A Look Inside Czar Ice Bar

Has the summer in Atlanta got you searching for someplace cool? Check out the Czar Ice Bar, a new hot spot in Buckhead’s East Andrews Entertainment District.

Czar Ice Bar has the feel of a Russian oligarch’s living room, complete with framed portraits, long couches and chandeliers.

No winter coats are necessary to enter. The “ice bar” is exactly that — a long glowing slab of ice that makes up the bar.

Czar Ice Bar is a vodka fan’s paradise. On the menu and behind the bar are hundreds of vodkas from around the world. Order a flight to taste a few, or try one of the specialty martinis.

The Czar Martini is a take on the classic martini with Imperia 8 times distilled and 6 times filtered vodka, a hint of Dolin dry vermouth and blue cheese stuffed olives. If you’re looking for something more adventurous try the 7even-7even-0h, made with Russian Standard vodka, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, St. Germaine elderflower liqueur and fresh grapefruit juice. There is even a tribute to Georgia – the Sweet Georgia Peach Martini is made with 360 Georgia Peach vodka, Southern Comfort, fresh orange juice and Cherry Herring liquor.

For big spenders there is the Swarovski Czar Martini, a $400 martini. HDW CLIX 159 times distilled vodka is gently stirred with a hint of Dolin dry vermouth and served with caviar stuffed olives in a take home Swarovski crystal martini glass.

If anything – or anyone – can compete with the massive list of vodkas, it is master sushi chef Saito Saito. His ornate rolls are arranged artfully on the plate. Try the Rock and Roll (eel, avocado, red and green caviar, red pepper, scallions and barbecue sauce), or the Red Square (spicy tuna, asparagus and spicy sweet chili sauce).

If you prefer your sushi a little less showy, try the Mixed Fish Ceviche. Tuna, salmon and white tuna are topped with spicy peppers, scallions, cilantro, onion and a light and tangy citrus dressing.

Czar Ice Bar is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, from 11am to 2:30am.

Czar Ice Bar, 56 East Andrews Drive Northwest # 10, Atlanta 30305.
(404) 869-1132

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