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Minus 5o ICE BAR

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Address: Steamer Wharf | 88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+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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Freezing photo opportunity

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Courtney A
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Broadbeach, Australia
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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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32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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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179 reviews
149 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hadn't been to an ice bar before so it was a unique experience. Loved all the little touches with the glasses made from ice and the ice carvings. The cocktails were really yummy and the music was funky. Great experience. Drivers or underage people can select mocktails so suits everyone

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

Kia Ora Vivien M! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience! In your opinion, what could we have done to earn that "5th-bubble" on your review? If you'd like to make some suggestions, feel free to email manager@minus5icebar.com with your ideas! WARM regards, Minus 5° ICE BAR Team More 

Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to cool off and enjoy a well designed cocktail. They also do mocktails. Staff are engaging, knowledgeable and make a great cocktail to boot. We'll be sure to visit again.

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

Kia Ora Kelwyn O! Thank you for your great review! Hopefully you can pop back to try our some more of our yummy cocktails! WARM regards, Minus 5° ICE BAR Team More 

Level Contributor
28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

A must do tourist attraction. Mocktails & Cocktails available. The ice sculptures are awesome. Great experience & very very very cold.

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Thank Tarnee66
Emma A, Manager at Minus 5o ICE BAR, responded to this review

Kia Ora Tarnee66! Thank you for taking the time to leave us an awesome review! Hopefully you can make it back to visit sometime soon! WARM regards, Minus 5° ICE BAR Team More 

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