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Murrells Inlet Hotel: Eat, Drink & Be Merry

‘Tis the season to be jolly! We’ve recently carved the turkey and survived Black Friday, so we can officially listen to Christmas music, watch cheesy Hallmark movies and bake cookies for Santa Clause. This time of year, we typically throw calories out the window and indulge in our favorite foods and beverages. Why? Because this is THE best time of year to eat, especially here along the Grand Strand near our Murrells Inlet hotel. With so much going on, we don’t want to miss out on any experiences for ourselves or our children (if you have them). Below are a few things to check out in Myrtle Beach until you need to “get back on track” on January 1st.

Brunch At Gulfstream Cafe

Finding a restaurant along the Grand Strand that combines a delicious meal with a gorgeous view can be difficult. Gulfstream Cafe has perfected that combination! This brunch has all of your breakfast favorites, lunch cravings and everything in between. Don’t leave without a plate full of biscuits & gravy! We also recommend stopping by the made-to-order omelette station next to the buffet. To cap off this extraordinary spread, your server will bring warm chocolate chip cookies with your check. YUM!

All You Can Eat Wings At Grumpy Monk

With two locations in Myrtle Beach, Grumpy Monk is quickly becoming every local’s favorite watering hole. They have upwards of 50 beers on tap that rotate from season to season and their Happy Hour is second to none. However, they made this list because of their Thursday night special: all you can eat wings! What’s better than everyone’s favorite bar food? Every Thursday night from 4pm to close, they offer AYCE Buffalo style chicken wings for $14.99. The real question is, how many can you put down?

Peppermint Chocolate Milkshake At Chic-fil A

Nothing tastes more like Christmas than the peppermint chocolate milkshake at Chic-fil-A! This deadly concoction is only available for about 6 weeks, but we are lucky enough to be in the midst of greatness. The combination of decadent chocolate with a hint of fresh peppermint will make your tastebuds do a happy dance!

Fall Festivals In Murrells Inlet

Aside from a few weeks straight of rain, a hurricane and a tropical storm, summer here in Murrells Inlet was amazing! Here at Inlet Sports Lodge, we had the pleasure of meeting so many new guests and hosted plenty of events to keep us busy. Now that the weather has cooled off, Fall is officially here! If you are a fan of pumpkin spiced lattes and seasonal craft beers, this time of year is made for you. Since it’s not unbearably hot outside, the Grand Strand has plenty of outdoor fun for the entire family going on! We are here to bring to light the fall festivals in Murrells Inlet that you should not miss out on.

Halloween On The Marshwalk

What better place to spend Halloween night than on the Marshwalk? Beginning at 5pm, there will be trick-or-treating along the Marshwalk. The kids costume contest starts at 6pm in front of the pirate statue behind Drunken Jack’s. Prizes will be awarded for Most Creative, Best Group, Funniest and Scariest for kids ages 3 and up. The adult costume contest will run from 7pm to 8:30pm. Over $4,000 in cash and prizes will be award for categories that include People’s Choice, Best Duo/Group, Best Individual and Big & Bulky. Winners will be announced at 10:30pm inside of Bovines. Come out and have a spook-tacular time!


The 19th Annual Lip-Rippin’ Chilympics Chili Cook Off returns to the parking lot of Wicked Tuna here in Murrells Inlet on Sunday, November 4th! This event brings amateur and professional cooks together to raise money for the Grand Strand Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. Over 40 self-proclaimed “Chilimasters” will be selling samples of their delicious chili and there will be beer vendors as well to cool down your palate. Be sure to bring an appetite!

15th Annual Oyster Roast

Aw shucks! On Saturday, November 17th from 11:30am to 3pm, enjoy all-you-can-eat oysters in the parking lot of Wicked Tuna here in Murrells Inlet, SC. For this rain or shine event, there will be live entertainment as well as a variety of other foods to choose from in addition to the oysters. Oh, and beer! Be sure to purchase your ticket online for this event.

