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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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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
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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Excellent Place to learn Shag Dancing

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 11, 2017
Virginia B
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Eatonton, Georgia
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Eatonton, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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2 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Graham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Harold's is one of everyone's favorite places to go in N Myrtle, but it is so popular it's hard to move around much during SOS..

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Washington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

The sound system is good for the music, but I don't bother trying to listen to what the DJ tries to say. Maybe it's my own ears though. Great dance floor. Be ready to bump into other dancers at night for sure.

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Lodi, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016

We had the best time watching all the locals do "The Shag" Being from the west coast we had never heard of the shag until one of my daughters co-workers recommended us visiting. We loved watching young and old alike dancing to great music and doing their version of the shag. The place was hopping and it looked like so... More 

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Great place to meet people who love to shag. The employees are very helpful and the music is great. They also have free shag lessons and a grill. Love it.

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