Friday Finds – Bar Louie

Bar Louie’s, known for its tasty chef-inspired grub, craft cocktails, and urban atmosphere has made its way over to the Grand Strand!

Opening less than a month ago at Broadway at the Beach, Bar Louie’s has been making headway in both the day out and nightlife realms of Myrtle Beach. Featuring over 20 taps of local and regional beers, shareable flatbreads, classic burgers, and even braised short rib – you will find yourself in an endless supply of flavorful food and drinks being offered at this new hotspot. Not only is Bar Louie’s serving the Strand for lunch, happy hour, dinner, and night outs – but it is also open for brunch on the weekends! Bottomless mimosas, caramelized banana French toast, and “impossible” breakfast tacos perfect for meat lovers are just a few of the items you will find on your weekend adventure to Bar Louie’s.

There has been a misconception among locals and tourists that Bar Louie’s is the same as its former occupant Broadway Louie’s Sports Karaoke Grill. While similar in name, these two places have affiliation to each other! Bar Louie’s is a major restaurant franchise with over 140 locations across the country in places such as Miami, Los Angeles, and Chicago. The establishment is known as “the nation’s hottest gastrobar!”

When Jason and I were able to visit Bar Louie’s this past Wednesday at Broadway at the Beach, we were met with several friendly faces at the entryway. Throughout our entire time at Bar Louie’s, we were very impressed by the welcoming staff who intentionally went out of their way to greet us. The employees genuinely enjoyed being there and everyone could see it.  

As I walked into Bar Louie’s, I was surprised at the how spacious and open the floor plan was! Knowing what the place originally looked like before the transition, I expected it to have a much darker and tighter feel than it did. A variety of seating is provided on the first and second floors – fit for any occasion. A huge wrap around bar, large tables, and comfortable couches filled the roomy place.

One thing you will not find at this hub are hostesses. Bar Louie’s is notorious for its laid-back atmosphere where “you can seat yourself and be yourself.” You can say goodbye to being rushed in and out of your seat during your time there. This place seeks to be a place where people can come enjoy and unwind at for however long they see fit. 

Because Jason and I went during our lunch break, we were able to try several foods from their $8 Lunch Special Menu! Items such as Boneless Buttermilk Marinated Boneless Wings, Oven Roasted Turkey Club Sandwich with Fries, and Charred Lemon Caesar Salad filled the menu. We asked our helpful server Brandy what options were most popular among the lunch crpws. She suggested The Blue Wedge Salad and Louie’s Choice Cheeseburger with Fries. We also made sure to try their avocado chicken tortilla soup!

To be honest, this might have been the most aesthetically pleasing salad I have ever had! Not only was The Blue Wedge Salad Instagram picture worthy, but also extremely delectable. Between the crumbled blue cheese, Applewood smoked bacon, cherry tomatoes, and pickled onions resting upon the iceberg lettuce – I was amazed at how delicious this combination worked together. Jason could not get enough of the chicken tortilla soup! In his words, he described it was “bold and flavorful – with just the perfect amount of avocado and tortilla strips!”

After our meal, we were able to get a personal tour of the place! On top of the ample amount of seating, we also got to discover other areas within the restaurant specifically for special events. Looking to host a fundraiser, birthday, or office party? Bar Louie’s has two available spaces in their facilities to host groups of 20 or more! Think about how fun it would be to have a space to accommodate your next exciting event. For more info on their private party menu, be sure to give them a call at 854-854-8544 or inquire online!

Bar Louie’s has many upcoming and exciting events as well. To stay updated, follow them on their social media pages listed below to receive updates from this new hotspot. On your next Myrtle Beach vacation be sure to come experience this welcoming and enjoyable local restaurant and bar – it is well worth it!

Bar Louie
Location: 1318 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: 854 -854-8544
Hours: Monday – Friday: 11 AM – 2 AM // Saturday – Sunday: 10 AM – 2 AM
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Originally from New York, Alison Lashower moved to the Myrtle Beach area with her family twelve years ago. Gamecock at heart, she graduated from the University of South Carolina with a marketing and entrepreneurship degree in May of 2017. When Alison is not spending time taking photographs around the Myrtle Beach area, you can find her writing, dancing, or on some type of adventure. Fun fact, she just spent this past year living abroad in Cape Town, South Africa! 

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