Marshwalk Wonderland of Lights

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Beginning on November 17th, the Marshwalk will be twinkling with thousands of lights along the water. If you experienced the setup last year, then you know that it’s worth coming back for night after night. If you are lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of Kris Kringle himself and get your picture taken with him!

An Inlet Christmas Weekend

Join us in the Inlet for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, November 30th at Morse Park next to Hot Fish Club at 5pm. It’s the perfect way to get yourself into the Christmas spirit! On Sunday, December 2nd, the Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade will take place. It begins at the north end of Highway 17 Business and ends at the intersection of Highway 17 Business and Wachesaw Road. The parade will begin at 3pm. Be sure to bring a bag for all of the candy that your kids will be catching!

Hurricane Relief Fundraiser: Pedal For A Cause

On Sunday, September 30th, a few local businesses are hosting a hurricane relief fundraiser for those affected by flooding in our community. Three Ring Focus. East Coast BrewBoat, Contract Exteriors, Native Sons, Creek Ratz, Drunken Jack’s Restaurant & Lounge and Inlet Affairs Catering will be raising money for the Waccamaw Community Foundation and collecting non-perishable food, clothing and hygiene products for the Help 4 Kids organization.

What’s Going On

The BrewBoat in Murrells Inlet will be offering 50-minute cruises for only $15 every 30 minutes from noon to 6:30pm. Every penny made from each cruise will be donated.

From noon to 7pm at Creek Ratz, Contract Exteriors will be collecting non-perishable foods, household items and personal hygiene products. Native Sons will be selling t-shirts for hurricane relief. Inlet Affairs will be selling plates of chicken bog or BBQ with baked beans, coleslaw and a roll for $8, all of which will go to the relief fund. Three Ring Focus will also be raffling off a Yeti Tundra 65 cooler packed with gift cards, shirts and swag from local businesses. The Mullet Hut will be on hand selling ice cold adult beverages for everyone in attendance.

Whether you are a local or someone visiting the area, stop by and show your support for the community that we all know and love!

Where: Creek Ratz In Murrells Inlet at 4065 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Time: Noon to 7pm
Date: Sunday, September 30th

Myrtle Beach Golf Vacations: Stay & Play In Murrells Inlet

As Labor Day draws near, it marks the unofficial end of the summer season. Sure, we will still have nice, warm weather for another month or so, but fall is getting closer and closer. You may have already started to notice pumpkin-flavored adult beverages hitting your local cooler. There’s no fighting fall, so why not embrace it?

Aside from the return of both college and professional football (yay!), fall is the perfect time of year to hit the links! If you booked one of our Myrtle Beach golf vacations, then you are in for a treat. Below is a bit about a few of the golf courses which we include in our fall golf packages:

TPC Myrtle Beach

TPC Myrtle Beach’s very challenging 18-hole, 72 par PGA Tour-caliber course features elevation changes, undulating greens, and Tour-quality bunkers. It is a course designed to treat golfers to the experience of what it must be like to be a PGA Touring professional.

Tom Fazio designed the course with the intention of ranking it among the nation’s finest. When TPC Myrtle Beach opened to rave reviews on February 2, 1999, many of golf’s most respected sources pronounced it an instant classic.

Founders Club

Located in quaint, quiet Pawleys Island, America’s oldest seaside resort, the Founders Club at Pawleys Island immediately impresses you with the striking beauty of the 9th hole, the first hole you see as you enter the golf club. A beautiful, well-laid-out hole, it makes a strong statement and sparks the most comments from visitors. And it sets the tone for what is to come.

The Founders Club at Pawleys Island earned distinction as Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year in 2011 by the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association. In both 2009 and 2011, the Founders Club was deemed one of the 30 Best Courses You can Play in South Carolina by the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel.


Blackmoor Golf Club, located in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina has remained one of the Grand Strand’s most player-friendly golf course rounds. The design is one that stretches the imagination – almost begging for the untraditional at times. That has been packaged with a playing surface that can only be described as upper-echelon. It leaves those who set foot on this 18-hole masterpiece in awe of what they’ve just experienced.

