THE LOCALE | Klocker's Tavern
THE LOWDOWN | Whether you are looking for a glass of quality wine, some live music, late night food or a place to unwind after work, Klocker's Tavern has you covered. That's where we went for happy hour this week.
Klocker's Tavern is located off U.S. 17 Bypass near the Backgate in the building that used to house Club Crush and a gaggle of other gentlemen’s clubs through the years. A stage remains but the dancing poles are gone and the entertainment you'll now find inside these walls is live music. You'll hear live music at least four times a week. Every Thursday is ‘80s night with live ‘80s music.
Jason Klocker, a musician and longtime area bartender, recently opened Klocker's Tavern. If you don't know Jason Klocker, just take a glimpse at the outside logo, and look for the guy inside wearing those signature black glasses. He's probably behind the bar, slinging drinks and chatting with customers.
Klocker's Tavern is a neighborhood bar filled with lots of locals and service industry workers. It is laid back, drama-free and artsy. Local artwork covers the walls, and it's all for sale if you find a piece you like. You can play darts, Silver Strike and Golden Tee, or just sit back and relax at the bar or one of the many tables scattered throughout the place.
Happy hour runs from 4 to 7 p.m. daily. Drink deals include $2 well drinks, $2 domestic beers, $3 imports and $4 wines. You can also snag happy hour food specials. On Thursdays during 80s night you can enjoy $2 vodkas, and all day every day you can get Miller High Life for $1.75.
TIPS | There is extra parking in the back and on the side. You can also snag a parking spot in the next door Remedy's or Hamburger International lots. Check Facebook for details about deals and live entertainment. Be sure to check out the Grand Opening party on September 13 when Kanzig will be playing.
FIND IT | 4807 U.S. 17 Bypass, Myrtle Beach. Call 945-4002.
Mandy Rodgers, for Weekly Surge