Seattleites can handle rain, but when it comes to heat we are pretty wimpy around here. When the temperature soared over 90 degrees this week, our solution was to seek refuge at the nearby Shug's Soda Fountain!
This gem in Pike Place Market just opened in May. There is a lot of delicious ice cream in Seattle, but this lovely little ice cream parlor is unlike anything else in the city. It features counter seating at a vintage 1930's era soda fountain with a marble countertop, tables inside and out, and a walk up express window outside.
Shug's serves a rotating menu of ice cream from Lopez Island Creamery (Wild Mountain Huckleberry and Just Peachy are being featured at the moment), served on the cone or made into milkshakes, malts, sodas, floats, and sundaes with housemade syrups, sauces, and toppings.
They also serve coffee, tea, beer, wine, and champagne. If you're feeling fancy, you can even have your ice cream float made with prosecco!
Shug's Soda Fountain is located at 1525 1st Avenue in downtown Seattle, just a short walk from Fox's Seattle.