Find Your Way Here

October 2014
Written By: 
Ashley Daniels
Photographs by: 
Mac Kilduff
Myrtle Beach’s Atlas Tap House: brews barbecue and drinks
Who needs a map when you have an Atlas? All signs point toward the intersection of Mr. Joe White Avenue and Chester Street to Atlas Tap House, where the beer flows from 25 craft drafts and more than 100 brew bottles and cans from around the world. You can also follow the fragrant smoked barbecue wafting through the salt air outside.

It’s a corner pub worn with color and character, retrofit into what looks like an old beach cottage. You can cozy up to the fireplace or pull up a stool and watch some sports action on one of the mounted flat screens. For starters, the mozzarella and risotto balls are melted deliciousness atop marinara and a bed of shredded lettuce. Barbecue is a must. The Atlas guides you on a trip around some of its favorite global flavor destinations—from Cuba to Hawaii and to the Southwestern mainland. The Asian barbecue is unique, with its cabbage slaw, cucumbers and wasabi ginger remoulade. Choose from pulled chicken or pork. Or go with a burger. The Hangover is highly recommended, topped with smoked pork, bacon, pepper jack cheese and a fried egg. Soak the side of waffle fries in the sauce included with your sandwich.

After-dinner bourbon, perhaps? The friendly owner—one of two brothers—helped us decide on one and came bearing iced tumblers that warmed the soul.

You’ll find your way back to this new spot, bourbon or not. Guaranteed.