Food & Drink

The Ice Cream Bar Opens in Cole Valley

Ice Cream and Made-to-Order Sodas

the ice cream bar san francisco!

Good news: We’ve discovered the fountain of youth.

No spider vein reversal here (sorry), just feel-like-a-kid-again joy at The Ice Cream Bar, opening tomorrow in Cole Valley.

The ice cream parlor and soda fountain is a deco dreamland, where nostalgic decor (curved counter seating, tile accents) and vintage finds (wooden bar back, authentic soda fountain) set the tone for retro indulgence.

Get giddy with twelve to fourteen ice cream flavors (roasted pineapple, sugar cookie and sweet cream, Sicilian pistachio) and seasonal baked goods; in a few weeks, 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).

A beer and wine license is en route.

But there’s no time like the present.

The Ice Cream Bar, 815 Cole Street, at Frederick Street (415-742-4932).

Photo: Paul Dyer / Courtesy of The Ice Cream Bar

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815 Cole St
@ Frederick St
San Francisco, CA 94117