Beach Club and Event Center
You can almost feel the sand between your toes when you walk into the Beach Club and Event Center, Lincoln City’s newest event center and restaurant.
A NAUTICALLY GOOD TIME
This historical building, formerly the Elks Lodge, is located at 2020 NE 22nd Street (behind Barnacle Bill’s Seafood Market) and boasts a classic bar top, a Vermont maple dance floor, stage, and restaurant. With nautical motifs such as tentacle hat hangers and rod-iron chandeliers, one cannot help but get their sea legs when stepping on board the Beach Club.
Owners Mike and Lila Bradley did the majority of the restoration of the building on their own, along with their sons, making this labor of love a family affair. Mike said he could not bear to see the building torn down after the Elks folded in 2015 and bought the building to restore it to its former glory, painting it aquamarine, remodeling the restaurant and turning the lounge into a sports bar.The menu features a mix of classic pub fare such as steaks and burgers to less conventional items such as Shiitake Mushroom Balls stuffed with Pacific crab, cheese and bacon. Another eclectic menu item is their Coulotte Sandwich, a carnivore’s dream.
“The Coulotte Sandwich is one of our popular items,” Lila said. “It’s a seven-ounce sirloin grilled and served on a hoagie with house horseradish sauce and crispy fried onions.” Other items that will whet a landlubbers appetite include the prime rib or the pork chop, which is drizzled with a house-made apple relish.
In the mood for something fresh? The Beach Club has a healthy salad menu including their popular Autumn Salad with red lettuce, spinach, hazelnuts, and topped with fresh pear and thick slices of extra sharp white cheddar cheese. Or, order the Crudité Coup D’état, which is a mixture of fresh vegetables and fruits with a side of blue cheese. Pair each with a glass of wine to cap off the workday.
The center can be rented for just about any type of event, Mike said, from weddings to dances and festivals. With a surprisingly roomy dance hall, the Event Center can hold up to 200 pairs of feet. “It has been a huge endeavor,” Mike said. “We are excited to have the building open to the public and plan on community events, fundraisers and bringing another venue for visitors.”
FMI about the Beach Club Event Center call 541-418-5468 or visit their Facebook page.