2. Ice Plant – St. Augustine, Florida
Tucked away in an industrial pocket of colonial St. Augustine, this building supplied ice to local shrimpers in the early 20th century, well before new co-owners Ryan Dettra and Patricia McLemore lovingly restored it with a vintage motif, using furniture and fixtures they rescued from salvage yards up and down the East Coast. They’re also making ice there again, massive 300-pound blocks that are broken down with chainsaws, then carved into spheres or diamonds or shaved into snow for use in the bar’s cocktails—which will help cool down any north Florida afternoon.
ORDER: The Florida Mule, a spin on the Moscow Mule, mixed with Florida Cane Vodka, which is made in the St. Augustine Distillery next door.Back to top