At Hillbillies Ice Hole, a bar in Minnesota opens literally on top of a frozen lake. Its located on the frozen waters of Lake Lida about an hour southeast of Fargo, North Dakota, Hillbillies Ice Hole caters to the local ice fishing community, It even offers an ice fishing hole right in the bar.
Youtube channel Great Big Story recently profiled the unconventional establishment, the bar gets brought out onto the lake in “early winter” after a chainsaw text confirms that the ice is thick enough. “To come to our bar on the lake, you just drive your car out on the ice and park,” says owner Josie Norgren. “We don’t have a parking lot. You just park wherever you want, walk in, and have a beer.” Opening a bar on ice is a big risk, so Hillbillies Ice Hole doesn’t open all year round. “It’s very seasonal,” Norgren later says. “We’re only open 20 days.” However, if you do make it, don’t miss the “local favorite drink” called “The Minnow Shot.” “People will actually take a live minnow, which is fishing bait, and put it into their shot, and drink it,” she says.