The Fat Pelican, Carolina Beach

Nightlife · Bar / Club
The Fat Pelican was established in 1986. It's one of the most unique bars to step into, offering a HUGE walk-in cooler with over 350 beers to choose from. Not a beer drinker? There's also a nice wine selection, as well as non-alcoholic beverages if you're stuck being the designated driver! With free popcorn, foosball, arcade games, and great company you're sure to have a great time! Pelican beach is located in the back, where customers can enjoy their drinks outside with friends, listen to music, and have their toes in the sand! Plenty of seating, plenty of beer! If nothing else draws people in, the big black lab that everyone loves, "At-A-Boy" is usually roaming around most days!

Our goal is that our customers enjoy their time spent with us to the fullest and we take pride in that. We strive to keep our establishment a safe, fun, and friendly place, so we have a "zero tolerance" policy for anyone trying to spoil the fun! Over the years this bar has become a favorite for locals on the island as well as vacationers from all over the country! Come in and see for yourself what makes the Fat Pelican the place that everyone loves!

We carry: Domestics, Sweet water, Stella, Blowing Rock, Magners, Southampton, Mickeys, Kona, Stone, Unibroue, Great Divide, Three Philosophers, Rogue, Old Rasputin, Sea Dog, Hennepin, Left Hand, Monkshine, Jamaica, Carolina Blonde, Ace, Hornsby's, Original Sin, Shock Top, Steel Head, Smirnoff, Mike's, Bartles & Jaymes, Woodchuck, Wild Blue, Wolavers, Killians, Blue Moon, Iron City & IC Light, Chimay, Delerium, Flying Dog, Dog Fish, All Sam Adams, Mother Earth, Highland, Hoppiyum, Lionshead, Magic Hat, Fat Tire, Abita, Landshark, Boones Farm, Choya, Johnny Bootlegger, Sol, Carib, Kalik, Modelo, Negro Modelo, Dos Equis, Arrogant Bastard, Duvel, Genesee & Genny Lt, Bluepoint, Bell's, Tommyknocker, Duck-Rabbit, Founders, Brooklyn, and Chang....Just to name a few! Walk through the cooler and find your favorite!
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  • It is a must stop for the experience of the place. Pick out your beer from the attached semi trailer. The "bartender" then opens it for you, you pay, and off you go to explore the eccentric decor.  more »
  • This tiny storefront is home to an eclectic treasure of fascinating memorabilia! Hard to describe, and hard to leave because there’s so much to see! A boat to climb into in the courtyard, a hippo...  more »
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  • I walked into this bar and immediately knew that I was going to love it. The bartender was friendly and helpful. The walk-in beer cooler is awesome. I really enjoyed the environment and the outdoor seating. Great beer selection, friendly crowd, good service, good music, and an awesome atmosphere. Wish I could visit more often!
  • Great bar! They have a self service walk-in beer cave, great selection. I guess if you're to drunk to walk to the cooler to get your beer you're cut off 😉
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