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January 09, 2019

Ice bar, Pegsicle, to return to La Peg's beer garden

For those who like to drink outside all year 'round

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Pegsicle at La Peg Courtesy of/La Peg

The ice bar at La Peg will return this winter.

It's a song of ice and fire at La Peg this winter. The hand-carved ice bar, Pegsicle, will return to the outdoor beer garden for the third year, along with three fire pits.

Chef and owner, Peter Woolsey, will use a chainsaw and set of Japanese ice chisels to create the bar from dozens of ice blocks. The public is invited to watch the process.

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UPDATE: Head to La Peg on Friday, Feb. 1, to catch the action beginning at 4 p.m. Then around 6 p.m., Pegsicle will officially open.

Pegsicle at La PegCourtesy of/La Peg

Order a warm drink from the ice bar.

It will stay open until it melts. According to La Peg, the ice bar usually lasts about two weeks.

As for food and drink, there will be mulled wine, spiked hot chocolate, seasonal beers and a new "Winter Warmer Menu."

Guests will need to make reservations for the menu as a group, and will have exclusive use of one of the fire pits for the evening. 

There will be only three "Winter Warmer" reservations available nightly, for groups of six to 10 guests. The menu, $40 per person, includes:

• Jerusalem artichoke soup with crispy sunchokes and toasted sunflower seeds, served with warm spiked apple cider
• Beef short rib stew with slab bacon, fingerling potatoes, roasted carrots and brussels sprouts, served with mulled red wine
• Apple cobbler with caramel sauce, served with a mug of spiked hot chocolate

La Peg's beer garden offers views of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and is decorated with twinkling lights and picnic tables. The restaurant is located inside the FringeArts building, a historic pump house.

Ice Bar at La Peg

Opening Friday, Feb. 1
UPDATE: Officially opens at 6 p.m.
La Peg
140 N, Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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