Cheers to these creative concoctions served up locally
Ready for a drink? Check out these two spots that serve up some of the most creative cocktails on the Grand Strand. Cheers!
Bar 19 Twelve
1912 U.S. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach,
1912 was a good year—and it is a good address, where Bar 19 Twelve shakes things up with some of the most creative cocktails you’ll ever put your lips on. Sit back and sip inside the swanky bar/lounge or outdoors on the deck of this repurposed wedding chapel that overlooks the Azalea Sands Golf Club; there’s even a bar area upstairs. The mixologists here call it all a classy-casual experience; you may consider it an art class or magic show in session that finishes with drinks that fizz, smoke and sparkle. You can’t go wrong with any of the creative craft cocktails, infused liquors and bourbons on the menu. And, to soak it all up, chef Vinny Tumminello creates made-from-scratch tapas, like charcuterie boards, seafood limoncello risotto, pulled pork poutine with hand-cut fries and more.
2005A North Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach,
You’ll want to sip on the vibes at Strong Waters all day. It’s the kind of place that pulls you in like a strong current and shakes things up—even if you can only stick around for a meal or a cocktail. Located directly across from The Breakers Resort, Strong Waters pours on a strong rustic-speakeasy/modern-industrial ambiance and, behind the bar, they pour on a “farm to shaker” method with their concoctions. Choose to flip through the drink menu of craft cocktails, whiskeys and wines or just go right for the Bartender’s Choice section. Choose two words from the list, and they do the rest: refreshing, tart, savory, fruity, sweet, fizzy, herbal, bitter, unusual, floral and smoky. It may lead you to their specialty drink, the Smokin’ Oldie, a bourbon cocktail that actually goes up in smoke in front of your eyes.