The ice house, an open air beer bar, is a noble Texas tradition, and this friendly Montrose mainstay has been cooling off locals since 1928. Spread across a relaxed, dog-friendly patio with picnic tables, horseshoe pits, and a basketball hoop, a diverse crowd knocks back a selection of well-priced brews, mostly local offerings such as Shiner and Lone Star. Occasionally there's live music, and—when in season—crawfish boils. A small indoor area offers pool tables and televised sports. If you're looking for eats, try the taco truck that's always parked nearby.