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Mellow Mushroom

Not Rated.
Mellow MushroomMellow Mushroom
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

30 Ratings
Ratings: 30
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.89%
Taps: 39
Bottles: 69
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1571 21st Ave N
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 29577-7441
United States
phone: (843) 444-1122

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @mellowmushroom

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(Place added by: SaCkErZ9 on 07-10-2008)
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Photo of Gavage
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%

Located across the street from Broadway at the Beach complex near TBonz. Plenty of parking here to satisfy the large crowds that frequent the place.

There is a separate bar area to the right and a dining area to the left. Both areas give a view into the kitchen area to watch the pizza dough being tossed. There are about 10 stools at the bar and several hightops and booths. Several TVs tuned into sports channels provided visual entertainment. There is an outside dining area too. We opted for the bar area since there were so many kids in the dining area and we wanted a quieter setting. After 6:30 expect a wait for a table.

There are some 35+ beers on tap here, including Stone's IPA, Arrogant Bastard, and Smoked Porter, Victory Hop Devil, Thomas Creek Red Ale, and Dales Pale Ale. Too many nice offerings to list. Some of the local NC and SC beers they had listed on the menu were out. There is a healty bottle list too.

The waiter / waitresses we had were beer knowledgable but not overly so. Service was quick and friendly despite the large crowds. The pizzas and calzones were good.

This is the place in town to get a big selection of quality beers on tap. A must stop if visiting Myrtle Beach.

Gavage, Aug 04, 2009
Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.93/5  rDev -28.9%

I visited this location the second day it was open which was a Tuesday night. I was there around 5pm. It was pretty crowded with the typical tourist crowd and some local business types as well. There was a wait for tables so I sat at the bar.

I was greeted quickly enough but basically ignored after that. I spent 10 minutes waiting for a second beer and after waiting nearly 15 minutes for a third, I left without purchasing the third. My tab for two beers and 1.5 hours was about $9. Best draft selection within 100 miles or so.

I had the Terrapin Indian Brown which was delicious and also had the local New South IPA which was decent. I may stop by after the intial hoopla dies down or in the off season but not this summer.

It seems, as a chain restaurant, they would be able to hire enough servers and work out the kinks when the store opens. This location was far from successful in that respect. Hopefully things will improve with time but based on other MM experiences, I doubt it will get much better. However, the food is what keeps me coming back.

SaCkErZ9, Jul 16, 2008
Photo of dbrauneis
3.75/5  rDev -9%

dbrauneis, May 31, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%

Pies were a bit pricey, but daily happy hour with most drafts flowing at 3 bucks, this place could be a god send. It appears that Mellow Mushroom is the stoners take on what Pizza Hut should have been. Quality pies with craft brews, damn I would love to bring this southern chain to the north. Feel was very laid back and the multicolored room could induce a mild contact acid trip if your not careful. Regardless of bright tye dye color schemes the setup is great comfortable booths blended with tables and chairs surround the dining area while high tops adorn the bar area. L shaped bar with 25-30 taps a flowing. Bottles tucked away in the corner, they had about 50-60 bottles to pick from. I had the Capri salad with balsamic, and artichoke dip for appetizers, and those were killer. Basic pie for the kiddies and a build your own for mom and I plus who ever else was daring. Sat in the round table built up like a VW bus. College girl workin the summer job needs to brush up on the beer and her etiquette. I forgot to check what you wanted when they didn't have the beer you ordered. 15-25 min wait on the next round even after I had to catch her on the where's my Dale's Pale I just ordered? Bar side was money ordered a couple drafts and spoke to a couple knowledgable staff. Myrtle in general had this service, so it may be acceptable since it's not your real job. Plus tourists can be a pain in the ass. Taps were solid, Avery, Smuttynose, Victory, Stone, with more locals from New South, Thomas Creek, Highland, and Foothills to name a few off the top of my head. Overall I really dug my little aftenoon with the family for some good eats at a pizza beer bar.

WVbeergeek, Aug 13, 2009
Photo of mynie
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.

mynie, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Kegatron, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of beer2day
4.53/5  rDev +10%

Simply the best place in MB for draft beer. Very close to Broadway at the Beach, so drop off the wife and kids and head across the street.

41 taps. New Belgium, Highlands, DFH, Magic Hat, Victory, Bear Republic, Stone all well represented. New South IPA on nitro. Even a Foothills tap.

Service can be spotty. As in most places, depends on who's working.

Food is as expected from a MM.

The jewel of the trip was a SN 30th Charlie Fred and Ken. Got the last one before the keg blew!

Well worth a stop.

beer2day, Jul 05, 2010
Photo of BeerBucks
3.75/5  rDev -9%

BeerBucks, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of jophish17
3/5  rDev -27.2%

jophish17, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of gatornation
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%

only about 12 blocks out on 21st ave from the heart of the MB beach area across from the boardwalk mall..the place is pretty cool lookin and has a good atmosphere with a restaurant on the left and a nice size bar on the right..this is as everyone else says is the place for craft brews and taps.i believe 40 offerings that do change or some may not be available..but its an awesome choice..the pizza was great as were the chicken wings service was slow but the place was packed..had alot of fun here..wish i had more time to drink more beers here but had the family with me..mellow mushroom a cool place..wish they had one in Minneapolis

gatornation, Jul 18, 2010
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Mellow Mushroom in Myrtle Beach, SC
92 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.