Fort Worth ice house restaurant opens with frosty drinks and fun bar foods
Fort Worth is home to a new ice house: Called Berry Street Ice House it's a new restaurant and bar at 2000 W. Berry St., where it promises an easygoing vibe and family-friendly dining experience, with fun frozen drinks plus bar foods with a twist.
Berry Street Ice House is from the Trident Group, a company formed in 2017 by Kyle Bryson, Wallace Owens, and chef Stefon Rishel. Their first venture was Wishbone & Flynt and adjoining cocktail bar the Amber Room, which opened in January 2020. W&F was a finalist in CultureMap's 2020 Tastemaker Awards in the category of best new restaurant, and the Amber Room was a nominee for best bar.
Rishel's menu for Berry Street includes:
- Mama G’s Nachos with Nacho Cheese Doritos, Melted Pepperjack Cheese, and House-Pickled Jalapeños
- Cajun Coffee-Rub Wings
- Frog Burger with a Double-Stacked, Custom Blend Patty seared in Duck Fat with White Cheddar, Pickle, Lettuce, Tomato and Onion on a Salt & Pepper Bun
- Smoked & Fried Bologna Sandwich with Mayo, Dijon, Homemade Cheese Whiz, Grilled Onions on a Salt & Pepper Bun
- Michigan Coney Island Hot Dog. Hmm, is Coney Island in Michigan now?
Berry Street also includes full bar service with a house margarita as well as frozen drinks, spirits, house wines, and beer, both craft and draft.
Happy hour will start a little earlier than usual: Monday-Friday from 1-7 pm, with $3 wells, $3 domestics, and $3 house wines. Kind of a $3 theme there, maybe you can spot it.
Most uniquely, Berry Street features a vintage Airstream dessert trailer near the back patio, with an entire menu of frozen treats that can be made basic versions, or adulted with booze.
We're talking snocones with 12 combinations and 24 classic flavors; milkshakes; ice cream; and soft serve, which you can get with toppings that are either sweet or savory.
Decked out in Texas Christian University's signature purple, the space has 3,500 square feet, with seating for 80, plus a patio and outdoor seating for hundreds.
They've significantly updated the outdoor space, with a green grassy area that's available for outdoor games such as cornhole, a giant Connect 4, and soccer goals, plus a back lawn designed to be like an amphiheater for live music, both small and larger concerts.