Without washing machines, we’d be forced to clean clothes the old-fashioned way—with a river, a washboard, and the illusive soapfish. Modernize your clothing cleaning with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of self-serve laundry and drinks, eats, and entertainment at Spin Cycle Café Laundromat in Newington.
Recently featured in the Hartford Courant, Spin Cycle Café eliminates the boredom and spin-induced hypnosis associated with traditional, un-tricked-out Laundromats. In addition to 25 washers ($2/single load, $3/double load) and 24 dryers ($1 for 24 minutes, $0.25 for additional six minutes), Spin Cycle Café has free WiFi, organic fair-trade coffee, satellite TV, and a full bar and café menu. All-day breakfast items, such as the sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich ($3.95) or the bagel with cream cheese and a small coffee ($3.25), provide nutritional fuel to last you through your clothes’ de-dirtenings. The tomatoes, black olives, shredded chicken, and mozzarella of the chicken-pesto panini ($7.25) inject cleansing sessions with a distinctly boot-shaped flavor. Off-the-clock laundronauts can kick back with an ice-cold beer from Spin Cycle’s bar, and those fed up with the eulogy and tragic- monologue readings that are popular in traditional laundry destinations will enjoy a change of pace with Spin Cycle’s event calendar, which features comedy shows on the last Saturday of every month.
Spin Cycle offers customers free soap all day long on every weekday, so you’ll no longer have to visit trench-coated detergent salesmen that hover around the parking lot. With a rotating schedule of special events—including Laundromat dating and open-mic nights—laundry nights become unpredictable adventures. Great for pairs of air-fluff bffs or solo stain warriors looking to meet new people, a visit to Spin Cycle Café Laundromat ensures clean clothes, real-life social networking, and the tranquilizing power of precisely prepared eats.
Spin Cycle Café Laundromat was featured in the Hartford Courant, where you can also see pictures of the inviting atmosphere. The café and washerie has also been mentioned in the NewsTimes and the Newington Town Crier.
- Established in 2007 by cousins Laury Rosario and Jesus Ortiz, this 2,600-square-foot establishment provides some serious perks while you do the laundry, that dreaded weekly chore. Relax at one of several tables, the couch or the bar while sipping a soda, cold beer or margarita and indulging in something hot off the menu. – Amy Ellis, Hartford Courant
- "I couldn't help but make people laugh -- that was my high," said Clarke, who will perform stand-up Saturday at the Spin Cycle Cafe Laundromat in Newington – Scott Gargan, NewsTimes