The Good King

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The Good King is located in philadelphia pa a 1/2 block south of south st on 7th.  the good king is an awesome new french restaurant with delicious food, cozy atmosphere, and wildly fair prices…lovin this place….the cushions in the booths are ,holy hell, incredible!!!   ya gotta be careful! these things will gobble you up! no thanksgiving pun intended. anyway……

what a great place to go oui oui!!!!the restrooms are compact things with interseting looks packed in like a clown car of steez….the automatic light is a nice greeting as you walk in the little wash closet, exposed brick, and nice tile makes for a fine experience…. and always gotta love the personal potty…its just more comfortable! the restroom is finished with an automatic hand wash …just watch your shoulders as you turn around….it be tight in there!!  have a great (bah)day! 2.5 flushes

handicap access………… yup but very tight

toilet paper…………………..yup

towels or dryer……………..yup

clean…………………………..yup

proper functions…………..yup

amazingness………………..great place for a oui oui

Happy Toilet Day!!!!!

Sooooo…who knew it but its National Toilet Day today!!!! Although the actual potty isnt really what we talk about most of the time over here at the royal flushing it is the nucleus of the surrounding discussion….so for that we give reeeeaaaalllyyyy big ups to Toilets Today!!!! hehe

so this rest area is just about seamless to the rest of the establishment absolutely adhering to the motif…whoever made this area really knows their clientele. here we have a rare intimate situation..that is just well special for this special day!!!

The Melting Pot

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The Melting Pot is located in between 12th and 13th on Filbert St in Philadelphia Pa. The aptly titled Melting Pot is a Fondue place!… You get to dip all sorts of stuff in all sorts of stuff… very fun and cool interactive meal! servers were great!! hmmmm well….

The restrooms were, well, restrooms! they were clean spacious( really spacious) and had everything you need…the motif was suitable to the rest of the establishment…..so that was fine…this one was a classic restroom…nothing really stood out besides for how spacious it was and your choice of three different soaps…haha…Once youve picked your cheese, marinade, and chocolate choice at the table… you get to go to ” The Porcelain Pot” and get to choose from three specialty soaps…choose carefully!!!! Your restroom experience depends on it!! anyway this restroom is FRBR “For Restrooms By Restrooms”… a restroom for the restrooms out there… its a restroom… its core…not a sellout with all the flare….ummm this is getting ugly…welp….2.25 flushes

handicap access………… yup

toilet paper…………………..yup

towels or dryer……………..yup

clean…………………………..yup

proper functions…………..yup

amazingness………………..For the Restroom By the Restroom!!

Hop Sing Laundromat

Hop Sing Laundromat is a speakeasy cocktail bar located on Arch St in between 10th and 11th in Philadelphia Pa. There is no signage and the only way you know where it is if you’ve never been is the line out front!! Sooo this isn’t gonna be your normal The Royal Flushing post. Today and maybe from now on before you read about potties, I’m gonna have to ask you to put on some nice shoes and a collar shirt/dress…Before you go on the sight you will be greeted by a awesomely Gangnam styled man who will size you up to see if you are dazzled up enough to look at the site and let you know the website rules like… this is a cash only website(i actually except all major cards, personal checks and actually ill even take an I.O.U for a later date!) Id like  to know if your expecting any more people to join you to look at the website and tell you that there is no photography in the clandestine website…please dont take pictures of your computer screen. i will have to tell you to go elsewhere if any of these rules are broken!!! but if you abide i will give you the most well crafted restroom reviews you will ever feast your eyes on!!!!!  Ok……Are you dressed to impress??? at least put some dress shoes on!!! hahaha

