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Question about men's restrooms in bars

Has anyone else ever been to one of those places where they put ice in the urinals? What's up with that? Is it just because it's fun to pee on ice or is there some higher purpose involved?


I always thought "they" didnt put ice in there so much as some drunk spilled out the last of his beer cup.

Addendum: Yes, I know you dont have ice in beer. But you get my idea. I don't recall being in a bar where every urinal had ice in it.

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Sorry to butt in here in the men's room, but I think that ice in that urinal over there is to keep that the odor to a minimum and I am sure you all have fun trying to melt it, right?

Ok, as you were....

That's something I've pondered many times, too. I don't know why in the hell they do it, but I do know that a steady stream can melt most of the cubes in about 30 seconds.

However, the source of all knowledge, Wikipedia, offers assistance in this area: "Some establishments, often bars, pubs or nightclubs, fill their urinals with ice cubes during peak hours. As the ice melts it serves to slowly flush the urinal, and also cools the urine to prevent smells from rising during use. The ice may also provide entertainment to patrons as they urinate." (cite: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urinal)

Yes I have. I always reckoned the bar staff had just emptied out the ice bucket there to stop clogging up the sink.

You can afford to go to a bar that puts its ice in the urinals rather than under bourbon?!

I was ecstatic the last time I was in a bar that had functional plumbing.

Thanks for the heads up; I've been scooping some out to re-cool off my G+Ts. Nasty.

I thought it was there to keep the big blue mints fresh.


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