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Lowlife Tempts Beachgoers with Chill Menu of Summer Standards

Queso, Hawaiian shrimp skewers, and a double burger

The bar at Lowlife
Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas, covering the food and restaurant scene across North and South Carolina.

Casual Folly Beach bar Lowlife recently opened at 106 E. Hudson Ave. with plenty of five-star reviews on Facebook. One fan writes, “A bit of something for everyone’s palette [sic] and budget. If you’re on the beach, or in a 50 mile radius, it’s worth a visit!”

The bar released the food menu on Facebook over the weekend, and it includes East and West Coast beach favorites like poke, ceviche, shrimp rolls, green chili queso, pimento cheese plates, Old Bay waffle fries, and more. Lowlife also added brunch items like chicken and waffles and a breakfast burrito.

Lowlife comes from Manhattan restaurateur/barman T.J. Lynch, who announced the idea as a “simple, a casual, neighborhood beach bar.” Lynch partnered with Matthew McGarry, former bar director at Screen Door, but who moved here from NYC, with experience developing booze menus for oyster bar Cru Nantucket, Fatty ‘Cue, and Fatty Crab, among others.

Lynch co-owns Mother’s Ruin and Loverboy in Manhattan. Both are said to be super unpretentious with great drinks and above average bar fare. From the initial reviews, it seems he has brought that same vibe to Folly Beach.

Lowlife Reviews [Facebook]
Erika Frisco Howe [Facebook]
Owner of Manhattan’s Mother’s Ruin Opening LOWLIFE Bar on Folly [CP]
What to Expect of the Cocktails at James Island’s Screen Door [ECHS]
Fatty ‘Cue [Official]
Meet Your New Loverboy, an Alphabet City Bar From the Mother’s Ruin Team [ENY]