Myrtle Beach Restaurant Ideas: 8th Avenue Tiki Bar & Grill

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Are you an early adopter, the kind of person who loves to try something before it’s discovered by the masses? You may want to give 8th Avenue Tiki Bar and Grill in Myrtle Beach a try now, before it’s discovered. It opened last October and the owners are looking forward to their first big summer.

This Myrtle Beach oceanfront bar has everything, said one of the three owners, Haim Rein. “We have a slogan: Good vibes, good food, good music, good time.” Rein said you can see the ocean and the Myrtle Beach Skywheel from any seat in the bar and restaurant, and the deck outside can accommodate nearly 70 people.

The menu leans toward typical bar treats, from fried coconut shrimp to buffalo nachos with blue cheese and buffalo sauce drizzle. Rein said most of the food is made from scratch, including the house specialty hummus. Salads are also freshly prepared, such as Israeli Greek salad and G’s pecan salad with feta cheese, pears, and balsamic vinaigrette. They also serve personal pizzas, wings, burgers, skewers from the grill and fries.

8th Avenue Tiki Bar & Grill does take reservations, but walk-ins are the norm. Kids are welcome during the day, and they have a kids menu. The tiki-themed bar has Latin night on Wednesdays, live bands on Thursday nights and also has TVs for Sunday football games. “We always have surprises, maybe a DJ, or a special theme night,” Rein said. The bar’s Facebook page is a good place to find out what’s happening.

8th Avenue Tiki Bar & Grill has happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. every day, with 20 percent off appetizers and $2 domestic beers. The kitchen is open late, usually until 1 a.m. or later every night.

If you go:
What: 8th Avenue Tiki Bar & Grill
Where: 708 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
When: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week
Contact: 8thavetikibar.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/8thAveTikiBarGrill

Posted 3/20/13