THE LOCALE | Mellow Mushroom, North Myrtle Beach
THE LOWDOWN | Looking for a place to mellow out with a craft beer? Try the new Mellow Mushroom location in North Myrtle Beach.
There's more than 100 beers to choose from. That's where we went for happy hour this week.
Mellow Mushroom is located on U.S. 17 in the large building that used to house Dirty Dick's Crab House. There's a large dining area with a peek-through to the kitchen. The bar wraps around the other side of the building. It has retractable doors that lead out to the outdoor patio. The colorful interior decor is inspired by the ocean with an under-the-sea theme. From jelly fish hanging from the ceiling to a feasting shark, you'll see marine life scattered throughout the joint. Perhaps the most impressive underwater themed embellishment is water itself - trapped in a 900-gallon tropical aquarium.
The most impressive bar embellishment is the extensive selection of beer. With at least 60 beers on tap and 40 beers in bottles, you're sure to find one, or a hundred, to wet your whistle. Not only that, the bar taps a new beer every Monday.
Mellow Mushroom has specials throughout the week. Wednesday is College Night and you get 25 percent discount with a college ID, and on Sundays service industry workers get 25 percent discounts. If you're a wealth of random knowledge, head to the bar on Thursdays for trivia which starts at 7 p.m.
Happy hour runs 4 to 7 p.m. daily. Drink deals include $3 select beers on tap, $3 well drinks and $4 house wines. You can also snag $4 select appetizers such as spinach dip, hummus and cheese bread.
TIPS | Check out the other Mellow Mushroom locations in Myrtle Beach and Florence.
FIND IT | 1101 U.S. 17 North, North Myrtle Beach. Call 273-0592.
Mandy Rodgers, for Weekly Surge