The Ice Cream Bar
at The Ice Cream Bar
Owner Juliet Pries focused on every detail to lend a 1930s parlor feel to the space. A vintage soda fountain and marble counter was hauled back from Michigan, the comprehensive menu is packed with old-time treats like egg creams and sassafras floats, and it's hard not to love getting your drinks slung by a "soda jerk" in uniform - we're talking starched white clothes, black bow ties and old-fashioned white hats.
Inside, it’s a cross between an oversized, wood-paneled Airstream and a post-war Woolworth lunch counter—complete with art deco glass blocks, black tiles and vintage lamps.
Head back to the best seats: the stools at the original 1930s marble counter. Here you’ll have easy access to the ex-Rickhouse barman, who’ll advise you about which of the 75 homemade syrups and tinctures he could turn into custom sodas.
See the Menu
Get giddy with twelve to fourteen ice cream flavors (roasted pineapple, sugar cookie and sweet cream, Sicilian pistachio) and seasonal baked goods; find homey fare to balance the confections (grilled cheese, high-end hot dogs, and soups).
At the back bar, mixologist Russell Davis (Rickhouse) tinkers with an arsenal of homemade tinctures and syrups, creating made-to-order sodas, shakes, and floats. Dabble in the root beer or challenge the barmen with an off-the-cuff request (they like that).
What to Order
"If you are planning on getting ice cream, make sure you get it in a cone. The Ice Cream Bar's cones just may be the best home-made waffle cones I have ever tasted!" — Natalie Dunn
"The ice cream up front is delicious, but don't forget to check out the soda bar at the back--the jerks will make you a milkshake unlike any you've ever had!" — Lark Anderson
What to Order
"It's called 'Too Good to be True', and it's the greatest thing you will ever taste!" — Jennifer Ortiz
"They have yummy vegan options too!" — Alexandra Scharpnick
12:00pm – 10:00pm
The Ice Cream Bar / Paul Dyer