Minus 5° ICE BAR

Minus 5° ICE BAR, Queenstown: Hours, Address, Minus 5° ICE BAR Reviews: 4/5

Minus 5° ICE BAR
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12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
About
Be absorbed into a world crafted purely of ICE architecture! Everything from the walls and furniture, to the bar and intricately hand carved statues are all made from crystal clear ICE. Even our infamous cocktails are served in glasses made entirely out of ICE! Dress up like an eskimo and explore over 18 tonnes of ice in -5 degrees and colder. A family experience you will never forget, a pre dinner chilly cocktail, or a 'cool' start to a lively night on the town. Can you handle the THRILL OF THE CHILL?
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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Brittany
Sevierville, TN147 contributions
Fun (and chilly) experience!
Oct 2021 • Friends
This was a fun experience. It was cold (as to be expected) so you could only stay for a fairly short amount of time. Our bartender was fun and lively, and made cool drinks. Everything was made out of ice, from our glasses to the seats and tables and bar. It was quite impressive the carving artwork that was displayed. If I had any negative comment it may be that it was a little pricey considering the short time you’re inside, but truthfully the experience is worth it!
Written 14 October 2021
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Kia Ora BrittTravelsAround, Thank you so much for the review :) It's so great to hear that you enjoyed your Minus 5 experience, that's what we love! Each of our sessions are 1 hour in length, which we think is very decent! We do understand it can get quite chilly inside, so not all of our guests choose to stay until the very end. You are always welcome to pop outside to warm up - and then pop back in to make the most of your session! Again, we're so thankful for the review and hope to see you again soon :) From the M5 team
Written 24 October 2021
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carol j
Palmerston North, New Zealand1,669 contributions
Chillin with cocktails
Sep 2021
This was on my TUIT list and when I arrived late afternoon without booking Dean was wonderful.
What a great guy bursting with energy and excitement to show me one of Queenstown hotspots.
The walls,bar,furniture all ice even glasses and at -9 I didn’t feel that chill until I took gloves off.
Cocktails alcohol and non alcohol , families are welcome.
Smash your empty glass in bin- can be invigorating for some.
Once outside you feel like you are stepping into hot summer day.
Thanks Dean from Palmerston North
Written 29 September 2021
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Kia Ora C J, Ahhhhh this review is so amazing, thank you! It's great to hear that you enjoyed what our ICE BAR has to offer. Dean is a STAR and we're really happy to have him as part of the M5 family :) Again, thank you for this review, you've made our day! From the M5 team
Written 14 October 2021
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Oliver
Christchurch, New Zealand5 contributions
Pretty good
Sep 2021 • Friends
It's pretty cool in there. Unfortunately, because of covid there aren't jackets etc etc to use but that's not really an issue. I could imagine the atmosphere will be so much better when we're back in L1
Written 23 September 2021
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Kia Ora Travel39970883707, Thank you for the review! Unfortunately because of COVID-19 level 2 we've had to make some amendments to our offering and sadly that means we can't offer jackets to our guests. Hopefully we'll be back to level 1 and our standard offering soon :) We appreciate you visiting during level 2 and are stoked that you still enjoyed the experience! From the M5 team
Written 2 October 2021
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Sherry Yang
3 contributions
Amazing sculpture, great fun
Aug 2021
Had a wonderful time in Minus 5 ice bar on my birthday. The sculptures are absolutely amazing, some of them have Maori features, there are also ice bar stalls and ice bench with wool cover on top. We took loads of pictures there, love the atmosphere with the music and lightning, I love the cocktails.

The staff are professional and friendly, we had good chats with them and they took pictures for me and my boyfriend. Drinks are served in an ice cup, so that we can smash it after drinking up. Good Fun!!! Strongly recommend!!!
Written 12 August 2021
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Kia Ora Sherry768, We're loving this review! Really appreciate you leaving such lovely words :) We're so stoked that you chose to celebrate your birthday with us in the ICE BAR. Hope to see you again soon! From the M5 team
Written 14 August 2021
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rosenaw
10 contributions
Incredible sulptures
Jul 2021 • Friends
Had a fab time ~ professionally run with great staff. We were provided with warm coats so we could fully experience the Ice bar and the incredible sculptures. Good fun!
Written 30 July 2021
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Kia Ora Rosena S, Thanks so much for taking the time out to leave us such a wonderful review :) We really appreciate the support. Hope to see you again soon! From the M5 team
Written 9 August 2021
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Margot A
Tauranga, New Zealand103 contributions
Intimate and artistic
Jun 2021
From the moment we waited outside in the beautiful arcade to the moment we left, we knew this was a going to be a unique experience. Bundled into warm arctic like jackets and practical gloves, we ordered our cocktail which was delivered in a pretty robust ice glass and enjoyed sipping it while admiring the ice sculptures. 1/2 an hour is a pretty fair time in this environment Would I go back, absolutely!
Written 16 July 2021
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Kia Ora Margot A, Thank you so much for the review! We'd love to have you back! Please know that you're welcome anytime :) From the M5 team
Written 26 July 2021
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Sombrero
Melbourne, Australia23 contributions
Tasty strong reasonably priced drinks
Jun 2021 • Friends
The drinks were very very yummy ! And not overly priced. The bartender was chatty and very friendly. However, the room was smaller then expected and there weren’t enough seats for everyone at once, resulting in us standing for half the time. Was very interesting to see the walls and sculptures all made out of real ice
Written 16 July 2021
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tiani
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
Best experience we have had
Jun 2021 • Family
My sister and I went for a 9pm slot Monday 14th June 21, went at 8.30pm to be early and was lucky enough to go in straight away. We had the most amazing experience, cocktail on arrival and not too many people squished in the bar. What made it more memorable was the very happy waitress who we cannot remember the name of (I think Becky) was so happy and lovely. Asked her questions about the ice and how it's carved etc etc and she was happy to talk with us. This just makes the experience super amazing. Left feeling we had the best hospitality. Thank you so much!!!!
Written 14 June 2021
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Kia Ora tianiwhakarau, Thank you for leaving us this wonderful review, we are very grateful! We believe we have the best staff in Queenstown, so it always makes us happy when they receive the recognition they deserve! Becca is an absolute gem, so we're super glad you were able to experience her brilliant hospitality! Until next time, Love the M5 team
Written 26 June 2021
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Lucinda J
870 contributions
A great experience
May 2021 • Couples
Loved this Rebecca behind the bar was great and super good at making cocktails. I thought there were too many people at first for a small area it soon thinned out
Written 1 June 2021
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Kia Ora 391lucindaj, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! Rebecca is an absolute gem, isn't she! We're glad that you had such a great time :) Love the M5 team
Written 13 June 2021
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DADD23
Wellington, New Zealand106 contributions
No cold welcome here!
Apr 2021
This experience is so much fun! The ice sculptures are beautiful and photo opportunities abound. As well as every imaginable sort of cocktail, there are also 'mocktails' for those who might prefer non-alcoholic beverages. Whichever - hold your glass with both hands! 45 minutes (one hour for those brave enough) of sociable fun and conversation.
Written 22 April 2021
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Kia Ora DADD23, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review :) Our Ice Sculptor is an incredible artist, we're really proud to display his work! It's awesome that you stayed in for 45mins. It can get a little chilly, which is why we supply cosy jackets and warm gloves to everyone! You can also rent Russian-style fluffy hats for $2 which not only make your photos extra memorable, they might help you get to the full 1hr mark for next time! Love from the M5 team
Written 1 May 2021
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