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Reviews by BeTheBall:
4.22/5 rDev +2.4%
I agree with former posters, best beer selection on tap or in bottle on the Strand. Nice bar area, featuring an L shaped bar where along one entire length are 30? taps or so built in to the wall. Love that vs. the usual taps in your face along the bar; very attractive, and it makes it easy to look at them all deciding what to order next. The are then maybe 10 tables in the bar as well. and some booths. Many TV's, usually showing sports (wait, since when is Poker a sport?).
Service was friendly, and the beer knowledge seemed fair to good. Selection was good not great, but great for thie area. I had Bell's Two Hearted Ale, Allagash Tripel, Foot Hills Hoppymus, Arrogant Bastard on my two visits. Others had Abita Purple Haze, Franziskaner Hefe, Chimay Red. Many more in bottle and on tap.
Food is only pizza, calzones, sandwiches and salads, but for what it is, the food is very good.
Definitely a keeper. Wish they would come to Massachusetts :)
07-15-2010 14:03:47 | More by BeTheBall
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3.1/5 rDev -24.8%
South Carolina is something of a beer desert, and so the state's main Spring Break destination will understandably have limited options. Sun-stroked undergrads don't care if the beer they're drinking is good. Er... actually, they're probably not even drinking beer. They're most likely at that weird Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville place where every 45 minutes the big screen TV plays a fake weather warning about an incoming hurricane and then shitty tequila begins to drip from the ceiling.
So, yeah: Mellow Mushroom. A hallucinogen-themed pizza chain that's popular in the least tolerant parts of the country. The aesthetic ethos is great, but it clashes uncomfortably with the political realities unfolding all around you. I went to a Mellow Mushroom in Savannah, Georgia and sat next to three pencil-necked douches who talked for an hour about how PTSD was fake and only pussies claim to have it. And as awful as that conversation was, it was made all the worse by the fact that we were surrounding by plaster sculptures of stoned-looked mushroom people.
So, yeah: not the nicest vibe, but that's more a fault of the locals, not the establishment. Southerners can't help being awful. That's just how god made them.
The selection wasn't great by first world standards. But keep in mind, this is a state where it's still pretty much legal to beat a gay guy to death if he looks as you lust-wise, so it's not exactly the first world. That having been said, Mellow Mushroom tries as hard as they reasonably can. There's Sweetwater, Magic Hat, Pyramid Apricot--that sort of stuff. And also some Chimay.
Actually, the beer selection was remarkably similar to that of Iowa circa 2005. Very limited, nothing beyond the big national craft brewers. But they try.
If you're like me, and beer factors heavily into your travel plans, then you wouldn't be in Myrtle Beach. But if you're like me in a different sense, and you had to go the Myrtle for business reasons, then it's probably your best bet.
04-25-2014 20:56:02 | More by mynie
Mellow Mushroom in Myrtle Beach, SC
92 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.