Quality Inn & Suites Civic Center
150 Dunbarton Drive
Florence, SC 29501
Phone: (843) 664-2400
Fax: (843) 669-7510
Since its first incarnation in 1992, the House of Blues has become a household name. With different locations in cities like Hollywood, Orlando, L.A. and Chicago (there are 13 in all), founder Isaac Tigrett and celebrity Dan Aykroyd bring live entertainment and better-than-average pub grub to the delight of citizens around the country. Despite its name, the music is not entirely of the blues, 12/8 time-signature variety, just check the event calendar to find your favorite style of music or entertainment. With shows that run the gamut from Murder Mystery Dinner Theater to the World Famous Gospel Brunch, there is something for everyone. Music and art influence every aspect of House of Blues' decor and every region has an ambiance that reflects its city. In fact, with over 600 pieces of "outsider" art, House of Blues is one of the largest folk art galleries in Myrtle Beach. In regards to food, HOB serves a variety of Southern-delta inspired dishes including Jambalaya and BBQ Baby Back Ribs. For the complete kitchen menu, check the Myrtle Beach HOB website.
Located in Celebrity Square at Broadway at the Beach, Club Boca is for the fan of Latin music. DJ Joey spins Latin house, progressive house, and Miami hip hop music. The club welcomes anyone 18 years old and older, but under 21 cannot buy liquor. Club Boca tends to attract a younger crowd.
This club may or not be named after Elton John's famous song Crocodile Rock, but nonetheless, it's appropriate that the piano is featured. Dueling pianos to be exact, where every night jazz aficionados come and listen to a goodhearted musical battle. The talented and outlandish dueling pianists take your requests and then add their own zaniness to them by challenging each other to some advanced fingering techniques. Overall, a nice place to relax which also entails a nice change of pace from the sometimes loud and frenetic dance clubs.
Located in the popular entertainment district Broadway at the Beach, Revolutions Dance Club plays music like Top 40, country, funk and 80s from Tuesday to Thursday and it presents DJs on the weekend. Most of the music is likely stuff you've heard before and there is a dress code, so no baggy jeans or hoodies. The crowd is mixed, mostly over 35 and the club's decor is familiar, with track lighting, dance floor and an obligatory disco ball.
Can't afford a trip to New Orleans to hear great jazz? You don't need to. At Froggy Bottomz in Celebrity Square at Broadway at the Beach, you can hear just about any variation of blues or jazz you want, including zydeco. The group, Illuzion, provides the live entertainment. On Fridays and Saturdays, the best in top 40 sounds are featured. The clubs has its doors open Wednesdays to Saturdays from 8 pm onwards.
Dance in a tropical atmosphere with grass huts and a large dance floor. DJ's play today's music as well as some of the more energetic music from past decades. Check out the web site for weekly specials such as WKZQ College Night where there is no cover charge for ages 21 and up with a college ID. Doors open at 9pm.
Located by Ripley Entertainment and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade by the ocean, this popular pub with a relaxed atmosphere offers live entertainment with an emphasis on country music. Open since 1994, it is noted as the original home of "Country Supergroup" ALABAMA. It continues its reputation as an excellent local destination for lively nightlife with guest bands. The place gets packed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Open seasonally from March through October. -Natasha Lawrence
This club is actually two under one roof, the Next Level and Club Touch. On the Next Level floor, visitors can listen to the sounds of live music, where the bands range from country to rock and everything in-between. At Club Touch, DJs usually spin retro and modern dance tunes. Its almost always frequented by people partying on the Grand Strand or just after dinner at Restaurant Row. Open from Thursday to Saturday, every night 2001 has some type of special, whether its ladies' night or Fireball shots. Check calendar for more information on bands, DJs, etc.
Here's a local hot spot that offers up three clubs to its patrons. With whatever you choose, there will be live entertainment every night. At Next Level, when they're not playing beach tunes and oldies, they'll have special guest bands appearing on Wednesday nights. Club Touch features current dance, hip-hop and techno music along with a state-of-the-art video system. The Starlight Room is a blast from the past with its variety shows and classic tunes. You must be 21 or over to enter. 2001 offers a deli menu, valet parking and banquet facilities.
A popular venue in Columbia, Headliner's Mainstage is where the people with an appetite for music gather. The Mainstage regularly holds live acts and concerts, by local bands as well as international artists. It has a small bar for the ones who love to quench their thirst with spirits. There are no seating arrangements here, however, this can be arranged for people with special needs. Also as all the events held here are ticketed it is advisable to check the website and do the needful.
This club is located in the Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Club and it presents all types of music to the Myrtle Beach locals. From hip-hop and dub-step to live rock and country, Spanish Galleon tries to please every sonic palate. Due to the eclectic styles, the crowd can vary accordingly, so check the calendar to see where you fit in. There is usually a cover charge, however the cheap drinks inside will easily provide a return on investment.
There's something happening every Monday through Saturday night at this local club that offers live entertainment, live music, karaoke, shag dancing, and a full bar menu.