Broadway at the Beach has been a popular shopping, dining and entertainment complex since opening in 1995. A lot has changed over those two-plus decades, though, and Broadway at the Beach is constantly adapting to those changes in order to make the number one tourist destination in South Carolina even more popular. What’s new at Broadway at the Beach? What’s changing? And, what’s next? Read on to find out.
New at Broadway at the Beach
New Restaurants Now Open
Opening in mid-2017, Dave & Buster’s, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, and Carolina Ale House all join the expansive list of restaurants at Broadway at the Beach. Dave & Buster’s allows diners to eat, drink, play arcade and video games, and watch sports, all in one establishment.
At Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, guests are treated to old fashioned southern cooking with menu items including fried green tomatoes, collared greens, spare ribs, and more. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. After filling up at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, make a stop at the brand-new Carolina Ale House. Perfect for a cold beer, a great seat for the game, and delicious food, this bar is a sports lover’s dream.
Rounding out the new restaurants at Broadway at the Beach is the Grumpy Monk. The third location for the restaurant will serve fresh sushi, quality food, and a wide selection of craft beers. The restaurant will also feature 10 rotating taps from beers brewed around the Carolinas, a bottle shop, and daily happy hours.
Two New Specialty Shops
Also new at Broadway at the Beach in 2018 are two specialty shops: Kentucky Mist Distillery and Sweet South Popcorn.
Kentucky Mist Distillery features moonshine along with other spirits made using whole fruit and is located in the New England Fishing Village West area. Opening in the Mediterranean Village area of the center, Sweet South Popcorn sells a variety of kettle corn popcorn flavors, refreshments, and other beverages.
Pavilion Park West and Pavilion Park Central Renovations
Exciting renovations are happening at Pavilion Park West and Pavilion Park Central! As a result, these alterations make way for brand new attractions and guest experiences including the Broadway 360 Observation Wheel.
Situated in Pavilion Park West, the observation wheel is 156 feet tall with thirty-six, spacious gondolas accommodating up to six riders. Get ready for unbelievable views from atop the Broadway 360 Observation Wheel.
Over in Pavilion Park Central, brand-new attractions include The Beast and Tsunami. Plus, get ready for incredible thrills as The Beast is the largest pendulum ride in the United States!
Celebrity Square Changed to “The Avenue”
Celebrity Square has undergone extensive changes over the past year. Hard Rock Cafe has moved from its old pyramid location to the corner of Celebrity Square, replacing Bar Louie’s. That bar hopped over to the old Country Roads Bar & Grill location. It’s all part of the re-theming of the area, moving from less of a nightclub scene and more of a warehouse district vibe. That said, one of the newer additions to the Square is OZ, a hot spot for nightlife featuring wall-to- wall video, unique effects, stimulating sound, and DJs spinning the hottest hits.
In addition to the physical changes, Celebrity Square has also been renamed to “The Avenue.” Throughout 2018, guests can expect more changes to come to The Avenue. An unconfirmed plan discussed adding the following to the area:
- Recycled bricks from New Orleans to create a nostalgic ambiance.
- Updating the water feature for future performances and entertainment.
- Adding more outdoor gathering areas.
Pearl Harbor Exhibit at Ripley’s Aquarium
New at Broadway at the Beach and Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is the Pearl Harbor exhibit. Filled with hands-on activities and displays, the Pearl Harbor exhibit transports guests back to the fateful day on Oahu. You can take your picture with FDR, sound the alarm inside the USS Arizona, and more. This is exhibit is included with your Ripley’s Aquarium admission.
Out with the Old, In with the New
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