When the weather outside is scorching, there's only one place in town cooler than your hotel's air-conditioned lobby. Situated right next to the roasting sands of Barceloneta beach, Barcelona's Ice Bar is as cold as they come with a special chamber that maintains a year round temperature of between -5 and -10 degrees Celsius. Guests are given Arctic-style silver jackets and a pair of gloves and invited into the 50 people capacity subzero bar to sample a vodka or two and admire the impressive ice sculptures on display: from polar bears rearing over you to a frosty version of La Sagrada Familia the interior has plenty of wow factor, with new statues carved every year. And it's not only the sculptures, but also the bar counter, stools and even the shot glasses that are made of frozen H2O. The experience is very affordable at 15 euros, and this includes a free drink. Paradoxically, Ice Barcelona is not just a place to cool down, but also offers a great chance to "warm up" for the night ahead. Their terrace has the best location in town, on the Port Olimpic overlooking the beach, and surrounded by other stylish bars, lounges and clubs. During summer DJs spin soulful and deep house on their terrace every night until late, whilst they also host regular special events like swimwear and lingerie fashion shows. Follow them on Facebook for their latest news.
The ice bar itself is very cool (no pun intended) but actually I like this place just for the terrace which is really relaxed and informal and less pretentious than the other bars on this strip
reviewed by Slinks from United Kingdom on Jan.15.2015
The only way to really chill out!
reviewed by Mark from United Kingdom on Apr.23.2014
When in Barcelona last year,my son and I decided to visit your bar,but failed to do so. Regret it so much. Maybe next time..
reviewed by Anna from South Africa on Aug.16.2012
Great time, We had many laughs, We bet my bro $50 to go in for 10 min. without his shirt on and no gloves. Crazy times. The drinks were awsome.
reviewed by Paul from United States on Oct.20.2011
When you first step in it doesn't even feel that cold just refreshing but then it hits you! Great experience. Loved the ice statues
reviewed by Tod from United States on Jul.18.2011
ffffrrreeezzzingg! Very funny for 15 minutes then go quickly outside to finish your drink in normal part of bar. Viva ice bar!
reviewed by Maaje from Netherlands on Mar.31.2011
Great fun. I'd definitely recommend starting any night out on the Port Olimpic at Ice Bar. Go down with a few mates, freeze your bits off, and then stay for a cocktail or two before hitting any one of the lounge clubs for dancing
reviewed by D-Lite from United Kingdom on Feb.21.2011