Of course, we book golf packages for several other courses along the Grand Strand, but we just wanted to give you a taste of what to expect. It’s not too late to book your fall golf vacation, so if you are interested in learning more about what we have to offer, please view our golf specials here »

Inlet Sports Lodge: More Than Just Luxury Accommodations

If you’ve stayed at Inlet Sports Lodge in the past, then you already know about our luxury accommodations and world-class service. However, we offer more than just a comfortable stay here in Murrells Inlet! What else do we provide? We are glad you asked!

Meeting Space For Business Functions

If you are visiting the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach for business and are in need of a meeting space, look no further than the Inlet Sports Lodge! We can offer a space for small intimate business functions up to 25 people during the day, with exclusive catering from Costa or Inlet Affairs. We also extend a corporate discount applicable during the week to business travelers.

Golf Package Provider

Myrtle Beach is the golf capital of the world and Murrells Inlet is no slouch either! Home to two award-winning courses (True Blue & Caledonia), Murrells Inlet offers some of the best golf any golfer can ask for. Inlet Sports Lodge offers quite a few golf specials and packages, so be sure to check them all out by clicking the link here.

Wedding Reception Venue

Myrtle Beach is one of the top wedding destinations in the entire country! There’s plenty of reasons that so many couples wish to be married in the lowcountry, aside from our beautiful beaches and warm weather. Our on-site wedding venue includes a 1,600 square foot outdoor courtyard and 850 square foot adjoining indoor clubroom. Both areas can hold a maximum of 75 people with heavy hors d’oeuvres or 40 people between combined areas for seated dinners.

If you are interested in utilizing Inlet Sports Lodge for any of these services, please feel free to contact us here »

July 4th Celebrations In Myrtle Beach & Murrells Inlet

With America’s birthday celebration less than one week away, it’s time to plan out your 4th of July party! Murrells Inlet is known as a fishing village with a drinking problem, so you really can’t go wrong spending the day here in the Inlet. Inlet Sports Lodge is here to provide you with all of the details you need to make this Independence Day the best one ever!

July 4th Festivals & Events

Since the Inlet Sports Lodge is located in Murrells Inlet, let’s start out with the annual event that is help right in our neck of the woods, the Murrells Inlet Boat Parade. Beginning at the Garden City Point at 4pm, watch boats decked out in red, white and blue compete for prizes and cheer on your favorites. After the parade, head to Surfside Beach for the Surfside Beach 4th of July Celebration at Surfside Pier! There will be live entertainment and plenty of family fun from 6pm to 10pm.

Local Fireworks Displays

Sure, you could head to your local fireworks store, fight the crowds and spend a couple hundred dollars for 5 minutes of entertainment, or you can head to one of the following spots to watch an amazing display of the best fireworks around:

Barefoot Landing – Beginning at 10pm, enjoy their Independence Day fireworks display at one of the most popular shopping destinations in Myrtle Beach.

Broadway at the Beach – Typically Broadway hosts fireworks nights each and every Tuesday and Friday nights throughout the summer, but they will be putting on a special display on the 4th at 10pm! The best place to view the fireworks is along the bridges connecting the two sides of this area attraction.

Cherry Grove Pier – Just north of North Myrtle Beach, the Cherry Grove Pier will be setting off their fireworks at 9:30pm.

The Marshwalk – If you decided to enjoy some of our bars and restaurants after the Murrells Inlet Boat Parade, you are lucky enough to be privy to a magnificent fireworks display! Beginning at 10pm, enjoy what the Inlet has to offer in the sky.

Things To Do In Murrells Inlet: Summer is Here!

Summer is back! Our favorite time of the year has returned and boy are we already feeling the heat here in Murrells Inlet. Typically these summer months fly by, so we are here to provide you with a few things to do in Murrells Inlet that you should do before school is back in session.

Fish On!

It’s always a treat to be out on the water. Inlet Sports Lodge is located in the seafood capital of South Carolina, so we are accustomed to the freshest fish in the area. Why not try catching dinner yourself? There are plenty of local fishing charters located in Marlin Quay Marina as well as Crazy Sister Marina that can take you out for an adventure of the sea. If you are looking to fish where the locals fish, all while staying relatively close to land, go with an inshore fishing charter. You have the opportunity to catch flounder, sea trout and red drum!

