Definitions of an ice house vary, but it’s essentially a neighborhood indoor/outdoor bar, commonly without air conditioning, that serves mostly beer. West Alabama Ice House has been a Montrose staple since the 1920s and it’s always packed with friendly regulars who have been going there for 30+ years. Grab a bottle of Lone Star at the bar and a barbacoa taco from the neighboring Tacos Tierra Caliente food truck and repeat as needed.
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