, barbecue pulled pork and ribs, grilled chicken, soups, salads and more. Wild Wing Cafe’s Friday Night Lights invites a different local band each week to play hit songs until 10 p.m. Get settled in early for happy hour, and then keep snacking on that gigantic plate of nachos and draught beer as the music serenades you.

The Bowery

The Bowery

Right next door to the Atlantic sands, The Bowery is a tavern-style restaurant that has been rockin’ to the late hours since 1944. Their menu boasts unique starters like Double D’s Dill Chips, Zack’s Pepper Jack Mac ‘N’ Cheese Bites, and Stu’s Super Shrooms. Sink your teeth into the most indulgent burger you’ve ever tasted, The Eighth Wonder, a whole pound of angus beef crowned with bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, ketchup, mustard, and mayo. Bands like The Bounty Hunters and Alabama start playing every night at 8:30 p.m. Upcoming shows also feature Boys in the Band – the Alabama tribute, Carolina Ignition, and The Palmetto Cadillacs.

Nacho Hippo

Nacho Hippo

Nacho Hippo is home to some of the most original Myrtle Beach concerts. Every day from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., this Mexican cantina showcases the greatest names in the local talent pool. Not only are you introduced to new music, but you’re also bound to make new friends among the socialites of Myrtle Beach nightlife. Perhaps Nacho Hippo gained such popularity thanks to their beachy margaritas and cocktail menu. Get a round of different fruity marga-tinis for the whole table to sample, or go big with a hip bucket mixed with rum, tequila or vodka. No matter your drink of choice, it’ll pair perfectly with a platter of tacos, nachos and quesadillas smothered in fresh pico de gallo and creamy queso.

Drunken Jack’s

Drunken Jack’s is a one-of-a-kind dining experience with an outdoor patio facing Goat Island in the Intracoastal Waterway of Murrells Inlet. You can watch peacocks befriend the island’s wild goats while you savor delicious seafood like Lowcountry she-crab soup, shrimp and crab fondue, fried oysters, crab cakes, scallops and more. Indulge in the more delicate flavors of the sea with a fresh catch of the day like Atlantic salmon, mahi-mahi, triggerfish, yellowfin tuna or grouper. As if the gorgeous natural setting and oceanic delicacies weren’t enough, Drunken Jack’s is also known to feature local musicians in their lounge area. As of July 2021, their live events are currently on a temporary pause, but make sure to check back in with them in the coming months!

Homegrown Hospitality Group

Homegrown Hospitality Group

Homegrown Hospitality Group started with one restaurant in 1985 and has since grown to nine concepts across Georgia and South Carolina. Two of their locations, in particular, are heavily involved in the local music scene, hosting live shows in Myrtle Beach every week. At Liberty’s Tap Room & Grill, catch local names like Shaun Brown and Matt Doda every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m., just in time for a dinner of burgers, seafood, pizza, and tacos. All of Homegrown Hospitality Group’s restaurants proudly serve the highest quality Certified Angus Beef and original craft brews, and Liberty’s Tap Room & Grill is no exception.

In the heart of Barefoot Landing’s hub of Myrtle Beach nightlife, Taco Mundo Kitchen y Cantina cranks the volume each Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m., featuring artists like If Birds Could Fly, City Lights and Eric Metts. Snack on your choice of sixteen taco creations with crab, brisket, pork, shrimp and more, and splurge on some margaritas, sangria, or a tequila and mezcal flight. These two restaurants presented by Homegrown Hospitality Group certainly spice up the night in both live events and tasty grub!

The night is forever alive as long as there is delicious food and drink to delight your senses, catchy music to keep the mood vibing, and most importantly, a special person with whom to enjoy it all! Invite your best friend, significant other or closest family member to catch a break from the mundane and live up the Myrtle Beach nightlife for a while. Time is best spent when dining and dancing the night away in good company!

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About Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller is a native Tennessean who currently resides in Asheville, North Carolina. She loves spending time in the great outdoors, such as camping, hiking, and mountain biking. She also enjoys exploring all that the Smoky Mountains have to offer.

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