PB&J RETURNS WITH “PB&J ON ICE,” AN ICE BAR AND SPECTACULAR ICE SCULPTURES USING OVER 40,000 LBS OF ICE IN THE WEST LOOP
After huge success in 2021, PB&J On Ice returns with more ice and more surprises making it the perfect winter destination
CHICAGO–Located in the heart of West Loop, PB&J: Pizza, Beer, & Jukebox is one of Chicago’s most popular hangouts specializing in Neapolitan pizzas and draft beer, powered by a state-of-the-art jukebox sound system. In 2021, PB&J’s owners, The McCahill brothers, turned the West Loop into an icy paradise, complete with a life-size igloo, and an ice bar created from over 30,000 lbs of fresh ice to create PB&J Frozen. After huge success last year, the brothers only wanted to go bigger with “PB&J on Ice” featuring over 40,000 pounds of ice and spectacular ice sculptures such as two ice thrones, one adult size and one perfect for children or your furry friends, a polar bear, an ice drink luge and an ice beer stein.
Guests can enjoy the ice bar’s open air experience, however guests will be required to present vaccine cards to enter the restaurant. PB&J's On Ice will begin on January 20 and be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. every night until the bar melts. On opening night, a live DJ will kick off the ice party with $13 drink specials such as the Hottie Toddy and Skrewball Hot Cocoa. Food will be served inside and guests can enjoy specials of PB&J favorites such as a Burger Slider Special with blue cheese, bacon jam and served with fries for only $16 and the popular Lobster Mac & Cheese made with vanilla salt and butterkase cheese for $18.
“We loved the feedback we received from our Ice Bar last year, so this year we just wanted to go bigger,” says Co-owner Matthew McCahill, “This year we wanted the Ice Bar to be an open-air experience that everyone can attend and have a great time, with indoor restaurant seating available as well.”
PB&J: Pizza, Beer, & Jukebox seeks to create enticing experiences since opening in 2020. Since the team introduced the Golden Goose sandwich to the menu, also known as the ‘World’s Most Expensive PB&J,’ the restaurant has hit the map nationally as one of the most unique restaurant offerings in the country. The sandwich uses the most expensive jam in the world, imported directly from the French company, Maison Dutriez, all-natural peanut butter, and is topped with edible gold leaves, created with bread that has gold dust baked into the flour that is available for $350 with a portion of proceeds donated to charity.
PB&J also offers a variety of small bites, sandwiches, gourmet burgers, and specialty pizzas such as the “Chicago Heat Wave” which features spicy pepperoni, soppressata, calabrian chili, capicola, mozzarella, and parmesan. The team also offers a brunch menu that includes PB&J stuffed french toast, a Shakshuka pizza, and more. For those not comfortable with dining indoors, all items are available for delivery and take-out as well.
Chicago’s hottest new hangout PB&J: Pizza Beer and Jukebox is located in the heart of West Loop. PB&J offers a wide selection of specialty Neapolitan pizzas and draft beer, but is most notably powered by a state-of-the-art jukebox sound system. Guests are welcome to enjoy the casual, lively environment and choose their soundtrack on the state-of-the-art TouchTunes Jukebox. Garage-style retractable walls make diners feel as if they are dining alfresco on one of Chicago’s liveliest streets. Lunch and dinner are served seven days a week from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. and the quick-serve style allows guests to come in and out as they please. For more information, visit pbjwestloop.com and follow @pbjwestloop on Instagram and Facebook