Piggly Wiggly #134 (The Market Common)


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Piggly Wiggly #134 (The Market Common)Piggly Wiggly #134 (The Market Common)

Type: Store

1220 Moser Dr
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 29577-1575
United States

(843) 839-0805

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Reviews: 53 | Ratings: 80
Photo of tlema1
3.33/5  rDev -22.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

Well, it's a grocery store, so no vibe...the staff is friendly, but no one spoke to me in the beer section. Which, by the way, had the best beer selection of any grocery store I've been to in SC

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Photo of papat444
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Nice section dedicated to craft beer. Lots of options including a lot of imports. It took a while to hunt someone down though....had to go to the deli to get someone paged.

Note that while they do not break open packs, they have a small selection of singles.

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Photo of AGentlemansGuideToBeer
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

So let me start with this... It's a grocery store. In Myrtle Beach. But, that said, it is, without a doubt, THE best selection of craft beer in Myrtle Beach. I drove all the way from Cherry Grove to shop here, and was not disappointed. Let's be honest- it's Myrtle Beach- so the selection of craft beer is EXTREMELY limited, but if you're willing to drive an hour just to find a decent beer to take to the beach, THIS IS YOUR SPOT! It's got a decent, wide selection of craft brews from all over, from the far left coast, to local brews, to Maine- (I was shocked to score two bottles of Maine Beer Co "Peeper Ale" & a bottle of their Porter), as well as a wide variety of Stillwater & Evil Twin brews, Avery barrel aged stouts, and even some Anchor Brewing stuff from California (where I'm from) that I'd never seen before. But be warned- some of this stuff had been sitting on the shelf for a WHILE, so choose carefully. I grabbed a sixer of southern tier 2x Smash only to find it had been bottled over 5 months ago. But, if you must have craft beer, this is the widest selection you will find. Trust me, I looked.

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Photo of Rockpick
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Stellar selection in a city that is a tourist trap. If you're a real beer person, just go here and save the hassle of checking out the other bottle shops. You will find SOMETHING here.

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Photo of GetTheYayo
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

I was in Myrtle Beach recently for vacation and when doing my research on where to buy beer discovered that this was the best place. So I was pretty excited to visit this world class beer destination. Unfortunately, it's not exactly a world class shop. I was able to find some good beer, the store area is clean, and the one staff member I interacted with was nice. It's a good store and worth a visit but nothing remarkable.

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Photo of DCgolfpro
4.88/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Vibe - It's a grocery store, but it's the best display I've seen in a grocery store. Byrd is generous, knowledgeable and friendly.

Quality - Top notch in cleanliness, service, and selection.

Service - See above. Byrd is the man. If there's ever a TV show called, "beer store revival", he should be the dude that trains the staff.

Selection - I made a 2 hour round trip 3 times in two weeks from NC to make sure I didn't miss anything. Came home very happy. You won't find anything better in Myrtle.

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Photo of 603to843
5/5  rDev +15.7%

This is exactly the type of place I like to buy beer at --great selection, great people, and a local, high quality grocer feel that totally destroys your typical alcohol warehouse or bottle shop environment.

Byrd is an awesome guy--completely helpful, connected with the beer scene in Myrtle Beach, and has pulled stuff from the back he just got in for us a few times. Hundreds of choices well organized on shelves and in coolers. Six-tap growler station is typically very good, occasionally immense in terms of sheer awesomeness (KBS, Mexican Cake, Hopslam, Enjoy By, aged Evil Twin brews, draught only Allagash/Oskar Blues stuff, etc.). Byrd frequently gets new stuff and rotates his bottle and tap selections. Prices have been consistently fair--good, in fact, especially compared to shops in my home state. Lots of nice sales, too.

Here's a sample of what I picked up the last time I was down in South Carolina:

COAST Boy King DIPA (growler!)
2013 Southern Tier Choklat (also growler!)
Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break (also growler!)
Stone/Beachwood/Heretic Unapologetic IPA (growler? oh yeah!)
Maine Beer Co. Lunch IPA
Westbrook Citrus Ninja Exchange DIPA
Trappistes Rochefort 10
Bell's Two Hearted Ale (cans!)

