THE LOCALE | Lombardo’s
THE LOWDOWN | Lombardo's, a hidden gem in Myrtle Beach, now has a new location right out in the open for everyone to see and visit. That's where we went for happy hour this week.
Lombardo's used to be tucked away behind Rite Aid on 79th Ave. N. in Myrtle Beach, but now it has relocated to an easily seen spot on Kings Highway. You may remember the building as City Bar, or most recently, Pravda.
When you walk through the massive front doors you'll notice the bar area is still on the left. It is elegant, yet the atmosphere is casual and relaxed. Artwork covers the walls, and white table cloths cover the tables throughout the dining area as well as the hand full of high-top tables in the bar area.
It's a family-owned locals spot. You can expect to meet the owner, who is always there to make sure his patrons are getting pampered. You can hear live jazz music on Saturday nights starting at 7 (which may be expanded to other nights as well.)
The menu will make your mouth water. It includes authentic Italian cuisine, steaks, pasta, appetizers and more. Chefs can also accommodate special orders for vegans and gluten-free requests. There is a kid's menu, too.
During happy hour, which runs from 4 to 7 p.m. daily, you can get appetizers for $5, including fried calamari, eggplant rollatini, spinach and artichoke dip and flat bread pizza. Drink deals include $2 domestic beers, $4 wines and $4.50 liquors.
TIPS | Lombardo's is open 365 days a year (even on holidays.)
FIND IT | 7604 N Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. Call 497-6699 or visit www.lombardosbistro.com.
Mandy Rodgers, for Weekly Surge