Pittsburgh: Klavon's Ice Cream Parlor

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I love visiting authentic old establishments.  It goes right along with my love for all things that are vintage and have a story.  Earlier this year I made a 'summer bucket list' with no real intention of doing every single one of the items.  I mostly made the list so that I would have all of the "to do's" in one place.  Without ever giving the list a second look I knew there was one place I wanted to visit this summer:  Klavon's Authentic 1920's Ice Cream parlor in Pittsburgh.


 It was just as I had expected.  Original barstools, coca cola refrigerators, milkshake machines, phone booths and old-timey signs.  Rob ordered a float of some sort and I ordered chocolate ice cream on top of a hot brownie.  Yikes.  Talk about a sugar rush.

Unlike many places in Pittsburgh, Klavons has a designated parking lot, thus making it easy to visit.  No stressful paid street parking.

We walked down the street and did some exploring after eating our ice cream (to burn off all of the calories, of course) and found some fun murals.

I'm hoping to find more authentic places like Klavon's in the Pittsburgh area.  It's always fun to learn a little more about Pittsburgh history by experiencing the exact same things that people in years past experienced themselves.

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