Setting the Table
Calda’s Coal Fire Pizza Sports Bar is in the inconspicuous and somewhat slow Kings Festival shopping center off of North Kings Highway, but a glance out their windows with the SkyWheel easily noticeable reminds patrons just how close they are to the ocean. Calda’s has been open for a few months now and has been gaining noticeable traction. They’re also the only pizza place in Myrtle Beach that uses coal fire to bake their delicious pies.
With seating inside or outside, it’s up to the consumers to decide where they want to enjoy their meal. The bar is the centerpiece of this restaurant and quite large with three screens on each side. The interior almost seems crowded due to the impressive bar, but its height also makes interaction with the bartenders more personal.
Calda’s is becoming more involved with the local community by hosting events with local businesses and has started to deliver food to the immediate area. (View their Facebook page under the restaurant’s name for more event information.)
4-8 p.m. happy hour at Calda’s
Down the Hatch
Being of Italian influence, Calda’s menu is the usual pizza, pasta and subs (or what they call heroes) round up. They can create any pie that customers want with the available toppings, or make the traditional margherita, or white, pizza. On Fridays, they even have clam pizza as an option, but only if they have enough clams available.
Calda’s also has a few unique dishes, like their homemade giant meatballs and deep fried pizza. The giant meatballs can be ordered for one or to share, and the ricotta cheese comes on the side so it’s easy to avoid for those who don’t care for it. The deep fried pizza is essentially a pizza rolled up, similar to a calzone, and cooked over their coal fires.
There are appetizers and salads, and even wings that can be coal fired or deep fried. The heroes can be fired over the coals as well, so it looks like Calda’s is making good use of what they have. Desserts include Italian favorites like tiramisu and cannolis.
The prices are decent for the amount of food provided, though if you’re not careful you can rack up quite a tab enjoying their delicious cocktails. Making your own speciality pizza can become expensive too, since all of their delicious toppings cost money ($.75 for the personal pie and $1.95 for the medium and large pies).
Going during their happy hour, which lasts from 4 to 8 p.m., can save the drinkers a bit of money. Domestic beer becomes $1.95 and well drinks are also discounted. Jager shots are available during this time for $3 a pop, while fireball shots are only $1.95 each.
Every Wednesday is Ladies Night at Calda’s, and every night from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. they have more drink specials. Calda’s is clean, fun and can definitely get loud, so stop by if you’re ready to party and make new friends.
If you eat
What | Calda’s Coal Fire Pizza Sports Bar
Where | 1311 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
Info | 843-232-7477, caldascoalfirepizza.com