Anyone who knows me know that I love a good dive bar, and Murphy's is without a doubt a good dive. Scratch that, Murphy's is a GREAT dive bar.
So you're on the market for a locally owned smoky bar filled with mostly middle-aged locals where cash is king (I think they take credit cards now) and classic rock is playing from a CD player? Then Murphy's is your place. It's not a cute, tropical touristy spot by any means. Actually I'll go so far as to say that Murphy's isn't for the tourist faint of heart. It is where you go to drink a Budweiser, play darts and pool, and maybe get hit on by a man with a mullet. Actually my last visit involved a construction worker/nurse - talk about a Rennaisance man.
Strong drinks, colorful characters, this is my kind of beach bar.
Murphy's Tavern, 415 Mallery Street, Saint Simons Island, GA, USA