The Iconic Ice House In South Dakota May Just Be The Most Fun Dive Bar In The Country
Have you ever enjoyed an ice-cold beer with friends and followed it up by smashing the empty bottle on the side of a brick building (not in a fit of anger but for tradition’s sake)? If so, you probably know which South Dakota dive bar we are about to introduce and, if not, you will want to read on as we tell all about the most fun dive bar in not only South Dakota, but the country:
Welcome to the iconic Ice House!
First built in 1928, the Ice House originally served as the region's first artificial icehouse before making history again by selling beer post-Prohibition, which it has continued to do for the last 100 years.
When you visit today, you will have the opportunity to have a drink inside, have a case brought to your car (as the Ice House is also one of the only bars in the country with a carhop service), or sit on the dock, the latter of which we highly recommend.
In keeping with tradition, patrons who sit on the dock are encouraged to break their empty bottles against the brick wall, making for an all-around fun experience.
If you do break your bottle, be sure to dispose of all of your glass!
Can you see why the Ice House was named one of the "Best Dive Bars in America" by
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The Ice House, 101 Capital St, Yankton, SD 57078, USA