Jan 2016
Buffalo & Bergen Is a Modern Soda Fountain Near Flats 130

In the mid 19th century, soda fountains began popping up across the major cities along the eastern seaboard of the United States, particularly in New York and Philadelphia. A trained operator, called a soda jerk, would operate the fountain, mixing carbonated soda water, flavored syrups, and ice cream for each customer’s order. Today, Buffalo & Bergen takes creative inspiration from these soda fountains of yesteryear, offering bagels and knishes alongside a menu of custom soda drinks, egg creams, and floats.

As you can imagine, Buffalo & Bergen has developed quite a following with this concept, and the eatery is generally quite busy with a combination of regular customers and shoppers or moviegoers stopping by for a quick drink or bite to eat while they’re out and about. Insider's tip for Flats 130: Regulars recommend the “Lox’d and Loaded” combo, which is a bloody Mary with an everything bagel topped with lox and plenty of cream cheese. Beer and wine are also on offer.

Buffalo & Bergen
1309 Fifth St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 543-2549