The new proprietors of Pine Lakes Tavern have altered more than the name of the famous locals’ hangout Droopy’s. Deck seating and entertainment are available at this rustic, smoke-free sports pub serving locally produced food. The bar, game area, and toilets have already been completely renovated, offering a clean, relaxed setting for happy hour beverages or late-night parties. The big back porch overlooks Pine Lake and is the ideal spot to unwind with a drink after a game of golf at the adjacent Pine Lakes Golf Club, Myrtle Beach‘s original golf course. There are fifteen draught beers on tap and a fantastic dining menu. This is a fun location to hang out with live bands and pig barbecues. We recommend Pine Lakes Tavern because it offers a terrific local audience and a laid-back ambiance.
The back porch is the spot to be, with shaded areas where you can enjoy a cool one while watching gorgeous Pine Lake. Pine Lakes Tavern is a beautiful gastropub haven for diners looking for delicious beers, elegant comfort cuisine, and a peaceful and pleasant environment to watch the best-televised sports. For 17 years before becoming Pine Lakes Tavern in the spring of 2012, the building at 5201 N. Kings Highway was a tavern called Droopy’s.
Pine Lakes Tavern was renowned as a residents’ late-night tavern with live music, and while it still attracts locals, the vibe has changed. The most visible changes are the physical ones. Customers sit on plush padded office chairs on wheels instead of bar stools at the new bar in the central area. They are confronted with a full bar, 15 craft draught beers, and numerous televisions tuned to the day’s major sports. There are also some cocktail-height tables in the bar area. A room with a shuffleboard machine and three stunning framed jerseys from Pete Rose, Joe Montana, and Brett Lott sits to the bar’s right and up a few steps. Both rooms include doors that open to two lovely and tropically planted outside smoking spaces, one with iron tables and chairs and the other beneath a gazebo. They overlook a beautiful pond where ducks congregate, and the pavilion has a television.