‘Ice bar’ opens in New York City
A man walked past Minus5 Ice Bar during a media preview on July 9 in New York City. The bar, which opened this month, is built from 90 tons of ice, kept at 23 degrees Fahrenheit and can hold 55 people. A similar ice bar is slated to open in Boston later this summer.
The interior of Minus5 Ice Bar.
Kevin Parker, left, and other customers explored the VIP room. "On a hot day it's exactly what the city needs," said Parker, a real estate broker who plans to book his birthday party at the bar. The city's first ice bar is now open at the Hilton Hotel on Sixth Avenue. Admission includes Eskimo-style gloves, parkas and boots for the privilege of drinking cocktails in the freezing Minus 5 Ice Bar.
A pressure guage encased in ice.
A coaster reading "Keep vodka in the freezer, and a hoodie in your closet."
The interior of the bar.
A couple sat inside the bar, which is made of 100 percent pure Canadian ice.
Coats hung on a rack during the media preview.
A woman warmed up after spending time in the bar.
Patrons ordered drinks at the bar.
A couple sat with drinks as "Frosty", the penguin mascot, looked on.
Frosty held a drink.
An ice sculpture inside the bar.
A woman explained to a patron how the temperature will drop before entering the Minus5 ice bar.
A drink served in a glass made of ice.
Eduardo Hernandez, left, and Ana Simon, embraced during a visit to the Minus 5 ice bar.