TWO HARBORS, Minn. (AP) — Ice cubes probably aren’t necessary for your cocktail at the new bar that’s part of Grand Superior Lodge in Two Harbors. That’s because it’s made entirely of ice.

The bar is called “BL?, Ice Bar and Lounge” — that’s B-L with a question mark after it. It opened this past week in time for the Winter Solstice, and will stay that way for as long as nature allows.

The bar was crafted with the help of Chris Swarbrick, a long-time ice-carving champion at the St. Paul Winter Carnival. Grand Superior Lodge’s own executive chef, Dan Lageson, is also a part-time ice sculptor and helped with the creation.

The bar includes more than 200 ice blocks weighing 350 pounds each. Some blocks have rope lights frozen inside to create an eerie winter ambience, and there’s a menu of specialty drinks offered in glasses also made of ice. Two luges built into the bar will chill martinis poured through the ice channel.

(© Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments (3)
  1. Billy says:

    It would be nice if you had some pictures of the bar, this story is worthless without pictures.

  2. Billy says:

    Heres a couple pictures:

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Watch & Listen LIVE