Where and Wear: Happy Hour at the Sugar Factory
You know those weeks when you feel like you've been working hard in like a coal mine or something but it's only Wednesday of third week? Specific, I know, but that's where I was at yesterday. So imagine my delight when my friend from Civ, Izem, invited me to happy hour with her.
I had never been to the Sugar Factory before and was super stoked, especially because Izem had told me that getting drinks there for the first time is, and I quote, "better and more important than losing your virginity." By the end of the night, I conceded.
Our goal was to get there for happy hour, 4-6pm, as drinks were half off then. We were seated in a plush booth, then handed the massive menus. We didn't need to look far beyond the first few pages because we already knew we wanted one of their famous goblets.
These goblets are no joke. They're 60fl.oz. of smoking bubbling goodness filled to the top with ice, candy, and enough alcohol to get you giggling, but sweet enough that you can't even tell it's in there. It's quasi-dangerous.
Izem ordered the Ocean Blue, while I ordered the Watermelon Patch, in part because it was created by Mr. Worldwide himself. I had to.
I was a kid in a candy store, both literally and metaphorically — I’m pretty sure I hadn’t consumed that much sugar since I was about twelve. To balance out the meal we both ordered savoury dishes which were also great. Izem embraced Sugar Factory’s over-the-top menu and ordered the Big Cheesy burger, which has mac-n-cheese in it. I went for the ham and cheese crepe, but was too gluttonous to snap a picture of it before I wolfed it down.
We didn’t want the meal to end, but sadly it had to. Here you can see us lamenting the loss of our goblets.
In terms of the atmosphere, keep in mind that Sugar Factory is a candy shop. The mood is casual, but it’s always fun to dress it up a bit, especially for the photo-ops. I chose to wear a band tee and leggings with lace-up heeled boots and a slouchy beanie. I finished up my look with a furry clutch and my favourite worn-in jacket.
Sugar Factory is located at 55 E Grand Ave, and happy hour is from 4-6pm. If you’re under 21 or don’t drink there’s no need to worry — all of their crazy desserts are half off during happy hour as well.
All photos were either taken by the author or had been saved on her computer for years.