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Minus 5° ICE BAR

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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The ice room was smaller than I had expected but apart from that I truly enjoyed my minus 5... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
boogerbum
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Best ice bar ever with yummy drinks and photo opportunities

U get to order ur choice of drinks and me and my oartners tried four different drinks and we love... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
DJLengYein
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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 30 June 2018 via mobile

The ice room was smaller than I had expected but apart from that I truly enjoyed my minus 5 experience. I liked how mocktails were available, the cocktails I had were super delicious!More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Emma A, Manager at Minus 5° ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Kia Ora boogerbum! Thank you for your review! We are excited that you enjoyed your experience even though you were expecting a bit of a larger space. As we are the original ICE BAR in New Zealand, we are one of the older ICE BAR's...More

Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

U get to order ur choice of drinks and me and my oartners tried four different drinks and we love them ALL U get to break ur ice glass agter u finish ur drink which is super fun U get to wear the jackets and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Emma A, Manager at Minus 5° ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Kia Ora DJLengYein! Yessss! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great 5 star review! We are stoked you got to enjoy the drinks and gave Perry (our Polar Bear mascot) a cuddle! He loves all the cuddles! Hopefully we'll get to...More

Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Ice bar was an awesome experience, even my 6 year old was absolutely thrilled! Before getting into the bar, the staff gave us gloves and coats to wear and gave a brief orientation about the ice bar. There were about 10-14 people altogether inside since...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Emma A, Manager at Minus 5° ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Kia Ora KeziahSiscar! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! We pride ourselves in being an experience that everyone can enjoy and are happy your little one came along with you. We LOVE seeing their little faces light up when...More

Reviewed 23 June 2018

Fun place serving great cocktails. Minus 5 was actually 4 degrees colder at our visit. Service was great and cocktails was lovely would have loved to stick around but my fingertips were objecting, great fun experienceMore

Date of experience: June 2018
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Emma A, Manager at Minus 5° ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Kia Ora Chris O! Thanks for a lovely 5 star review! A tip for keeping warm in the ICE BAR... DANCE! We find that the easiest way to keep the extremities toasty (or have a few more cocktails). Be sure to pop by on your...More

Reviewed 23 June 2018

We popped in here for a drink and to take some cool pictures on our wedding day. The cocktails in the ice cups are fantastic, and really delicious. There is lots of ice sculptures and furniture decorating the place. We had our drinks made by...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Emma A, Manager at Minus 5° ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Kia Ora rebecca19bex! Thanks heaps for this fantastic review! Becca is one of the longest standing members at Minus 5° and we love her as much as you do! I'll be sure to show her this review as she'll be pretty excited she got a...More

Reviewed 22 June 2018

Great fun experience for the whole family, offer includes entry and drinks, either cocktails or mocktails. Everything is made of ice, including the tables, bar and glasses you drink from. Great music, friendly staff and it’s fun at -9 degrees. You are offered large coat...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Emma A, Manager at Minus 5° ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Kia Ora Vicki B! Thanks for a great "5-bubble" review! We are happy you enjoyed your experience and hope we get to see you again down at Minus 5° ICE BAR on your next trip to Queenstown! WARM regards Minus 5° ICE BAR Team

Reviewed 13 June 2018

I absolutely loved the beautiful ice sculptures, you can tell a lot of skill and time go into it. And the bartenders were very fun and upbeat, such a great environment! The lights changing on the ice gave it a magical feel. And who doesn't...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Emma A, Manager at Minus 5° ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Kia Ora Nikkita0001! This is the perfect review! You've nailed basically everything we're trying to achieve! We are over the moon excited that you've enjoyed this experience and cannot wait for you to come back and visit! Hopefully by that time, we'll have a whole...More

Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Absolute pleasure, don’t expect it to be a biggg one, just have to appreciate the kind of work and the setup they have done. Just go and have a drink and enjoy the bar at -degree temperatures. Worth visiting!!!More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Emma A, Manager at Minus 5° ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Kia Ora Sai H! Thank you for your review! You are absolutely correct! There are larger, more spacious ICE BAR's around the world but our aim is to make you feel like you're in an igloo; meant to be intimate and cozy and fully surrounded...More

Reviewed 12 June 2018

We loved the Minus 5 Ice Bar! Everything inside (of course all made of ice) was so great to look at, with seats and sculptures and even the bin was impressive! Although it's an Ice 'BAR', still very family friendly with a long list of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Emma A, Manager at Minus 5° ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Kia Ora EB7412! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience! Everything in the ICE BAR is hand carved, so thank you taking the time to have a good look around and appreciate all the hard work that went into making those sculptures (yes,...More

Reviewed 12 June 2018

Visited Minus 5 with some friends and our attendant Jack was friendly and made us feel welcome from the get go. The Ice Bar it self had some amazingly good sculptures, inventive ideas and you could go in just to look at them but the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Emma A, Manager at Minus 5° ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Kia Ora Ben H! What a great review! Jack is a fairly new addition to the Minus 5° Family so this review has made his day! Thank heaps for the shout out, we are stoked that you enjoyed the whole experience! 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
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Response from rebecca19bex | Reviewed this property |
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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