Awesome stuff. Bottom line: if the brewery you're looking for distributes in SC, the Pig will most likely stock 'em (or they'll get 'em). I've also struck up conversations with really cool, down-to-earth beer peeps here, and I've never left disappointed. Hard to beat that.

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Photo of EConnOG
4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

always has the best selection
can talk to byrd about whats coming in
growler station always has something worth getting
deli food is pretty awesome as well if you need something quick to pair with your beer
i give it a 10/10 just because its the best place in mb to get beer period.

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Photo of MattFoley
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

The Piggly Wiggly is a diamond in the rough! It's a great place to pick up some beer when we're at the beach house. For a grocery store it has a great selection. It's not as good as some beer stores visitors may be used to in other parts of the country, but it is impressive for this area. I love the growler station, there's always something new to try. They do a good job getting beers that other places don't stock.

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Photo of billycanfly
4.71/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The Best Selection in Myrtle Beach. They have so many bottles to choose from. I always go in thinking I will get 3 or 4 bottles but come out with nearly 10 bottles.

I love the sour selection. Jolly Pumpkin and New Belgium. Im never walking out disappointed. The rotating Taps are awesome as well. Never dull selections there!

Living in Seattle and here at Myrtle Beach is a big transition and sometimes hard to find good brew in Myrtle Beach. Although, ThePig at Market Commons has changed that!

Thanks Byrd

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Photo of EddieMac83
5/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Best beer selection in the Grand Strand!!! Always has what's new and hard to get, Mike has a wealth of knowledge to help anyone find the perfect brew! The growler station is way above par and reasonably priced, only the best of the best at all tomes.

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Photo of DrJeffreyD
4.73/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Fantastic selection, would not have thought I would find anything near this good at the SC beach. Just about any Belgian you would want (including the whole Ommegang family), a huge assortment of microbrews and of course all of the usual Coors/Molson, AB/InBev stuff.

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Photo of Propst
5/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is the best selection in town hands down. Mike does a great job of getting quality beer into Myrtle Beach. Don't go anywhere else....you'll find it here!!! And oh, don't forget to check out the growler selections. Have you EVER been to a Piggily Wiggily and come out with a growler of quality brew? Thanks Mike, for all your hard work!!!

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Photo of gaturbev
5/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Byrd's Beer at the Pig: The best place in Myrtle Beach to find quality beer and craft brews. They have an excellent selection and a nice variety. They have the beer you won't find anywhere else in town. Typical six-packs and four-packs, as well as individual bottles and even a Growler Station.

Assistance is readily available, if needed, but these guys will let you browse without breathing down your neck. And honestly, with the variety they have, you're going to need time to look.

Excellent layout and appearance - the theme of the beer section blends in with the upscale look of this particular grocery store.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Piggy Wiggly is the place to be in Myrtle Beach

Atmosphere is that of a fancy, upscale grocery store. The beer is located in the back corner and 90% of it is in coolers. Floor plan is open and easy to navigate. The area is well maintained and up to date.

As for service, I did have one employee come by and ask if we needed any help locating anything. I also had no problem finding someone to pour a growler for me as well.

Selection was pretty impressive. I walked out with Founders Backwoods Bastard, an Ommegang gift pack, some Victory, Great Divide Yeti, a Bells Double Cream Stout growler, among other things. Most beers are 6pack only except for the bombers. They do have about 30-40 in the build your own 6pack shelf.

Overall they will definitely have something for everyone. If your in Myrtle, make this your first stop.

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Photo of treznor
3.8/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Very respectable selection and love that they have a growler fill station. They probably do have 600+ beers (as a number of people have said), though some of them are the standard grocery store crap that you wouldn't have at many good beer stores (how many flavors of Smirnoff Ice really need to be made?). Regardless, they have a good selection, especially for a grocery store. COAST Boy King was the highlight of the trip, evidently they were near the end of the keg and had only had it in 3 days.

