When we talk about a lounge, we visualise an area of comfort and style, where you can spend few moments leisurely. We have heard of airport lounges, five-star hotel lounges and even bar lounges. One such popular lounge for the young generation to enjoy and have fun today is the ice lounge. Rather we can refer it as an ice bar-cum-restaurant.
What is so different in an ice lounge?
How does it feel when you visit a place where everything is made of ice, starting from the walls to sofas to tables and chairs? Well, you are not visiting Antarctica by the way. The place is an ice lounge. It is not your regular eating joint where you spend time with your family or friends by having a drink or two and then dance and dine. It is different. It is a place where everything is made of ice. The moment you enter an ice lounge, it is like entering a world of ice, where each and everything that you see and touch is made of crystal clear ice, which make you shiver and tremble in cold unless and until you cover yourself up completely.
What lures or interests customers?
More and more people are thronging ice lounges nowadays. The reason being it is the best place to enjoy and avoid the extreme heat outside. For many, it is like visiting a cool tourist destination in hot summers. Some highlighted features in an ice lounge for which people are lured to visit such a place are:
• The glasses, walls, furniture, bar counters, and even the curtains and decorative products and sculptures are made of ice, the temperature being set somewhere around minus 10 degrees all year.
• The moment you enter the lounge, you are given a comfortable winter coat and gloves so that it becomes easier for you to walk and bear the spine chilling environment.
• Just sit back and relax while enjoying your drink and food.
• You won’t be surprised when your favourite drink is served in ice glasses and your favourite snacks and food items on frost platters. Well, as you drink, you touch the ice glass to your lips, and you can very well see how the warmth of your mouth creates an indent in the frost glass.
• Warm up with a wide range of vodka shots, cocktails and mocktails in different flavours.
• You also get access to other forms of amusements, like TV, live music, DJ, dance floor, a pool table, and many others.
• If the temperature gets too chilly, you can always move over to a regular bar-cum-restaurant at normal temperatures just near to your ice lounge.
Some well-known ice lounges in India
• Ice lounge, MGF Metropolitan Mall, Saket, New Delhi and Gurgaon
• Freeze lounge, Delhi
• India’s first Ice Bar and Restaurant , 21 Fahrenheit, Mumbai
Rules and regulations
• Preferably wear clothes that cover your body. Though you will be provided with warm jackets and gloves, you are not given warm leggings.
• All ice lounges have their specific timings and entry fees. The timings are usually between 12:00 pm and 2:00 am.
• In most of the ice lounges, the entry fee is anywhere between Rs 1000 and Rs. 2000 per person, VAT & service charges extra.
• Whether you become a regular customer in an ice lounge is a matter of personal choice or convenience but visiting such a place even once and enjoying real glacial deposits with family and friends is indeed a lifetime opportunity. More than the food and drinks, it is a place to visit just to experience it.
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