Every other month, two of my longest standing friends and I get together to catch up. We always try to go somewhere that’s a unique or a new experience! CHILL, Canada’s largest ice lounge, sounded like the almost perfect place (we ALL are always cold 🥶 lol) for our rendezvous!
The great thing about CHILL is it is two venues in one; a warm speakeasy called Gatsby’s Tale & the ice lounge itself!
We arrived and ordered 3 Martinis 🍸 to start. The bartender briefed us on the cold area. It was $10 each, for unlimited back and forth entry between the speakeasy and ice lounge which is kept at -5C. Insulated capes & gloves are available for extra warmth at no additional charge.
Food is not available in the ice lounge but light snacks are available to purchase in the warm area.
Now onto our frozen adventure! Martinis in hand we were ready to brave the cold! As luck would have it, we went at a slow time and had the entire lounge to ourselves! It was smaller inside than I had envisioned but had lots of cool things to keep us busy with fun photo ops. A shuffle board & beer pong table made of ice were part of our frigid fun! Being a slower evening, there was only one bartender working both the speakeasy bar & the ice bar but he would pop in to check on us every so often. (So we literally had the place to ourselves)! We ordered 3 more drinks while in the ice lounge which were served in glasses made of ice that you could smash in the garbage can once finished!
Back into the warmth we shared an app and had one last drink before venturing on with our night in Toronto!
If you’re looking for a unique experience CHILL is definitely worth checking out!