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Minus 5° ICE BAR

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Good one

Must try once. Bit over price but what you expect in Queenstown. Bar is small but nice interior... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
amgagan
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Auckland, New Zealand
A great novelty!

I've always wanted to visit an ice bar and had time to spare in Queenstown one evening. The staff... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Claire M
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London, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Steamer Wharf | 88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

They do a good job: kitting you out with a warm over-jacket and gloves and the bar itself although small is very atmospheric but the cocktails are all vodka based and full of sweet additives. I found mine and my daughter's to be sickly sweet...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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EmmaA3025, Manager at Minus 5° ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Kia Ora DeeWhy51! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! As we are an Absolut Vodka bar, you are correct that the majority of our cocktails are vodka based. However, we do have a few cocktails made with other spirits, which...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018

This was my 2nd visit but with a few years in between. I didn't enjoy it as much this time but not really sure why....maybe I'd just experienced it before?? There was a family from the group before still lingering & taking up far to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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EmmaA3025, Manager at Minus 5° ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Kia Ora SophieCaruana! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! By your comment about the chunks of ICE taking up space, yes you are correct. Victor, our ICE Carver, was in during that time transforming the bar and sculpting some new...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had never been to an Ice Bar before so thought we'd try it out and it did not disappoint. They gave us jackets and gloves to keep warm, we bought delish cocktails and we were both fascinated by the sculptures inside....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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EmmaA3025, Manager at Minus 5° ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Kia Ora Charlene G! A 5-bubble Review!! Thanks!! We are super stoked you both enjoyed the experience and stuck in long enough to have a few cocktails and a chat with the staff! WARM regards, Minus 5° ICE BAR Team

Reviewed 1 September 2018

Must try once. Bit over price but what you expect in Queenstown. Bar is small but nice interior inside with ICE. Staff was jolly.More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank amgagan
EmmaA3025, Manager at Minus 5° ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Kia Ora amgagan! Thank you for your review! As much as we do believe that our price fairly reflects the amount of time and effort that goes in to making all the ICE furniture and sculptures, we are very happy that you enjoyed the experience...More

Reviewed 25 August 2018

I've always wanted to visit an ice bar and had time to spare in Queenstown one evening. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, and the drinks were great. There wasn't much to do, meaning that solo people like myself were limited. However, the sculptures...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Claire M
Emma A, Manager at Minus 5° ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Kia Ora Claire M! Thank you for your review! You are correct by pointing out that the sculptures do need to be maintained! We openly encourage everyone to touch, hug and take photos with all the sculptures, which mean they will lose their detail over...More

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

This place is a ice fridge which serve you drinks! Great experience! Make sure you don’t spill your drinks. Else you will freeze you finger! One thing for improvement. Watch for the cracks in your cup! My cup cracked and drink spilled all over. Glad...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Emma A, Manager at Minus 5° ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Kia Ora cecilial756! Thanks for your review! You certainly got the full experience with a leaky cup! It's definitely one of those things we can't control as it all comes down to where the air bubbles end up during the freezing process. If we could...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Other ice bar in town is so much better and bigger. We booked online on bookme $15 each with a free $10 cocktail. So overall $5 entry wasn’t terrible, cocktail was very small and a little disappointing for $10. It was cool to check out...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bec O
Emma A, Manager at Minus 5° ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Kia Ora Bec O! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are disapointed that you found your experience to be average. Our goal at Minus 5° ICE BAR is to offer an affordable and memorable experience for everyone to enjoy....More

Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Visited the bar with the kids - Mocktails all round. A great selection of drinks to choose from and we all really enjoyed them. The ice sculptures were awesome and it was great to be able to touch them all. The half hour spent in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Emma A, Manager at Minus 5° ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Kia Ora Erin C! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We are pleased to hear you and the family enjoyed your experience! In your opinion, what could we have done better to earn that "5th-bubble" on your review? Feel free to...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018

We went to the Ice Bar for my son's 7th birthday. Apparently this helped make it the best day of his life! Great fun, exactly what it says it is and we all loved it.More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kate B
Emma A, Manager at Minus 5° ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Kia Ora Kate B! Thank you so much for this review, we LOVE hearing this kind of thing! We are so excited we got to make his day special. It's always a highlight for us to see kiddos with such big smiles :D WARM regards,...More

Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We had a great time. And the amazing staff made it awesome. So friendly and helpful. We had a fabulous experience and would highly recommend it Thanks to all the staff 😊More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sarah F
Emma A, Manager at Minus 5° ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Kia Ora Sarah F! The staff thank you for a great review! Our main goal is to make sure everyone enjoys their experience so we are stoked you've given the team a shout out! Hopefully we'll see you back sometime soon! WARM regards, Minus 5°...More

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anacarolinap824
30 September 2018|
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Response from ErinC3114 | Reviewed this property |
Went with the Family - Mocktails are also available for those under 18 - and for people over who don't want the Cocktails
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anacarolinap824
30 September 2018|
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You can take children with you, I imagine they would have to be old enough to be ok with the cold temperatures, the kids will just get a mocktail at the bar.
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