By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Jan 05, 2022 at 12:26 PM

Get ready to chill out – quite literally – at The Corners of Brookfield as the town center announced the return of its outdoor ice bar, arriving later this month. 

Opening Thursday, Jan. 20 from 4-8 p.m., the outdoor ice bar – measuring 19 feet and 10,000 pounds, courtesy of ice architects Art Below Zero – will pop up once again in the market square area just outside of BelAir Cantina.

In addition to the featured frozen bar centerpiece, this year's edition will include two ice luges for frosty shots, ice mini golf, frosty photo frames as well as pet-friendly photo ops for post-worthy pics, specialty drinks hot and cold, snacks such as tomato soup and churros, and more. Plus, while the outdoor set-up will be heated, those really wanting to fight off any freezing forecasts can book the VIP ice bar experience, featuring a 90-minute reservation in a heated booth for up to six, complimentary blankets, complimentary drink packages and other bonuses. 

"Last year’s first-ever ice bar experience at The Corners was such a success, we can’t wait for its return," said Chelsea Roessler, director of marketing and events at The Corners of Brookfield, in a release. "This is the perfect way to enjoy your favorite beverage with friends while embracing our Wisconsin winter."

The outdoor ice bar is expected to stay open on assorted afternoons and evenings for at least a few weeks, depending on how much frozen fun the weather lets us have. To stay informed on the schedule and any updates, click here – and to make a reservation, visit the ice bar's website

And stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for any more brrrrreaking ice bar news. 

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.