The ice house is a venerable Texas institution, although one that has been re-purposed, since folks these days make their own ice at home, and refrigerators have taken the place of ice boxes that needed to be restocked with blocks of ice on a regular delivery schedule.
|Icehouse at Barker Dam (Highway 6)|
appropriately named The Dam Ice House
ENERGY CORRIDOR ICEHOUSES
There are two drink-serving establishments in the Energy Corridor area that call themselves ice house: One on Highway 6 South of Memorial Drive facing Barker Dam, amusingly but appropriately dubbing itself The Dam Icehouse, and another one on Briar Forest Drive just a bit West of the intersection with Dairy Ashford: Big John’s. Both of these watering holes have outdoor seating.
|Big John's Ice House (sign) on Briar Forest near Dairy Ashford|
An innerloop icehouse that merits the label historic, perhaps even iconic,
is located on West Alabama between Montrose and Shepherd
|Sign at West Alabama Icehouse (est. 1928) inside the Loop |
near South Shepherd Drive