THE LOCALE | Sam Snead's Oak Grill & Tavern
THE LOWDOWN | Calling all golfers... There's a new tavern in town geared towards you. It's Sam Snead's Oak Grill & Tavern, and that's where we went for happy hour this week.
Sam Snead's Oak Grill & Tavern is located in Carolina Forest in the building that used to house Max & Erma's. (Another eatery gracing the late pro golf legend's name, Sam Snead’s Grille, used to operate on Restaurant Row in Myrtle Beach, but these two ventures are not connected.)
This new Sam Snead’s has a large dining area that mimics the golf-oriented decor of the bar area, which showcases golf clubs and large photos of golf greats. You can also spot fish and deer hanging on the walls, plus there's a brick fireplace.
A long wooden bar stretches alongside booths and a couple long high-top tables. Above the bar there are TVs (showing golf, of course.) And behind the bar you'll find a wide variety of scotches and whiskeys (as well as other types of liquors and beers) and a large selection of wine displayed in wine racks.
The atmosphere is laid back, casual and relaxed. It's non-smoking indoors, but people can smoke on the outdoor patio. There are TVs out there, too.
Happy hour runs from 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Drink deals include $3 beers, $5 well drinks and $5 wines. You can also snag seven appetizers for $7 including crispy shrimp, quesadillas, tavern pretzel sticks and bruschetta.
TIPS | There is a contest for someone to name the happy hour. Ask the bartender for details.
FIND IT | 1004 Glenforest Rd., Myrtle Beach. Call 903-3150 or visit www.samsneadsmyrtlebeach.com.
Mandy Rodgers, for Weekly Surge