This Beautiful Bar In Wisconsin Is Made Of Over 14,000 Pounds Of Crystal Clear Ice

Wisconsinites know how to embrace and enjoy the cold and snow of winter here. Most of it doesn’t faze us anymore and we learn to revel in all things winter in Wisconsin. A group of restaurants on a shared corner in Milwaukee’s Third Ward have really taken the idea of cold and turned it on its head. The Wicked Hop, Cafe Benelux and St. Paul Fish Market have announced they’ll once again be constructing ice bars outside their establishments to create a fun, unique way to enjoy the cold. Last year’s bars used 150 blocks of ice weighing 23 tons to create some of the most fun, amazing ice bars you can imagine.

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St. Paul Fish Company is located at 400 N Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53202 inside the Milwaukee Public Market. The Wicked Hop is located at 345 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202 and Cafe Benelux is located at 346 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202.

St. Paul Fish Company announced the latest iteration of the ice bar festival on their Facebook page, so check there for information as it’s announced. Or see their website for more information.

Cafe Benelux’s website can be found here or check out their Facebook page.

The Wicked Hop’s website can be found here or find more information on their Facebook page.

If you love outdoor ice exhibits, you have to check out this massive ice castle being built in Lake Geneva.