Las Vegas’ coolest attraction just got a whole lot cooler. Minus5 Ice Bar inside the Shoppes at Mandalay Place recently unveiled a new look, including new ice sculptures and an expanded ice bar and lounge. Now spanning more than 1,300 square feet, the ice bar at the Shoppes at Mandalay Place location is the largest permanent ice bar in the world, featuring more than 120 tons of pure Canadian ice.
The bar is kept at a chilly minus 5 degrees Celsius (23 degrees Fahrenheit). Guests are given a parka and gloves to keep warm and have the option of upgrading their experience to include the use of a luxurious faux fur coat. Once inside, they can order a variety of vodka cocktails served in glasses made out of pure New Zealand ice while observing the intricate ice carvings, which include a 1,000-pound replica of the Iron Throne from “Game of Thrones.” Guests can literally enjoy their cocktails on the rocks as they sip such favorites as the Snowflake, a mix of Three Olives Cherry vodka, peach schnapps and white cranberry juice.
Offering so much more than just a place to grab an icy concoction, the Minus5 Ice Bar experience is rounded out with a state-of-the-art sound and LED light show. No two Minus5 Ice Bars are the same, either, which means guests who visit the 1,200-square-foot Monte Carlo location will see different ice sculptures. In fact, one of its newest additions is a 3,000-pound head-in-the-hole display featuring Batman and Superman where guests can pose as their favorite comic book character!
Both Minus5 Ice Bar locations are open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. For more information, visit minus5experience.com.
At Qua Baths & Spa inside Caesars Palace (caesars.com/caesars-palace/things-to-do/qua) guests can unwind in its soothing 55-degree Arctic Ice Room while simulated snow cascades from the ceiling.
Inside Red Square at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino (hakkasangroup.com) visitors can step inside a Vodka Vault to drink flights and bottles of premium vodka next to a giant block of ice that has a statue of Lenin’s head in it.
For a frigid experience that’s also informative, guests can touch the 32-degree Ice Wall inside Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor (premierexhibitions.com) to get a sense of just how cold the icy waters were that fateful night.
— By Heather Turk, LA Times Content Solutions