Ice bars originated in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden in 1994. Some ice bars are also located in larger cities all over the world including Boston, Honningsvåg, Norway, Barcelona, Monterrey, Mexico City, Montevideo, Panama City, Las Vegas, Nevada, Orlando, Amsterdam, London, New York City, Paris, Rhodes, Lyon and Saint-Tropez, France, Seoul, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, Saint Petersburg, New Delhi, Koh Samui, Thailand, Tokyo, Stockholm, Surfers Paradise, Australia, Budapest, Bratislava, Antipolo, Philippines, and Dubai, as the cost of upkeep can be sustained by its many patrons.
Icebar Orlando is the world's largest permanent ice bar, at over 1,200 square feet. It is composed of over 70 tons of carved ice. It is located on International Drive in Orlando, Florida.