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2018 SocialICE – Rochester Minnesota’s Ice Bar

Release Date: January 16, 2018

Media Contact: Meghann Southwick
Rochester Downtown Alliance
Office: (507) 216-9884


2018 SocialICE -- Rochester Minnesota's Ice Bar

Rochester, Minn.---January 16, 2018

SocialICE -- Rochester Minnesota's Ice Bar -- is once again returning to the Peace Plaza on February 8, 9, and 10 to bring you the most unique winter experience in southeast Minnesota. The area's premier winter event will kick off one week earlier this year and will feature a total of nine uniquely themed ice bars, one-of-a-kind signature drinks, special-effects lighting, fire pits, and live DJ entertainment nightly. SocialICE is free to attend.


Downtown Rochester restaurants and bars are amplifying creativity in order to wow attendees with their uniquely themed and interactive bars.

Chester's Kitchen & Bar: Grease Lightning
Dooley's Pub: Dr. Suess
Kathy's Pub: King Kong
Martini's at the Kahler Grand: Lego
Salute! Wine Bar & More: Back to the Future
The Half Barrel: Game of Thrones
The Loop: The Carnival Has Come to Town!
The Tap House: Taco Truck Food Truck
Victoria's Ristorante & Wine Bar: Northern Lights Mardi Gras

Attendees are encouraged to vote for their favorite ice bar at the Info Kiosk located on the east section of the Peace Plaza on any one of the event nights. The winning bar will be dubbed the "2018 SocialICE Ice Bar Champion". The winner will be announced at the event on Saturday, February 10.


SocialICE caters to a wide variety of musical tastes with live DJs each night performing renditions of the classics and popular new hits. Their visually-stunning DJ booth is fully dressed in special-effects lighting making it an outdoor dance party for all.

Attendees will also have six chances to win a $50 gift card to a SocialICE participating bar or restaurant by entering the #SocialICE Photo Contest. Snap a photo at the event and tag @DowntownRochesterMN on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #SocialICE to participate. Details at


The SocialICE Wall of Ice is back for a second year. Creatively crafted, the Wall of Ice is the perfect backdrop for any selfie. SocialICE 2018 also features an ice curtain at the entrance and an array of life-sized interactive ice sculptures.


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