If you are looking to go deep sea fishing and attempt to reel in a an Instagram worthy trophy, go offshore fishing. You and your charter boat will go out a few miles into the Atlantic Ocean where you will have the chance to reel in mahi, sailfish and so much more!

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

If you are looking for something that is a little more eco-friendly, go kayaking! Sit on top of a one person or tandem kayak and paddle your way through the Inlet. There are plenty of local businesses that rent kayaks by the hour. If you don’t trust yourself to navigate the waters on your own, there are also guide services. They will teach not only how to use a kayak, but also where to go to see some amazing wildlife that you can only see in the Lowcountry.

Wild, Water & Wheels

For some real family fun, check out Wild, Water & Wheels! Located just a few miles from the Inlet Sports Lodge, this gigantic water park offers speed slides, tube slides,  mat slides, water rides, a wipe-out wave pool, kiddie attractions and even miniature golf and go karts! After you’ve had enough fun for one day, be sure to grab some delicious ice cream on your way out for the ultimate summer day.

We hope you have some amazing plans set for this summer here in Murrells Inlet or surrounding areas. If you are in need of luxury accommodations, please consider Inlet Sports Lodge!

Myrtle Beach Wedding Venues: From Wedding Shower To Wedding Reception

As you may or may not know, Myrtle Beach is one of the most popular places to get married in the entire country! From our sandy beaches and lowcountry backdrops to scrumptious food and laid back demeanors, it’s no surprise that so many couples want to tie the knot along the Grand Strand. As a local Myrtle Beach wedding venue, we are able to accommodate your wedding party up to 75 people and provide a few other perks as well!

Best Food In Murrells Inlet

Aside from an open bar at a wedding, the second most important thing for guests is the food! Luckily for you, our on-site restaurant Costa is the #1 ranked restaurant in Murrells Inlet according to TripAdvisor. Considering Murrells Inlet is the seafood capital of South Carolina, that honor carries a lot of weight. Another option is a popular caterer here in the Inlet, which is Inlet Affairs. They have been catering the Grand Strand for several decades and will be able to assist you in planning all of your culinary needs.

Convenient Luxury Accommodations

Since you will be running around crazy on your wedding day, it’s important that everyone in your wedding party will be close by. The Inlet Sports Lodge offers 29 standard deluxe studio rooms and 5 two-bedroom luxury suits that you and your guests have the option of staying in. We are conveniently located to the Marshwalk of Murrells Inlet, known for it’s amazing nightlife and fresh seafood, as well as some of the best golf courses in Myrtle Beach (Caledonia & True Blue). It’s also nice to have a room just a few feet away from the wedding reception just in case you or your guests enjoy one too many cocktails!

Murrells Inlet Wedding Venue

Myrtle Beach has plenty of amazing wedding venues, but it’s tough to mimic the lowcountry vibe of Murrells Inlet. Our venue is perfect for not only receptions, but also rehearsal dinners. Our venue includes 1,600 square feet at our outdoor courtyard and 850 square feet at our adjoining indoor clubroom. Both areas can hold a maximum of 75 people.

Murrells Inlet South Carolina Spotlight: East Coast BrewBoat

When you hear Murrells Inlet South Carolina, what do you think of? I would venture to guess that ‘seafood’ would be the overwhelming favorite, followed by ‘nightlife’. There are plenty of gorgeous golf courses located just south of Myrtle Beach as well as places to relax and enjoy everything the lowcounty has to offer. What about water activities? Sure, jet skiing and deep sea fishing is a blast, but how does a casual cruise through the marsh on a pedal boat with an ice cold drink in your hand sound? Hope aboard the East Coast BrewBoat!

History of the BrewBoat

In 2016, Charlie & Chrissy Mize came across an idea that they thought would fit right into the culture of Murrells Inlet. So they took that idea and ran with it! A few months later, the Goat (the name of their boat) was constructed and they rented a slip on the water behind Drunken Jack’s Restaurant & Lounge. VOILA! The East Coast BrewBoat was ready for business! Now, there was a lot more involved than that, but we will spare the details.

