Taiwan Fun Magazine, February 2006

Frozen Frolics at The Ice Bar

(02) 2364-4974
2, TingZhou Rd., Sec. 3
Hours: 6 pm-1 am
MRT Taipower station, exit 5
Credit cards not accepted. Parking available.
Smoking allowed.

--By Cat Thomas Translated by Liu Fang Ru

The Ice Bar is situated at the front of the Children's Museum near the junction of TingZhou and ShiDa roads. It's a fantastically different place to spend an evening. The large patio out front provides al freso eating and drinking, but the real beauty is inside. Staff help you don snow coats and then open the door into a veritable ice kingdom. There, is an ice bar, complete with a sculpture of Yoda, plus a series of little rooms providing various photo opportunities and diversions such as a helter skelter. Make sure you request that the staff prepare some vodka shots for you to down on your way out as, unless it's by previous arrangement, the ice bar tends to be untended (understandably). The drinks are reasonably priced, with gin and tonic for NT$200, and good martinis for NT$150. Bottled beers sell for NT$150. Bar snacks such as nachos and fries and BBQ Squid (NT$160) are available as well as meals such as Baked Lemon Salmon (NT$180). A suitable selection of flavored vodkas is also available from the friendly bar staff. So, for a fun evening with a twist, check out The Ice Bar. Parties are catered upon request.