If you've ever been to Broadway at the Beach, you know it as the centerpiece of Myrtle Beach for entertainment, shopping, dining and nightlife. But if you have been to Broadway at the Beach a dozen or so times, you also know the 20-year-old hot spot is due for a makeover, and that's exactly what is taking place just in time for the 2016 spring and summer seasons.
Broadway at the Beach will feature a fresh new look this year with the addition of several highly anticipated venues and the relocation of others. Broadway is undergoing major renovations to bring the popular complex up-to-date with the changing times. Here are some of the improvements and upgrades that are currently underway at Broadway at the Beach in the upcoming months:
Dave & Buster's: This national chain of sports bars have been rumored to be coming to Myrtle Beach for a long time, but it looks like next year it’s finally here. Serving as a sports bar/game room/restaurant all under one roof, Dave & Buster's promises to bring a new kind of crowd and vibe to the Broadway lineup. Patrons can purchase package plans for food, drinks and games for one discounted price, and it's a great place to catch a big game for its abundance of TVs and fun atmosphere.
American Tap House: Once considered the nectar of the rednecks, beer has come a long way in recent years, moving from the pool halls and beer joints your mother warned you about to some of the more respectable places you wouldn't mind taking your mother to. The American Tap House is the latest endeavor to capitalize in the craft beer and microbrew craze on the Strand. American Tap House offers more than 40 different brands and styles of brews as well as handcrafted food items. Located in Celebrity Square, the American Tap House gives visitors another venue to enjoy some hot food and cold beers.
OZ: The dance club scene at Celebrity Square had grown a bit stale, with Revolutions' retro disco theme eventually wearing out its welcome on visitors tired of doing the “YMCA” and “Macarena” every time. Well, close your eyes and click your heels together three times, because there's no place like OZ Nightclub elsewhere on the Grand Strand. The modern, hip new club will have you off to see the Wizard for a wild night of dancing and other unique events that are sure to be the new hub of activity on Celebrity Square.
Paula Deen's Restaurant: The queen of country cuisine brings her pet project to Broadway's dining lineup. Featuring her famous recipes of Southern staples like shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes and collard greens, this new eatery serves traditional comfort foods with Deen's personal twist. Foodies will also find lots of kitchen items at the souvenir shop and cookware store, and guests will heed her famous words of “Y'all come back and see us.”
Hard Rock Cafe: The famous pyramid that has housed Hard Rock Cafe for two decades is gone, but the rock-n-roll themed restaurant and bar isn't going very far. Hard Rock is moving a few doors down to the space formerly occupied by Broadway Louie's, which is moving right across the pathway to the old Cowboys building. Both businesses plan scaled-back versions of their previous locations for a fresh new look and vibe.
Several Broadway businesses have closed their doors during the offseason, starting with the demolition of the old Planet Hollywood. Carlos N' Charlie’s also called it quits, as did the MagiQuest virtual-reality game. Revolutions and the Tilted Kilt are also gone, replaced by hip new places waiting for you to explore.
For all the changes taking place at Broadway at the Beach this spring, it’s nice to know you can count on Paradise Resort for delivering the same outstanding accommodations and amenities to make your Myrtle Beach vacation a fun, relaxing and memorable one.