Six ice cream parlors worldwide |  Wine enthusiast

Six ice cream parlors worldwide | Wine enthusiast

For those who prefer their drinks “on ice”, ice cream parlors offer an exciting way to enjoy an evening in the city with your favorite cocktail in a frosty climate. Located in tourist destinations around the world, ice cream parlors are news experiences that include drinking glasses, sculptures and seats, all cut out of ice. Some ice cream parlors are open year-round, while others are rebuilt every winter by skilled ice sculptors.

If you fancy a casual place to have a drink on your next adventure, check out six of the coolest ice cream parlors around the world.

Orlando, Florida

In the center of Sunshine State is this bar made from 70 tons of ice cream. Guests are greeted by an ice princess, and the menu features signature drinks like Snow Cosmo, made with peach vodka, and warm cozy foods like soft pretzels, bacon mac and cheese and parmesan truffle fries. The noisy bar includes DJs, a dance floor and VIP bottle service. Ideal for large groups, it is aimed at those who want to party in a frozen wonderland.

Stockholm, Sweden

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ICEBAR Stockholm believes it is the world’s first ice bar / Photo with permission from ICEBAR Stockholm

Within Hotel C Stockholm in Sweden’s capital, this waterhole considers itself to be the world’s first permanent ice bar. The temperatures here are kept at -5 ° C (23 ° F), and everything from walls to glass to the hand-carved sculptures are made of ice. The theme changes every year, and the interior of the bar is cut out of more than 44 tons of ice from Sweden’s Torneflod. A ticket gives you a 45-minute visit and a drink, and guests receive gloves and a cloak at the entrance. Children are also welcome; while the bar does not serve food, it has a colorful selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Vegas, Nevada

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Ice seats and sculptures are constantly updated at minus 5 ° Las Vegas / Photo by Chris Wessling

With three different locations throughout Las Vegas – in Mandalay Place, Venetian and on the Linq Promenade – minus5 ° Ice Experience is a welcome respite from the heat of Nevada. Constructed from 90 tons of ice, each outpost has ice seats and sculptures that are constantly updated. The bars offer packages for guests aged 12 and up that include admission, gloves and a cleaned parka to keep warm. Once inside, the rods have an LED light show and professional photographers to capture memories. Guests aged 21 and over can take a Fireball or Jägermeister ski shot or sip an Ice Mudslide made from vodka and coffee liqueur.

Paris, France

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Ice Kube is located at the Kube Paris Hotel / Photo lent by Kube Paris

Ice Kube Paris is located in the Kube Paris hotel and maintains a temperature of a cold -20 ° C (-4 ° F). Reservations are required for the adults-only space, and tickets include at least 30 minutes inside the mature, monochromatic space as well as a coat and gloves to wear while there. A rocky walkway leads to the bar and the seats, tables and bar counter are all cut from ice blocks. Although no food is served, bartenders prepare bespoke cocktails and shots.

Quebec City, Quebec

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Hôtel de Glace is just outside Quebec City / Photo by Dany Vachon, Destination Québec cité

Every winter, the Hôtel de Glace opens its doors to enthusiasts who are willing to brave sub-zero temperatures to spend a night at the ice hotel. Made entirely of snow and ice, the hotel is located outside of Quebec City, and guests can reserve one of the igloo-shaped rooms, which are remodeled annually. The ice hotel also has a huge bar and lounge with music, ice cups for drinks and cabin seats cut out of ice. The site is open to the public during the day, and visitors can purchase day or evening passes to visit the site, visit the bar and admire the sculptures.

Amsterdam, Holland

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Guests receive a coat and gloves as they enter Amsterdam’s ice bar / XtraCold Icebar / Photo by Twycer

Access to this 18-plus attraction includes access to two bar areas, one of which is heated and the other is kept at -10 ° C (14 ° F), and three drink tokens. In the first heated bar area, guests can sip cocktails and warm up before and after entering the ice bar. They receive a coat and gloves when entering the ice bar, and can exchange their remaining tokens for beer, shots or orange juice. The bar’s Arctic nautical theme is inspired by the travels of Dutch explorer Willem Barentsz and is adorned with a ship’s wheel, polar bear sculptures and sailor skeletons encased in ice.

Published on December 23, 2021

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