The new Czar Ice Bar, which opened this week in Buckhead, aims to bring something novel and fresh to Atlanta’s bar scene. This vodka bar, offering 300 kinds of vodka from 23 countries, features a 27 foot bar constructed from ice.
Originally, Czar intended to serve vodka chilled with liquid nitrogen. This plan changed, however, after an incident last weekend with the liquid-nitrogen chilled beverages — an incident which sent one guest to the hospital. The restaurant group’s Director of Marketing, Simmy Ahluwalia, confirmed the incident but could provide no details except that the gentleman has recovered and that Czar has decided to scrap liquid nitrogen in favor of serving vodka in blocks of ice. He says Czar “could not take the risk.”
Guests can choose the vodka to fill those ice blocks from Kindle devices containing descriptions of the 300 choices. Ahluwalia says the list of options was compiled after a year of extensive research.
To accompany vodka flights, Czar serves sushi prepared by Saito, who, according to Ahluwalia, is the only Master Sushi Chef in Georgia.
The ice bar seats 80 guests inside and 30 more on its patio.
–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog