THE LOCALE | 8th Ave Tiki Bar & Grill
THE LOWDOWN | If you're downtown on the strip in Myrtle Beach, it's worth it for you to stroll one block south of the SkyWheel to check out the new 8th Ave Tiki Bar & Grill. Actually, wherever you are right now, it's worth it for you to get in your car and drive there for happy hour for great deals on food and drinks. That's where we went this week for happy hour.
You can find the locale where Club Myst used to be located, however it looks nothing like the former dance club. As you can imagine, the 8th Ave Tiki Bar & Grill looks like, well, a Tiki bar. The interior is nice, filled with bamboo sticks and Tiki masks. Something sure to catch your eye are the blowfish lights that hang over the tables. There are also Tiki-styled paintings and several TVs.
If you like to sit belly-up to the bar, you're in luck. There is an extremely long bar with plenty of seats. There is also outdoor seating on the oceanfront porch. The atmosphere is laid back, like any true Tiki hut would be.
Happy hour runs from 4 to 7 p.m. daily. Drink deals include $2 domestic beers and $3 house liquors. You can also snag appetizers for five bucks, including delicious hummus, savory spring rolls and tasty buffalo shrimp. Calamari, fish tacos, fried zucchini and coconut shrimp are also among the $5 appetizers. The full menu includes salads, burgers, pizzas, skewers and more.
TIPS | Ask the bartender for a Rainbow Shot...it changes color right before your eyes. Right now, parking meters are free. During the summer, bring your parking ticket in to get it validated.
FIND IT | 708 North Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Visit www.8thavetikibar.com or call 712-2340.
Mandy Rodgers, for Weekly Surge