Crooked Hammock Brewery to open in Barefoot Landing

There’s a new hangout headed to Barefoot Landing’s Dockside Village. Crooked Hammock Brewery is a small chain. It’s famous for its signature brews and backyard dining, and plans to open in July in Myrtle Beach. The location would be its third – it has restaurants in Lewes and Middletown, Del. The location will feature one of the area’s most unique dining spaces.

The backyard escape can accommodate more than 500 guests indoors or outdoors. It’s good for families and is friendly for pets, with lots of diversions for all ages, including:

  • Bocce ball courts
  • Corn hole
  • Fire pits
  • Hammocks
  • Kids’ playground
  • Lakeview bar

Each location has this Crooked Hammock Brewery flair, with a local touch. The restaurant brings a vibe and feel that fits right in with Myrtle Beach. Especially at Barefoot Landing! Crooked Hammock will service craft beers and artisan foods, such as:

  • Backyard burgers
  • Bavarian pretzels with beer mustard
  • Jalapeno and cheddar cornbread
  • Oak-smoked baby back ribs

With delicious food and unique beer selection, it’ll be tough to leave this backyard setting! It’s exactly what Rich Garrahan had in mind when he began Crooked Hammock Brewery in 2015. An escape from the everyday.

“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,” Garrahan said on the restaurant website. “Maybe it was the hammock, or maybe it was the beer, but that little escape always helped me.”

Signature brews

You’ll have a tough time picking a favorite from this lineup of made-from-scratch brews. There are tons of tastes covered here. Enjoy ear rounds, seasonals, and brews that make a guest appearance once in a while. Here are some of our faves:


Beach Escape: The IPA for any cookout dinner, Beach Escape has a citrus feel and hoppy good taste. Also try:

  • South To Somewhere, a golden ale
  • Hammock Easy (coming soon!)
  • Four Tires; an American Lager


Actively Fishing: A summer pilsner with toasted sweet malt flavor. It pays homage to surfers who had to be sly about honing their craft on state park beaches. Also try:

  • Jav-O-Lantern (a smoked pumpkin coffee ale)
  • Lift Ticket, a dark-flavored golden stout idea for winter)
  • Brand New Day, a rotating fruit sour series coming soon!


Shoobie: This Belgian blond ale bears the name given to city slickers in the 1800s who used to carry their lunch in shoe boxes. Also try Mootzy’s Treasure, an American pale ale and Crooked Hammock Brewery’s shipmaster pale ale; Haulin’ Oats, a creamy milk stout; and Banana Hammock, a Belgian quad of fresh bananas and roasted cocoa nibs.

Crooked Hammock Brewery has all the makings of a place you will want to bring your family and friends back to again and again. With a track record of stellar service and unforgettable brews, this new establishment should fare well with locals and visitors alike.