Someone had recently asked in the comments about the Sip ‘n Dip, the bar downtown that had the mermaids behind the bar. I was going to look up and see if it was still open…it was the last time I was home, but it has been almost five years since I have been back (much, much too long). As it had crossed my mind again this morning when I replied to another comment, I had a link for the Sip ‘n Dip come across my Facebook page! Yay! After I graduated from high school, I lived two blocks away from the Sip ‘n Dip and the O’Haire Motor Inn. They had a great tile graphic on the 1st Avenue South side of the building I loved…so retro.
It was wonderful to see it still open and thriving! The Sip ‘n Dip had been named the #1 Bar in the World by GQ Magazine back in 2003….wow! I remember when I was a kid, I would walk from downtown to my aunt’s place, about three blocks on the other side of the O’Haire, and seeing air crews from the airport come to check in. Hanging out at the swankiest places and thinking how cool it was they had the bar with the mermaids. I’m glad to see they are still making Great Falls great!
The legendary Sip-N-Dip Tiki Lounge… Named the #1 bar on earth by GQ Magazine!
Of all the nightspots on the planet, the good folks at GQ Magazine (April 2003) selected the Sip-N-Dip Lounge as the #1 bar on earth!
A long-time favorite of local residents, the Sip-N-Dip is now receiving international acclaim.
The most unique feature of this lounge is the glass wall between the bar and the swimming pool. Watch swimmers under water while you sip your beverage. You never know who might turn up! Even the original mermaid herself — Darryl Hannah’s been seen in there!
Enjoy your favorite beverage and good conversation with friends. Or, if you’re in the mood, try your luck at our gaming machines.
Join us for live piano bar entertainment with Piano-Pat Spoonheim, Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9:30 p.m. ‘til 1:30 a.m. From June to September, soak up the sunshine on our outdoor patio, complete with a full-bar.