Thursday, June 17, 2010

Mollie Fontaine Lounge (Take 1)

Well, the Iris dinner ended and we walked out full and happy. However, we were itching for a little more. So, what do we do? Jon and I take Laurence, Spencer, and my parents to sip on some after dinner drinks at an eclectic lounge hidden on one of the most historic streets in Memphis. We took them to Mollie Fontaine's. Now, if you are one who does not like culture or likes to be surrounded by people who look like you and everyone else in the place, don't go here. I, on the other hand, am a HUGE fan of Mollie Fonatine's. I love its funky, eclectic, soulful, artsy, avant-garde atmosphere. To be honest, you kind of feel like you're walking into a renovated brothel as you open the enormous old, wooden doors. Talk about people watching while sipping on a yummy key lime pie martini, cosmo, lemon drop or all three! Mollie Fontaine's serves supposedly great tapas and we, unfortunately, have not had an opportunity to try any of these. Click here for their menu. However, we have enjoyed quite a few of their bevies. I wanted to go ahead and write a little blurb on this place because I think it is a great place to go for drinks - maybe just the girls, unless your man favors the metro side. I'm not saying southern gents can't go, but from my experience the girls seem to enjoy it more than the guys we're with. I will blog and rate the food whenever we get to try their tapas! Until then, go experience this place! It's like none other in Memphis!

Learn here about the history of this old Victorian house and the owner's idea behind the whole lounge scene. And, read the shout out it received in the New York Times!!

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1 comment:

  1. Excellent review and thanks for the NY Times link. This place was really hip, in a vintage memphis soul sort of way. Top hat, velvet jacket, and smoking pipe required. I think your dad described it best when he said it "felt like a bordello." -Spencer