flight of the narwhal at narwhal's crafted urban ice photo by michelle volansky

First Look: Narwhal's Crafted Urban Ice in Midtown

Narwhal’s Crafted Urban Ice
opens doors at 3906 Laclede Ave., in Midtown at 5 p.m. today, Sept. 9, to serve its cocktail slushies to the thirsty masses. As Sauce reported in March, co-owners Brad Merten and Brandon Holzhueter are opening the 1,900-square-foot space with a rotating menu focused on upscale frozen cocktails.

Narwhal’s puts its stamp on classic cocktails by adding new flavors. Options like the Narchata, the Flying Grasshopper, a boozy Root Beer Float and a Peach Old-Fashioned take frozen form. They can be enjoyed in 12-, 16- and 24-ounce cups, as well as a flight with three 7-ounce pours or as sharable 40-ounce fishbowls.

Beer lovers don’t need to steer clear, however; the bar has six taps with a rotating selection of local beers from 4 Hands, Perennial, Schlafly and The Civil Life, and up to 40 bottled options. The space also has a full bar, so requests for a traditional cocktails can also be accommodated. Narwhal’s doesn’t serve food in the 100-seat space, but Holzhueter said customers can bring in meals or order delivery.

The bar will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Here’s what to expect when you walk into Narwhal’s Crafted Urban Ice:

Editor's note: This post was updated at 2 p.m. Sept. 9 to correct the sizes of the drinks available.