Tokyo Ice Bar

29 Nov

Unfortunately, IceBar Tokyo is no more 😦 They closed their doors on Sept. 30, 2011 {yes, 2011…yes, I am totally slow in writing blog posts…}

Anyway, back in September of last year, we jumped on the subway and headed downtown with some friends of ours to visit the Tokyo Ice Bar just one day before they shut their doors for good.  In the wake of the March 2011 earthquake, Japan engaged in a great energy conservation movement. This, of course, meant that the establishment could no longer produce the power necessary to keep it at a cool -5 degrees celsius.

Brrrrrrr!  Now, even though they provide you with a hefty coat and gloves – let me tell you, it was still freezing!

Drinks served in an ice “glass” probably didn’t help to keep me very warm either – but they certainly were tasty!  With the price of admission, you got to enter the bar, receive one free drink, and wear the cute get-up (lookin’ good guys!)

So, even though the IceBar in Tokyo shut down, if you have a chance to visit any of the others around the world, I’d highly recommend it.  It was definitely a “cool” experience.  {sorry, I just couldn’t help myself there}

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One Response to “Tokyo Ice Bar”

  1. julie November 29, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

    no, no, no, NO! I do not want to see pictures of ice bars as I sit here freezing in 23 degree (outside) weather drinking my (iced) coffee (inside)!. I want to see pictures of your TROPICAL vacation with clear blue water and stupidly awesome pool in room/ocean? Tell me a honeymoon story. Please. Now. 🙂 🙂
    Miss you!

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