5 Great Pinehurst Pubs
Pinehurst, North Carolina is the one place in America that truly captures some of the wonderful ambiance of a Scottish village. Beyond its great golf courses (more than 40), the Pinehurst area is home to an excellent selection of pubs and lounges. These purveyors of the golfing good life provide comfortable confines where golfers can congregate to celebrate a round of golf and their good fortune.
Dugans Pub – Situated in the heart of Pinehurst Village, this Irish Pub is spacious with both an upstairs and downstairs bar. It boasts the largest selection of import drafts and single malt scotches in Pinehurst. Dugan’s cranks up the energy on Thursday with Karaoke and live music from a variety of entertainers on Friday and Saturday nights. Highlighting its menu are the Guinness Stew, Bass Ale Beer Battered Atlantic Cod Fish and Chips and Gaelic Ribeye Steak.
Drum & Quill Public House – Owned by Kevin Drum, the son of the late Bob “The Drummer” Drum, a noted golf writer, humorist and raconteur, “The Quill” bills itself as an “Olde American Pub Experience”. Highlighting the food offerings is a burger lineup that includes a Pimento Cheeseburger, Old South Burger with chili, cheese and slaw and a Caprese Burger with mozzarella, tomato and basil and balsamic drizzle. It’s located at 40 Chingquapin Road.
Mr. B’s Lounge at Pinecrest Inn – Renowned Scottish golf architect Donald Ross once owned this cozy pub. There are photos of Mr. Ross on the wall, a solid wood bar and various golf memorabilia. The Barrett family, who’ve owned Mr. B’s for more than four decades, make everyone feel welcome. It’s been voted the best 19th hole in America by several websites and publications. Amenities include three televisions, a fireplace and a chipping hole. The menu features wings, burgers, sandwiches and quesadillas.
Ryder Cup Lounge at Carolina Hotel – Named for the 1951 Ryder Cup staged at Pinehurst, this bar is located in the Carolina Hotel. The 1951 U.S.A team featured legends like Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Jimmy Demaret and Jack Burke Jr. Popular menu items include the Shrimp ‘N Grits, Chicken Meatballs and Spiced Carrot Cake. (Pictured above)
The Sly Fox Pub – Located on SW Broad Street in Southern Pines, this place oozes with English charm. Owner Mark Elliott is originally from England. Sly Fox offers a constantly changing choice of beers on a sixteen tap draft system and superb selection of beer by the bottle. The eclectic menu is dotted with items like Yorkshire Pudding Sliders, Chicken Pot Pie and Bangers & Mash.