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Freezing outside, Freezing Inside!!
Absolut Ice Bar (London)
Member Name: suavilous
Absolut Ice Bar (London)
Advantages: Everything about it, soooo different
Disadvantages: Cant refund bookings
Well the mrs was coming to her special 21st birthday (still don't know why it's special) and naturally she wanted to celebrate it but she didnt want to go to the usual club stuff and so wanted something more mature yet fun. So off we went on google and made a list of possible venues and after searching for what seemed like her 21st had passed we got a list made.
So far the search was crap, all the ones we found werent up to her standard but we found 2 that were. One was a shisha restaurant, had a very nice moroccan feel to it with all the pillows and furniture and the next was the Absolut Ice Bar. So off we went to Heddon Street (thankfully both were right next to each other!). Heddon Street is allocated just off Regent Street. My best indication is to look for Timbaland and look right opposite it, you will find a little archway and it will be hidden there. Good luck finding it, took us about 30 minutes walking up and down like headless chickens.
We checked both and were really impressed but due to her birthday falling in February and the smoking ban is upon us, people would freeze outside and so to be considerate we chose for them to freeze inside! :-)
So off we went inside and interogated the lady, well asked a few questions nicely. We were told that we would be allocated a time and would be in the Ice bar (which at the current temperature was at MINUS 4 degrees) for 40minutes. We would be given coats and gloves along with a free shot. It was £15 per head and because the mrs wanted it on a saturday we had to book with them as soon as possible as it was there busiest night. So off we went on operation invite.
After numerous phone calls, texts, emails and even facebook messages we got a generous amount of people to come, 16 people. She was well chuffed and it being pay day a few days earlier I went to book away. 10 minutes later and £240 lighter we was all set. Communication was made to members of the party that it was all booked and for them to have there money ready for payment on the day. Booking and paying for the time slot was very simple and the lady on the phone was very polite and informative of the pricedure and how everything will go to plan.
The night arrived and we were both dressed to impress (who I dont know) and off we went. We arrived a little later than planned but still had plenty of time to go in. People were slowly arriving and so it was lookin good......until 5 people decided NOT to come. This was a really stinger as the tickets were NOT refundable. I naturally was peeved off and had to speak to the manager and make up some story in order to get something out of £75 floating around! The best I got was 5 free drinks inside the Ice bar. I duly accepted :-). So a word of warning there folks when booking. Make sure the people coming are DEFINITELY coming.
Well the time arrived, did a quick head count and was escorted downstairs. We were then given out lovely huge shiny blue coats with a furry rimmed hood along with gloves attached to the sleeves. One everyone was ready we went through a mini tunnel and was met with something that wouldnt be out of place in the Ice Age. EVERYTHING was made of ice, apart for the floor obviously. Walls....ICE.... Seats.....ICE.... Make believe turntables....ICE....... Bar......ICE, even our shot glasses were made of Ice!! We all took loads of pictures and we had the odd moment of crazyness to redo the scenes of dumb and dumber by liking the ice walls and glasses to see if our tongues got stuck. The answer you are all asking is YES. The seats as i said were made of Ice but had what looked like a cavemans bottoms laid on top to stop our bottoms from sticking. My girlfriend made the most of the free shots and by the time we knew it our time was up. We had to give back the jackets unfortunately :-(.
We then decided to head to the bar for a few drinks but saw the prices were ridiculous but being the gent that I am bought my girlfriend a £10 cocktail. We then headed out of the place and got something to eat elsewere. A wonderful night and a happy 21 year old girlfriend.
If your looking for something different then I would highly recommend this place. Yes its very cold in there but I'll guarantee you will have a great time and loads of pictures.
Like stated above it will cost £15 per head and also if you want more drinks in the Ice bar I believe they are £6. More details below.
31-33 Heddon Street,
Tel: 020 7478 8910
Thanks for reading folks and enjoy!
Summary: A great night out if your looking for something different
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