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The nine bar themes you can expect to see at 2018 SocialICE

The nine bar themes you can expect to see at 2018 SocialICE

SocialICE returns to Rochester's Peace Plaza Feb. 8-10. The winter festival — which drew 40,000 attendees in 2017 — will feature nine ice bars, each with a unique theme and specialty drinks. The annual event also offers live entertainment, plus special-effects lighting and outdoor fire pits.

Grease Lightning

Chester's Kitchen & Bar

  Grease /  Screenshot from YouTube

Grease / Screenshot from YouTube

Dr. Seuss

Dooley's Pub

  Green Eggs and Ham  / Random House

Green Eggs and Ham / Random House

King Kong

Kathy's Pub

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Pixabay

 Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons

Back to the Future

Salute! Wine Bar & More

  Back to the Future  / Universal Pictures

Back to the Future / Universal Pictures

Game of Thrones

The Half Barrel

 Wiyre Media / Flickr

Wiyre Media / Flickr

The Carnival Has Come to Town!

The Loop

 Aliza Schaffer / Flickr

Aliza Schaffer / Flickr

Taco Truck Food Truck

The Tap House

 Creative Commons

Creative Commons

Northern Lights Mardi Gras

Victoria's Ristorante & Wine Bar

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Pixabay

When: February 8, 9 and 10

Times: Thursday 5 - 9 p.m., Friday & Saturday 4 - 10 p.m.

Where: Peace Plaza, downtown Rochester

Cost: Free

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Cover photo courtesy the Rochester Downtown Alliance

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