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Fat Harold's Beach Club

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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Top attraction for Beach Music Fans!

The Fat Man would always say. You haven't been to the beach until you been to Fat Harold's Beach... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018

Ocean Drive Beach in North Myrtle Beach South Carolina was my favorite place to visit as a teenager... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Edisto Beach, South Carolina
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  • Average2%
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  • Terrible1%
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“dance floor”(14 reviews)
“beach music”(6 reviews)
Dance Club where swing is king.
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212 Main St, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-3021
+1 843-249-5779
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

The Fat Man would always say. You haven't been to the beach until you been to Fat Harold's Beach Club - Go by, grab a cheeseburger or bologna sandwich and shag to the sweet beach music of DJs. There is live music during special events...More

Thank RobG2842
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Ocean Drive Beach in North Myrtle Beach South Carolina was my favorite place to visit as a teenager and young adult. Fat Harold’s Beach Club has kept the flavor from that bye gone day, featuring Shag Music that was so popular in the 1960’s.

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Reviewed June 26, 2018

Having always wanted to learn how to Shag Dance since I saw the movie, SHAG, in high school, my family humored my desire to visit Fat Harold's on a Tuesday when free dance lessons were provided. I was so glad they did as I thought...More

Thank Psi1497
Reviewed June 10, 2018

My dancing partner and I go here from time to time. Different Age groups. shag lessons on Tuesday. Two dance areas to dance or watch people. No cover. People are very friendly but get there early on weekend to get good paking in the summer....More

Thank John a
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

If you have never been to this iconic place, you should go. The music is good, drinks are not overly pricey, and you can watch some amazing shaggers, and even learn the dance yourself.

Thank kcthessg
Reviewed August 30, 2017

Best bar dance floor for shag music and dance lessons. Watch, drink or show off your dance moves here.

Thank AlesiaA15
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

Fat Harolds is the quintessential shag club. It has character, atmosphere, and history that can be duplicated no place else. Other reviews speak of cover charge. That is only for special events. We have been to Harolds many dozens of times and have never once...More

Thank Bill j
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

Ocean Drive is the Beach Music Capital of the World and Fat Harold's is the epicenter of Beach Music in OD. This place is an institution. To experience real Carolina Shag dancing, come to Fat Harolds. There is plenty of room with Two dance floors....More

Thank Jaking3
Reviewed May 17, 2017

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...More

Thank Travelerlynn4949
Reviewed May 10, 2017

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....More

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August 16, 2017|
Response from Travelerlynn4949 | Reviewed this property |
None unless there is a special event.
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May 16, 2017|
Response from ScubaShag408 | Reviewed this property |
Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort, Ashworth, Avista Resort and Wyndham Ocean Boulevard
March 26, 2017|
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Response from ScubaShag408 | Reviewed this property |
The best fried bologna sandwich in the area.