A new brewery is in, and Joe’s Crab Shack is out.
Barefoot Landing owners Burroughs and Chapin announced Tuesday that Crooked Hammock Brewery is expanding into Barefoot’s Dockside Village.
The pet-friendly craft brewery and restaurant will have indoor and outdoor seating for 500 people, according to a press release, and its backyard will feature fire pits, bocce ball, corn hole, a bar over the Barefoot lake and a playground for the kids.
The menu is mainly American fare, featuring burgers, brats, chicken, sea food, chips and dip and other classics.
Owner Rich Garrahan opened his first brewery location in Lewes, Delaware in 2015.
“At the end of a hard day, I could escape to my own backyard, hop in my crooked hammock, and enjoy an ice-cold beer,” said Garrahan in a press release. “Maybe it was the hammock, or maybe it was the beer, but that little escape always helped me embrace the insanity of my life, celebrate the imperfections, and appreciate the life I was living.”
The North Myrtle Beach location, expected to open in the spring, is the first location outside of Delaware.
Barefoot is also losing one tenant: Joe’s Crab Shack. The new brewery will not be taking the Crab Shack spot in Barefoot.
The change was announced at the North Myrtle Beach Planning Commission workshop Tuesday.
“I believe they’re leaving within the month,” said commission Chair Harvey Eisner, who added that he was excited about the new brewery.
“According to what Barefoot is telling us, it should be ready by April,” he said.