Nic’s Vodbox: Baby, It’s Cold Inside

— by Caroline on Crack

Flickr shot by acidmoongfx

Flickr shot by acidmoongfx

Serious vodka drinkers, can’t make it all the way to Sweden’s famous Absolut Ice Bar any time soon? You may want to check out Nic’s Restaurant & Martini Lounge (LA bucket list #43).

I’m not a big vodka drinker myself but this sounds interesting. The Beverly Hills martini lounge, home of the extensive and fanciful martini menu, recently invested in an icebox/locker–a climate-controlled, glass-walled vodka tasting room off to the side of the dining room–where eight patrons at a time can don fun fur to enjoy servings of caviar and tastings of more than 30 vodkas chilled in 10-degree air. Reservations are required for 25 minutes in the box.

It ain’t Jukkasjarvi but it’ll have to do.

_453 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, California 90210
(310) 550-5707
Cross Street: Santa Monica Boulevard

Cost: $21 for 2 tastings; $30 for 3