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Published July 02, 2013

The Cold and the Beautiful
This Bar Is Made Entirely of Ice

Your holiday weekend plan:

—Be leisurely.
—Have ribs.
—Watch pyrotechnics.
—Declare independence.

... Should be good.

And when it’s all said and done, there’ll be a bar made completely of ice waiting for you.

That would be Minus5° Ice Bar, which is the aforementioned bar made of ice, opening Monday in Midtown.

It’s possible you’ve seen one of the Vegas outposts of Minus5°. Great, but this one’s the biggest.

Now, we’re not even going to pretend this’ll be a go-to for you, or that you won’t have to contend with hordes of rosy-cheeked Midwesterners here. But... ice. Everything’s made of it here.

That glass holding your vodka: ice. That couch you’re sitting on in the “New York Apartment” section: ice. That fleur-de-lis wallpaper adorning the VIP section: paper. Just kidding. It is, of course, made of ice.

First thing you’ll do is check in and opt for the most elaborate admission package they have (yes, there’s a cover), which includes use of a faux fur coat and Russian-style hat. (Hey, you’ve gone this far.) Then you’ll be escorted to an anteroom, which’ll prepare you for the 23-degree temperatures in the bar proper.

Once you’re inside, it’s all expertly crafted ice cathedrals, a mini ice Central Park, crisp beer and vodka cocktails.

Remember: Do. Not. Lick. Anything.
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