Igloo Bar Is Open For Business

Winter is a happy and busy time up at Lake of the Woods.  The area is buzzing with activity.  Most are ice anglers and snowmobilers looking to celebrate, escape the house, and have some fun during a season some would rather not deal with, winter.  In these parts, winter is celebrated and welcomed.  Ice fishing is an absolute culture in Northern Minnesota.  Anglers from all ability levels and all walks of life come up to partake in some of the best ice fishing in the world.

With that being said, some like to go hardcore fishing and others fish but also enjoy some of the other fun experiences the area has to offer.  For instance, there are a variety of resorts in the area all with their own culture.  Many have bars and restaurants and all have their specialties.

One bar, in particular, has earned quite a reputation.  You see, this bar looks like an igloo.  It is located not on mainland but out on frozen Lake of the Woods.  It is loaded with big screen TV’s, electric lights, running water, a bar, limited hot food menu, and heated portapoddies that look like little igloos. It’s unlike anything else on the lake. This year the bar is located in its usual position out on the lake on Zippel Bay Reef.

Tony Kennedy from the Minneapolis Star Tribune made his maiden voyage to the Igloo Bar at Zippel Bay Resort last year and here is what he had to say…


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