The Lake George Area has been iced. All over the region, massive blocks of ice are being chunked and chiseled to form exquisite masterpieces. Frigid specialty drinks are being poured into martini glasses and down ice luges. Bundled up visitors are settling on frozen stools and elbowing up to bars crafted from ice. The Ice Bar Phenomenon has hit the Lake George Area.
The first ice bars were carved in January, but the ice bar season is about to hit its stride. Several ice bars will be put to good use in February, pouring up chilled drinks to help locals and out-of-towners alike achieve that warm winter glow. So bundle up, gather your friends, and order a drink. It’s Ice Bar Season.
Last but not least, the Inn at Erlowest continues their Winterfest at Erlowest event every Saturday through February 18th. Looking to join the ice bar season but offering something a bit different, Winterfest at Erlowest will feature fire bars on their outdoor patio. Along with specialty drinks, Winterfest at Erlowest will be serving food samples from Executive Chef Adam Padilla, as well as food and drink from local businesses and live entertainment. Guests must have a ticket to enter the ballroom and sample food, but guests do not need a ticket to check out the fire bars. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.
And of course, January ice bars are still frozen and serving drinks. For some icy fun during the last weekend in January, head to the Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge at the Sagamore Resort, or Funky Ice Fest at Adirondack Pub & Brewery. Whether you attend just one of the ice bars or grab a drink at them all, it’s definitely ice bar season in the Lake George Area.