After getting prepared for the 23 degree cold, you step into an air lock and close the door behind you. Next, you open the door into the Ice Bar. My first reaction was, Wow! The walls, tables, bar, decorations, and glasses are all made from pristine clear river ice.
When you enter the bar, you will see 30 other "silver-backed Absolut drinkers", most of whom are armed with a camera. There is a lot of laughing and flashing (of cameras) in the Ice Bar. Although the Ice Bar has small tables, there are for standing only, since there are no bar stools or chairs. I guess they either didn't want to have to pry customers from their frozen seats, or didn't want anyone to melt the stools!
After removing your mittens to snap a few pictures, you will want to order a drink. Drinking from the ice glasses at the Ice Bar means that all drinks are "in the rocks" rather than "on the rocks". Note that these glasses are not dishwasher safe!