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Minus 5o ICE BAR

Steamer Wharf | 88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 6050
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A chill experience

I went here with four friends. Luckily we had pre-booked as the wait time for walk-ins was over an... read more

Reviewed yesterday
LittleRojo
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Wellington, New Zealand
Very small bar

Interesting experience for young kids. But boring for adults. The bar was very small like a room... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
286karing
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Singapore
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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 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?
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Steamer Wharf | 88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 6050
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Reviewed yesterday

I went here with four friends. Luckily we had pre-booked as the wait time for walk-ins was over an hour. I recommend checking websites like GrabOne or BookMe to get a cheaper deal (as is what we did - half price entry pp and a...More

Thank LittleRojo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Interesting experience for young kids. But boring for adults. The bar was very small like a room. However the staff are extremely friendly and welcoming.More

Thank 286karing
Emma A, Manager at Minus 5o ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia Ora 286karing! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We have also been operating for almost 13 years, making us one of the very first ICE BARs in the world and we're very proud of that fact. There are larger...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My first time here and I loved it. I'd recommend anyone to try it out. Get the pass with the free drink! 30 min is long enough

Thank Mel W
Emma A, Manager at Minus 5o ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia Ora Mel W! Thanks for the "5-bubble" review and we are so pleased you had a great time! Stop by again soon! WARM Regards, Minus 5° ICE BAR Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good to do once, very novel experience. You book a time slot and go in as a group. You can choose how many drinks you want in advance or buy more in there The Ice bar is quite small but the ice bar and sculptures...More

Thank Bruce R
Emma A, Manager at Minus 5o ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia Ora Bruce R! Thanks for leaving us a great review! We are so pleased you had a great time with us and hope you come back for a visit next time you're in Queenstown. If you've taken any photos that you'd like to share...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a bar only and seems to operate as a novelty experience with a rage of cocktails both alcoholic and non alcoholic. There is a need to book as there are set sessions where you enter as a group and it is not a...More

Thank m_m_lawes
Emma A, Manager at Minus 5o ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia Ora m_m_lawes! Stoked you enjoyed your experience at Minus 5° ICE BAR! Make sure you pop down on your next visit to try out more of our tasty cocktails! WARM Regards, Minus 5° ICE BAR Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right down in the wharf area this bar is worth a visit as you’ll probably be doing something else close by. We booked online - a family pass for ~$70 including two cocktails and two mocktails. Service was really friendly and efficient. The bar is...More

Thank Peter K
Emma A, Manager at Minus 5o ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia Ora Peter K! Cheers for leaving us a nice review! What do you think we could we have done better/different to earn that 4th or 5th "bubble" on the review? Feel free to email manager@minus5icebar.com with your feedback! :) WARM regards, Minus 5° ICE...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lucky we didn't pay full price for our tickets and had found some discount codes online. It was a nice experience, seeing the sculptures etc. but the place is quite small. The ice cups were really cool though. However, the room is not as cold...More

1  Thank mechelletee
Emma A, Manager at Minus 5o ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Kia Ora mechelletee! Thanks for the review! In your opinion, what would have earned us that "5th-bubble" on your review? Feel free to email manager@minus5icebar.com with any suggestions! :) WARM Regards, Minus 5° ICE BAR Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great experience!! Lots of fun, well looked after. I took my 6 year old son and he loved it!!More

Thank Tim C
Emma A, Manager at Minus 5o ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora Tim C! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! We are so happy you and your son enjoyed the experience. Please pop back and see us on your next trip to Queenstown! WARM regards, Minus 5° ICE BAR...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this location whilst strolling around Queenstown. Our party of 8 was able to get in at short notice - normally bookings are essential. Entry if for 1/2 hour and includes 2 cocktails for adults or 2 mocktails for children. Music pumping, happy staff....More

Thank mickcharleafe
Emma A, Manager at Minus 5o ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora mickcharleafe! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! We are so pleased you and your group enjoyed the experience. Minus 5° ICE BAR has been operating for almost 13 years, making us one of the very first ICE...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ice bar is small but ice sculptures were great. Novelty factor drinking out of ice cups. Not great value for money considering small amount of time- we stayed in there about 20 mins only and were told most people only last about 25 mins inside.More

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Emma A, Manager at Minus 5o ICE BAR, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are glad you enjoyed the sculptures! Not only to our prices include a Cocktail (or Mocktail) but include your Entry and the hire of our WARM jackets, gloves and Ugg-style boots...More

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