It’s no secret there’s a craft brew revolution happening right here in Myrtle Beach.
From the growing New South Brewery and push for a Stone Brewing Company facility here to the new Homebrewer’s Pantry store in Conway and more and more Myrtle Beach bars offering a wide selection of brews the signs are plentiful that there’s a real beer boom at the beach.
The latest spot to take advantage of this growing beer culture is Atlas Tap House, located on Chester Street in downtown Myrtle Beach, just two blocks off the ocean from the Myrtle Beach Skywheel.
This brand new craft brew bar has at least 25 beers on tap at all times, specializing in beers from around the world.
Inside you’ll find a newly-spruced up interior — a welcome change for a building that’s been around Myrtle Beach for ages as everything from a dance club to a home for “ladies of the night” — featuring small front room and a square bar.
There are plenty of low and high-top tables near the bar area, a room with a pool table in back and a large outdoor area with a second bar, patio tables and a corn hole game set up.
As far a food goes, Atlas Tap House uses its smoker to smoke delicious chicken and pork dishes. The menu, similar to a sushi menu, is filled out with paper and pencil, but instead of raw fish, you’ll find items such as signature sandwiches and a build-your-own burger section.
The drinks a plentiful, focusing a popular craft brands as well as some interesting more rare choices and also has a selection of bourbons.
Among the 25 beers on tap are brands like Duck Rabbit, Red Hare, Bell’s, Sweetwater and Shotgun Betty — a great Hefeweizen produced by Lonerider Beer in Raleigh, N.C. The bar offers more than 60 beers in total, and more than 20 bourbons.
This is also a great afternoon/evening retreat from the beach as the bar offers a Happy Hour from 4 to 7 p.m. weekdays with drink deals include $1.50 Pabst Blue Ribbon, $2 beer cans and $3 well drinks.