Nostalgic Spirits

Ever been at a bar and thought, “if only we could call and order another drink?” At Fizzy’s Fountain & Liquors you can. The cozy booths have phones that dial straight to the bartender, who serves you up a retro cocktail or adult fizzy beverage.

Owners Noah and Katie Mock always loved nostalgia. As ‘80s kids, Dirty Dancing, Grease, Crybaby, and Hairspray were their favorite movies. Growing up, Katie’s dad worked at King’s Food Host, a 1950s style diner in Lincoln with phones in the booths that customers used to call in their order. When they decided to create Fizzy’s, they wanted to have the phones in the booths like King’s Food Host.

Fizzy’s is located in the former Bohemian Café. The new space has been transformed into a diner and cocktail lounge in 50s style from floor to ceiling. The inspiration came from Katie’s grandparent’s basement bar. Hope Mock, Noah’s mom and a retired interior designer, also helped with the design elements. There are baby-blue leather booths in the front, a sweeping counter bar that cuts through the middle of the bar, and swanky large orange booths in the back that are perfect to meet up with friends to get your night swinging.

Fizzy’s food and drinks are made from scratch. One of the most popular drinks is the Giving Tree, which consists of brown butter infused bourbon, lemon Madeira, bitters, and homemade apple syrup. It’s served in a martini glass and garnished with a metal bar pick with apple slices fanned out on the stick. It’s a full-bodied drink that reminds you of apple pie. Other favorite drinks are the White Russian Slushy, Backseat Bingo Float, and the Scout Master Jim Shake.

Noah and Katie’s team workshop new unique cocktails. They kick around ideas and refine the drinks by committee. The team of cocktail crafters like to re-invent popular cocktails from the 50s with modern fresh ingredients, new age spirits, and techniques. Whether you are looking for a date place, a girl’s night out, or a spot to meet your coworkers after work, Fizzy’s is the cat’s pajamas!

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