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Photo of levon15
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I stayed about 45 minutes North of Myrtle and we did a day trip down to see some sights.

I stopped at the Pig and was very impressed. The selection is far above any other store I checked while in the Myrtle area. Plenty of stuff I can't get in St. Louis as well as many many things I saw no where else in Myrtle.

I didn't go for any big IPA's so freshness was not much of a concern for me and I didn't check any to see if the freshness rumors were true.

Michael, the manager, has really stepped up the game for any grocery store anywhere in the country. I didn't get a growler but I apparently had just missed Boy King.

I bought Bruery, Terrapin, DFH, Oskar Blues, Westbrook, Brooklyn. I even traded a bottle with Michael while i was there. A great experience and I plan to make it a stop anytime I'm in the area.

I docked half a point each for atmosphere, I had to walk past veggies and paper towels to get to the beer, and selection, I hate to say it but it could be bigger(who needs bottled water). Outstanding regardless.

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Photo of SARoyce
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

This store is a beer oasis in the Grand Strand! The selection of beers is the best on the beach, Michael B. is always friendly and extremely helpful. It is without a doubt the best place to purchase beer in the Myrtle Beach area.
This store is a beer oasis in the Grand Strand! The selection of beers is the best on the beach, Michael B. is always friendly and extremely helpful. It is without a doubt the best place to purchase beer in the Myrtle Beach area.
This store is a beer oasis in the Grand Strand! The selection of beers is the best on the beach, Michael B. is always friendly and extremely helpful. It is without a doubt the best place to purchase beer in the Myrtle Beach area.

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Photo of NatiBuckeye
3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

I was on a week long vacation last week and decided to stop by based on the reviews.

I was not dissapointed by their beer selection by any means. The sign at the top of their beer selection listed 701 different beers on stock and I was thoroughly impressed. This was a grocery store that rivals some of the high-end beer and liqour stores in my area (Party Source, Jungle Jims) for beers per alloted section.
They get bonus points in my book because they had 2, 4 packs of Founders Breakfast Stout for sale (yet no other Founders). This did however lead me to wonder what the dates were on some of their other beers.

Best place to shop for anyone in Myrtle Beach

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.49/5  rDev -19.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

We were in town on vacation a few weeks ago and went right to this location based on the BA reviews, we had to stock up on beer for our rather quick vacation.

The selection, for a grocery store, is quite impressive. If anyone is from the Mid-Atlantic area, the beer stock and atmosphere rivals that of the Wegman's stores in our area. Well organized, and a nice selection of many different styles. I was with my son at the time with the rest of the family outside waiting in the parking lot so I had to do a very quick sweep of the beer section. Had I more time, I would have recorded a list of the more impressive things they had to offer. What I ended up purchasing was a bomber of: Moylan's Nor-Cal IPA, Moylan's Moylander Double IPA, Moylan's Hopsickle (Yes, we're big fans of Moylan's!), and a sixer of Ballast Point Big Eye IPA. They also had stock from Victory, DFH, Rogue, Hoppin' Frog (I was surprised that one.), and some other impressive items that I can't honestly remember right now, but just know, there were alot of good selections available.

In terms of quality, EVERY one of the IPA's purchased were total malt bombs which was very disappointing. Of the bombers purchased, the Hopsickle and Nor*Cal ended up being drain pours (at $10 each), and I nursed the bottle of Moylander because I couldn't stand to see another $10 go over the rail. The Ballast Point was the same, but we managed to get three of those down and ended up bringing three home which are still sitting in my fridge and probably will continue to do so. We went back for some Sierra Nevada Torpedo instead which was much, much better. Nothing wrong with Torpedo, it's just easy to get back in PA with Moylan's being a little tougher to come by, that's all. In their defense, transporting beer from one coast to the other, especially respectable West Coast IPA's like these, there's several obstacles and elements to overcome along the way, the biggest one being just plain "time".

