The term “restaurant” is used a bit loosely for The Bowery and the adjoining Duffy’s Tavern, but that doesn’t make this “8th Wonder of the World” any less attractive for visitors seeking a good time.
This longtime honky-tonk bar is a country music mecca and a icon of the area’s entertainment scene, that just so happens to serve a full menu at Duffy’s Tavern, as well as ice cold beer and other adult beverages.
Operating on the downtown Myrtle Beach oceanfront since 1944, The Bowery is best known for hiring supergroup Alabama as its house band before the band’s Grammy Award-winning days.
These days the bar is a must-visit for those wanting a taste of the old Myrtle Beach or visitors looking for great live music and good times.
The Bowery Food
Duffy’s Tavern and The Bowery boast a menu that features bar fare favorites as well as other unique items that will go perfectly with your drink of choice. Start your meal with an appetizer such as nachos, fries, cheese stix, pizza rolls, jalapeno poppers, Zack’s pepper jack mac n’ cheese bites, mahi bites, or one of the other mouthwatering starters.
If you’re still feeling hungry, we suggest checking out the entrees available on Duffy’s menu. Sink your teeth into a housemade 100% Angus beef burger, such as The Eighth Wonder Burger (1 lb of fresh Angus beef topped with double bacon, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, mayo, mustard and ketchup on a grilled bun) or a different burger like Teddy’s Mushroom Swiss Burger, Randy’s Bacon Cheeseburger, and a variety of other juicy burgers piled high with your favorite ingredients.
Of course, if you’re not in the mood for a burger, you can always opt for chicken wings, a shrimp basket, or a specialty sandwich. On the sandwich menu, guests will find delectable choices like chicken sandwiches, cheesesteaks, Ishy’s Flounder Sandwich, Me’Maw’s Meatball Sub, Bolt’s BLT, Tammy’s Grilled Bologna Sandwich, and the Duffy Dog. There is also the Bowery House Salad for those who are seeking lighter fare.
The Bowery & Duffy’s Tavern also have a kid’s menu with PB&J, grilled cheese, corn dogs, chicken fingers, hot dogs, and hamburgers.
The Bowery Atmosphere
This classic 1940s honky-tonk takes you back to another era of Myrtle Beach, the one that earned and embraces the Redneck Riviera moniker. Confederate flags are almost as common as Alabama references on the walls. But the music is some of the best country/western this side of Nashville and, if the smoke gets too thick, you can always two-step outside for some fresh ocean air.
Flip-flops and bathing suits fit right in with cowboy boots and blue jeans at this eclectic watering hole.
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