The Maine Dish
This weekend’s hottest ticket? Ice Bar in Brunswick!
I had a chance to visit the Inn at Brunswick Station’s Ice Bar last night, and the experience was one full of AMAZING cocktails (hello, Wolfberry Lemonade!), mind-blowing ice sculptures, and the friendliest hotel and bar staff I’ve met in a long time. Before last night, I had no idea that this hotel was the classy and hospitable place it is. More importantly–and I hesitate to mention it for fear word will get around too fast–I found what I am sure will be my new favorite outdoor patio for lazy summer afternoons.
The outdoor Ice Bar is where the signature cocktail magic happens, and for you cold-averse friends, it’s just outside the doors of the Inn’s cozy tavern as well as The Robinson Room, a large reception area with a full bar. The Inn has a heated tent set up on the patio with tables full of nibbles available throughout the night. Tonight, a DJ will be spinning tunes until 10:00 and if live music is more your thing, tomorrow night will be the time to hit the scene, with Scotty and the Big Dogs hitting the stage at 7:00.
My girlfriends and I had plans to hit the pub in Hallowell tonight, but I’m not gonna lie: I may try to convince them that a trip to Brunswick is a better idea.
Tickets are $12 at the door, but I’d recommend clicking over to Brown Paper Tickets and getting yours in advance for $10. It’s a busy weekend at Bowdoin this weekend, so you might as well make sure you’ve got a ticket to the (coldest) hottest event in Brunswick.