Square Ice Cubes for Chicago Bars and Restaurants

Square Ice Cubes For Chicago Bars and Restaurants

Perfect Slow-Melting, Square Ice for High-End Drinks


For years, square ice cubes have been the go-to choice for lovers of high-end cocktails and top-shelf spirits in Chicago. They’re solid and melt slowly, so they won’t dilute the flavor of drinks that deserve to be savored. Savvy cocktail bar owners know that ice can make or break a nice cocktail. We offer square ice machines from Manitowoc and Hoshizaki in a range of sizes.

Since square ice is a specialty cube, it’s important that your business has another ice machine on hand to supplement your supply. Automatic Icemakers has a variety of ice types to help your business find the best cube. Our team of experts are ready to help you select the perfect ice machine and ice cube today.

Elevate Drinks with Hoshizaki Square Ice Cubes


Hoshizaki square ice cubes are 1” x 1” x 1 ¼”, large enough to stay intact in any drink. The Hoshizaki square ice cube maker uses only the cleanest water, so cubes are always crystal clear. Square ice refracts light in dazzling patterns and looks great in darker spirits like whiskeys, scotches, and dark rums. Just like the Hoshizaki square ice machines, their ice cube maker produces cubes individually to prevent clumping.


Manitowoc “Regular” Cube Ice Machines for High-Volume Bars


Manitowoc makes a square ice machine (which they call Regular Cubes) that mixes a classic cube design with high ice production. Manitowoc’s square ice measures 1 1/8” x 1 1/8” x 7/8” and retains that signature “rhomboid” shape that makes their cubes instantly recognizable. These Manitowoc ice machines come in sizes that range between 500-1800 lbs of ice a day – perfect for high-volume cocktail bars.

Whether you are looking for a ice machine for sale, or an ice machine lease, we have the best commercial ice maker machine for your business!

Key Specifics:


Ice TypeSquare Ice / Regular Ice
BrandHoshizaki/Manitowoc
ShapeSquare (Hoshizaki)
Rhomboid (Manitowoc)
Available ModelsHoshizaki: IM-200 IM-500
Manitowoc: IRT-0500 IRF-0620 IRF-0900 IRT-1900
WidthHoshizaki Square Cube: 1”
Manitowoc Regular Cube: 1 1/8”
DepthHoshizaki Square Cube: 1 ¼"
Manitowoc Regular Cube: 1 1/8”
HeightHoshizaki Square Cube: 1”
Manitowoc Regular Cube: 7/8”

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The Best Square Ice Solution in Chicago!


Perfect for high-end spirits and cocktails, square ice can easily elevate your guests’ experience!