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Happy Hour Heaven | Ian’s taking over for retired Captain Poo’s

Ian’s Waterway Bar and Grill in North Myrtle Beach. Photo by Derrick Bracey for The Surge.
Ian’s Waterway Bar and Grill in North Myrtle Beach. Photo by Derrick Bracey for The Surge.

THE LOCALE

▪ Ian’s Waterway Bar and Grille

FIND IT

▪ 2200 Little River Neck Road, North Myrtle Beach. Call 843-427-4943 or visit www.ianswaterway.com.

THE LOWDOWN

Ian’s Waterway Bar and Grille takes over at the helm for the now retired Captain Poo’s Bar and Grill (perhaps the worst name for any restaurant ever). Ian’s plays to its strong suit – it is the fork in the road to a marina/docks on one side and the waterway on the other.

There’s an outside bar, complete with plenty of covered seating and fans and lots of TVs. There are picnic tables right on the waterfront and on the docks, and there’s inside seating with another full bar.

The menu runs the gamut, but you’re watching boats slide past so it only makes sense to eat seafood, right. The happy hour runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is stocked with deals for $6 – shrimp or crab dips, a half-pound of fried or peel and eat shrimp, mussel marinara, fish bites, a dozen clams, and cheese sticks are thrown in for the non-seafood eaters.

The happy hour drink specials start as low as $2 for Miller Lite drafts. Domestic drafts and bottled Budweiser are only $2.50. Wines go for $3, and Svedka vodkas are $3.50.

Ian’s also has a Hospitality Hour from 10 p.m. to midnight. All of the $6 food deals from happy hour are available. This gives a little love to all the service industry peeps just trying to catch a bite to eat after a hard day’s night.

TIPS

Ian’s happy hour is an evolution in progress, and management constantly runs an additional six or eight daily or weekly specials. Sometimes, you may get cheap nachos or crab legs or wings and oysters on the half shell for 50 cents apiece or $3 Fireball shots. Keep up with their Facebook page to find out what they’re doing next.

By Derrick Bracey, For The Surge

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