NYC Guide: Hamilton’s Soda Fountain

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Hamilton’s Soda Fountain & Luncheonette is a charming, retro-style diner and soda shop residing on a quiet corner in the West Village. The whole vibe and menu is very 1940’s Americana/Pleasantville-esque (but without being kitschy), and the menu totally transports you to another place and time. They have classic egg creams, thick, creamy milkshakes, ice cream sodas, “TV dinners,” and much more, as well as soda fountain classics like phosphates, (soda with a dash of acid phosphate), rickeys, malts, and lactarts. The employees (super nice, by the way), even wear the classic soda jerk uniform with the white apron and traditional hat…so cute. Read on to take a peek….

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They had several of these amazing NYC illustrations (paintings?) hung around the shop, which I absolutely love and adore. I forget the name of the artist (bad blogger), but I’m pretty sure he lives in the West Village. I seriously want one!

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Hamilton’s Soda Fountain & Luncheonette

51 Bank Street, West Village

photos by me

5 comments

  1. Katria Belrose says: July 6, 2015

    Very similar to ‘The Diner’, here in London. Love it!

    Katria
    http://katriabelrose.blogspot.co.uk/

  2. Dorothy says: July 6, 2015

    Looks so inviting and fun, must go!

  3. Alexis says: July 6, 2015

    Bravo on capturing “mellowfellow-no-people” moments! 😉

  4. Ellie says: July 8, 2015

    Hey Jackie! I walked past this place when I was recently in town – I didn’t go in. Wish I had now, it looks great – and that shake…! Your photography is so good.

  5. Amanda says: July 13, 2015

    I’m in love! Soda fountains are totally a thing of the past & I wish they weren’t! Being obsessed with the 40’s and 50’s this place looks right up my alley!

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