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Minus 5o ICE BAR

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Address: Steamer Wharf | 88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 6050
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Be absorbed into a world crafted purely of ICE architecture! Everything...

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?

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A good experience

A very cool -9 degree in the ice bar . Very friendly staff and the cocktails were also very good . I was a Little skeptic although that my lips wasn't going to stick to the glass... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shorescouter
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Auckland
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Auckland
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very cool -9 degree in the ice bar . Very friendly staff and the cocktails were also very good . I was a Little skeptic although that my lips wasn't going to stick to the glass made of ice . But I think they were having me on . I lasted 30 minutes inside . They supplied gloves and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never been to an ice bar before and for a first time I enjoyed the experience. Staff very friendly and a good select of cocktails to choose from. Little bit expensive for entry but you can get a $5 off voucher from the Million Dollar Cruise.

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Thank jamiep0501
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my first experience in an icebar and I wasn't disappointed. The staff were fun and friendly and the ice sculptures there were skilfully very well detailed. I stayed in there for a whopping 4 hours. I hadn't realised how long I spent in there as I was having a great time and meeting and talking to the new... More 

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Thank Paul S
Emma A, Manager at Minus 5o ICE BAR, responded to this review

Kia Ora Paul S! It's the myth, the legend himself!! You've set the bar high my friend and have officially set the record for the longest standing customer in the ICE BAR! It was an absolute pleasure having you in and hope you do stop by next time you're in Queenstown! Maybe we can set a new record! WARM regards,... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We booked into Minus 5 using a bookme discount and it was great fun. The staff were very friendly and helpful in getting us warmly dressed. The bar itself is very novel and the kids loved the ice sculptures and their mocktails. Lots of photo opps. It's so cold inside that visits are usually about 20mins long.

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Thank Mcnaccas
Emma A, Manager at Minus 5o ICE BAR, responded to this review

Kia Ora Mcnaccas! Thank you for leaving us a fantastic review! We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your experience! Make sure you pop by and visit us again on your next trip to Queenstown! WARM regards, Minus 5° ICE BAR Team More 

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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Went to the ICE Bar on my first visit to NEW ZEALAND, and absolutely loved it. Was everything I expected: a cold cocktail with fabulous ice sculptures In a solid ice cocktail glass. I must have taken 30 or more pictures! I highly recommend this to everyone.! The cocktails were very good. A few come with admission. My merino wool... More 

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Thank Roseanne M
Emma A, Manager at Minus 5o ICE BAR, responded to this review

Kia Ora Roseanne M! Thank you for leaving such an awesome review! We are stoked you enjoyed being at Minus 5° ICE BAR as much as we love working there. Make sure to pop by on your next visit to see some of the new sculptures Victor creates and try out some of our other fabulous cocktails! WARM regards, Minus... More 

Broadbeach, Australia
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42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Let's be honest. You only do this for the photos. But it is a bit of fun and the cocktails are yummy. More fun in big groups. Warning you can't operate your phone camera with the gloves on so I recommend you take your photos quickly when you first get in. The guy who carves the ice does it in... More 

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Thank Courtney A
Emma A, Manager at Minus 5o ICE BAR, responded to this review

Kia Ora Courtney A! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Our talented ICE Carver, Victor, spends thousands of hours a year keeping our ICE BAR detailed and beautiful for everyone to enjoy. We are happy to hear that you appreciate his hard work and commitment to keeping his artwork fresh. Come back and visit us... More 

Kolkata
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181 reviews
149 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This place is just for experience. Because it is so cold, you are required to wear a complete snow suit (which they provide). Also, you are only allowed to stay inside for a maximum of 30 minutes because of it being so cold. The ticket included a drink and got a peach drink which was simple. They were blasting the... More 

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Thank ArghyaKolkata
Emma A, Manager at Minus 5o ICE BAR, responded to this review

Kia Ora ArghyaKolkata! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Glad you enjoyed your CHILLED experience! Feel free to make suggestions as to what could have made your experience better by emailing manager@minus5icebar.com with your ideas! WARM regards, Minus 5° ICE BAR Team More 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great preparation prior to going in very good cocktails, atmosphere inside, a different experience, staff friendly & helpful, showed us how they made the ice glasses.

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Thank Elle K
Emma A, Manager at Minus 5o ICE BAR, responded to this review

Kia Ora Elle K! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We pride ourselves in having friendly, knowledgable staff and offering a unique experience for everyone to enjoy! What do you reckon we could we have done to earn that "5th-bubble" on your review? Feel free to make suggestions by emailing manager@minus5icebar.com with your ideas! WARM... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Purchased a two-for-one voucher from Grab One, awesome value. Probably wouldn't pay full price. We received warm jackets and gloves to wear whilst inside, you definitely need them :) Received a free cocktail/mocktail (as per voucher), took as many photos as we wanted. Some great sculptures to sit on, touch etc. Not much else to do other than finish your... More 

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Emma A, Manager at Minus 5o ICE BAR, responded to this review

Kia Ora footiesnz! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Glad you enjoyed your visit! WARM regards, Minus 5° ICE BAR Team More 

Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2017

good experience and ideal way to chill out. Fully decked out in alpine gear and a warming beverage made enduring the cold more pleasurable.

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Thank Y9399RZmichaelr
Emma A, Manager at Minus 5o ICE BAR, responded to this review

Kia Ora Y9399RZmichaelr! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience! If you have any suggestions to what would have made your experience more pleasurable, feel free to email manager@minus5icebar.com with some ideas! WARM regards, Minus 5° ICE BAR Team More 

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