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as you can see the restrooms are pretty basic… the walls are maroon with white tiles going halfway up… its very handicap accessible and drunk accessible with plenty of handles around the toilet in case you are having trouble for any reason!! Light is bright enough to sober the drunkest of the drunk…if” Debbie or Daryl Drunkie” went in there they would come out “Wilma and Walter Walkstraightlines!!” yup…. that would happen!!!! thats right…”Walkstraightlines” haha… the restroom is clean and has some cool vintage signs and old timey art as depicted in the second and third pictures….the painting next to the toilet is really cool(3rd pic) with a monk and a gentleman enjoying a delicious  cocktail!!  nice huh? anyway…the rest area was nice but nothing compared to the rest of the experience! it was a lot of work really to go there but in the end was very cool for what it was…and the host/MC was amazing! 2.5 flushes

handicap access………… yup

toilet paper…………………..yup

towels or dryer……………..yup

clean…………………………..yup

proper functions…………..yup

amazingness………………..it be bright in dare. yo.

Elixr

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Elixr is located on Sydenham St in between 15th and 16th off Walnut.  this coffee shop/ cafe is hot fire…what a cozy/ comfortable/ cost efficient joint. Backin it!!  It has a salvagey industrial feel too it, with old barn looking wood…crafted wooden tables that really show case the beautiful wood grain and brought together with huge industrial I beams and plenty of terrariums!… sounds weird but totally works! Blueberry tart was nice like sugar and spice!

Anyway…where were we? ahhh yes…after coffees and some drawing its time to take a break from life for a second!   The star of the restroom is at the beginning and the end of your temporary dwelling…the middle is just fine and dandy with a nice clean stylish facility! ya know what it is yet? i feel like i should be wearing a suit with question marks with tricky little puzzles like this one…oooooowww eeeeeeee…Theres plenty of space including a full length mirror, but…..are you ready for it!!!!!!!!! The DOOR is a really cool touch and works really well practically also. since the restroom is right by the front door, its a little tight on space. sooooooo the very cool sliding freight door continues the salvage industrial experience into and out of the restroom!! and makes for a fashionable arrival and exit !!! 3 flushes!!!

handicap access………… yup

toilet paper…………………..yup

towels or dryer……………..yup

clean…………………………..yup

proper functions…………..yup

amazingness………………..killer door man!

 

 

Little Baby’s Ice Cream

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Little Baby’s Ice Cream is located on Frankford ave in Kensington, Philadelphia…what a place!!! Little Baby’s shares a space with Pizza Brain, which is a locally renowned pizza shop… known for good interesting pizza and their pizza museum with all sorts of pizza things…like movies, record album covers, and of course nik naks. Little Baby’s ice cream  located in the Pizza mermorabilia museum of the collective.  Little Baby’s comes up with all sorts of amazing flavors including the famous earl grey siracha!! whaaaaattt!!!

This” Little Restroom “is awesome… its like your walking into outer space or inner space…well its spacey!!! but not spacious…its also not too small either! its just right. haha dimly lit with blue mysterious lights…Little Baby’s apparently was on the moon!!!!this restroom is definitely giving the space mission vibe…a look into the unknown… extremely imaginative just like the rest of the establishment…love this…  this restroom has a weird but awesome sorta multidimensional mirror box that is a total trip… i still don’t really know what the box was all about, but i am stoked its there…who knows when you are gonna wanna look at the front, back, and sides of something all at the same time under a blue lite…no big deal…haha…this place was a very interesting little space… i think they tried to make very cool and i totally appreciated it… very creative!!!! 4 flushes!!!!

handicap access………… yup

toilet paper…………………..yup

towels or dryer……………..yup

clean…………………………..yup

proper functions…………..yup

amazingness………………..” One small step for ice cream and One giant step for Restrooms”

 

Alfa

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Back to Philly!!!! Alfa is located at 17th and walnut in rittenhouse spuare! its a bar restaurant that serves food till 1 every day… its a popular spot for people in the industry to go get a late night snack… this place gets used and abused by clientele

