Shug’s Soda Fountain and Ice Cream Opens in Pike Place Market

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Now Open.

Shug’s is starting the soda fountain revival in Seattle by bringing back 1930’s-style soda fountain classics. Shug’s will also be serving up G-rated concoctions like sundaes, floats, ice cream novelties with about 15 to 20 different flavors from Lopez Island Creamery. And don’t forget the R-rated folks, Shug’s will server beer and wine, including Champagne by the glass and speciality cocktails.

The Shug’s team will be accompanied by “soda jerk’s” — aka soda fountain operators. These operators in the ’30’s made Ice Cream Soda’s by putting flavored syrup into a specially designed tall glass, adding carbonated water and, finally, one or two scoops of ice cream. The result was served with a long-handled spoon, most commonly known as a “soda spoon”, and drinking straws.

The most popular item on the menu is the classic Egg Cream. We have a little secret, there is no egg in the drink.

Insider fact: Owner’s (Colleen) mom called her “Shug” like Sugar when she was a little girl growing up. Also, you’ll notice a map of London on the walls, that’s her daughter’s name!

The next time you’re at Pike Place, look for a walk-up window and enjoy a classic beverage from the past.

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Shug’s Soda Fountain and Ice Cream
1525 First Ave in Pike Place Market
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Written by Charles

Charles Koh founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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