By Rachel Shuster
Located at 58 Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, Allgos Sweets and Drinks has re-opened as of March 1st with new menu items ~ but with the same charm that made it one of Worcester’s favorite places to grab drinks and dessert.
Due to extensive water and mold damage caused by a fire on the third floor of the building where Allgos is located, the sweet spot had to shut down last June.
“We were going to change everything for our re-opening, from the menu to the décor, but we started to miss the original items and atmosphere, and decided to put everything back to its original form,” said owner Naat Paiva.
The atmosphere is welcoming, surrounding guests in colors like chocolate and olive. “It’s very rustic and laid back. We have couches and lounge chairs with local artwork hanging on the walls,” Paiva said.
Allgos offers delicious dessert items including profiteroles and a pecan chocolate torte. They have also introduced new spring and summer menu items like gelato. All desserts are $7 and under.
Drinks include everything from beers, martinis, 8-12 infused vodka flavors and high-end scotches to cappuccinos and lattes. Make sure to check out the popular “molecular drinks,” too!
“We do these as alcoholic or coffee that have a little, squishy ball in them. Press on the ball and based on the drink, either a shot of espresso or alcohol explodes in your mouth for an extra burst,” Paiva explained.
Allgos has live music Thursdays-Sundays and holds private parties at no charge for 40-50 people.
“We cater to everyone. I have regulars who are in their 20s and 50s. We always try to do something different and give people something to look forward to,” Paiva said.
Allgos is open Wednesday-Sunday 6pm-2am, with outdoor seating from 6-11pm. Visit www.allgoslounge.com for more information.