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Fat Harold's Beach Club

212 Main St., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
(843) 249-5779
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Type: Dance Club/ Discos
Activities: Dancing
Description: Dance Club where swing is king.
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English first
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
22 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My wife and I come to dance here every year because it has free parking for Fat Harold Customers only, not crowded, free entrance, not rowdy because the patrons are mostly middle age and some boys and girls before 10:00 PM. The only thing we do not like is that these young people should not be around in this place... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My wife and I are swing dancers and this place is the birthplace of "the shag", kind of a stepped up variety of swing. I think we were there too early in the evening because there was hardly anybody there. But, I have to say this is a classic dance hall. There's lots of memorabilia and the dancers who were... More

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MA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We went on Tuesday night. At 7pm they have lessons on the "shag", a dance native to the Carolinas. Enjoyed learning some basic steps and had a few laughs. Bar drinks available for purchase. Was fun watching the experienced dancers throughout the evening.

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Moneta, Virginia, United States
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82 reviews 82 reviews
18 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

On a Sunday afternoon during SOS, Fat Harold's holds an auction to benefit Camp Kemo...there was a good turnout today and the spirit of generosity was evident in the bidding...all for a very good cause!! Several local performers came by to sing a song or two, the bar was open and the grill serving delicious bologna sandwiches!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Hey Guys, so I've been to Harolds once, and when I go to NMB with family this summer, i'd like to know: 1. How old do you have to be to get in there? My sister in law has kids, aged 10-16. 2. What kind of music do they generally play there? (There was some event happening last year so... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

great dance floor, cheap drinks, but they need to keep the kids out. let them come back when they are 21

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Asheville, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Smelled of stale beer and cigarettes. They were offering a dance class while I was there which was basically line dancing. Just not my cup of tea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

It was an older crowd but great fun. It was great watching all the shag dancers and talking to everyone about the dancing. The staff was friendly and the bartenders were very quick. It was nice not to have to pay a cover as well!

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We love Fat Harold's! There is a beautiful dance floor and always good music. This place is packed during SOS! Good times and happy people sharing the love of shag dance.

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Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We went on a weekday night when the place was practically deserted, most unusual apparently. But that meant we met some of the regulars and got to understand a bit of this separate world. It was the friendliest place and the dancers were alight with love of the Carolina Shag, and they were happy to provide lessons and demos. It... More

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