This is a gimmicky type of a place, but it is one cool gimmick. It is hard to go to an Ice Bar and not have an exciting time. The price was relatively cheap and they serve you a drink in a mug made of ice. It is a fun 30-minutes in sub zero temperature and great for Facebook photo ops.
You show up, pay around 15 euros, they give you a coat and gloves, you go inside and get a free drink, and enjoy the ice cold surroundings. Everyone leaves happy.
It's an ice-bar all right, so you get what the name promises, but not much more than that. I've seen them much better (and cheaper...)
If you ever get to the Lofoten islands in Norway, for example, I can recommend Magic Ice, with a HUGE collection of ice sculptures.
Super Touristy and Super Cheesy -- but fun!
They give you goofy coats to wear and even serve you your drinks in a cup made of ice! Its relatively small... about the size of a studio apartment in NYC. We only had one drink and left. Its definitely not a place you go and hang out all night.
Good news is that its right on the beach near lots of other clubs etc... so you can easily wander somewhere else when you are done.
I love the look and feel of this place. I'm not cool enough to party the night away so this review is for lunch and drinks on the beach terrace. I love their take on bacalao with tomato sauce. The bacalao was delicate and balanced rather than salty like I've had at other places. The clams were the best I've had in recent memory. Also, their sorbets are a refreshing treat after a hard day at the beach.
Get great food and great service while watching scantily clad men and women sun themselves on the beach. I'm not complaining.
Extremely gimmicky. But I guess for something you try once, it was worth paying the 15 euro entrance fee that included 1 free drink. We also got a 15% discount with some flier my hostelmate found. Though, even with the thick puffy jackets and gloves, we could only manage to survive for about 30 minutes. It was just too cold. And no one else was crazy enough to stay in there with us. Would I ever try out another ice bar? Probably not. But do I regret going in the first place? Nope!
I also thought Ice Bar...celona would be bigger but was still fully entertained.
Pigging freezing but worth the fun at -15C. Thank you for the skin rugs on the ice seats to try warm your tushy but then again drinking from a glass made of ice is never going to warm you through.
13 Euros with a Barcelona Card that gets you in with warmers and a cocktail inside wasn't too bad a price, worth it. My ice glass leaked out the bottom to my horror but the bar maid believed that I wasn't a complete alcoholic and made me a new drink in a new glass.
Wouldn't recommend if you can't stand the cold or don't like vodka as it seems to be the only alcohol they stock in there to stop it being an ice pop cocktail.
Go try it with a group and try not to lick the walls.
I went there on January with a friend. We were so exited 'cause we heard a lot about that place...by the way we decided to go there...we paid 15€ apiece and they gave us a pear of gloves and a jacket and then they allow us to enter in a little refrigerating room. There were nobody! There were only four drink in the bar menu (only alcoholic)... It has been such a negative experience!
Icebarcelona suggest you to live a unique experience. A lounge completely made of ice (walls, furnishing, bar) where you will enjoy a cocktail, a beer, or any drink you want, at a temperature of -5°C.
Laugh at the cold! We will give you a thermal jacket and gloves to get the most of your visit.
Entering the icebar is not just about fun. Moreover, you will be able to gaze at amazing sculptures, real artworks created by sculptors from all around the world
Original, amazing, amusing, unique! Dont leave Barcelona without trying The IceBar Experience. You will not regret it.
I'd imagine Ice Barcelona to be bigger, but I still had fun nonetheless. I met two Japanese tourists and a Spaniard here, it's easy to chat with everyone else when you are in an intimate ice room. Ice Barcelona provides you with a coat and a pair of gloves, though I had to change to gloves I brought with me. There are nice ice sculptures inside, such as a polar bear and la Sagrada Familia. The drinks were good-- I don't remember what I ordered, I think it was an apple martini. The people who work here must have a blast watching people from the outside. The guy outside started playing a Japanese song and the tourists started dancing and doing karaoke along with the song! Great times! I had a hard time opening the door so they were also laughing at me when exiting. Yes, I'm special.
Been to one, been to them all. They have these Ice Bars just about anywhere. The only reason I agreed to go, was because my friend has never ventured to one. In my opinion they're overrated, but I suppose something everyone should experience once in their lifetime. They've got these huge dorky jackets for you to put on prior to entering the freezer. Admission was about 15 euros? and that included a drink. The pour is strong, at least I'm not getting completely ripped off. Seats available if you want to sit.
Rip-off. It's a bar, drinks are not that good. Also it's 15 euros to get in. Meh
-11 that is one cold bar. Your entry includes a drink of your choice which comes in an ice glass. Yes everything is ice except the stiff drinks. They give you a large super puffy silver jacket and gloves that smell like old dirty jock straps. I suggest washing your hands upon leaving, you never know where those gloves have been but it could have well been the jackets that stunk. It was my first time in an ice bar which was exciting upon first arrival and then got old very quickly once the cold set in. My friends and I enjoyed smashing our glasses on the ice counter before we left since the bartender was nowhere to be seen and there were buckets of broken ice in multiple areas of the bar...why not have a laugh and smash your ice mug, it's not like they are going to wash and reuse it. When I was inside the bar I didn't see an ice lounge which I found odd, you would think if a bar has that much ice they could do some pretty fun creative ways to drink.
Ice, Ice Baby!! Something that you can get at Siberian bar or Aspen with one tiny difference....Mother Beach, right in front of you!!!. -5C inside, but once you are outside is 30C. Ice Barcelona charge 15 Euros to let you in for almost an hour and a drink included, more than anything tourist come here. You can have a good time if like cold atmosphere and know how to make the best of everything.
This user has arrived from Qype, a European company acquired by Yelp in 2012. We have integrated the two sites to bring you one great local experience.