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Fat Harold's Beach Club

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Address: 212 Main St, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-3021
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+1 843-249-5779
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Tue 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Description:

Dance Club where swing is king.

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Crowded but fun

We have visited here many times but never on a busy Saturday night. Loved watching the shag dancers and did our own swing on the dance floor. So much dance history is posted on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Travelerlynn4949
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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited here many times but never on a busy Saturday night. Loved watching the shag dancers and did our own swing on the dance floor. So much dance history is posted on the walls in the form of photos of shag legends. Miss Fat Harold sitting at the bar.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You walk into Fat Harolds Beach Club and you step into the history of the shag dance. It is not only a great shag club but a museum in its on right. You can learn how to shag for free or pay for group lessons. Shagging is every night of the week. If you are lucky you will see some... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fat Harold's is the place to go shag dancing in North Myrtle Beach. Live bands, DJ's, shag lessons, and people having fun!

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Thank John D
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am not a shag dancer. I visited the area with a group of three others for the weekend to listen to Beach Music, watch the dancers, and enjoy the coast line along Myrtle Beach. On the second night of the kickoff of the SOS tour of Bands and dancers, a Saturday, this club was PACKED!!!! There are two separate... More 

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Eatonton, Georgia
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2017

Every Tuesday at 7, The Ocean Drive Shag Club provides shag lessons for free. We had a great teacher and a lot of fun, whether we really learned to shag or not. The club is friendly and laid back, happy hour is 4-7, drinks are reasonable. It's a Myrtle Beach tradition to shag dance...you have to do this!

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Thank Virginia B
Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2016

This is a must visit place to learn about an awesome beach dance "The Shag". It must be seen and experienced to appreciate the smooth dancing technique. Fat Harold's is the only place in North Myrtle Beach and maybe anywhere to get the best of it's historical beginnings of the" beach nuts" of yesteryear! Thanks for the memories and Keep... More 

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Thank Homewardbound2010
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

We enjoyed dancing there. They have shag dance lessons on Tuesday and line dance lessons later in the week. The food is better than usual bar food. It's a must see if you are at N. Myrtle Beach.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on an evening stroll down Main Street. Heard about the "Shag lessons" on Tuesday nights so we went back for that. Quite the crowd for the lessons, but fun to participate in even with my teenage daughters. So far, the few times we have visited it's been slow, but still a place you should visit if in NMB.

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Edenton, North Carolina
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Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

I have been going to Fat Harold's for 20 years, and I have never experienced the rude clientele as at Fat Harold's in July 2016. The bar tender was great and we had fun dancing, but we had two separate instances where old men were rude and one wanted to fight. Really? Who has time for that?

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Running Springs, California
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Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful time learning a South Carolina classic dance, "The Shag". Free lessons for an hour and a half were top rate. He took plenty of time making sure everyone got it. Well worth the visit. Reasonable drinks too.

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