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The Fat Pelican

The Fat Pelican is located at 8 South Lake Park Boulevard, in Carolina Beach. For more info about upcoming events at the Fat Pelican, call them at (910) 458-4061. 

By: Mitchell Houska
Staff Writer

Over the years, the Fat Pelican has become, what some would call, a legendary Pleasure Island destination and most certainly, a well known Carolina Beach landmark. The Fat Pelican, owned and operated by Danny McLaughlin, has been in business since 1986. Since its conception, the bar has established quite a large, diverse and intensely devoted following of regulars, as well as, a reputation and mythos that attracts new patrons daily.  
One of the most enticing attributes of the beloved local bar is their famous, beer cave. With over 350 different beers to choose from, if you can’t find a beer you like there, then you should probably stop drinking beer, altogether. If you’re not a beer drinker, the Fat Pelican has an extensive wine selection and even non-alcoholic drinks for the designated driver of the group. If you’re in the mood for some gaming, there’s a foosball table and arcade games, as well. If you’re just looking to relax and take in the summer atmosphere, visit “Pelican Beach” out back, where you can listen to good music with your friends, while sinking your toes into the warm sand and soaking up some rays.
“Our goal is to ensure that our customers enjoy their time spent with us to the fullest extent 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.” Keep informed for news about the new, Fat Pelican website and check them out on facebook and instagram. The Fat Pelican is open 365 days a year. Hours of operation are: Monday through Saturday, from 11:00am until 2:00am and Sundays, from noon to 2:00am. The Fat Pelican is located at 8 South Lake Park Boulevard, in Carolina Beach. For more information about upcoming events and happenings at the Fat Pelican, call them at (910) 458-4061.