I'm sure most of their other beers were fine, but if you're a hop head looking for a nice fresh, IPA, don't get too excited, get something else instead. If we ever go back, I'll purchase other styles instead that I know will keep better.

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Photo of pizzaland
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

What a great place to buy beer. not many around the Grand Strand for brown and black beers. I love their selections: New Belgium, Avery, Smuttynose, Sam Adams, Brooklyn, Bell's, Highland, Duck Rabbit, Smithwick's, Stone, etc.

It's hit or miss for me on the growlers...but have you EVAH seen a grocery store with taps on the wall???

They also do a fantastic job promoting, running and standing behind several beer fests.

We are VERY happy that the Pig is in Market common...its a short drive from North Myrtle and gordon Biersch is there also!


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Photo of vtblackdog
3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

I was in the area for three days. The Market Common is a fantastic place and especially when you enter the Pig at the Market. The selection is unique to me as my selection is for the state of Vermont. The Stone, Dogfish and Victory selections are familiar. The Bruery, Great Divide and Oskar are not. Therefore, I picked up the selections not local to me.

The store is great as it is not overwhelming but allows time for shopping. No one intercepted my checking into the Ba website while shopping.

Nice store and I'll be back when I'm in the area.

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Photo of jhachat
5/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The Pig is awesome! Excellent customer service! I am staying in North Myrtle Beach and made the drive over to the Pig because of the other comments here. I went in last night with my growler (after the growler stand had closed- I had no idea) and the employee at customer service opened the stand for me (thanks Stephanie!) and when ST Unearthly Oaked blew halfway through the fill, I was given a free growler and half of another beer on tap (actually a good bit more than half) and only charged me for the cheaper priced fill. Bottled beer selection was great too, but I just went for the growler fill.

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Photo of EasyReader
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%

Without a doubt, The Pig is the best option for purchasing beer at Myrtle Beach, and is well worth the drive down if you're in North Myrtle. Their bottle selection is the second best I've seen in a grocery store (Bestway in Greensboro, NC is tops), and better than many beer and wine shops. They have recently added a small section of 12 oz. singles, so you can build your own sixer if you like. The focus is on American craft brews, but there is a decent selection of imports as well. There is a growler station with four taps, and there is usually at least one interesting option. I've has growlers of ST Choklat and Jahva, and they have had kegs from Foothills (including Sexual Chocolate), Founders, Bells, and DFH among others.

I did not factor the grocery store itself into my ratings, but it's a pretty nice store and their deli/prepared foods section has some pretty good offerings. There is also a Starbucks kiosk, which can be nice for the rest of the family.

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Photo of ByTor2112
4.85/5  rDev +12.3%

Let me first say I am 41 years old and my Pa-Pa used to work at one of the original Piggly Wiggly's on Meeting Street in Charleston and I have been going to these stores for over 35 years. Waaay before they got "popular" but power to the Pig!

I have read this store was really bringing great beer choices to the masses. Everything is true!
With 4 growlers in tow, I made my way to the beer section. Spectacular selection, plenty of refrigearted singles, Belgians, west coast offerings, you name it they had it. A special note to the Belgian section, I always look to see if a place has some really unique offerings: de Dolle among others and they had it! Regional brews from NC and SC available along with some canned craft beer I was not familiar with-great idea in a beach town as " No Glass " is the rule in many places.
Finally got an associate who happily filled my growlers: Smutty Pumpkin, Coronado IPA, Rogue Oktoberfest, the other was Victory Hop Devil, I passed, not hatin' just sayin... They had a keg of Founders KBS and I was hoping to get a growler of that, but it was slated for after the Smutty ran out, oh well.. GREAT store, great selection, presentation with at least 10 different Oktoberfest offerings to keep the seasonal displays right on track! I usually stay up in NMB so this place weas a drive but totally worth it! Cheers to this place!

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Piggly Wiggly #134 (The Market Common) in Myrtle Beach, SC
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