IHOP is typically the place we go after a long night out, with the starchy pancakes and filling breakfast options helping us recover from the evening’s damage. But while it’s always been the spot to go after late-night festivities, one location wants to be the place where you get the party started.
An IHOP location in Phoenix, Arizona is the only one out there to host an entire full-service bar inside. According to Nation’s Restaurant News, the “Rise N Shine” Bar and the IHOP its tied to opened earlier this month. The building was home to a former Lone Star Steakhouse that had an existing bar and liquor license, giving the franchisee a unique opportunity to bring their concept to life.
Since it’s in an IHOP, you can still get the classic diner favorites while bellying up to the bar. The cocktails offered are inspired by brunch, including a “Mulemosa,” a Bloody Mary, and a frozen margarita. Craft beer and wine are also available for purchase.
IHOP representatives claim that there are no plans to expand the concept in the future. Thus, for now, if you want the experience of eating IHOP pancakes and guzzling down Mulemosas at the same time, you’ll need to take a road trip to Phoenix.