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#1 Jim

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 12:37 AM

http://www.minus5experience.com/

 

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Summer is here, and for many, that means it’s about to get unacceptably hot.

You could cool down by stepping into an establishment blasting the air conditioner, or hopping into a pool.

Or, you could go one step further – into a freezer.

 

The Minus5 ice bar is just that – one giant freezer. And, like any good freezer, it’s loaded with enough booze to get you all warmed up again once you’ve started freezing your pants off.

Minus5 originated in New Zealand, and has just opened up a location in New York on 6th Avenue and 53rd Street. The entire bar is made of ice – everything you sit on, everything you drink from, and everything you can touch – besides other people and the booze, that is. The bar, which is kept at 23 degrees Fahrenheit (-5 degrees Celsius, hence the name), is filled with ice sculptures that are changed every month or so. And, fortunately, you don’t have to traipse through a scorching summer day in New York City dressed in your fur coat if you want to go – Minus5 will supply the parkas, the gloves, and all the other cold weather gear you’ll need to explore their glacial domain.

A professional photographer wanders around the bar, and you can buy those pictures from the bar if you want to share. And, I know what you might be thinking, so let me put your fears to rest – the ice couches are covered in deer skin, so your butt won’t get wet when you sit on them.



#2 JBetty

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 12:45 PM

 And, I know what you might be thinking, so let me put your fears to rest – the ice couches are covered in deer skin, so your butt won’t get wet when you sit on them.

 

 

 

Toilets too?   :undecided:



#3 hippieskichick

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 01:49 PM

I've wondered about facilities myself. I've been intrigued by the ice hotels in Canada, but yeah, how do you doo?



#4 Tim the Beek

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 01:56 PM

Really don't wanna be "that guy," but this strikes me as an absurd use of energy.

Frivolous'd



#5 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:11 PM

Really don't wanna be "that guy," but this strikes me as an absurd use of energy.

Frivolous'd

 

F-ing hippies.  :rolleyes:

 

The way the weather's been lately, I want to live in that place.  :lol:



#6 hippieskichick

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:14 PM

Really don't wanna be "that guy," but this strikes me as an absurd use of energy.

Frivolous'd

 

T'is, indeed.

 

While in Dubai many years ago, we happened upon a hotel that had an ice skating rink in it. (this was before the ski slope they built...) At the time, we thought 'oh man, it's hot out, hell yeah!' and jumped in some skates. I remember thinking that the ice wasn't that great, like it was a struggle against all things possible just for it to stay frozen, and how stupid it was to even try. Now Dubai is the capital of all things wasteful.



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:16 PM

There is one of these in Orlando, I've never gone....  You pay $20 for entry.  There is some sort of limit on how long you can stay.  

 

Seems silly to me...



#8 Tim the Beek

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:24 PM

F-ing hippies.  :rolleyes:

 

The way the weather's been lately, I want to live in that place.  :lol:


:mrgreen:



#9 Jim

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 05:13 PM

Toilets too?   :undecided:

 

There's some yellow snow over in the corner. 



#10 u.s.blues

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 06:18 PM

Really don't wanna be "that guy," but this strikes me as an absurd use of energy.

Frivolous'd

 

agreed. 



#11 Jim

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 11:07 PM

 I wonder how they clean the place... a Zamboni? 



#12 Erinisme

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 03:34 AM

 I wonder how they clean the place... a Zamboni? 

Probably a bucket of warm water and a drain