Garden City Beach

May 27, 2010 

For this week's happy hour, we visit Backfinz's new location in Garden City Beach. Formerly located in Murrells Inlet, this local's favorite has moved into the former Boca Grille location and offers up a relaxing atmosphere and great drink specials.

While remnants of Boca Grille still remain inside the doors of Backfinz, the operators are gradually making the space their own. Sitting in the center of the establishment serving as a hub of activity, the Tiki-styled bar remains. Its bamboo thatched roof and corrugated tin basin are now emblazoned with Baltimore Ravens and Orioles memorabilia. Hats, autographed photos, pennants, license plates, and more decorate the bar area, as well as the rest of the establishment as a love letter to the owners' former hometown. Intermixed with the Baltimore sports memorabilia is decorations of their other love - crab. Small and large scale decorative crabs can be found crawling the walls and banquet tables throughout the restaurant.

If you want to catch up on sports stats or the news, the two overhead flat panel televisions at the bar are available, or during football season, catch the game on the large flat panel television located in the front of the restaurant. Backfinz also has a few of the usual bar games such as Silver Strike and Chess Challenge, as well as a digital jukebox.

During our happy hour visit, soft rock played in the background while locals chatted at the bar or pounded away on crab legs at neighboring tables.

Happy hour runs 4-7 p.m. daily and features $1.50 Miller Lite, Bud Light, and Coors Light drafts, $1.50 Yuengling drafts, $3 house liquors, and a $1 discounted top shelf liquors.

TIPS | Stay and dine on some steamed Maryland-style blue crabs, or pair the 6-oz. crab cakes with your draft- a delicious combination. Backfinz has a full menu available featuring seafood, soup, and sandwiches.

FIND IT | 2132 U.S. 17 Business, Garden City Beach. Call 357-3069 or visit

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