Ice is a common remedy for physical strain, which is why professional pitchers are always icing their shoulders and mathematicians are always icing their protractors. Steep yourself in the feel-good features of frozen water with today's Groupon: for $30, you get admission and fur-coat rental for two, along with one drink refill each, at Icebar (a $71.90 value). Refills require that patrons first purchase a drink of their choice, which comes in an ice-cup with a cozy ($10, not covered by this Groupon). Choose between the following days:
Featured in Food Network Magazine's "America's Best: Top 10 Destinations," Icebar ensconces guests in an environment with walls and furniture made entirely from 50 tons of ice. Within the Antarctic interior, sippers can snuggle into fur coats, exchange nose-warming nuzzles, and bask in the refreshing 27-degree atmosphere, a refreshing respite from the oppressive heat of the sun and the even more oppressive heat of the moon. Guests can revel in the cool comforts, dramatic lights, and music of Icebar for up to 45 minutes before moving on to the Fire Lounge to warm up. Fire Lounge features Orlando's most popular DJs, including Docta Dawe and DJ Hill, plus a full bar and an array of signature cocktails perfect for toasting the brave deeds of bygone sled dogs and heroic yetis. Guests must be 21 years old to enter Icebar after 8:45 p.m.; no one under 21 may enter the Fire Lounge except for special events.
Filled with 70 tons of carved ice and most recently inspired by Ernest Shackleton's failed Antarctic expedition, Icebar's 22-degree, bacchanalian winterscape earned itself a feature in Frommer's and a spot on the Travel Channel's list of The World's Coolest Bars. After bundling up with gloves and jackets or in rentable faux fur coats, guests can spend an unlimited amount of time touring the room's collection of frozen sculptures, floes, and sled-dog huts, raising toasts to their favorites with glasses made entirely out of ice. Frozen faux-fur lined stools line the bar, where mixologists pour frosty cocktails and root around for two identical snowflakes.
The adjacent Fire Lounge allows visitors to warm up afterward by snagging a drink from the full-service bar or bobbing their heads to the mixes of Orlando's best DJs. The pulsing sound system helps to get blood flowing again while lasers and strobe lights scan the room for any escaped snowglobes.