Gigglewater used to be slang for an alcoholic beverage during the Prohibition Era and if you’re a Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts aficionado, then you may recall Gigglewater also being the drink Jacob Kowalski orders in The Blind Pig causing him to laugh uncontrollably.
Despite the venue is located in the heart of Downtown Safety Harbor, it’s surprisingly tucked away. When you enter through the double doors, you feel taken back to the prohibition era. The decor is nostalgic, elaborate, and fun featuring celebrities adorned with tattoos. (Check out Princess Diana below) The ambiance is intoxicating and electrifying! This is what Gigglewaters Social Club & Screening Room is all about! I loved every detail in the establishment.
Some friends joined me on Saturday to test out the food & drinks and we were truly blown away! The menu was extensive…I was surprisingly overwhelmed by the options. Which I loved because it means I’ll always have something new to try with each visit. To start off, I ordered the Bathtub Gin, which may just be my favorite drink of all time. Starring Gin and featuring tonic, cucumber and lime, the drink was so refreshing and started my giggle-fest.
My fiancé ordered the Gojira hot dog which is wrapped in BACON. Now you know everything tastes better with bacon, amirite? It was topped with sautéed onions and pineapples. The flavors worked so well together. I may have stolen several bites, lol. I ordered the Southern Fried Chicken Salad, which was HUGE. The greens were mega fresh, the chicken was perfectly fried and not overly greasy. The only downside to this salad was the bowl not being big enough to mix the ingredients….and I mean it’s not really an issue.
One thing I loved is that there is a small private theater located in the back of the establishment. They play all types of flicks from musicals like Grease to new movies like Captain Marvel & Aquaman. I will certainly come back for one of their sing-a-long nights!
If you are looking for a cool place to impress a date or a new local spot to hang with your crew, then look no further than Gigglewaters!
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