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Icebar :: Orlando, Florida

January 24, 2010 by  
Category: Nightlife & Dining

In Orlando, Florida you can find a 1,375-square-foot, year-round winter wonderland in the form of an ice cold bar. Set at a cool 27 degrees and constructed out of 50 tons of ice from 15,000 gallons of recycled water in Orlando’s I-Drive district, Icebar Orlando serves up ice cold cocktails in a frozen environment decorated with ice sculptures. Your 45 minute ice party starts with a thermal parka and gloves and leads to a frozen glass of vodka or some other type of concoction while perusing ice sculptures and hanging out at the ice tables with friends and family members.

The admission price for Icebar is a quite reasonable fifteen dollars, plus tax, considering its location. This includes the use of Icebar’s complimentary thermal gear and a 45-minute escape from Orlando’s notoriously intense heat and humidity. However, only 25% of the property is kept below freezing temperature. The rest of the space including the Fire Lounge and the bathrooms maintain a normal, comfortable climate. There are six Icebar entry times starting at 7pm. Each Icebar session lasts for 45 minutes and that is plenty of time to enjoy a couple icy libations and the unique surroundings before you really start to feel the chill.

Of course once you’re done with the frozen surroundings of the Icebar, walk in right next door to the Fire Lounge where you can warm your bones and look at all the pictures you just took with your friends. Best of all, you can dance the night away to a soundtrack provided by some of Florida’s hottest DJs and the Fire Lounge has no additional cover charge. Or chill out at the Chill Lounge with relaxing music and don’t forget to check out the Polar Patio also. Every six months Icebar changes the design of the bar and they host a melting party for the old blocks of ice. This is the best time to visit since this allows guests to see the transformation of the new design. In the middle of the hustle and bustle of International Drive in Orlando, Florida, be sure to take some time out to chill at the Icebar. It is the first of its kind in the United States and an absolute must see while visiting Orlando.

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