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Beer, Grilled Cheese…and Laundry?


Have you ever gotten bored waiting for the washing machine to finish up at the laundromat, and thought, man, I could go for a beer and a sandwich right now. Well, you might want to take your business to New York City’s Wash House, a  laundromat-cafe-bar hybrid that also offers gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. Chowing down on a grilly and sipping a brew while waiting for the spin cycle to complete? Laundry day doesn’t sound so bad anymore.

The Wash House, the first laundromat-bistro of its kind in Manhattan, features local wood flooring and mirrors from an Upstate New York estate. It’s one of several new boutique-style businesses around the country offering food and laundry under one roof.

These hybrids are a contemporary spin on Duds ‘n Suds, a national laundry chain popular in the ’80s that featured beer and big-screen TVs. But these come with a local touch and inexpensive fine food.

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Becca Haley-Park

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Rebecca Haley-Park is an assistant editor for culture: the word on cheese, and is responsible for all the delicious content on our Facebook page and Twitter feed. When not writing for the magazine you can find her creating cocktail recipes and pairing them with cheese.

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