I love finding cool places to eat when I'm traveling. Especially if they are locally owned and come highly recommended. The Chemist in Myrtle Beach is one of those places. When I asked friends about what restaurants I had to check out in the Myrtle Beach area, The Chemist was by far the most intriguing. Because of our love for S.T.E.A.M. learning, we thought it would be a great place to host a S.T.E.A.M. Saturday feature. We thought sipping from beakers and seeing dried ice in action would spark some “wows” from the kids. If you're looking for a scientific gastro experience, then this is the place to visit.
The Chemist is located in downtown Myrtle Beach and within steps from the ocean.
Is The Chemist, Myrtle Beach kid-friendly?
While The Chemist isn't a kid-geared hotspot, we still had a great time and enjoyed our meal. There isn't a kids menu, and if you're dying to try it with the whole family, I suggest visiting earlier in the evening before the adult crowds roll in. The kids loved drinking from beakers and seeing all the dry ice bubbling around the room. Parents need to make the call if their family can handle glassware like this and I advise checking out the menu before you go.
Eating small bites is a great option if you want to experience the exciting drinks and atmosphere. I have kids that eat or try just about everything but kids that are picky eaters it may be hard.
Come for the drinks
The highlight of The Chemist's menu is the cocktail options. I decided to break my diet to indulge in a little taste. They made me a Labtini to try with a blend of Baileys Irish Cream, Kahlua, and cold-brewed nitro coffee (YUM). The drink is topped off with a house-made Amaretta foam that was amazing. All of my favorite liquors together in one delicious dessert cocktail. The drinks are all served in chemistry glasses like beakers, side leaning cups, and a stemless martini glass that rests on a circle bubbling with smoke from dry ice. The tables have a fun colored beaker at the centerpiece to set the mood of the bar. Aside from the epic logo made from the periodic table, the menu is designed to look like a molecule, and the meals are no different. We got the Poke Bowl and a few salads because we were having a light meal that night. The Poke Bowl was the highlight of the evening. It was so good that even Squish was trying to steal some from her father. Made from spicy ahi poke tuna served rare with wakame, poke sauce & scallions, I should have ordered one to go as well. For my dinner, I had the Lab Salad with a basil-infused ranch, and the dressing was a nice twist.
The Chemist, Myrtle Beach was a fun experience for the family, and we are glad that we stopped in for our S.T.E.A.M. Saturday feature. I hope that we can do more features on location like this one because it was a lot of fun.