For many years, the “World Famous” Murphy’s Law Sports & Raw Bar in Myrtle Beach was known to locals and visitors for its St. Patty’s Day celebrations, cold beers, good food and affinity for Pittsburgh sports teams.
Though you can still catch much of that same atmosphere at Murphy’s Law locations in Surfside Beach and Carolina Forest, the flagship downtown Myrtle Beach location — just off of Kings Highway near Family Kingdom Amusement Park — has been replaced by a brand-new spot called Ole Shillelagh Sports & Raw Bar.
While this Irish sports bar carries a new name and new ownership, past guests will notice a familiar look (there are lots of tweaks and ‘sprucing up’ in the works), and new guests will be greeted by a cozy interior featuring walls covered in sports memorabilia such as photos, posters on the ceiling, team flags and jerseys.
Once inside, you can belly up to a long bar with plenty of TVs behind it, take a seat at the high-top bar tables, low-top dining tables or also grab a chair outside on the patio to enjoy the Myrtle Beach weather.
True to its sports bar name, you’ll find a crowd here that’s passionate about their teams, including at least a few transplants talking Steelers and Buckeyes, and likely a few tourists trying to catch their favorite game on TV.
There are plenty of TVs scattered about Old Shillelagh and they offer all the major sports packages, including NHL, NFL, NBA and MLB.
If you’re looking for something to do between 12 oz. curls and watching the game, you can also try your hand at Golden Tee golf, Silver Strike bowling or shooting a quick game of pool at the billiards tables in back.
There are a number of “all day, everyday” drink specials and a Myrtle Beach happy hour which runs from 4-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
During happy hour you can snag 50-cent chicken wings, shrimp and oysters and drink deals include 50-cent discounts on drinks and shots. That makes domestic bottles $2.25, imports start at $2.75, wine is $3.50 and Fireball shots are $4.50. All day everyday specials include $2.50 house liquors and $2 draft beers.
This Myrtle Beach bar will celebrate its grand opening with a number of St. Patrick’s Day week specials including Corned beef and Cabbage served all weekend (through Monday) and there will also be specials on Irish Car Bombs, Guiness On Tap and Irish-themed Shooters including the “Irish Pancake,” “Midnight In Dublin,” “Apple Jax,” and “Green Tea.”
Old Shillelagh Sports & Raw Bar is located at 405 S. Kings Hwy. Call 843-448-6021 for more details.