If you wanted a cocktail in the late 1920s, you’d ask for a “giggle water”; an alcoholic beverage and the namesake inspiration for Gigglewaters, the restaurant, bar, and one screen classic movie theater in the heart of downtown Safety Harbor.
When owners Richie Wilson & Rachel Fine moved to Florida from Brooklyn in 2015, they were happy to trade snow for sunshine. But, they missed some of their favorite New York City haunts and started conceptualizing a way to bring some of those best gems together to create a truly unique dining and entertainment experience for their new hometown. They decided to create a speakeasy-style establishment that celebrated the prohibition era with some modern industrial twists. Tin ceilings, Edison lighting, and a custom bar built of upcycled wood from the historic Belleview Biltmore, circa 1897.
And while the look may be swanky, the menu is anything but pretentious. It’s Americana kicked up a notch. Over a dozen unique, delicious pure Wagyu beef burgers, bacon-wrapped deep-fried quarter-pound hot dogs, Cherrywood smoked butcher block bacon, and an amazing cocktail list. They incorporated some of their NYC favorites, like Frito pie, toasted caramel bourbon pound cake, and ricotta cheesecake.
The most fun way to enjoy the full dinner menu is in the theater, a separate intimate screening room showing classic movies while you eat; you can see this month’s lineup and get your $5 tickets HERE. Make sure to try the delicate hull-less baby popcorn with gourmet toppings, the house favorite is the truffle popcorn with just a hint of citrus.
Meet the Team!
FRANK FINE - PRESIDENT
RACHEL WILSON - CEO
RICHARD WILSON - CCO
Gigglewaters is honored to have been recognized as winners of the following awards:
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737 Main Street
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
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