Bar #56: Sugar Mom’s, 3rd and Church
Emily and I kicked off another fun night of bar crawling at Sugar Mom’s in Old City. After yet ANOTHER struggle trying to find the place (this one is really not easy—it’s tucked away off a tiny side street behind a parking lot), we finally made it inside and walked down a flight of stairs to the bar, which was in the basement of the building. The place was packed with flannel-clad hipsters, presumably as a result of the $1 PBR special from 7-11pm on weekends, but even so, there was enough room to comfortably fit just about everyone. Unlike many of the bars we’ve visited so far, this one somehow managed to be busy and fun without feeling overcrowded. We checked out the drink specials and were both intrigued by the “Mom’s Bomb,” ($6) basically a Jaeger bomb but with Mountain Dew instead of Red Bull. You could also substitute Southern Comfort for the Jaeger if you wanted, and Emily decided to go with that option because she’s not a huge fan of anything licorice-flavored.
After chugging down our drinks, we wandered around for a bit to explore the bar. There was plenty of awesomeness to be found, including but not limited to: bowls of free Dum Dum lollipops, festive lights and decorations, arts and crafts, board games, a pool table, a sweet jukebox, and a couple of really small cars that reminded us of these. Basically, Sugar Mom’s has everything you could possibly want from a bar. We did wish that they had more non-beer drink specials, and perhaps slightly less flannel, but overall we had a great time and would definitely go back.
Our drink choice at Sugar Mom’s became something of a theme for the night, but you’ll have to keep reading to find out what that means!