Ice cream & Rock’n’Roll

Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain

Entering Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain is like stepping into a time travel machine. You are instantly transported to the America of the 50s. The America of leather jackets, quiffs, waiters in roller skates and white aprons. It’s like hearing old rock’n’roll coming from a transistor radio humming in the back.

The fountain’s glory days started in the late 20s with Prohibition. Soda fountains were then popping up all over the United States, filling the social void caused by the closing of bars. Sparkling sodas were the new whisky on the rocks and lunch counters became privileged places of socialization. If you are nostalgic for a long-gone America, you’re going to love Brooklyn Farmacy. Discover the quaint charm of this old neighborhood drugstore converted into a throwback soda fountain that has retained its original character: its tangy green storefront, its apothecary cabinet, its candy jars on the shelves.

We cannot promise you a healthy meal. Brooklyn Farmacy is the kingdom of calories. The paradise of ice cream (of course) but also milkshakes, sundaes, waffles and homemade sparkling sodas with seasonal flavors. Let’s not forget their specialty: « egg creams », one of old-time NY’s symbolic drinks consisting of milk, carbonated water and chocolate syrup (and yes, despite the name, there’s no egg nor cream in this recipe). The clientele is eclectic. It is the gathering place of children after school, of young mothers seeking bargaining power with their progeny, of hipsters looking for a copious brunch to battle hangovers or of lovers simpering over a shared ice cream.

Old-school atmosphere and regressive pleasures. If the kids are fond of it, we can reassure you that adults won’t try to hide their pleasure either.


Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain
513 Henry Street, Carroll Gardens

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