Sip 'n Dip Lounge

The Sip 'n Dip Lounge is a tiki bar in Great Falls, Montana opened in 1962, when Polynesian themes were popular, and it has survived to the present day with its tiki theme intact.wikipedia
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The Sip 'n Dip Lounge is a tiki bar in Great Falls, Montana opened in 1962, when Polynesian themes were popular, and it has survived to the present day with its tiki theme intact.
Also in 1962, the Sip 'n Dip Lounge opened in Great Falls, Montana, bringing a tiki theme to the cold northern state and featuring a swimming pool where swimmers could be observed underwater from a window in the bar, a concept inspired by a similar design at the Playboy Club in Chicago.

Great Falls, Montana

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The Sip 'n Dip Lounge is a tiki bar in Great Falls, Montana opened in 1962, when Polynesian themes were popular, and it has survived to the present day with its tiki theme intact.
The community also is notable for the unique Sip 'n Dip Lounge, a tiki bar located downtown in the O'Haire Motor Inn.

Mermaiding

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Located inside a local motel that was considered modern and trendy at the time it was built, the Sip 'n Dip is known for having women dressed as mermaids swimming underwater in an indoor swimming pool visible through a window in the bar.

Club Moderne

In 2016, it came in second to the Club Moderne in Anaconda in a national contest by the National Trust for Historic Preservation for the title "America's Favorite Historic Bar".
Chosen as "America's Favorite Historic Bar" in 2016 in a contest sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, beating out another notable Montana venue, the Sip 'n Dip Lounge,

Polynesian culture

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The Sip 'n Dip Lounge is a tiki bar in Great Falls, Montana opened in 1962, when Polynesian themes were popular, and it has survived to the present day with its tiki theme intact.

Motel

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Located inside a local motel that was considered modern and trendy at the time it was built, the Sip 'n Dip is known for having women dressed as mermaids swimming underwater in an indoor swimming pool visible through a window in the bar.

Swimming pool

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Located inside a local motel that was considered modern and trendy at the time it was built, the Sip 'n Dip is known for having women dressed as mermaids swimming underwater in an indoor swimming pool visible through a window in the bar.

Bamboo

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Decorated with a bamboo ceiling and a South Seas theme, the bar also features "Piano Pat" Spoonheim, who has played piano there since 1963 and is noted for her unique "jazzy" style.

Polynesia

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Decorated with a bamboo ceiling and a South Seas theme, the bar also features "Piano Pat" Spoonheim, who has played piano there since 1963 and is noted for her unique "jazzy" style.

GQ

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Beginning in 2003, the bar began to gain prominence outside of Montana, when the magazine GQ listed the lounge in its list of the top 10 bars in the world, ranking it as the "#1 bar...worth flying for".

Nick Nolte

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Celebrity patrons of the Sip 'n Dip have included Nick Nolte, star of The Deep, and Daryl Hannah, who reprised her portrayal of a mermaid in Splash by swimming in the pool while wearing a mermaid tail.

The Deep (1977 film)

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Celebrity patrons of the Sip 'n Dip have included Nick Nolte, star of The Deep, and Daryl Hannah, who reprised her portrayal of a mermaid in Splash by swimming in the pool while wearing a mermaid tail.

Daryl Hannah

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Celebrity patrons of the Sip 'n Dip have included Nick Nolte, star of The Deep, and Daryl Hannah, who reprised her portrayal of a mermaid in Splash by swimming in the pool while wearing a mermaid tail.

Splash (film)

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Celebrity patrons of the Sip 'n Dip have included Nick Nolte, star of The Deep, and Daryl Hannah, who reprised her portrayal of a mermaid in Splash by swimming in the pool while wearing a mermaid tail.

Playboy Club

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The concept of a swimming pool designed so underwater swimmers can be viewed from inside the bar was original to the building, as the person who built the O'Haire had been inspired by a similar design he saw when visiting the Playboy Club in Chicago.

Tiki culture

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When built in the 1960s, the O'Haire Motor Inn was considered "swank" and modern, and the tiki concept was popular, in part due to the then-recent admission of Hawaii to the United States as a state.

Hawaii

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When built in the 1960s, the O'Haire Motor Inn was considered "swank" and modern, and the tiki concept was popular, in part due to the then-recent admission of Hawaii to the United States as a state.

Microbrewery

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The bar features a bamboo ceiling, traditional cocktails, local Montana microbrews, and specialty drinks such as the "fish bowl," a 64 usoz cocktail that features nine shots of different liquors.

Ageing

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Called "the heart of the Sip 'n Dip," Spoonheim is an octogenarian and a great-grandmother.

Frank Sinatra

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She performs what one reviewer described as "unusual covers" of songs, particularly those of Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, and Elvis Presley.

Neil Diamond

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She performs what one reviewer described as "unusual covers" of songs, particularly those of Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, and Elvis Presley.

Elvis Presley

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She performs what one reviewer described as "unusual covers" of songs, particularly those of Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, and Elvis Presley.

Sweet Caroline

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One of her most requested covers is "Sweet Caroline," where she often leads patrons in sing-alongs.

Sing-along

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One of her most requested covers is "Sweet Caroline," where she often leads patrons in sing-alongs.