Winter can be a bit nippy in Las Vegas, but it’s always downright frigid inside one bar along the Strip.
A whopping 120 tons of ice was shipped in from Canada to create the furnishings inside the bar, where the thermostat is set at 23 degrees Fahrenheit. (In Celsius, that’s minus 5; the creators are from New Zealand.)
Sure, it's colder than that right now in the Plains states. But the super-cold freeze is particularly inviting on a scorching summer afternoon in Las Vegas.
And it's good cold fun. Conde Nast Traveler last year put this ice bar (and its siblings in other cities) on its list of "8 Ice Bars You Won't Believe Exist."
The bar, the benches and even the drinking glasses are all made of ice.
New custom-carved sculptures include one of the Las Vegas skyline and the Iron Throne from TV’s “Game of Thrones.” LED lighting keeps the party vibe going.
In the makeover, bar space grew to roughly 1,300 square feet. The Mandalay Place location claims to be the largest permanent ice bar in the world, according to a company news release.
Minus5 is open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, and until 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Guests wear heavy winter coats and gloves. The cold-weather gear is included in the $19 admission fee. For $39, you can add two cocktails.
Free valet parking comes with the package too.
Although Mandalay Place is part of MGM Resorts, the company has said that new parking fees for its hotel-casinos to be implemented this spring, will not include the shopping complex.
Info: Minus5 Ice Bar, (702) 740-5800.