Frosty beverage within the forecast? Halvorson’s serves up drinks on its bar made from snow

Having your drink served to you from a bar made from snow, brings new that means to ‘have a chilly one.’

Patrons of Halvorson’s Upstreet Café on Church Avenue in Burlington braved the weather throughout the snow bar’s debut weekend on Jan. 29 and 30 to have a drink with a pure cooling platform on the restaurant’s out of doors patio.

Jason Lenihan, the restaurant’s common supervisor, did not know his loopy thought would go over so properly.

“The largest shock is unquestionably that individuals braved the chilly,” Lenihan stated in an electronic mail. “On Saturday it was a excessive of like 7 levels and the looks like was within the negatives all day. Nonetheless individuals got here out.”

At the least 8 clients selected to come back as a result of they felt safer being round individuals outdoor because the COVID-19 virus nonetheless looms, he stated.

Lenihan, who says he was that dad who would keep out engaged on the snow fort even after the youngsters had gone in for decent chocolate, had the concept for the snow bar final yr throughout the COVID shutdown, however the timing wasn’t proper till this yr.

He believes Halvorson’s courtyard is one among Burlington’s hidden gems. “A snow bar simply makes it out there year-round. In any other case, there would simply be snow on the market. Such a waste,” he stated.

The snow bar’s form was molded by making plywood varieties and shoveling the snow into the varieties to freeze in that form over evening. Lenihan had assist shoveling from among the dishwashers, and the method took three nights to finish.

He hoped the function would drive extra visitors in January and February, the restaurant’s slowest (and coldest) months. The preliminary response has been good and Lenihan says they may open it up once more and is hoping for Feb.y 19, particularly, climate relying. He stated the easiest way to know if the snow bar is open is examine their social media channels or web site.

Finally, Lenihan wished to supply a enjoyable expertise, benefiting from the chilly months in Vermont.

“When life offers you lemons, make a snow bar!”

Should you go and extra information:

Halvorson’s Upstreet Café, 16 Church St. in downtown Burlington



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Contact reporter April Barton at [email protected] or 802-660-1854. Comply with her on Twitter @aprildbarton.

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