Big Gay Ice Cream Now Being Served At The Ace Hotel
If you can't wait for Big Gay Ice Cream's official shop to open, you can stop by The Ace Hotel for a little taste of their soft-serve ice cream.NYC-based Big Gay Ice Cream will be opening up their first West Coast shop only a block away from The Ace, but has hit a few walls when it comes to the health department, Eater LA reports. For now, however, you can treat yourself at the Upstairs Bar at The Ace Hotel with chocolate, sweet cream or twist soft-serve, topped with wasabi pea dust, granola, sauces or sprinkles. You can also get the soft-serve paired with alcohol or espresso. And this isn't just a pop-up until the shop opens; The Ace plans on keeping the ice cream shop around.
Big Gay Ice Cream Co-Founder Doug Quint talked to LAist about their planned Broadway District shop earlier this year, and said that The Ace had been essential to their interest in downtown Los Angeles:
The guys from the Ace contacted us nearly two years ago and told us to come out. So we came and looked at possible spaces, but we weren't rushed because we didn't have as much faith as the Ace guys did. But when we came back six months ago we were convinced. Of any place in L.A., downtown is the place that feels most like New York City. I like the familiarity of having tall buildings around me. It's someplace where people might actually walk in L.A. It felt right. It felt a little bit funky and a little bit grungy.
The Ace Hotel is located at 929 S Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. The Upstairs Bar is open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.