On Friday night myself and the chap took a wander over to Heddon Street, just off Regent Street, to experience the ICEBAR. For the chap tis was his first time in London and I hadn’t been in a good three years so the design was totally new. I’d been mega excited about this all day as I knew we’d be having a decent night ahead!
On arrival we joined the queue where we were given out tickets and second drink passes. The staff were bloody awesome, so very polite and it really felt like they enjoyed their jobs which I feel can be quite rare in bars and venues now days! They were very hospitable, whisking the chaps backpack away and donning us in those super stylish capes.
The theme of the ICEBAR is frozen food and I love it!! The bar was a frozen goods truck and around the room was a frozen pineapple you were able to have your photo taken in plus a rather delicious looking cupcake!
We both tried different cocktails; I opted for the Tropical Sensation that was made up from Absolut Blue Vodka, Blueberry Liqueur, Tropical Fruit Juice, Lemon Juice, and Strawberry Syrup. It taste so summery so it was certainly an odd feeling with being so cold whilst drinking it! The chap went for the Blue Blazer that was made up from Four Roses Bourbon, Blue Curacao Liqueur, Ginger Ale, and Lemon Juice, and he loved it! We had the same cocktails second time around which was a little naughty as we should of tried the others but these were too good to not have again!
Oh and of course we had the obligatory couple in cute hood shot…
Once our 40 minute session had come to an end we lined up to get rid of those capes; I’m not gonna lie I’d so own my own one for winter months!
We had such a great experience inside the ICEBAR that we decided to continue our night in the warm bar. The cocktail menu is pretty damn impressive and I had to try the Purple Rain concoction. It was made up of Absolut Kurant vodka, Triple sec liqueur, Crème de Mure liqueur, blackberry puree, and lime juice. The chap isn’t a huge fan of cocktails so he went for a Jamieson Whisky and Diet Coke.
Once again, the staff were great. I have to say our experience was so enjoyable I can certainly see us going back once they change the ice again, which brings me on to some awesome facts about the ICEBAR…
Everything inside the ICEBAR is made out of crystal clear ice harvested especially from the frozen Torne River in Jukkasjärvi, Northern Sweden. This is due to how clear the water is, and once you’ve seen how amazing the ice is inside the ICEBAR you’ll totally understand why they bring it over all that way! They bring specialist sculptors over for 5 days to work on the designs you see, and this happens once a year. Every three months they pop back over again to renew the tables and chairs as they get a fair bit of wear and tear!
Thank you so much to the team for having us and for making us feel so welcome!