In previous years, we've infamously looked at some of Denton's best and worst restrooms (check out those posts here and here). As frequent urinators, we thought ourselves fairly adept to judge such a thing. It's been about a year and a half since then, and things have really changed in the Denton-potty scene. Some new restrooms have come into play and made themselves contenders right off the bat. Some of the worst restrooms of the past have jumped off the bench and proved themselves contenders once more. This year, we decided we'd focus on a few of the nicest new restrooms in Denton. Read on to find out what we think are restrooms worth of your peeing. Heck, maybe we'll even make a trophy and hand it out. Let's totally talk toilets...
The new cornerstone of Oak and Locust, Barley and Board did not disappoint when they came up with their restroom design. The old-timey pull chain toilets are charming and quaint. Complete with penny tile floors, cool wood finishes, and an open air concept, this restroom comes in at the top! Don't be afraid to drink karafe after karafe of water when you're dining at Barley and Board because the restrooms are just that nice.
Aside from the long walk down a small hallway, the restrooms at 940's are pretty swank. The single-seaters are separated by Denton's most instagramous (Instagram + famous) piece of white neon in a little sitting area. We hope you don't mind peeing while someone standing a few feet away taking a selfie. The rooms themselves are clad in white penny and subway tile with a leather-wrapped mirror. They are nothing if not clean. There is also some sort of Glade apparatus in the room that emits delightful smells. One thing we totally dig is delightful smelling stuff. We tried to open up the device to check out the name of the scent but ended up spraying ourselves twice. Oh well.
Pizza Snob left no detail unchecked, including their restrooms. Modern and clean, these single person palaces are definite contenders for bestroom status. It is very easy to tell that a lot of thought and care went into these restrooms of a humble (but awesome) pizza place.
If you're up for an adventure, our favorite horrible Denton restrooms are must-pee for any self-respecting Dentonite.
The restrooms at Rubber Gloves are not only full of some of the best graffiti and stall smell like a flavor of Doritos that hasn't been invented yet. They're always extremely dark, giving off a very dungeon of doom feeling. We wouldn't want it any other way, though, Rubber Gloves. So keep it up, and maybe get these things even dirtier if you can.
If you're an exhibitionist and enjoy people listening to the sound of you pee, Recycled Books is 100% the place for you. It's made even better due to the fact that it's right next to the children's section so you can hear small children critiquing Seuss as you try to hover above the seat.
The constant fear of falling into the basement below J &J's with your pants at your ankles makes for a stressful restroom experience. In addition, the long walk down the hall to get to them has a very The Shining feel to it for some reason. We wouldn't be surprised to see a guy dressed in a dog costume walk out of the men's room at some point.
And we can't have a restroom post without mentioning Rose Costumes...
Not new at all, but we always like to recommend visiting the restroom at downtown ex-pat Rose Costumes because it is just that awesome (Note: Glen Farris disagrees with us on this). This "round the corner" restroom hidden at the back of the store is decorated like 221 B Baker St., AKA Sherlock Holmes’ apartment. Distressed chairs, fabric-covered walls and other things that sound like they’d make a restroom gross are all over this baño, but somehow it works. Just don't touch anything. Plus, you get to pretend to be Benedict Cumberbatch while you pee. Can’t beat that.