Happy hour burgers and beer in Myrtle Beach - a winning combo

July 3, 2013 

THE LOCALE | Burger Bar & Beach Club

THE LOWDOWN | Burgers and beer just seem to go together. In Myrtle Beach there is a relatively new bar devoted to that combination, plus you can get your other food and cocktail favorites there, too. It’s the Burger Bar & Beach Club, and that’s where we went for happy hour this week.

The Burger Bar is located on Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach in the building which has housed various restaurants such as Red Basil Thai Cuisine and Bar King Frog Grill. The interior is decked out with vintage posters, surf boards, boogie boards and license plates from across the country. The bar, which seats about 8 people, has records underneath a clear coating on the bar’s surface. There are TVs everywhere, including behind the bar and above each booth. There’s an outside patio with seating and occasional live music. A DJ plays on the weekend.

On the food menu you can find wraps, sandwiches, hot dogs, and, of course, burgers. You can build your own burger or choose from the listed burger variations such as the Dr. Seuss Burger, a burger topped with ham and eggs. If you are really hungry (and brave) you can try to get your name on the Burger Boss Leaderboard. To do that, you must eat a three-pound burger (the Burger Boss) in 35 minutes or less. If you succeed, you also get a T-shirt and your meal is free.

Happy hour runs from 4 to 7 p.m. weekdays. Drinks are half-price, making bottled beer $2, well drinks $2.75, wine $3.50 and top shelf liquor such as Patron $5. All day everyday you can snag vodka for three bucks. The Burger Bar & Beach Club also offers a week day craft beer special where you can get microbrews for $2. Burgers are half-price on Wednesdays.

TIPS | The kitchen is open late, closing around 2 a.m. Check the Burger Bar & Beach Club on Facebook for deals.

FIND IT | 1604 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. Call 808-9839 or visit www.burgerbarbeachclub.com.

Mandy Rodgers, for Weekly Surge

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