Change is in the Air at Broadway at the Beach

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Broadway at the Beach has been doing some serious spring cleaning, and the results will be a breath of fresh air for longtime visitors to the ultimate center for Myrtle Beach entertainment, dining, shopping and nightlife. Although the popular complex has seen some minor tweaks over its two decades of operations, the latest renovations promise to be the most extreme Broadway at the Beach has ever seen. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the changes that are afoot:

What’s New?

The most anticipated arrival is the popular sports bar Dave & Buster’s, which brings its brand of hot food, cold beer and good times to the Grand Strand for the first time. Catch all the sports on the plethora of high-definition TVs and let your own competitive juices flow by challenging family and friends on the high-tech video games in the arcade. Speaking of flowing, Dave & Buster’s offers plenty of cold beer on tap and an excellent food menu of sports-bar favorites.

Beer lovers also have a new, more laid-back alternative for enjoying a few brews at the American Tap House. Make that more than 40 different brands of beers, including local and regional microbrews you won’t find anywhere else at Broadway. This regional chain out of Tampa, FL has expanded rapidly into new markets and plans to make the first Myrtle Beach franchise one of its crown jewels. American Tap House is also known for its food menu, which features handcrafted offerings just like its beers and goes well beyond the traditional brewpub fare.

For those looking for dinner and a show, you have two new options at Broadway. The new OZ Nightclub, which opened March 11, brings a unique brand of dance club to Celebrity Square, and for that matter, the entire Grand Strand. And what better way than dancing the night away to burn off the calories you consume at the new Paula Deen’s Restaurant. The First Lady of Southern Fried Cooking will be serving up buttery, cheesy goodness at this down-home dining spot with real Southern charm.

What’s Moved?

In addition to all the new openings at Broadway, there are several longtime favorites that are relocating to different digs. The biggest change is also the most visible: The recognizable, pyramid-shaped Hard Rock Cafe is no more. The music-themed restaurant has moved to the building previously occupied by Broadway Louie's, a popular sports bar that has been in business since Broadway opened 20 years ago. Sports fans can still visit Broadway Louie’s just across the way in the old spot for Cowboys Saloon.

What’s Gone?

Not only will you notice what’s new at Broadway this year, you may also notice what’s missing. Several attraction and restaurants have been closed to make room for the new additions, including the MagiQuest magical adventure. The old globe-shaped structure that housed Planet Hollywood was razed to the ground to make room for something new, and Carlos N’ Charlie’s five-year run at Broadway came to an end.

Despite all the changes taking place at Broadway, guests at Long Bay Resort can count on the same great accommodations, amenities and hospitality. The only changes have been improvements to the resort property, like the recently added waterslides to the waterpark and a renovated Starbuck’s in the main lobby. Guests can also receive free tickets to many of the Broadway at the Beach attractions, such as Broadway Grand Prix and Legends In Concert, through our Sun & Fun Rewards program. It’s all part of a wonderful Myrtle Beach vacation experience at Long Bay Resort.