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Our Story

Our new restaurant is where guests of Kingston Resorts and Lowcountry locals gather for exceptional Carolina culinary experiences. The chefs at Black Drum Brewing create innovative menus, showcasing the tastes of North and South Carolina through seafood, house-smoked meats, and oven-fired pizzas. Our drinks menu features our favorite distilleries and breweries from the Carolinas for an authentic local dining experience in Myrtle Beach.

40North And South Carolina Beers on Tap
2Levels with Ocean Views
4330Sq. Ft. Event Space
2Meat Smokers

Meet the Team

General Manager Robert Preusser

With more than 10 years’ experience managing restaurant operations in a variety of disciplines, Robert will now oversees all day to day operations of the Black Drum Brewing restaurant as well as entertainment and special events hosted at the restaurant, in the beer garden, and in the events spaces within Currents Lawn and Seaside Vista. Robert has a vast array of experiences from some of the top hotel restaurants in Las Vegas to most recently here in Myrtle Beach managing, Local on the Water Bar and Restaurant. Robert’s passion and focus on the guest experience made him the perfect fit for the opening of Black Drum Brewing as we welcome the Grand Strand to our Oceanside restaurant.

Complex Executive Chef Joe Lilly

Complex Executive Chef Joe Lilly

Chef Joseph Lilly is a transplant from St. Louis area; however, he has roots in Arkansas, Germany, Alabama, Illinois, and Hawaii where he experienced a wide variety of cultures and cuisine; he goes back frequently to visit his family and friends.

Chef Lilly trained under the famed Ollie Sommer CEC, AACHOF, Golden Toque, Les Amis d’Escoffier Society of Leon France. He incorporates those life changing moments into his sourcing of products, menu development, plating, and overall guest experience. “I am an out of the box thinker that enjoys a challenge; Food is my passion, and all aspects from local procurement to final service at the table excites me. Knowing the customer had the best possible experience is truly gratifying and drives me to continue making improvements on myself, the staff, our vendors, and the property as a whole”

Black Drum Brewing FAQs

Unfortunately, we have a no-pets policy throughout Kingston Resorts.

Please visit our website to explore all career opportunities at our resort! Black Drum Brewing and Kingston Resort Opportunities.

We are proud to offer a variety of rotating beers on tap from throughout the Carolinas. You can view our current beer list here!

Yes, we will be offering daily food and beverage specials along with special events/dinners. For the most current events and offerings, be sure to sign up to receive our monthly emails.

Yes, we have multiple options.

We are ADA compliant and have ramp entrances as well as an inside elevator for upstairs accessibility.

10am to 12am – food service stops at 10pm

Casual attire. Shirt and shoes are required for entrance.

You can submit a request here and our team will reach out to you!

No, Currents Seaside Entertainment pool deck and waterparks are for registered guest of the Hilton and Embassy Suites properties only.

We offer pick up orders. Please call the restaurant phone number and the host will gladly help you

Yes, you can view the calendar here!

Reservations are not required to dine, but can be made on We do offer a waitlist on as well!

Parking is available directly on the side of the restaurant, in the open lot in front of Embassy Suites hotel, and in the Brighton parking garage to the right of the restaurant (if facing the beach).

Let the guard know that you have a reservation at Black Drum Brewing and they will provide you with a parking pass.

Parking is available directly on the side of the restaurant, in the open lot in front of Embassy Suites hotel, and in the Brighton parking garage to the right of the restaurant (if facing the beach).

Yes, we love the Myrtle Beach locals! All year round, local residents can come dine.

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