It’s a little art gallery and it’s a soda shop… it’s both.
So you can go inside and make a selection from their extensive collection of soft drinks – 30 kinds of root beer, Dublin Doctor Pepper, Nesbitt’s, Ramune (the Japanese stuff with the marble), and so on and so forth. They have a nice little table out on the sidewalk and I watched some groups buying sodas and sitting there drinking them. What a nice idea! I am so down on alcohol right now – it’s cool to find another option for social interaction other than booze or coffee.
And inside they do have art displayed on the walls. They had some really good stuff – screenprints of superheroes or comic book panels and other examples of local pop art.
I wish this place was in my neighborhood – but I’ll go visit when I can.
On the Soda Gallery’s website they have some examples of interesting soft drink ads… here’s some for your enjoyment.
Nesbitt’s Orange, from the 70’s. There is a lot of Robert Crumb psychedelic stuff going on here.
Japanese Fanta Commercial
It’ll Tickle Yer Innards!