The Ice Cream Bar is a full service 1930s style soda fountain and classic lunch counter, serving house-made ice cream, sodas, and savory items, using locally sourced organic dairy and produce. The Ice Cream Bar creates its own unique ice cream flavors in-house, daily, with flavors changing seasonally. All cookies, candies, waffle cones, and even the hot dog buns are made in our kitchen.
According to soda lore, it was the invention of the bottle cap that forever banished the golden age of the soda fountain. In their heyday, soda fountains were a hub of the social scene, brought to life by a soda jerk behind the counter. These sweet-toothed chemists handcrafted concoctions on the spot, using house-made herbal extracts, specialized acids, and soda water to make each fountain drink a unique effervescent experience. The Ice Cream Bar aims to bring back that experience. With the help of Russell Davis, Nightclub and Bar’s 2012 Bartender of the Year, these nearly lost concoctions are brought to the present.
At our heart is the authentic 1930s-era soda fountain which was driven West from it’s original Mackinaw City, Michigan location. It has found itself a new home inside the curvy, Streamline Moderne interior of The Ice Cream bar.