SocialICE –Rochester Minnesota's Ice Bar

When: February 7, 8, & 9, 2019
Times: Thursday 5:00 - 9:00 pm, Friday & Saturday 4:00 - 10:00 pm
Where: Peace Plaza
Cost: FREE

SocialICE – Rochester Minnesota's Ice Bar – transforms the Peace Plaza in the heart of Downtown Rochester into an outdoor ice bar experience. At SocialICE, you'll experience seven 12-foot uniquely designed and themed ice bars – each with signature drinks – lighting effects, live DJ entertainment nightly, life-sized ice sculptures, a wide selection of beer and wine, and more. Plus, warm up and stay a little longer in our giant igloo - The Clubhouse presented by Somerby Golf Club, and check out the LIVE Paint Jam from 7PM-9PM on 1st Avenue thanks to Threshold Arts. This event is FREE to attend and open to the public.

Looking to visit SocialICE as a family? SocialICE FAM JAM is the family-friendly, all ages celebration of winter leading up to the final night of Downtown Rochester's annual SocialICE. Bundle up and join us on the Peace Plaza for a jam-packed day of wintry fun! Click here for more details.

Participating Bars

Bar Location Map - COMING SOON
Bar Buffalo: Jumanji
Chester's Kitchen & Bar: Pirates of the Caribbean
Dooley's Pub: Day of the Dead
The Half Barrel Bar & Kitchen: The State of Hockey - MN Wild
Kathy's Pub: Ghostbusters
The Loop: Three Days of Ice, Fun, & Cocktails - 50th Anniversary of Woodstock 
Martinis at the Kahler Grand: The Incredibles



Show Downtown Rochester how you #SocialICE! We are hosting our annual SocialICE photo contest, so get those selfies ready! We will have three different photo categories to choose winners from: photo of an ice bar, photo with giant SocialICE letters, and a general event photo.

Here’s how to enter:

  • Follow @DowntownRochesterMN on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Snap a photo at SocialICE
  • Post your photo on social media and tag us using #SocialICE (the post must be public to be eligible)

Six lucky winners will each be receiving a $50 gift card - that's $300 in giveaways! Make sure to follow our SocialICE Facebook page for updated details, and follow Downtown Rochester MN on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter as we announce all the details on these activities and more.


SocialICE caters to a wide variety of musical tastes with live DJs each night. Our DJs will energize the crowd with a mix of hits and classics spun with talent and skill that only a live DJ can. If that wasn’t enough, their visually-stunning DJ booth is fully dressed in special-effects lighting and pixel-mapped LED screens.


Video produced by Cinematic Media, 2016


2018 SocialICE – Rochester Minnesota’s Ice Bar
2016 SocialICE – Rochester Minnesota's Ice Bar - Press Release
Organizers announce bar lineup for Rochester's 8th annual SocialICE - The Med City Beat
Plans Unveiled for 2016 SocialICE - KAAL ABC 6
SocilaICE Cover Story - 507 Magazine
SocialICE sculptures thaw out as event heats up - KTTC NBC


For media inquiries, please contact Meghann Southwick at or 507.216.9884. Marketing and media resources available below (including video above and photos below).
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Interested in ways to partner with us or get involved, please contact Meghann Southwick at or 507.216.9884 for information. 



SocialICE Photo Gallery


311 Broadway Ave South, Suite A2
Rochester, MN 55904



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