Sooo… having worked here… i know these restrooms have seen all sorts of activity!! the things these rooms have seen… if there was an abuse shelter for restrooms, these ones would be first in line for help. they would be shaking and scared… maybe foaming at the toilet bowl….they would be a specimen for psych students across the country to see the phenomenon known as the” Alfa Bathroom Syndrome” or “ABS”… poor rooms… they didnt ask or deserve to see what they saw.  A priest comes in at the end of every night to drench them in Holy water and bless them! that being said they somehow manage to keep composure… the restrooms are pretty basic with some cool local art on the wall!! on the weekends, the rooms are just getting beat up fight club style but staff does an excellent job in going the distance till the bell rings at 2am! what a place…2 flushes!!!

handicap access………… yup

toilet paper…………………..yup

towels or dryer……………..yup

clean…………………………..yup

proper functions…………..yup

amazingness………………..” in this corner, we have innocent basic ALFA RESTROOOM!!!!!” and ” in the next corner we have A THOUSAND CRAZIES!”…………LLLLLLEEEEEETTTTS GEEEEETTTT REEEEAAADDDYYY TOOOOO RUMBBBBBBLLLLEEE!!!!!!

 

 

Surrey

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New Orleans (said “Newarlens”) edition! Surrey is located on Magazine street in sunny New Orleans…Surrey is a popular brunch spot. The interior is pretty basic with a southern picnic sorta feel …there is absolutley no frills… brunch is good and frills are minimal.

Same goes for the potty… this cellish getaway is as basic as it gets as far as restrooms…paint, ceiling, floor, walls,toilette, sink, paper towels and plenty of tiolet paper….paper goods are stocked!!! no worries there haha…and im pretty sure they have the water heater set on “incinerator.”  ohhhhhweee that shit was hotty batotty! wowzers…all that being said…it was clean and fit there no bullshit attitude…shit was real…water was hot. 1.5 flushes

handicap access………… yup

toilet paper…………………..you better believe it

towels or dryer……………..damn skippy

clean…………………………..yup

proper functions…………..yup

amazingness………………..hmmm…makes you appreciate your hands more!

Sylvain

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New Orleans (said “Newarlens”) edition! Sylvain is located on chartres st in the french quarter in nola… what a sick little place….theres the little resturant …a awesome courtyard which is all done train car style one in back of the next…the place is dimly lit…slighly cavish in a cozy, good place to write a novel sorta way .i dont know if its the name of the place, sylvain, or the underlying spook that nola has but it does have a vampirey, dracula, and/or murder mystery vibe in there… kinda dark but tight… food is awesome too…

the loo is conveniently between the bar and the courtyard…  its got the cool dim old photos of maybe some murder victims from the early 1900’s…spoooooooooookiiiiieeee….the restroom is a nice classic treat with your hoice of toilet, urinal, or a chair to think about things…life things… pretty funny addition ,but it was a nice chair…old timey….” really tied the room together, did it not.” 2.5 flushes

handicap access………… yup

toilet paper…………………..yup

towels or dryer……………..yup

clean…………………………..yup

proper functions…………..yup

amazingness………………..was it the bartender? the maid? the host?it was Mr.Green from the old lafayette mansion!!! no one saw that comin… how and why?

 

 

 

Borgne

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New Orleans (said ” Newarlens”) edition!  Borgne located on Loyola ave in Nola!! another wonderful John Besh masterpiece. Borgne is to August restaurant is what , to Philadelphians, Allaspina is to Osteria… it’s a bit more casual but absolutely fantastic!!… i pretty large space with cool oyster columns…have to see it!

Any way the restrooms are more like “restlandingstrip” or ” restfootballfield” or “restbigassroom!!!!”…Heard?  Soooo what im trying to co-mun-i-cat-e is shit be big and spacious with a nice clean modern finish…there are these great 70’s fish bowl style light fixtures throughout the escape! and something that was particularly interesting about this wash closet was although the restaurant had a lovely smell of all sorts of fantastasic appetizing scents… the getaway smelled like bacon…yup bacon…i know it sounds crazy…but its true.i am in no way complaining by the way… ” Toilettes de la cochon.” oiu oiu…3.5 flushes

handicap access………… oh hell yes

toilet paper…………………..yup

towels or dryer……………..yup

clean…………………………..yup

proper functions…………..yup

amazingness………………..oui