ABOVE: Ice "glasses" await drinks at the
Absolut Ice Bar in Stockholm. INSET BELOW: Paul Lasley co-hosts "On Travel" for
CNN Radio and XM Satellite Radio when he isn't modeling polar fashions in
Planning your visit
The Absolut Ice Bar is just off the main lobby of the
Hotel in downtown Stockholm. The hotel is on Vasaplan, a short east-west
street between the Arlanda Express terminal and Vasagatan. The T-Centralen
tunnelbana (underground) station is close by.
bar is open year-round, with hours varying by season. The cover charge, which includes warm clothing and one drink,
is SEK 160 to 180, depending on the time of evening. Refills are
SEK 85. Accompanied children under 18 pay SEK 50, which includes a non-alcoholic
Although the Ice Bar supplies a
cape-parka, mittens, and (if needed) protective footwear, I'd suggest wearing
adequate clothing and shoes to avoid being chilled.
Drop-in hours (no reservations
needed) are 9:45 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; for other times, you
should book in advance by calling +46 8 50 56 31 24 between 8 a.m. and 5
p.m. You can also book in advance with an e-form, but if you try that approach,
be patient--the form can be very slow to load, even with a broadband connection.
information, see the Absolut Ice Bar
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