The thrilling atmosphere, refreshing drinks and unique sense of community truly separates great sports bars from all the rest. With televisions lining the walls broadcasting the big game, you won’t miss a moment. Being surrounded by like-minded sports fans makes the experience even more memorable. Here are the 8 best sports bars in South Carolina.
A favorite among locals, Backyard Sports Bar & Grill makes you feel right at home. Along with a view of the Intracoastal Waterway, you can budget-friendly food and drink specials every day, along with top notch bar and table service. They’ve got over 47 TVs to air your favorite team, so you never have to miss a play.
Sweetwater Sports Bar has taken as much pride in their food menu as they have in entertainment. They’ve given typical bar food a new twist by adding high quality standards and flavor variety. You can enjoy your fare inside or al fresco on the deck, along with plenty of televised and live entertainment.
The name isn’t flashy, but it delivers everything it says. With three locations (the others are in Summerville and Mount Pleasant) sports fan can fill their appetites with Lowcountry favorites like fried green tomatoes, wings, shrimp, and tacos. They take food prep pretty seriously, making all their sauces and dressings in house and using only fresh-never-frozen ingredients. If your favorite team isn’t playing, they feature over 25 games for you to create your own entertainment.
A college hangout and epicenter of Greenwood nightlife, Sports Break is equipped with 22 TVs to keep you in the game. You can get home-style country cooking for lunch, or stock up on casual bar fare anytime. The original Sports Break was destroyed by a fire in 2014 after 24 years of service, but has since been rebuilt and continues to thrive as a local hot spot for sports fans.
Palmetto Sports Bar is the little neighborhood bar that makes you feel like family from the moment you enter. However, you’ll need a membership to join the family here, or you can find someone who already is a member and tag along as their guest.
The creative genius behind the Local Cue name pays homage to both the pool tables within the bar and the quality barbecue they serve. When you can’t find a game on TV, you can create your own at the pool tables, dartboards, foosball, and other tabletop games. While you’re there, indulge in their delicious namesake pork barbecue or other swine-related offerings.
The original King Street Grill was located (you guessed it) on prestigious King Street in Charleston, but they’ve since expanded into five locations along the South Carolina coast. What sets them apart is their made-from-scratch food that gives tasty new hope for the typical bar cuisine.
Don’t let the name fool you—you’ll have a great time here! Touted by locals as the best sports bar in the area, Grumpy’s is serving up over 30 beers on tap and more than twice that many in frosty cold bottles. You’ll also find favorites like sandwiches, burgers, hummus, nachos, and their famous “hog wangs,” also known as fried pork shanks.