timberland mens coats Ice bar serves cold ones at Bon Soo
Getting a cold beer won’t be a problem when Northern Superior runs an ice bar during Ontario Winter Carnival Bon Soo’s opening weekend.
Capacity at the bar, based between Algoma Conservatory of Music and The Mill Steakhouse and Bar at Bon Soo’s base, is about 100.
Twenty kegs, topped with faux fur, act as chairs. They’re based at an actual bar sculpted from snow and two small tables made up of blocks of snow. For big shots such as Mr. Bon Soo, there’s even a VIP corner booth. Fire barrels will help patrons keep warm. The Weather Network forecasts the temperature will dip to 21 C on Saturday.
Trevor Zachary, Northern Superior’s sales and marketing manager, worked alongside Jordan Boucher, Jeff DiCorpo, Blayn Morley and Brian Petingalo, who also fashions the carnival’s nearby bum slides, over 10 days to create the bar. Snowblowers cleared out a dumping of snow on Thursday.
Northern Superior also ran an ice bar when Festivals and Events Ontario held its annual conference in the Sault last March. The bar was set up outside of Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre near the St. Mary’s River. Two airplanes were nearby.
His big concern is weather related. Beer could freeze in the lines in the jockey boxes and kegs Northern Superior uses to serve imbibers. Noting weather conditions are than normal for usual beer storage, some kegs and jockey boxes will be kept inside until needed. Additional pumps will be on hand to keep the beer flowing.