What is the BrewBoat?

Great question! The BrewBoat is the 9th cycleboat to take the water in the United States. The boat moves through the water from the pedaling of the passengers on board. Each seat is set up very much like a bicycle and as the faster you pedal, the faster the boat goes. A captain is on board to steer the boat through the Inlet and motivate you to pedal faster! Solar panels on the roof of the boat power the speakers (you choose the music), light the party LED’s for night cruises and charges the batteries for the electric motor.

That’s the boat part of it, now on to the brew! The East Coast BrewBoat in Murrells Inlet South Carolina allows passengers (who are 21 and older) to bring a six pack of beer or a bottle of wine on board with them to sip on as they cruise the Inlet. The BrewBoat provides coozies as well as coolers to keep your drinks cold.

Each cruise last about an hour an fifteen minutes. It’s actually the perfect amount of time because you do tend to get tired towards the end if you are pedaling the entire time. The boat actually accommodates up to 15 guests, with ten cycle stations. So not everybody has to pedal all of the time.

How To Book A Cruise

The East Coast BrewBoat runs from March to October (give or take a month) with cruises going out every 90 minutes daily from noon to 7:15pm. You can always view their available time slots here. The BrewBoat is PERFECT for a bachelor party, bachelorette party, family fun, office team building session or just a group of friends getting together to enjoy a drink on the water.

Inlet Sports Lodge: A Weekend In Murrells Inlet

Recently, we had a couple in their mid-thirties spend some time with us here at Inlet Sports Lodge. Out of curiosity, we sat down with them to find out what they did during their weekend in Murrells Inlet. Perhaps there are a few things that you didn’t even consider during your stay here in the Inlet, so we are here to provide some insight!

“On Friday, we arrived at the Inlet Sports Lodge around 4pm. We were greeted by a welcoming young lady who checked us in and provided us with our room number. Our suite was cozy and felt very much like home. We loved the wood floors and the complimentary coffee and water were a very nice touch! It was also very convenient to have a mini-frig in our room. We enjoy the little things in life!

Once we got all of our clothes put away for the weekend, we headed down to the Marshwalk for dinner. We made reservations at Wahoo’s because we had never eaten there before. The food and ambiance was fantastic. My husband and I both got seafood, because well, we figured we should since we are in the seafood capital of South Carolina! After dinner, we went for a stroll down the MarshWalk to enjoy the beautiful weather and then stopped by Bubba’s Love Shak for a drink. We sat outside since it was so nice and my husband had a cigar (as he always does). So far so good!

Saturday morning we woke up, got ready and headed downstairs only to be met by a wonderful breakfast spread. We ate and then drove down to Georgetown to check out the Hopsewee Plantation. As history buffs, it was extremely interesting to learn about one of the south’s largest rice plantations as well as the birthplace of Thomas Lynch, Jr. who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. We knew that we wanted to eat lunch while we were there so we made reservations at the River Oak Cottage Tea Room that was on site. They had a delectable assortment of finger sandwiches and tea..just want we needed! After lunch, we drove over to Historic Downtown Georgetown to check out Front Street. There were several boutique shops and cafes to browse. Very cute little area. We spent a few hours there and then decided to head back to the Inlet Sports Lodge to change for dinner.

We had heard good things about the Chive Blossom Cafe from a few locals the night before, so we headed down to Pawleys Island for dinner. The food was outstanding! You could tell that everything was made in house with fresh, local ingredients. It was a nice change of pace from the standard fare that you get along the Grand Strand. After we had our fill, I was in the mood for a drink and my husband wanted another cigar, so we compromised and headed to Bourbon & Burnz for both! The atmosphere was very relaxed, as were the others who were there. It was the perfect nightcap!

Unfortunately our stay ended on Sunday, but we had an absolutely fantastic time! The staff at Inlet Sports Lodge could not have been more accommodating. We will definitely stay here again!”