Ice, Ice, Baby!
The Lake George region is raising the bar when it comes to winter fun.
A very cool adventure awaits you as several of our Chamber member restaurants and hotels offer outdoor ice lounges complete with ice bars, luges, games and creative sculptures starting in January and continuing through February.
Many of the ice bars are serving cocktails made with local craft beverages brewed by members of the Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail.
Enjoy a drink while you warm up by a fire put or cozy up with a blanket on a bar stool carved from ice.
No two ice bars are the same. Explore the different themes as you make your way along the ice bar circuit.
There is NO ADMISSION CHARGE to get into any of these events! All are free to attend.
Please remember to be save and arrange for a designated driver if needed. Lyft, Uber and taxi companies are available in the area. There will be a free shuttle offered between Adirondack Pub & Brewery’s Funky Ice Fest and the Holiday Inn Resort’s Forest Ice Bar.
Below is a list of our members who are offering their own renditions of this hot winter trend.
(Photo above courtesy The Sagamore Resort.)
Adirondack Pub & Brewery
It’s time to get funky at Adirondack Pub & Brewery! This year the funkiest ice lounge in town has a classic gaming theme. Try your hand at classic arcade games like Space Invaders, Centipede and Galaga. You’ll also find a variety of specialty cocktails made with local wine and spirits, like the Skee Ball Sangria the Space Invader. Bring your funkiest vinyl to play, too.
There will be an assortment of ice sculptures, including Baby Yoda!
Friday, Jan. 24 — Starts at 4 PM
Saturday, Jan 25 — Starts at 3 PM (Restaurant opens at Noon)
Friday, Jan 31 — Starts at 4 PM
Saturday, Feb 1 — Starts at 3 PM (Restaurant opens at Noon)
Fort William Henry
The Fort William Henry’s Polar Ice Bar takes place one weekend in February — Feb. 7 & 8.
Carved ice sculptures and an ice bar will be on display on the back lawn of the fort overlooking Lake George. Enjoy an outdoor fire lounge and live music by Rich Ortiz!
Friday, Feb. 7 — Starts at 4 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 8 — Starts at noon
Holiday Inn Resort
For the 3rd annual Forest Ice Bar transforms the front fire pit area of the hotel into a beautiful forest-themed winter wonderland nestled among the pines. Enjoy a beautiful view of the lake while warming by the fire pit and sipping specialty cocktails. This year there’s even an igloo sculpture!
Friday, Jan. 24 — 5 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 25 — 3 to 9 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 31 — 5 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 1 — 3 to 9 p.m.
Inn at Erlowest
Instead of ice, the star at Winterfest at Erlowest is fire. In addition to fire tables, this year’s event even features fire performers!
Enjoy local food and craft beverages while you also shop at vendor booths from around the area’s year-round businesses. The Chamber and Adirondacks Welcome Center will have a booth this year so you can sample local foods available for purchase at the Welcome Center, located between Exits 17 & 18 northbound on the Northway, I-87.
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Saturday, Feb. 1st – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 2nd — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Garrison Ice Bar is back with specials. Giveaways, games, prizes and more!
Friday, Jan. 24 — 5 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 25 — noon to 9 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 26 —noon to 6 p.m.
Friday — Jan. 31 — 5 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 1 — noon to 9 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 2 — noon to 6 p.m.
The new Gaslight Restaurant in Lake George will have an ice bar starting on Friday, January 24 and lasting four weekends.
In addition to the Ice Bar, enjoy:
- Fire Pits
- Heated Patio
- Outdoor Blankets
- Wood-Fired Pizza
- Specialty Hot Drinks
- Live Music
Friday, Jan. 24 — Starts at 5 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 25 — Starts at 2 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 31 — Starts at 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 1 — Starts at 2 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 7 — Starts at 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 8 — Starts at 2 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 14 — 5 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 15 — 5 to 10 p.m.
Lake George Beach Club
Head over to Lake George Beach Club during Lake George Winter Carnival for their ice bar! Play ice pong, drink from the ice luge and order from the ice bar! The ice bar and games are on their deck with a beautiful view of the lake and the Winter Carnival festivities.
Friday, Jan. 24 — 5 p.m. to close
Saturday, Jan. 25 — noon to close
Sunday, Jan. 26 — noon to close
Friday, Jan. 31 — 5 p.m. to close
Saturday, Feb. 1 — noon to close
Sunday, Feb. 2 — noon to close
Friday, Feb. 7 — 5 p.m. to close
Saturday, Feb. 8 — noon to close
Sunday, Feb. 9 — noon to close
Friday, Feb. 14 — 5 p.m. to close
Saturday, Feb. 15 — noon to close
Sunday, Feb. 16 — noon to close
Friday, Feb. 21 — 5 p.m. to close
Saturday, Feb. 22 — noon to close
Sunday, Feb. 23 — noon to close
Friday, Feb. 28 — 5 p.m. to close
Saturday, Feb. 29 — noon to close
The Sagamore Resort
The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing pioneered the area’s ice bar tradition in January of 2014 with a lounge carved from 18,000 pounds of ice.
Since then The Sagamore’s ice bar has grown — this year featuring carvings from about 20,000 pounds of ice and a 1920s theme. Head to this icy speakeasy-style bar to be transported back to the Roaring 20s and enjoy some delicious cocktails.
This ice bar is fun rain or shine as a tent covers the event.
The cost to park on the grounds is $15. You can also catch a shuttle for free and park in the lots before the bridge that goes to Green Island, where The Sagamore is located.
Friday, Jan. 24
Saturday Jan. 25
Friday, Jan. 31
Saturday, Feb. 1
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