Welcome to our first of five posts in the Harder Concepts dine around series! Today, we’ll look at Addison Ice House located at Vitruvian Park in Addison.



Addison Ice House has been around since 2013 and is one of my usual hangout spots. They show multiple sports games across the bar, have a large scenic patio and offer up a variety of tasty bar food and drinks with a twist. Also, they’re known to cook a dope brisket! You may have even seen their smoker around town at events like Taste Addison and Oktoberfest. Important note: I like how everything on the menu is $10 or less!




The bar offers a slew of handcrafted cocktails, like the Snickerdoodle-Tini and the Grapefruit Ninja, among others. Local beers are available on tap or you can order imported beer, and of course, well drinks. I tried out the Daybreak, a blonde ale made in Texas. The waitress called it a “breakfast beer” since it has a mix of four grains and brewed with honey and milk sugar. It’s light and perfect for my taste buds.



Brad, the director of marketing for Harder Concepts, recommended a few menu items to my group, which you’ll see below. We kicked off our meal with several appetizers. The Southwest Eggrolls, shown here, are one of the popular starters and is made in house. The eggrolls are crunchy and full of flavor, and it’s served with a creamy dipping sauce,

egg rolls


This buttery and doughy Beer Pretzel was next up for tasting. I love pretzels in general, so it didn’t take long for me to enjoy this one. Don’t miss out on the cheese sauce. It’s addicting and sooooo cheesy!

addison ice house beer preztel


Another item to consider is the nachos, an easily sharable appetizer with others at your table. Loaded with melted cheese, beans, sour cream, jalapeños, tomatoes and lettuce (and salsa on the side), this Tex-Mex sampler diversifies the menu.




I typically don’t pass up tacos when I’m offered them, so I gave the Street Tacos here a try. The tacos were simple yet packed with flavor, and the meat (carne asada) was juicy and had just the right amount of seasoning.

brisket tacos


A popular entree at the Addison Ice House are the Swine and Dine ribs. The smoked meat is so tender and just falls right off the bone. Mmmmm. A cup of coleslaw and fries are served on the side.

pork ribs


Now this is a flatbread I haven’t seen elsewhere in town. The Hangover Eggs Flatbread comes topped with a sunny side egg and pieces of sausage. Notice the thin crust – yes, less carbs…which is good since you’re probably drinking a few brews already!

flatbread with egg


For a lighter entree, order the Southwest Salad. And this isn’t your ordinary restaurant salad. Loaded with toppings from fresh ingredients and plenty of chicken stripes, you won’t go hungry.

santa fe salad


So if you’re in North Dallas and haven’t been to Addison Ice House, come try it out. They offer brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, too. Plus, you’ll see the pretty holiday lights at Vitruvian Park on the way to the bar! Cheers. 🙂


(Disclaimer: My menu sampling was complimentary, and all opinions are my own.)