Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Ice Cream Martini's & More at The Fountain on Locust

The Fountain on Locust, all decked out for the holidays
Located in the developing area of Midtown St. Louis, just east of SLU, sits the fabulous, the quirky, the charismatic The Fountain on Locust. The Fountain has the charm of a vintage ice cream parlor, with twists of whimsy scattered throughout. There are art deco murals hand-painted on the walls, black and white Subway floor tiles and delicate light fixtures hanging from the ceiling. 

Art deco accents inside The Fountain on Locust
I love the decorative details at The Fountain and apparently others agree. In 2010, The Fountain beat out such venerable nominees as Bryant Park in New York City and the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City to win the 9th annual “America's Best Restroom” award, sponsored by the Cintas Corporation. Quite a crowning achievement, I'd say!
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The Fountain is known for more than just their bathrooms. A sign just above the vintage bar proclaims, “We Serve Cocktails”. Part old-time soda fountain and part martini bar, The Fountain combines the best of both worlds with their signature Ice Cream Martinis. I've sampled the Chocolate Covered Almond, the Grand Chocolate Martini and the Thin Mint (it’s a tough job, but someone has to do it). Each Ice Cream Martini has a unique flavor and tastes just like drinking a milkshake…with a kick! And, you have to wash down all of that martini with something hearty. Take my recommendation and try their homemade Polish Dill Pickle Soup. It is, as my fellow Polaks would say, "ambrozyjski!"

Stessie and I sample the signature Ice Cream Martinis
Lori looking fabulous with the Chocolate Covered Cherry Ice Cream Martini

The Royal Grille Sandwich (white cheddar and mozzarella cheeses  with Fuji apple slices  on  whole grain wheat) and a cup of their famous Polish Dill Pickle Soup
Besides the bathrooms, besides the ice cream martinis, The Fountain is also home to The Randy Dandies, a burlesque sketch comedy group who entertain patrons between rounds of bingo. "Burlesque Bingo" is performed on the first and third Thursday of every month and is not your grandmother’s bingo! With the likes of Swifty Deeds and Little Bo Peepshow dressed (and undressing!) in colorful and provocative costumes, you’ll be thoroughly entertained and you might just win a a prize or two!
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Stessie wins at Bingo!
Lori and I aren't so lucky
Burlesque Bingo is an excellent idea for a girls night out, date night or just a night out on the town and The Fountain on Locust is a unique treat for any St. Louisan. Follow them on twitter, facebook and check in on foursquare to earn their "Check In" special.  

Striking a pose with Roxy Red Rockets of  The Randy Dandies

1 comment :

  1. You have some VERY attractive friends. I think you described the Fountain perfectly. Can't wait to view more.


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