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Fat Harold's Beach Club

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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SOS - shagging on the strand

Fat Harold's is the place to go shag dancing in North Myrtle Beach. Live bands, DJ's, shag lessons... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2017
John D
Southport, North Carolina
Kickoff of SOS weekend of Shaggers Haven!

I am not a shag dancer. I visited the area with a group of three others for the weekend to listen... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2017
Brandy M
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212 Main St, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-3021
+1 843-249-5779
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Reviewed April 26, 2017

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

Thank John D
Reviewed April 23, 2017 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...More

1  Thank Brandy M
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...More

1  Thank Virginia B
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...More

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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.

Thank fredbD5468MO
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...More

Thank coach_rms
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...More

2  Thank Meader H
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.

Thank bonannoguy
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..

Thank Mikeslots
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.

Thank TracyW610
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August 16, 2017|
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The best fried bologna sandwich in the area.