Yesterday was a night out to celebrate Sandesh's overdue birthday (a month ago). He was feeling so generous that he treated Param and I (because only both of us could make it) dinner and drinks. We had our dinner at TGIF @The Curve and later proceeded to Sanctuary as three of us have not been to the famous Ice Bar.
Rules @ The Ice Bar
The Ice Bar is actually a very small room, not bigger than my dining room in fact. To enter the Ice Bar, you have to either purchase a shot of Smirnoff (choose from any of its flavours- Citrus, Orange, Apple, Raspberry, Strawberry, Vanilla, Cranberry etc). A testtube shot costs about RM15 while 4+1 shots at about RM70+. Purchase of a shot entitles you 10 minutes in the ice bar but if you buy a bottle of Smirnoff, it'll entitle you 40 minutes alongside with 4 other friends.
The fixtures are made of ice and the sofa is really cool (literally and figuratively). True to it's tagline, "We Bring Russia To You", the Ice Bar really feels like a 'simulator' of a Russian or really cold climate place. It is almost the same as being up in Genting on a super windy and cold night except it is much more colder in here. Well, if you can't go to Russia, Russia will come to you!
They also serve other liquor in here but I am not too sure of the charges. However, the main liquor served in here is none other than Smirnoff vodka (made famous by James Bond, "shaken not stirred") as the bar is sponsorred by the Russian founded vodka.
It is not that cold after all....
BUT it was freezing at -15 degrees celcius!!! My legs were so cold I almost felt numb! Thank goodness it was only 10 minutes, another minute in there I think we would have to drink the whole bottle to keep warm, hehe.
Johnnie Walker Black Label Limited Edition
We proceeded to Sanctuary where it's much more warmer and had a bottle of JW Black Label Limited Edition. I like Sanctuary because it plays radio pop music rather than techno/trance/house etc. The three of us had a great night out, special thanks to Sandesh for the treats!
Btw, there is another ice bar just launched in town- Club Quattro @ Avenue K. I think we need more of these bars cause the weather is just so hot these days!