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Black Label Ice House Softly Opens Uptown on September 11

Texas-style barbecue, live music, and pool.


It's time to turn our attention to one of fall's most-anticipated openings, Black Label Ice House.  If you're a barbecue fan, you've probably already heard of (and sampled plenty of) pitmaster Damian Bruggar's Texas-style beef-focused cue, especially during his pop up stint at Barrel Proof. Now Bruggar brings the brisket and more to Dryades and Seventh with a new brick-and-mortar will softly-open next Friday, September 11, NoDef reports this week, with plans for a full blown grand opening celebration on October 2.

But do not mistake this new icehouse for a mere sports bar. Bruggar, a native Texan, explains the inspiration for his concept as so:

"Growing up, an icehouse was where Dad and Grandpa went to play some dominos, drink a beer, eat a burger. Some of them even sold groceries."

While Black Label will not sell groceries, here's all the glorious things you can expect inside the 3,000-square-foot space inside the former Pop's House of Blues Uptown:

  • Three rooms including a game room, a pool room and a main room with a stage for live music.
  • Live music on Fridays and Saturdays with old country, local rock bands, brass bands and more on schedule.
  • 16 craft brews on tap at the bar.
  • A bar menu with burgers, chicken wings, and "more conventional pub fare."
  • A barbecue menu with brisket, chicken, ribs and more meats by the pound.
  • A signature dish called "Cowboy From Hell," comprised of Texas toast, sliced sweet Vidalia onions, smoked brisket, and housemade sweet and spicy 'wicked pickles.'

Black Label Icehouse

3000 Dryades Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA