New Myrtle Beach gastropub is firing up the happy hour scene

February 4, 2014 

The exterior of Fire & Smoke Gastropub in Myrtle Beach. Photo by Mandy Rodgers for Weekly Surge.

THE LOCALE | Fire & Smoke Gastropub

THE LOWDOWN | There's a new pub on the block that might raise your bar expectations. It's a gastropub, which means higher quality food and high-end beers, bourbons and cocktails. This week we went to Fire & Smoke Gastropub for happy hour.

Fire & Smoke Gastropub is located behind the Rite Aid Pharmacy at the intersection of 79th Avenue North and Kings Highway, which is the former location of Lombardo's Bistro.

The interior is elegant yet laid back. Art work hangs on the walls and a faux fire place near the entrance adds a flickering flame to the dim lighting. Booths line the walls and tables sit in the center, each with a candle but sans a white table cloth to keep the casual feel. There's also a bar in the back with about a dozen bar stools.

Fire & Smoke Gastropub gets its name from the wood fire grill and the smoker. The chefs smoke all proteins, can smoke cheeses, and can even smoke cocktails. That's right, you can get your bourbons smoked.

Patrons describe the food a heavenly. The dinner menu includes lamb porterhouse, steamed mussels, scallops and Memphis-style ribs. Fire & Smoke Gastropub recently opened for lunch, too. The lunch menu includes a chicken Panini, chopped salad, oyster po-boy sliders and Boss Hogg pulled pork.

Happy hour runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturdays (closed Sundays.) Drink deals include $2 domestic beers, $5 well liquors and $6 wines.

TIPS | Look for craft beer, bourbon and wine tastings and dinners in the future.

FIND IT | 411 79th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach. Call 449-0085.

Mandy Rodgers, for Weekly Surge

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