Fat Pelican, The

27 S. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach, NC, 28428, United States
(910) 458-4061
Latitude: 34.03319, Longitude: -77.89431

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  • Monday: 11:00 AM 2:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM 2:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM 2:00 AM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM 2:00 AM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM 2:00 AM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM 2:00 AM
  • Sunday: 12:00 PM 12:00 AM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 5.00 | Atmosphere: 4.50 | Service: 4.50
out of 100
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hoppedup (24)
Wednesday 22nd of August 2007 05:04:35 PM
Wow. What can I say about the Fat P? It is a dive bar in a beach town that was for many years where the rednecks went on vacation. The real estate market is now booming and the town is cleaning up. The Fat Pelican is a vestige of the old Carolina Beach.

From the outside it looks like a dive bar. When you get inside, it looks like a dive bar. The clientele covers the spectrum of the beer drinking population. There were folks drinking PBR from cans that are conveniently kept on ice in a plastic cooler behind the bar.

Did you ever build a clubhouse when you were a kid? One you put together from all sorts of salvaged materials? That's what the Fat P looks like inside. Past the bar a ramp ascends to the walk-in beer cooler. It only takes a second to figure out that the beer cooler is an old reefer trailer that was backed up to building and incorporated into the structure.

The shock comes when you realize that the entire left side of the trailer contains American micros. Other micros and imports are on the right. The largest selection of beer on the Carolina Coast, AFAIK. Over 300 types according to the owner. There were kegs in the cooler that were tapped. The lines led to a small closet off of the bar. The taps were a mostly macro, but there was an Azalea Coast beer on-tap.

While chatting with the owner and getting a personal tour of the place, I had a Loose Cannon, a Two Hearted, and a Hop Ottin' IPA. This place must be experienced if you are in the area. It is a strange, cool place, that I would never have entered if not guided there by Lector at Cape Fear Wine and Beer.

Everyone other than me seemed to be smoking, but there were lots of fans that made it a lot easier to breathe. The atmosphere score is high for the unique structure and people.

They sell beer to go as well. I didn't check prices on that. Beer was reasonable at the bar. I think anyone could go in here and have a beer and be welcomed. It's that kind of place.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: N/A
Front of Fat P
Front of Fat P
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Beer Cooler
Beer Cooler
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