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“Refreshing experience!”
Review of Icebar Budapest

Icebar Budapest
Ranked #74 of 186 Nightlife in Budapest
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Wales, UK
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100 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Refreshing experience!”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

A new experience and was 'different'! We paid 3990Ft (around £12 -£13) entrance for two adults, which included 2 vodka-based cocktails, and 2 non-alcoholic 'cocktails'. There were only two other people in there, and maybe that was just as well, because there are only about 6 seating places - should you want to sit down! I was impressed with the ice sculptures, but there again, I haven't physically seen any before. Entertaining for about ½ hour, but then you begin to feel the
-20°C temperature! One advantage on leaving, was going outside for a warm, into a February night which was 'only' -4°C!!!

Visited February 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
“A N'ice' stop for a few pics”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

The Ice bar is basically an industrial freezer with some ice sculptors inside, a bartender gives you one of the selected cocktails and thats that; You wear a large thermal poncho and gloves, and the glasses are made ice - but numb your lips if you sip rather than slug your drink.

I found the drinks seemed to taste of neat alcohol, or rough vodka, with a bit of flavoured juice at the bottom - once you were numb.

We bough a ticket which gave us entry plus to drinks for 3000Huf per person, we had been thinking of getting the 3 drink ticket but are glad we didnt as you dont want to be in their that long, it is chilli - even in your poncho - and there is not many seats; standing in an industrial freezer looking at the ice sculptures is nice for 5 mins to take photos but that is all, plus the cocktails arent any good! You certainly wouldnt be spending your evening there.

It is worth going though - just so you know for yourself what an industrial freezer full of ice sculptures looks like. Wheelchair has to left outside of freezer, and their are few seat - which are made of ice (covered with a skin of some sorts); Hopefully it is not too full or some kind soul will let you sit down.

Visited January 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“We had an ice time..”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Just popped in when we were passing by, smaller than I'd imagined (hardly a 'bar') but a fun place to spend maybe half an hour. Good to take photos and to 'chill out' for a bit but wouldn't advise to go out of your way to visit.

Visited January 2013
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“Lost time and money”
Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

3 statues of ice in a freezer. That's all. The cost of a ticket is 12? with a cocktail (very small cocktail, two tears of fake alcholic drink in a glass of ice)

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“N(ice) time ”
Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

Well, I think it was a great fun w my friends at a "cool" bar, the stuff was funny, the bartender had a really good humor and ability to make cocktails, so in my opinion besides it was cheap(just £3) it was fabulous :D I'm offering the ICEBAR BUDAPEST for everyone in the world (or planet earth) cuz it's a good experience and novelty. Cheers

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