Pawleys Island Guide: Happy Hour on the South Strand

This time of year, people migrate south and east to Pawleys Island. This part of the coast is famous for its laid-back attitude and friendly people. You’ll find a balance between peace and quiet and rollicking fun.

It’s natural to seek out the best happy hour in a paradise like this. Here are five of our favorite spots.

Quigley's Pint & Plate

257 Willbrook Boulevard, Pawleys Island | (843) 237-7010

1.8 miles from Litchfield Inn

It’s the right way to unwind after a day on the water. Quigley’s Pint & Plate is easy to miss (tucked behind a shopping center) but impossible to forget. Delicious pints and snacks put the ‘happy’ in the happy hour atmosphere.

We recommend Thai Chili Yardbird Wings with house-made ranch and your favorite pint. That delicious ranch is also available with Bacon Cheese Fries.

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Angel Bar

139 Willbrook Boulevard Unit E & F, Pawleys Island | (843) 314-9044

1.7 miles from Litchfield Inn

If your team plays during happy hour, all the TVs are icing on the cake. Angel Bar is a sweet spot to watch everything from football to golf to racing. The atmosphere is great.

Try the Blue Cheese Chop salad or Hawaiian Poke for something light and delicious. And ask about the house wine, Canyon Road.

Local Eat Drink Celebrate

10880 Ocean Highway Unit 21, Pawleys Island | (843) 314-0474

2.9 miles from Litchfield Inn

When you attend this happy hour in the Hammock Shops Village, you’ll be glad you did. Local Eat Drink Celebrate serves a different fine wine each time, and there are plenty of local brews on tap. It’s a fantastic, clean environment with friendly people.

You’re sure to love how they prepare Sunday Fried Chicken (any day of the week!) If you’ve never tried a Burnt Sienna cocktail, this is the place to do it.

J Peters Grill & Bar

10185A Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island | (843) 314-0061

3.5 miles from Litchfield Inn

It’s not too difficult to see why this upscale pub would be an awesome place for happy hour. J Peters Bar & Grill will enchant you with an upbeat vibe. Locals love it here, and the menu brims with entrees and shareables that will not stay on the plate for long.

Try the J Peters Burger, with Monterey Jack, bacon, signature barbecue sauce, and onion straws. Signature cocktails include Carolina Peach, Tigertini, Pineapple Upside Down Cake Martini, and more.

Pawleys Island Tavern

10635 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island | (843) 237-8465

3 miles from Litchfield Inn

Pub grub and blues music are their bread and butter. Pawleys Island Tavern is that rare place that gets pizza and seafood right in so many delicious ways. How do they do that? Bottom line: You’ll have an excellent time here and want to return again.

Garlic Lovers Pizza is a must, as is the Crab Cake Plate. The Sapphire Martini is fire, and you can choose from an array of domestic and imported beers, too.

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Not-So-Bold Prediction: You’ll Love the Litchfield Inn

You won’t lack fun or serenity, whichever you choose. Litchfield Inn is the ideal gathering spot for your group vacation, or a solo trip to relax and unwind. Their villas can accommodate your family comfortably and luxuriously.


Ocean One Oceanfront Dining Room