Posted tagged ‘The Icebar’

This one’s for the Siberian huskies

May 20, 2013

The latest, hottest breaking news is that Yahoo have bought Tumblr for $1.1 bn. The internet portal company Yahoo have been steadily declining behind Google and feel this is a good investment. They’ve decided to give Tumblr a twirl.

Before I read this I hadn’t heard of Tumblr. Further research told me Tumblr is a blogging, social media site based mostly for the young online crowd and having a predominately US audience. Now how did I miss this? I know I’m not American but I am youngish….

Anyway, I’ve bought hundreds of tumblers before and none of them cost me $1bn. Now you might think this is going to be another glass blog, and much as you can never have enough tumblers or glass blogs, I’m leading up to the main theme.

A relation is heading off to London soon and he told me about one of the places he’s booked. It is a bar. Not just any bar. It’s the Icebar. To cut to the chase I’ll cut and paste from their home page.

 
 
 

Step into ICEBAR BY ICEHOTEL, a cold sensory environment where the walls, bar, tables and even your own personal glass are made of the purest ice. A concept at the very heart of ICEBAR BY ICEHOTEL is that everything inside is made from crystal clear Torne River ice which is harvested from the pristine winter wonderland of Jukkasjärvi in Northern Sweden.

Every Autumn, a team of ICEHOTEL’s artists and ice designers carve Torne River ice into a new theme and layout using chisels and chainsaws. Every design is different from the next and each year we eagerly anticipate the results of this wonderful artistic transformation.
With each new design, we build on the tradition of groundbreaking innovation and style for which ICEBAR BY ICEHOTEL has become famous.

How cool is this?

The uncool bit is that patrons are only allowed in the bar for 40 minutes. Hardly enough time to wet your throat even if to stay longer might bring on the onset of hypothermia. This minor gripe aside it’s not a bad concept. What will they think of next?

What about A Game of Thrones Bar? This would be a pub of Fire and Ice. A combination as lethal as a snakebite. Or how about a themed pub about the John Carpenter classic film. This could be called the FogBar. Tricky though, if looking for the toilet.