h.h.h. (Happy Hour Heaven) for July 5, 2012

A Weekly Review of The Strand’s Happy Hour Scene

July 3, 2012 

THE LOCALE | Pravda Bar & Lounge

THE LOWDOWN | It’s a place where Russians and Americans come together to eat, drink and have a good time. We’re talking about Pravda Bar & Lounge. It’s now open so that’s where we went for happy hour this week.

Pravda Bar & Lounge took over the building where City Bar used to be. As you come through the main doors, you walk through sheer white curtains that hang to the floor. Those curtains also cover two large windows on either side of the door, along with red curtains that tie together the black, red and white color scheme. You can choose to sit on white leather couches, at a handful of high-top tables, or the black-and-white leather bar stools that line the L- shaped bar. Strings of diamonds (or cubic zirconia) hang from the ceiling at the entrance and around the bar.

It’s a classy spot with a New York lounge feel. You’ll find Russians (girls) and Americans (men). On the weekend there is a deejay playing international and dance music.

Pravda means “the truth” in Russian, and the locale promises to offer a true Russian drinking and dining experience. Try signature cocktails such as the Russian Fetish, Alice in Russian Land or the Rasputin Martini. You can also try Russian cuisine such as Vareniki (Ukrainian dumplings), Blintzes with meat (Russian-style crepes) or a Kier plate (Ukrainian sausages).

During happy hour, which runs from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. weekdays, you can get those Russian appetizers for $5, as well as American favorites including wings, chicken fingers and sliders. Drink deals during happy hour include $2.50 domestic beers, $3 house liquors and $3 wines.

TIPS | Look for upcoming events such as a fashion show and a cabaret night.

FIND IT | 7604 N Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. Call 449-7227 or visit www.pravdalounge.com.

Mandy Rodgers, for Weekly Surge

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